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    • All Star Ranger Girls baseball team with Maud Nelson

    • All Star Ranger Girls (Baseball team); Women baseball players -- Indiana; Women baseball team owners -- Illinois; Baseball teams -- Illinois; Baseball -- United States -- History;
    • The girls of the All Star Ranger Girls baseball team pose with team owner, Maud Nelson, in a downtown area. The women from left to right are Helen, Peanuts or Beatrice Schmidt, Tex, Margaret Gisolo, Mable, Montana or Cecil Gridle, Fargo or team...
    • Oral history interview, William James Pierce

    • Mine accidents; Coal mines and mining -- Illinois -- Vermilion County -- Westville; Coal miners -- Illinois -- Vermilion County -- Westville -- Interviews;
    • Oral history interview with W. J. Pierce from Bruceville, Indiana. Pierce talks about hearing sirens in Westville, Illinois, and the church bells, which meant someone had been killed at the coal mine.
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Crying; Infants; Drowing; Bridges; Supernatural;
    • This is Corey Lewis' typewritten variant of the legend of Crybaby Bridge near Cave-In-Rock Illinois in Hardin County, collected by Tiffany L. Jerrels. According to legend, a woman had a car wreck in which she lost her baby. Now if one is to visit...
    • All Star Ranger Girls baseball team card

    • Women baseball players -- Indiana; Baseball uniforms; Baseball teams -- Illinois; Baseball -- United States -- History;
    • A black and white image printed on a card of the All Star Ranger Girls baseball club. All members of the team are in uniform and a child mascot is seated on the floor in front of the players. The photograph dates to the 1930's. The All Star Ranger...
    • Hobo -- Summit, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Tramps; Railroads;
    • Jason Woodyard's transcribed interview of an anonymous 70 year-old female about a hobo in Summit, Illinois. According to this source, her husband's family would feed hoboes whenever the hoboes came to the family's house during the Depression.
    • 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...
    • Eugene V. Debs

    • Debs, Eugene V., (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Photographs;
    • Photograph of Eugene V. Debs leaning forward in a chair, bearing the inscription To Jean Hall -- with the love and all good wishes of her friend--Eugene V. Debs March 17th 1925, Chicago Illinois.
    • Covered bridge near Universal, Indiana

    • Bunsen Mine No. 4 (Vermillion County, Ind.); Bunsen Mine No. 5 (Vermillion County, Ind.); Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Covered bridges;
    • Color photograph showing the entrance into a covered bridge over Brouiletts Creek near Universal, Indiana. A sign on the bridge reads, "5 ton limit - 15 MPH".
    • The Axe Man, Clark County, Illinois

    • Axe Man; Supernatural;
    • Stephen M. Baker's transcribed interview of Bill Fritcher's account of the local legend of the axe man and a story about the supernatural experience his friend had when he went out to the Axe Man's house that is said to be in Clark County, Illinois.
    • Hatchet man

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Supernatural; Axes;
    • Tamrah L. Turner's transcribed interview of Chris Turner's account of the local legend of the Hatchet Man.
    • Hatchet man

    • Ritual; Legends; People; Cemeteries; Supernatural; Axes;
    • Robin Bundy's transcribed interview of Shane Little's account of the legend of the hatchet Man and a ritual that is performed by visitors in the cemetery right next to the hatchet Man's house to avoid being attacked with his hatchet.

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