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    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Les Freiberger's transcribed personal account of Martin Piniak. According to Freiberger, Piniak lived under a bridge over the Little Calumet River in East Chicago, Indiana. Piniak was said to live as a hermit because his wife died.
    • Lady of the lake

    • Lakes; Ghosts; Drowning; Drowning victims; Boats;
    • Les Freiberger is both the collector and informant in this legend pertaining to a spirit that protects a lake in Hammond, Indiana.
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Morris Stewart's transcribed interview of Les Freiberger's account of Martin Piniak. This account says that there is a hermit living under a bridge in East Chicago, Indiana, and her lives there becasue his wife died.
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • William Ernst's transcribed interview of Les Freiberger's account about Martin Piniak. Freiberger stated that Piniak lives under a bridge in East Chicago, Indiana, and is supported by his family. It is said that Piniak lives this way because he...
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Les Freiberger's transcribed interview of John Wohaldo's account of Martin Piniak. Wohaldo said that Piniak lives under a bridge over the Little Calumet River and looks like a bum. It is said that Piniak lives there becasue he is too lazy to work...
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed interview of Les Freiberger's account of Martin Piniak. Freiberger stated that Piniak lives as a hermit because he blames himself for his wife's death.
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Lake County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Homicides; Ghosts;
    • Evelyn Freiberger's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Les Freiberger. In this account, the informant describes a woman who was murdered by her husband. Now her ghost supposedly appears along a certain...
    • Hatchet man

    • Legends; Automobiles; Supernatural; Axes;
    • Les Freiberger's transcribed interview of Ron Butler's account of the local legend involving the Hatchet Man in Vigo County, Indiana.
    • Haunted asylums and sanitariums

    • Asylums; Sanatoriums; Mental health; Psychiatry; Mental institutions; Mentally ill persons;
    • Les Freiberger collected a legend from Ron Butler pertaining to an old house in Columbus, Indiana where they used to house the mentally insane.
    • Lady of the lake

    • Lakes; Ghosts; Michigan City (Ind.);
    • Wm. Ernst collected a legend from Les Freiberger pertaining to a woman who drowned off a beach in Lake Michigan and now protects the lake after death.
    • Normal Advance 1914

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; Education; Literature; College yearbooks;
    • A monthly journal written and published by the students and faculty of Indiana State Normal School. The last issue of the school year was dedicated to the graduating senios and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.
    • Normal Advance 1903

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; Indiana State University; Education; Literature; College yearbooks;
    • A monthly journal written and published by the students and faculty of Indiana State Normal School. The last issue of the school year was dedicated to the graduating seniors and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.
    • Interfraternity Council

    • Fraternities & sororities; Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Student activities; Students; Teachers;
    • Members of the Interfraternity Council. Clockwise from the left: Russell Ruby, John Brokaw, Mark Williams, Tom Strange, Robert Schuffer, Phil Henry, George Mahan, Jim Robertson, Dick Lawson, Les Miley, and Jack Loss.

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