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    • Favorite Pastime

    • Sullivan County (Ind.)--History; Folklore; Tall tales;
    • Sstory about a man named Henry who was the "biggest liar" in town. The story tells of how the men in a mining town would gather at a general store and tell tall tales. Henry was the "biggest liar" in town and one day a few men decided to pay him...
    • Tall tales

    • Tall tales;
    • One typed page which contains a story retold by Jud Storm of Clay City, Indiana. It is about some local farmers and the large size of their crops grown in the Eel River bottoms.
    • True marksmanship

    • Tall tales; Dueling;
    • One typed page which contains a tale told by Jud Storm of Clay City, Indiana. It is about two early settlers who had a duel which ended in a draw as they both shot so accurately that they bullets hit each other in the air.
    • Folk tale

    • Tall tales;
    • One typed page which contains a retelling by Joe Miller, Brazil , Indiana, of a story were local men scared off a man who had come to collect a dead body for a medical school.
    • Tall tale

    • Parke County (Ind.); Tall tales;
    • One typed page which talks about a person in the Parke County area who used to move around often, and his chickens when sit down with crossed legs and wait to be tied up when they saw him drive the team of horses around the front of the house.
    • Lies

    • Parke County (Ind.); Tall tales; Harvesting machinery; Harvesting;
    • One typed page which recounts a short tale about a resident and his old wheat cradle.
    • 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.
    • Strength and courage

    • Smith, Zack;Grady, Terence; Fighting; Tall tales; Frontier & pioneer life;
    • Ten typed pages which tell the tale of Captain Zack Smith and Terence Grady. Both were known as excellent fighters and this is the story of their fight over who was the best and Zack Smith's wife's struggle to keep the fight from happening.

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