DARE Interview : Apalachicola, Florida; Primary Informant FL022

  • 1965
  • Informant Data:
  • FL022: White; male; age: 60 (old); education: high school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: FL022 (3:21)
  • Full Interview (Tape 0257-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Decay of Apalachicola from major town—used to be full of canneries and sawmills
  • 03:45 Changes in oystering—now they "plant" them, don't harvest in summer. Cast netting a major local hobby
  • 07:55 Historical society and museum. Scientist/inventor who lived in the area discovered how to make ice, but never succeeded in marketing his patent
  • 13:25 Why the town's industry collapsed after WWI. Tupelo honey
  • 17:15 Describes his father's many skills. Destruction of Port St. Joe in 1838 by yellow fever and tidal waves
  • 21:15 Arthur the Rat
  • 24:50 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview


Porter, Ruth
  • 1965
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
  • English
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