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    • Moonshiners, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Gregg Buickel's transcribed interview of Ralph McHargue about moonshiners in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to McHargue, the Springbrook Rod and Gun Club was a big deal during prohibition. Train cars full of alcohol would be delivered there....
    • Jones, Charles 1912-05-24

    • American Federation of Labor; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924; Prohibition; Socialist Party of the United States of America; Socialists;
    • Photocopy of letter to Eugene V. Debs on Prohibition National Committee letterhead, 5/24/12. Says that he is disappointed that his Prohibition platform was not accepted by the Socialist Party for consideration. Asks that Eugene V. Debs state his...
    • Meng, J.A.C. 1926-03-12

    • Prohibition; Prohibitionists
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 3/12/1926. Writes that he does not have much time to respond to Meng's letter because he and his wife are getting ready to leave for a trip to Bermuda. Tells Meng that he did not have him personally in mind when he wrote...
    • Moonshiners, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Jody Feiler Ash's transcribed interview of Florence Roehm about moonshiners in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Roehm, the Springbrook Rod and Gun Club has exits off of all the dining rooms because the rooms were previously used for bootlegging...
    • Normal Advance 1909

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; Indiana State University; Education; Literature; College yearbooks;
    • A monthly journal written and published by the students and faculty of Indiana State Normal School. The last issue of the school year was dedicated to the graduating seniors and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.
    • Brown, John W 1913-06-21

    • Prisoners; Strikes;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 06/21/1913. Says that he could not get out of bed the last few days of his prison sentence. Writes that he went to a doctor who told him to stop drinking alcohol and chewing tobacco. Tells Eugene V. Debs that he did....
    • Jones, Charles 1912-06-01

    • Prohibition; Prohibitionists;
    • Photocopy of letter from Eugene V. Debs, 6/1/12. Writes that he does not agree with Charles Jones' position regarding Prohibition. Says that while he does support the suppression of liquor traffic, he does not think it will come about through...
    • Meng, J.A.C. 1926-03-09

    • Prohibition; Prohibitionists; Socialism
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 3/9/1926. Says that he has in his possession a letter written by S. S. McClure saying that he did not publish an article Eugene V. Debs wrote back in 1894 as a response to the use of federal troops in the Pullman Strike...
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Mafia;
    • Lisa Vicars' transcribed account of rumors she heard about Al Capone as a child in Clinton, Indiana. Capone was rumored to have stopped in Clinton, Indiana, frequently for bootlegged alcohol.
    • Al Capone

    • Prohibition; Legends; People; Alcohol; Criminals; Mafia;
    • Cathey Gutzweiler's transcribed interview of Daniel Gutzweiler about Al Capone. According to Gutzweiler, his grandfather had a run-in with a man who worked for Capone.
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Tony Ward's transcribed interview of Craig Harker about moonshiners near Chicago, Illinois. According to Harker, during prohibition many bootleggers didn't make it around a curve on highway 63 and now there is a spot called Dead Man's Cave.
    • Moonshiners, Fowler, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Belinda Young's transcribed interview of Kenny Young about moonshiners in Fowler, Indiana. According to Young, there was once a shoot out between bootleggers and federal agents. The story goes that they were shooting at each other for hours and...
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Patricia Dickey about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Dickey, everyone in Clinton, Indiana, was bootlegging during the 1920s. It ruined a lot of lives.


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