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    • Murdered spouses, Wisconsin

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murder victims; Cannibalism;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed story of murdered spouses in Wisconsin. According to Riner, a man in Wisconsin killed his wife, pickled her body parts, and served them to another man. The man who was served pickled parts of woman never ate again and died...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a woman who went insane after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman went crazy after her baby died and has chased her husband around with an axe. She also tries to dig up her baby's grave.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a lady who went crazy after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman's baby pulled a pot of boiling water on top of itself and died from the burns. The woman blames herself for the accident...
    • 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.
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed interview of Nancy Sarnicki's account of Martin Piniak. According to Sarnicki, Piniak lives under a bridge over the Little Calumet River because he is too lazy to work and doesn't want to pay taxes.
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed interview of Ron Sarnicki's account of Martin Piniak. According to Ron Sarnicki, Piniak lives under the bridge because he drove his wife insane. When he realized what he had done to his wife he began living as a hermit.
    • House of blue lights

    • Houses; Housing; Light; Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • Gaye Riner collected a legend from David Bean regarding the happenings at the house of blue lights located in the Northeast part of Indianapolis.
    • Normal Advance 1913

    • 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.
    • Normal Advance 1915

    • 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.

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