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    • Normal Advance 1896

    • Indiana State Normal School; Terre Haute (Ind.); Student organizations; Student activities; Students; Advertisements; Sports; Athletes; College yearbooks; College students; College teachers; Universities & colleges; Periodicals; Periodical...
    • The first edition of the Indiana State Normal School Advance, the campus publication which featured the 1895-1986 school year.
    • Story

    • Parke County (Ind.); Tall tales; Walking; Montezuma (Ind.);
    • One typed page which recounts a tale about Sam Wheeler, an early resident of Parke County. He like to tell people he could walk the 25 miles between Montezuma and Terre Haute in 3 hours while carrying a 2 bushel bag of wheat.
    • Blue hole, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Strip mining -- Indiana -- Vigo County; Railroad accidents; Railroad trains; Water; Trucks;
    • This is Rob Brown's typewritten account of the story of the Blue Hole near Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana. The hole is a strip pit leftover from strip mining in the area. One version says that a train derailed and was lost in the bottomless...
    • Normal Advance 1909

    • 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.
    • Scrapbook no. 17

    • Sullivan County (Ind.)--History; Maple, James B. (James Brian), 1879-1970;
    • Dr. James B. Maple was a local doctor and historian who in his spare time researched early Vincennes and Sullivan newspapers for items concerning Sullivan Co. He clipped items and took notes and filled 42 volumes of scrapbooks which have a...
    • Clinton on the Wabash

    • Clinton (Ind.) -- History; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; City & town life; African Americans; Steamboats; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Railroads; Economic & industrial aspects; Coal miners -- Indiana --...
    • Contents: Steamboat era (1800-1861); Clinton and the Civil War (1861-1865); Railroads bring growth (1870-1900); Starting a new century (1900-1920); Clinton, 1912; Short histories of businesses (1900-1925); Boom times, 1920's; Coal-mining; Roller...
    • Arlow Brazeal, oral history interview

    • Fishermen; Fishing boats; Fishing nets; Fishing; Vermillion County (Ind.); Wabash River (Ind.); Brazeal, Arlow, 1913-2000; Oral history;
    • Arlow Brazeal of Newport is a "River rat" - he fishes the Wabash and Vermillion Rivers. Born in 1913, he has also worked as a carpenter. He demostrated netmaking and mussel bars for Keith Ludden and describes in this interview what fishing entails,...
    • Mr. and Mrs. Truman Karanovich oral history interview

    • Karanovich, Truman, 1914-; Saints; Christmas; Manners & customs; Easter; Coal miners; Coal mining; Oral history; Death; Prostitution; Prohibition;
    • Truman Karanovich is a first generation American born to Serbian parents in Clinton, Indiana. Mr. Karanovich and his wife discuss Serbian holiday traditions, coal mining, death, prostitution, and the prohibition with Keith Ludden.
    • Crown Hill coal mine #6, Clinton, Indiana

    • Crown Hill Mine No. 6 (Vermillion County, Ind.); Clinton Coal Company (Clinton, Ind.); Coal mine accidents -- Indiana -- Vermillion County;
    • Scan of a newspaper clipping including two photographs and accompanying captions taken from a newspaper article in the Terre Haute Tribune. The newspaper article, titled “Survivors Tell Terror Tale Of Hours In Mine: Hope Almost Abandoned As Air...
    • Crown Hill Coal Mine #6, Clinton, Indiana

    • Crown Hill Mine No. 6 (Vermillion County, Ind.); Clinton Coal Company (Clinton, Ind.); Coal mine accidents -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Interviews;
    • Scan of a newspaper clipping from the Terre Haute Tribune, that related to a mining accident that occurred on December 31st (year unknown) at Crown Hill Mine #6 near Clinton, Indiana. This document is a continuation of the article titled...
    • Crown Hill coal mine #6, Clinton, Indiana

    • Crown Hill Mine No. 6 (Vermillion County, Ind.); Clinton Coal Company (Clinton, Ind.); Coal mine accidents -- Indiana -- Vermillion County;
    • Scan of a newspaper article from the Terre Haute Tribune. The newspaper article, titled “Survivors Tell Terror Tale Of Hours In Mine: Hope Almost Abandoned As Air Gives Out And Fire Bars Way; Prayers Of 19 Men Finally Answered”, covers a mine...
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Water; Railroad accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is Harley Micheal Burkhardt's typewritten account of the Daviess County Blue Hole near Washington. In the tale, the legend tells of a train that slipped into the Blue Hole after a powerful storm, and that nobody has ever looked for it since.
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Ghosts; Water; Supernatural;
    • Sandra Livingston tells a second tale of the Vigo County Blue Hole in this typewritten account. In this story the ghosts of boys who drowned in the Blue Hole haunt the area and will chase away interlopers.
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Water; Supernatural;
    • This is an anonymous typewritten account of the Vigo County Blue Hole. In this tale, the informant describes some of the various features of the Blue Hole.
    • Gypsies, Gary, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Hodge's transcribed interview of Mary Ruby about gypsies. Ruby tells a tale of a gypsy man who escaped punishment and ran until he found a place to sleep. When he was given a pillow he placed it under his feet because they had helped him...
    • Devil's Hollow, Allen County, Indiana

    • Devil; Supernatural; Valleys;
    • Dan Dawson's transcribed account of the supernatural legend surrounding Devil's Hollow in Allen County, Indiana, as collected by Belinda Raub.The informant describes parents who use the legend to keep their children from misbehaving.

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