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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Jones, Charles 1912-06-01

    • Prohibition; Prohibitionists;
    • Photocopy of letter from Eugene V. Debs, 6/1/12. Writes that he does not agree with Charles Jones' position regarding Prohibition. Says that while he does support the suppression of liquor traffic, he does not think it will come about through...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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....
    • Bigfoot, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Narcotics; Alcohol;
    • This is a transcribed account from James Ray Swalls as recorded by Steve Witt about Swalls' experience with seeing a large hairy creature while on a drive. Swalls makes a lot of references to the fact that he and his companion were very drunk and...
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Tony Ward's transcribed interview of Craig Harker about moonshiners near Chicago, Illinois. According to Harker, during prohibition many bootleggers didn't make it around a curve on highway 63 and now there is a spot called Dead Man's Cave.
    • 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...
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Patricia Dickey about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Dickey, everyone in Clinton, Indiana, was bootlegging during the 1920s. It ruined a lot of lives.
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Domenic Nepote, Jr about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Nepote, there is supposedly a tunnel under the Wabash river between Vermillion County and Parke County. Bootleggers used it to escape...
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Domenic Nepote, Jr about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Nepote, his mother used to buy moonshine and water it down before selling it to men who came to her house.
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Domenic Nepote, Jr about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Nepote, his mother went on a moonshine run with a family friend when she was a child.
    • 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, 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....

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