DARE Interview : Bartow, Florida; Primary Informant FL028

  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • FL028: White; male; age: 63 (old); education: college; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: FL028 (4:28)
  • Full Interview (Tape 0263-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:25 Fruit and cattle business connected to phosphate business. Raising cattle goes back to the Spanish
  • 05:00 Raising registered Brahman cattle on range conditions. Climate is free of many diseases, ticks
  • 08:30 Citrus business moves south every time it freezes. Fruit ripens at different times
  • 12:45 Southern plantings worry about soil depth. His climate sometimes too dry, occasionally freezes
  • 17:00 How easily fruit freezes—hardier when more mature and sweeter. Cold can hurt a tree, but he has some over 100 years old
  • 21:30 Origins of citrus, primitive citron used in a Jewish ritual sometimes
  • 23:50 Arthur the Rat
  • 28:00 Tape end

Details

Fieldworker
Porter, Ruth
Date
  • 1966
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
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