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    • Gypsies, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Laura Jean Smith's transcribed account of gypsies in the Gypsy Cemetery near Crown Point, Indiana. According to Smith, there were gypsies who settled in that are ain the 1800s. She states that after the gypsies arrived, babies of the town started...
    • Gypsies, Clay County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Vern Howald's transcribed account of gypsies in Clay County, Indiana. According to Howald, gypsies moved into Clay County, Indiana, in 1915. The townspeople were concerned at first, but after time they came to enjoy and trust the gypsies. When the...
    • Gypsies, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Pasierb's transcribed interview of Al Szymborski about gypsies. According to Szymborski, his mother was scared of gypsies because they might curse a person if the gypsies did not get what they wanted.
    • Gypsies, Green County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Inez Spainhower's transcribed interview of Connie Dayhoff about gypsies. According to Dayhoff, a mother thought that gypsies kidnapped her daughter and died of a broken heart. Now her spirit haunts places where gypsies are camping.
    • Gypsies, Clay County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • V.B. Chase's transcribed interview of Juanita Shearer about gypsies in Brazil, Indiana. According to Shearer, parents in Brazil, Indiana would tell their children to hide when gypsies came through town because gypsies might steal the children.
    • Gypsies, Parke County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Gilbert Dickey about gypsies. According to Dickey, his grandmother was frequently visited by gypsies. Whenever they would visit, she would hide her money in a cupboard. Without ever going near it, the gypsies...
    • Gypsies, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Joshua Schultz's transcribed interview of R. Michael Dinkel about gypsies. According to Dinkel, some gypsies were killed in West Terre Haute, Indiana, and they are buried in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Gypsies come every summer to have a picnic and...
    • Gypsies, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Tom Bukowski's transcribed interview of Eleanor S. Bukowski about gypsies. According to Bukowski, gypsies are nomadic and lived as vagrants. Bukowski also states that gypsies liked children with blond hair and blue eyes.
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Mike Short's transcribed interview of Dave Hall about the Gypsy Queen in Marshall, Illinois. According to Hall, Marshall, Illinois, was home to many gypsies. When the last Gypsy Queen died, she was buried there. Now gypsies from all over come there...
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Ronald Mullen's transcribed interview of Jean Pantley about gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Pantley, a Gypsy Queen is buried in Marshall, Illinois, because it was called "the land of no tornadoes." Occasionally gypsies will come to...
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Steven Nicoson's transcribed interview of Delana Good about gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Good, there is a gypsy queen buried there and because of that no bad storms will ever hurt Marshall, Illinois, or the people there. Gypsies from...
    • Gypsies, Hancock County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Carolyn Dixon's transcribed interview of Gary Gardner about gypsies. According to Gardner, a band of gypsies were killed in a graveyard in Fortville, Indiana, and one woman put a curse on the spot before she died. The curse states that if you...
    • Gypsies, Henry County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • LeAnne Dugger's transcribed interview of an anonymous 59 year-old female about gypsies. According to this source, a young girl named Catherine Winters was kidnapped from New Castle, Indiana, by a band of gypsies. This source remembers that there...
    • Gypsies, Kansas City

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Amy Monninger's transcribed interview of Glenna Belle Parker about gypsies. According to Parker, she knew a nurse who worked in a hospital when the King of the Gypsies was ill and died.
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Amy Monninger's transcribed interview of Glenna Belle Parker about gypsies. According to Parker, her mother was a friend of the gypsies and when the Gypsy Queen died and was buried in Marshall, Illinois, her mother was invited to the funeral.
    • Gypsies, Ruma, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • David J. Maurer's transcribed interview of Katherine Bartelme about gypsies. According to Bartelme, she once had to sleep in a general store because the owner was afraid that gypsies would rob his store if it was ever left unattended.
    • Gypsies, Jefferson County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Courtney Smith's transcribed interview of John Dew about gypsies. According to Dew, when he was young his father would tell him that if he didn't behave that Dew's father would "turn him in to the gypsies." It was just a threat.

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