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    • Pigeon Annie -- Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Cats; Dogs; Pets; Pigeons; Animals;
    • Brant Hayes's interview of George Donham's account of Pigeon Annie in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Donham, Pigeon Annie used to live in Terre Town subdivision but was forced to leave because of all of her pigeons. She has supposedly been...
    • Eccentric dirty people, Elmore, Minnesota

    • Dirt; Dirty people; Legends; Refuse;
    • Kandis Koppen's transcribed personal account of "Pick up Charlie" in Elmore, Minnesota. Charlie walked around the town and picked up trash. He wore winter clothes all year. When his house burned down, he refused to live in the room that the town...
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Donald Wilson's transcribed personal story about Abe Lincoln. Wilson states that there are several houses in Indiana where Abe Lincoln slept at one time or another.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Austin Wathen's transcribed interview of Phil. According to Phil, Ed Gein lived in Wisconsin and used to dig up fresh graves. He dug up the graves so he could eat the hearts and livers from the bodies. Phil also told some jokes about Ed Gein.
    • Ed Gein

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Death; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Grave robbing; Necrophilia;
    • Bob Wilberg's transcribed personal account of the story of Ed Gein. According to Wilberg, Ed Gein lived in Plainfeild, Wisconsin, and dug up bodies from several graves. Gein also killed a woman and hung her in his shed just like a deer. Wilberg...
    • Murdered spouses, Wisconsin

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murder victims; Cannibalism;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed story of murdered spouses in Wisconsin. According to Riner, a man in Wisconsin killed his wife, pickled her body parts, and served them to another man. The man who was served pickled parts of woman never ate again and died...
    • Murdered spouses

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murder victims; Fire; Suicides;
    • This anonymous account of murdered spouses tells the story of J. Garber and his wife. Garber found his wife having an affair, and he killed the young man and his wife. After mourning her for years, he set fire to his house and killed himself. The...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • DeVaughn Stone's transcribed personal account of a woman who went crazy after the death of her son. According to Stone, the woman goes onto the roof of her garage to pray for her dead son.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a woman who went insane after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman went crazy after her baby died and has chased her husband around with an axe. She also tries to dig up her baby's grave.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a lady who went crazy after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman's baby pulled a pot of boiling water on top of itself and died from the burns. The woman blames herself for the accident...
    • Outlaw legend, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • John Heaton's transcribed interview of Robert Harris. According to Harris, his father once held a knife to his throat and said, "boy, don't you ever think you're that much of a man." He did this because Harris stepped in front of his father so he...
    • Outlaw legend, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • John Heaton's transcribed interview of Robert Harris. According to Harris, one of his teammates was black and got spit on at a game once. After the other player spat on him, the entire team had to leave to avoid getting into a fight.
    • Outlaw legend,

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • John Heaton's transcribed interview of Robert Harris. According to Harris, his basketball coach was nicknamed "the Roach" because he would "crawl from hole to hole". He was very promiscuous.
    • Outlaw legend, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • John Heaton's transcribed interview of Robert Harris. According to Harris, one of his roommates threatened him with a butcher knife, so he stole it. The next time they argued, his roommate pulled out a machete. Harris moved out after that.
    • Duane Klueh family scrapbook volume 7-1 1951-1955

    • Athletes; Basketball; Basketball coaches; Basketball players; Biography; Clippings; Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Tournaments;
    • This scrapbook of the Duane Klueh family covers Duane Klueh's career as an exhibition basketball player with the Indianapolis Kautskys and the Delphi Bullets, the Harlem Globetrotters, the death of Carl Dorman, the NAIB slection and banquet in...
    • Gypsies, Howard County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Paul Tucker's transcribed interview of Kurt Auzins about gypsies. According to Auzins, there is a gypsy king buried in Albright Cemetery in Kokomo, Indiana. The man's last name was Ziko. Mrs. Ziko would frequently bring food and treats to her...
    • Oral history: Perone, Al

    • College students -- Reminiscing; Indiana State University -- Students;
    • Oral History Interview of Al Perone. He is asked the following questions: “How did you become involved with the trike and tandem races? Who is Pam Garess and what was her role? Are a lot of the rules and officiating of the races extracted from...

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