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    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Mafia;
    • Lisa Vicars' transcribed account of rumors she heard about Al Capone as a child in Clinton, Indiana. Capone was rumored to have stopped in Clinton, Indiana, frequently for bootlegged alcohol.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bootleggers

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Ryan Rushing's transcribed interview of Ruby Rushing's account of bootleggers and moonshiners along with John Dillinger during the 1920's in Parke County, Indiana.
    • 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....
    • Drunk and hangover superstitions

    • Hangovers; Medicines; Alcohol;
    • This is Kevin Brown's typewritten cure for hangovers collected by Donnie K. Haire in Terre Haute, Vigo County. According to Kevin, the cure for a hangover is to take an aspirin before drinking and to drink water with a hot bath in the morning.
    • Drunk and hangover superstitions

    • Hangovers; Medicines; Alcohol;
    • This is Connie Edwards's typewritten cure for hangovers, collected by Amy M. Edwards in Mooresville, Morgan County Indiana. According to the cure, one must eat a well balanced meal that includes no greasy food.

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