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DARE Interview : San Juan Capistrano, California; Primary Informant CA193

  • 1970
Dictionary of American Regional English
  • Informant Data:
  • CA193: White; male; age: 85 (old); community type: village
  • Media File:
  • Full Interview (Tape 0161-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant’s daughter?]
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Lists different jobs he had over the years, from butcher to rancher
  • 04:25 Gathering herbs in mountains, home remedies. Only knows Spanish names for herbs
  • 08:35 Barbecuing ribs and lamb with garlic, making salsa, tortillas, and cheese. Secret to perfect barbecue
  • 13:15 Indians: mostly gone by his time, but encountered arrowheads
  • 14:50 Rough area when he grew up—carried a gun, saw a killing or two, stopped a lynching
  • 19:30 Story of saloon owner shooting dog/person
  • 22:35 Story of encountering skulls while walking old road. Still not afraid to walk at night
  • 25:30 Tape end
  1. Full Interview

Publication Details

Ruff, Dale
Dictionary of American Regional English
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