Tag Archives: Small Town


The Rodeo Queen

Context The interviewee is one of my housemates and we often engage in conversation about our different hometowns. This folklore about a festival comes from a dinner where the house was sharing various stories from our childhood. ——————————————————————————————— Performance The following is transcribed from the story told by the interviewee. “In my hometown, we had… Continue Reading »

Burlington High School’s Swim Team

This story was told during between friends when talking about weird high school traditions. The informant told us of a story that intrigued me because of the small town aspect, that the legend of the swim team would be able to rise and fall in popularity due to the school’s changing population. It also shows the… Continue Reading »

Manton, California Tradition: The Pig Roast

Interview Extraction: Informant: “So the infamous family get together… so every year at the time of the fourth of July, the Forward family would hold a reunion back up at our cabin that is near Lassen in Manton, California. And that is an area that was homesteaded by our great-great-grandfather, who actually was at West… Continue Reading »