DARE Interview : Oxnard, California; Primary Informant CA175

  • 1970
  • Informant Data:
  • CA175: White; male; age: 39 (young); education: college; community type: small city
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: CA175 (3:23) [Continuous street noise]
  • Full Interview (Tape 0151-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Father moves from Mexico to California speaking only French and Spanish
  • 03:15 Father takes job as wharf accountant, teaches himself English and accounting, works way into feed business
  • 06:50 Feed business shifts to insecticide and fertilizer
  • 09:00 Changes in legal pesticides, DDT controversy
  • 11:35 How farmers react when chemicals are banned
  • 13:10 "Organic" farming
  • 14:40 Growth of town following its use as training area in World War II
  • 17:25 Increase of local agriculture due to economic pressure
  • 20:25 Uncertain future of local agriculture
  • 22:10 Arthur the Rat
  • 25:30 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

Details

Fieldworker
Ruff, Dale
Date
  • 1970
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
For Staff