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DARE Interview: San Juan Capistrano, California; Primary Informant CA193

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Informant Data:CA193: White; male; age: 85 (old); community type: villageMedia File:Full Interview (Tape 0161-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant’s daughter?]Content:00:15 Lists different jobs he had over the years, from butcher to rancher04:25 Gathering herbs in mountains, home remedies. Only knows Spanish names for herbs08:35 Barbecuing ribs and lamb with garlic, making salsa, tortillas, and cheese. Secret to perfect barbecue13:15 Indians: mostly gone by his time, but encountered arrowheads14:50 Rough area when he grew up—carried a gun, saw a killing or two, stopped a lynching19:30 Story of saloon owner shooting dog/person22:35 Story of encountering skulls while walking old road. Still not afraid to walk at night25:30 Tape end

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