DARE Interview : El Centro, California; Primary Informant CA090

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • CA090: White; male; age: 74 (old); education: grade school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: CA090 (3:33)
  • Full Interview (Tape 0112-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:30 Traveling dirt roads in rain. Moving to this area after father disgusted by snow
  • 05:05 Going to school—overdressed the first day, had to make desk out of wooden box
  • 7:45 Separate boys' and girls' dippers, old math, school consolidation
  • 10:20 Farming in the valley, going to Yuma and swimming across river to get seeds
  • 14:10 First job with California Development Company, working on father's farm and helping with irrigation
  • 17:45 Repairing washed-out mud dam, acreage of produce in valley
  • 21:25 Methodist Church, living with his wife on farm with no electricity
  • 24:20 Arthur the Rat
  • 27:45 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview


VanDyke, Patt
  • 1968
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
  • English
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