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    • 100 Steps Cemetery, Clay County, Indiana

    • Cemeteries; Stairways; Supernatural; Hell;
    • Christy Casassa tells her version of the tale of the Clay County cemetery 100 Steps in this typewritten account. According to Cassassa 100 steps lead up to the cemetery and only 99 steps go back down. The last step leads the traveler to Hell.
    • Adeline De Walt Reynolds

    • Debs, Eugene V., (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Photographs;
    • Black and white publicity print of Adeline De Walt Reynolds as Maharane in the Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of India Kim. The producer was Leon Gordon and it was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
    • Bear story

    • Folklore; Hunting; Bear cubs; Bears; Vigo County (Ind.);
    • Two typed pages which contain a tale about a man who took two boys out hunting and they ran into a mother bear and two cubs. They ended up killing the mother and taking the two cubs home with them.
    • Bigfoot, Cass County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Camping;
    • This transcribed account from Ruth Ann Bennet as recorded by Brad Bennet is about the origins of a maintenance man at a youth camp. The camp director supposedly made friends with a bigfoot creature and eventually hired him to work at the camp as a...
    • 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.
    • 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, Jackson County, Indiana

    • Bridges; Railroad accidents; Water; Lakes; Monsters; Supernatural;
    • This is Art Robertson's typewritten account of the legend of a blue hole near his hometown of Seymour in Jackson County, Indiana. This tale features two aspects of the blue hole legend, the first being a train that has fallen into the water, and a...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Dillinger

    • Robberies; Criminals; Dillinger, John, 1903-1934;
    • Rebecca Morris' transcribed interview of Roger Morris' account of his grandmothers tale of seeing John Dillinger after he had robbed a bank in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
    • Divorce

    • Folklore; Divorce;
    • Two typed pages which relates a tale about an old chief and his wife and a circuit rider. The old chief and his wife asked the circuit rider for a divorce and he tricked them into staying married.

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