DARE Interview : Coudersport, Pennsylvania; Primary Informant PA192

  • 1969
  • Informant Data:
  • PA192: White; male; age: 74 (old); education: college; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: PA192 (3:23)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1432-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Arthur the Rat
  • 03:50 Local town—founded by Informant’s great-great-grandfather, local industry was lumbering
  • 09:40 Informant was a forester and president of a chemical plant
  • 10:05 Family history—how his great-great-grandfather settled the county, how he attracted settlers and brought in education
  • 15:10 Military service—Informant served overseas in a forestry unit
  • 21:00 Informant established local American Legion post—only living 50-year member remaining
  • 21:55 Forestry—Informant’s education and job history
  • 26:55 Account of last bison herd in the area
  • 31:55 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1432-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Story about killing last herd of local bison
  • 00:55 Local boy with cerebral palsy—his ghost appeared to a nurse
  • 04:00 Story about Informant’s grandfather who had psychic ability
  • 08:10 Story of the halfway ghost
  • 09:55 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Sloan, Timothy
Date
  • 1969
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
For Staff