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DARE Interview : Yuma, Arizona; Primary Informant AZ014

  • 1969
Dictionary of American Regional English
  • Informant Data:
  • AZ014: White; male; age: 54 (middle-aged); education: college; community type: small city
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: AZ014 (3:43) [Tape recording slows at very end]
  • Full Interview (Tape 0081-S1).
  • [Transcription available]
  • Content:
  • 00:25 Informant's shop, things he sells in gift shop
  • 04:10 Lapidary supply house and silver- and goldsmithing sideline
  • 08:55 Discovery of Yuma by Spanish, inhabited by powerful Quechan tribe, control of river ford
  • 13:00 Destruction of Quechan tribe by Spanish-led confederation of tribes. History of settlement since
  • 16:05 Gold mining in area, and development of agriculture through large-scale irrigation
  • 19:50 Arthur the Rat
  • 23:20 Tape end
  1. Arthur the Rat

  2. Full Interview

  3. Transcript