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    • Essay: Swanson, Dorothy

    • Eugene V., (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Essays; Correspondence;
    • Letter from Dorothy Swanson, the Librarian related to the Rand School Press, to J. Robert Constantine about the copyrights of August Claessen's book 1967-11-13.
    • Bigfoot, Marion County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Devil;
    • This transcribed account from Dorothy Orebaugh as recorded by Tyler Orebaugh is about Dorothy's use of a scary Bigfoot like creature called "The Critter" which would carry off ill-mannered children to make her children house-trained. Dorothy was...
    • House of blue lights

    • Houses; Housing; Light; Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt collected a legend from herself regarding the happenings at the house of blue lights located in the Northeast part of Indianapolis.
    • District No. 3 School, 1934

    • School children; District No. 3 School (Vigo County, Ind.);Children's clothing & dress;
    • Photograph of the students at District No. 3 school in Vigo county in 1934. 1st row (l to r): Ernest Anderson, Jr., Leo Phillips, Felix Shepard, John Cooper, Jr., Theodora Cooper ; 2nd row: Nola Shepard, Frieda Harris, Reva Shepard, Idleleen...
    • Baur, Dorothy, 1927-10-10

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    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 10/10/1927. Says that she appreciated the copy of WALLS AND BARS that Theodore Debs sent. Asks that Theodore Debs tell her if he is happy about the new hotel in Terre Haute, Indiana.
    • Haunted forest, Lake County, Indiana

    • Supernatural;Forests; Fire;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt transcribed interview of Greg VanDusseldorf's account of a forest that burnt down to make room for a subdivison. Well it was not known that a man lived in the forest. He escaped from the fire and can be seen running around with...
    • Animal eater, Mt. Vernon, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • Cheryl Ashworth's transcribed interview of Dorothy Ashworth's account of an animal eater in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. According to Ashworth, there used to be an old couple who ate any animal that lived with them. They had pigs, cows, dogs, and cats,...
    • Jesse James

    • Legends; People; Criminals;
    • Paula Bishop's transcribed interview of Dorothy Bishop about Jesse James. According to Bishop, her uncle was part of the James Gang.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Forrest Stilwell's transcribed interview of Dorothy Stilwell about Abr Lincoln. According to Stilwell, the Stilwell family and the Lincoln family had a falling out at one time.
    • Misers in Mt. Vernon, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Misers; Miserliness;
    • Cheryl Ashworth's transcribed interview of Dorothy Ashworth about a miser in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. According to Ashworth, there is an old bus in the dump in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. The man who lives in the bus was asked to fill out a tax form once and...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt's transcribed interview of Mrs. John Goldschmidt about a person who went insane following the death of her child. According to Goldschmidt, a woman killed her youngest baby because it was crying. She was never very sane, but it...
    • Boyfriend's death, Lake County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings;
    • Greg VanDusseldorf's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Dorothy Goldschmidt. In this account, a woman discovers that her boyfriend has been hanged after he fails to return from getting help when their car...
    • Jail/prison legend, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt's transcribed interview of Mrs. John Goldschmidt about a prison legend. According to Goldschmidt, there was a prison where the prisoners were going missing. Officials said they were escaping, but when the prison yard was dug up...
    • Vampires

    • Garlic; Legends; Monsters; Vampires;
    • Dorothy Bishop shared a home remedy to protect oneself from ghosts, vampires, and the like: one should keep wolfbane in one pocket and garlic in the other to keep them from coming near you.
    • House of blue lights

    • Houses; Housing; Light; Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt collected a legend from Mrs. John Goldschmidt regarding the happenings at the house of blue lights located in the Northeast part of Indianapolis.

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