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    • Daniel Boone, his brother

    • Legends; People; People associated with military activities; People associated with politics & government; Indiana Territory; Indiana Territory -- History;
    • Darrel Thomas's transcribed interview of Robert Lee about Daniel Boone. According to Lee, Boone's brother once lived in a clearing near U.S. Highway 41 and Indiana State Road 46.
    • Daniel Boone in Vincennes, Indiana

    • Legends; People; People associated with military activities; People associated with politics & government; Indiana Territory; Indiana Territory -- History;
    • David Graham's transcribed interview of Francis Ostendorf about Daniel Boone. According to Ostendorf, Boone was stationed in Vincennes, Indiana, at Fort Sackville. When Fort Sackville was under attack by the British Boone and his men were...
    • Daniel Boone in Vincennes, Indiana

    • Legends; People; People associated with military activities; People associated with politics & government; Indiana Territory; Indiana Territory -- History;
    • David Graham's transcribed interview of Jim Ebersold about Daniel Boone in Vincennes, Indiana. According to Ebersold, Boone defeated twenty men single-handedly. Ebersold also stated that Boone had a kinship with local Indians.
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; lanterns; Light; Decapitations; Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • This is Jennifer Monfont's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Robert E. Clouse. According to legend, there is a dangerous ghostly light at Spook Light Hill that is summoned by...
    • The arches

    • Bridges; Arches; Goats; Railroad tracks;
    • This is Kenna Kintner's typewritten account of the arches in Putnam County near Greencastle. According to the legend, a half man, half goat appears near the arches.
    • Railroads

    • Railroads; Folklore;Bowling Green (Ind.)
    • Typescript of a folklore about the building of the railroad tracks around Bowling Green, Indiana told by E.C. Killion.
    • Favorite Pastime

    • Sullivan County (Ind.)--History; Folklore; Tall tales;
    • Sstory about a man named Henry who was the "biggest liar" in town. The story tells of how the men in a mining town would gather at a general store and tell tall tales. Henry was the "biggest liar" in town and one day a few men decided to pay him...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • This is James King's typewritten variant of the legend of crybaby bridge in Knox County near Vincennes Indiana, collected by Margaret Downer. According to legend, if one travels to this bridge by car and rolls down the windows a ghostly woman and...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Searching; Supernatural; Crying;
    • This is Jennifer Edds' typewritten variant of the legend of crybaby bridge in Knox County near Vincennes Indiana, collected by Jennifer J. Fletcher. According to legend, if one goes to the bridge and stops on it, they can hear the mother calling...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Mike Schultz's typewritten account of the legend of Crybaby Bridge in Knox County near Vincennes Indiana, collected by Margaret Downer. Mike says that his friend was there when his friend and his friend's wife had an encounter near the...

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