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    • 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...
    • Murdered spouses, Paris, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murder victims; Witches;
    • Devon Scobee's transcribed interview of Charles Toma about murdered spouses in Paris, Illinois. According to Toma, a family from Paris, Illinois, lived in a large house and people thought that the mother and daughters were witches. Rumor had it...
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Kelly Grooms's transcribed interview of Tina Sanders about gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Sanders, the gypsy queen is buried in Marshall, Illinois, and now the city is protected from tornados.
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Mitchell Goodwin's transcribed interview of Lola Ann Goodwin about the gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Goodwin, there are several members of gypsy royalty buried in Marshall, Illinois. Legends say that Marshall will never be hit by a...
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Shawn McAllister's transcribed interview of Jeff Long about gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Long, tornados won't hit Marshall, Illinois because there is a gypsy princess buried there.
    • Outlaw legend, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • David White's transcribed interview of Bill Price about an outlaw legend from southern Illinois. According to Price, there were outlaws who would rob travelers and throw their bodies into the river afterwards. This all took place near Cave-In-Rock,...
    • 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, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Morgan Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, whenever a group of people was making moonshine you could always smell it and everyone knew what it was.
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Morgan Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, he and a group of friends went out one night and got into a fight with a farmer.
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Morgan Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, he used to mix whiskey with wine so it wouldn't be as strong and it would last longer.
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Francis Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, there were many houses with stills in the basements. Once when the federal agents came in, they destroyed the stills and whiskey ran...
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Mary Crocker's transcribed interview of Virginia Charlton about gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Charlton, wind will not blow over the gypsy queen's grave in the Marshall cemetery.
    • 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, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Bill Folop's transcribed interview of Brian Horsting about gypsies. According to Horsting, a tornado will never hit Marshall, Illinois because the gypsy queen is buried there.
    • Misers in Alton, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Misers; Miserliness;
    • Barbara McPherson's transcribed interview of Maude McPherson about a miser in Alton, Illinois. According to McPherson, there was a woman who was very rich but appeared to be very poor. She was filthy and didn't wear shoes. Rumor had it that she...

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