DARE Interview : New Hope, Pennsylvania; Primary Informant PA127

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • PA127: White; male; age: 83 (old); education: high school; community type: rural
  • Media Files:
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1401-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:55 Life in the past—price of bread
  • 02:05 Population of New Hope
  • 03:20 Capital gains tax
  • 06:25 Pesticides used by Informant, type of weeds that grow, best time to apply pesticides, types of weeds that kill corn
  • 13:10 Number of pheasants and deer around
  • 15:50 3 people recently escaped from local prison—discussion about need to find suspects
  • 19:00 Politics—presidential elections
  • 24:30 Canal—number of boats, goods, name of company, mules, source of water, reason for having two canals
  • 30:55 Type of stone quarried locally
  • 31:50 Local fertilizer mill
  • 32:15 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1401-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:50 Canals in winter—where mules and boats went, people skated and caught muskrats
  • 03:05 Salary of teachers
  • 04:45 Money—economic problems, cost of hiring workers
  • 07:00 Local people with money troubles
  • 10:05 Discussion of how to avoid paying taxes—examples of people who sold their land to utility companies
  • 14:20 Cost of repairs today
  • 15:00 Local people—with a sloppy farm, trash everywhere
  • 18:05 Coins
  • 19:15 Cheap labor—American worker’s demands
  • 22:05 Job history—made airplanes, description of his boss
  • 29:20 Personal philosophy
  • 30:05 Pets
  • 32:15 Tape end
  1. Full interview 1

  2. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Hausmann, Robert
Date
  • 1968
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
For Staff