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Document Details


Title: Dick Potter and Spot Baird
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures
Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
Description: Dick Potter and Spot Baird, self-proclaimed possumology experts, share their possum spoof, which they performed from one of the most popular booths at the Texas Folklife Festival. They demonstrated ancient Cherokee Indian rituals, baffling magic tricks, and the famously inaccurate East Texas Polaroid camera. They divulge possum oil’s mysterious potency, making it equally useful as a hand lotion, dye, or earache cure. Also experienced cooks, they extol the virtues of a wooden frying pan and offer a recipe for possum on the half shell. Ending on a serious note, they share their knowledge of possums in general and the history of Upshur County.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Potter, Dick
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Document location: San Antonio, TX
Document date: 07-Aug-1982
Interviewer: MacMillian, Esther
Locations discussed: North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Community; Culture; Local history; North America; Oral history; San Antonio, TX; Texas; Texas--History; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029052-32090