DARE Interview : Comstock, Texas; Primary Informant TX024

  • 1967
Dictionary of American Regional English
  • Informant Data:
  • TX024: White; male; age: 79 (old); education: grade school; community type: rural
  • Media Files:
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1606-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant's grandson]
  • Content:
  • [Background/side conversations occur throughout all six recordings] 00:20 Father came 1883 to ranch, picket house, thatching, lumber
  • 07:45 Wild cattle [19th century], fences; 10:50 Working cattle [roundup]
  • 13:50 Branding time; steers; water holes
  • 17:15 He bought 2 small ranches; started working cattle 1901
  • 19:35 1884 drought; drifting cattle
  • 23:40 Local person in past
  • 26:30 Food, cooking utensils, wildlife
  • 30:10 Coyotes in another area
  • 32:25 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1606-S2). [Additional speakers: Informant's grandson]
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Changes in vegetation and wildlife locally, dogs
  • 08:55 Hogs—domestic and wild
  • 12:40 Fencing, laborers
  • 14:20 Account of human bones found on ranch
  • 20:20 School—one-room school, marble games, schoolmates
  • 32:25 Tape end
  • Full Interview 3 (Tape 1607-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant's grandson]
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Cowboy life; bronco riding account
  • 09:55 Branding cattle, brands
  • 20:35 Bears (in the past)
  • 21:35 Uvalde in the past, local people in Uvalde
  • 26:00 Outlaws in the past
  • 32:05 Tape end
  • Full Interview 4 (Tape 1607-S2). [Additional speakers: Informant's grandson]
  • Content:
  • 00:05 A hanging in the past, stories about outlaws, Roy and Sam Bean
  • 11:40 Story about bear hunting by local person, story about a panther
  • 19:15 Local hail, fort, Indians (in past)
  • 25:55 Civil Rights laws, Earl Warren, Kennedy assassination
  • 27:35 Train service in past, wagons, automobiles
  • 29:35 Uvalde history
  • 32:00 Tape end
  • Full Interview 5 (Tape 1608-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant's grandson]
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Vegetation, plants
  • 02:55 Local person in past, saloons, fights
  • 06:10 Gambling laws, grand jury (in past)
  • 10:35 Sheep herding and ranching
  • 25:50 Period of the Mexican Revolution
  • 29:10 Currency
  • 30:20 Transportation in past
  • 31:00 Horse ranching, raising mules
  • 32:05 Tape end
  • Full Interview 6 (Tape 1608-S2). [Additional speakers: Informant’s grandson, Adult female]
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Horse ranching
  • 02:45 Breaking horses
  • 06:10 Raising and breeding mules
  • 13:50 Sheep ranching
  • 25:00 Church, real estate values
  • 26:30 Digging a well
  • 30:40 Tape end
  1. Full Interview 1

  2. Full Interview 2

  3. Full Interview 3

  4. Full Interview 4

  5. Full Interview 5

  6. Full Interview 6