DARE Interview : Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Primary Informant PA061

  • 1967
  • Informant Data:
  • PA061: White; male; age: 75 (old); education: grade school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1361-S1).
  • Content:
  • 01:40 Job history—blacksmith, number of years he was a blacksmith, reasons he bought a farm
  • 05:00 Types of jobs blacksmiths do—description of making wheels
  • 09:00 Tool used by blacksmith
  • 12:30 Description of shoeing horses
  • 21:50 Reason Informant bought a farm
  • 23:30 Comparison of profitability of shoeing horses today and when Informant was doing it. How much milk and bread used to cost.
  • 28:55 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1361-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Pranks—albadritches, Halloween, Dutch bands
  • 05:40 Percentage of people who speak Dutch
  • 06:45 Home remedies
  • 09:15 Education—only until age 15, description of school house
  • 11:35 Entertainment—Sunday school picnics, Allentown fair, playing ball, quilting bees, husking bees
  • 17:55 Farming—cutting corn with a chopper, harvesting grain on Informant’s father’s farm
  • 20:30 Reasons Informant didn’t go to dances—Mennonite religion
  • 23:00 Tape end
  1. Full interview 1

  2. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Hausmann, Robert
Date
  • 1967
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
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