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    • 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.
    • Moonshiners, Fowler, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Belinda Young's transcribed interview of Kenny Young about moonshiners in Fowler, Indiana. According to Young, there was once a shoot out between bootleggers and federal agents. The story goes that they were shooting at each other for hours and...
    • Al Capone

    • Prohibition; Legends; People; Alcohol; Criminals; Mafia;
    • Cathey Gutzweiler's transcribed interview of Daniel Gutzweiler about Al Capone. According to Gutzweiler, his grandfather had a run-in with a man who worked for Capone.
    • Bloody Mary, Marshall County, Iowa

    • Witches; Mirrors; Rites & ceremonies;
    • Deborah Laverty's transcribed variant of the Bloody Mary urban legend as collected by herself. Laverty describes the story of Mary Worth, a witch who was supposedly burned at the stake. She goes on to describe the ritual one goes through in order...
    • Moonshiners, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Gregg Buickel's transcribed interview of Ralph McHargue about moonshiners in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to McHargue, the Springbrook Rod and Gun Club was a big deal during prohibition. Train cars full of alcohol would be delivered there....
    • Moonshiners, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Heather Ackerman's transcribed interview of Edwin Ackerman about moonshiners in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to Ackerman, a man down the road saw a giant snake and his son wanted Ackerman to help kill it. Ackerman's mother wouldn't let him go....
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Francis Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, there were many houses with stills in the basements. Once when the federal agents came in, they destroyed the stills and whiskey ran...
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of James Slaven, Sr about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Slaven, there were bootleggers and moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. He personally knew some of the moonshiners.
    • Al Capone

    • Prohibition; Legends; People; Alcohol; Criminals; Mafia;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Morgan Kyle about Al Capone. According to Kyle, Capone was the most influential bootlegger of the era. There were many small-time bootleggers, but they all answered to Capone.
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Morgan Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, he and a group of friends went out one night and got into a fight with a farmer.
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Morgan Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, he used to mix whiskey with wine so it wouldn't be as strong and it would last longer.
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Morgan Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, whenever a group of people was making moonshine you could always smell it and everyone knew what it was.
    • Moonshiners, Coal City, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Janet Schafer's transcribed interview of John Schafer about moonshiners in Coal City, Indiana. According to Schafer, there was a man who buried whiskey in his garden and wouldn't let anyone know it was there. When people came to buy some he would...
    • Moonshiners, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Jody Feiler Ash's transcribed interview of Florence Roehm about moonshiners in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Roehm, the Springbrook Rod and Gun Club has exits off of all the dining rooms because the rooms were previously used for bootlegging...
    • Meng, J.A.C. 1926-03-12

    • Prohibition; Prohibitionists
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 3/12/1926. Writes that he does not have much time to respond to Meng's letter because he and his wife are getting ready to leave for a trip to Bermuda. Tells Meng that he did not have him personally in mind when he wrote...
    • Brown, John W 1913-06-21

    • Prisoners; Strikes;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 06/21/1913. Says that he could not get out of bed the last few days of his prison sentence. Writes that he went to a doctor who told him to stop drinking alcohol and chewing tobacco. Tells Eugene V. Debs that he did....
    • Meng, J.A.C. 1926-03-09

    • Prohibition; Prohibitionists; Socialism
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 3/9/1926. Says that he has in his possession a letter written by S. S. McClure saying that he did not publish an article Eugene V. Debs wrote back in 1894 as a response to the use of federal troops in the Pullman Strike...

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