DARE Interview : Gastonia, North Carolina; Primary Informant NC052

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • NC052: White; male; age: 70 (old); education: high school; community type: small city
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: NC052 (4:45)
  • Full Interview (Tape 0974-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Arthur the Rat
  • 05:10 Recites a rhyme
  • 05:35 Superstitions
  • 09:05 Local history: early town; local industry
  • 13:05 Local ironworks where he was employed until retirement
  • 16:45 Working as a draftsman and engineer in the machinery company; installing machinery in:
  • [18:40] San Quentin Prison (California)
  • [22:45] Hawaii; Haiti; Mexico
  • 26:35 Brickmaking in his father's brickyard [brickmaking described]
  • 30:30 Local Lutheran church founded 1897
  • 32:10 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

Details

Fieldworker
Smith, Thomas
Date
  • 1968
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
For Staff