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    • Ugly old doctor

    • Hermits; Physicians; Folk cures;
    • Dallas Meneely's transcribed interview of Carol A. McRae about the Ugly Old Doctor. In this account, McRae's grandmother had rheumatism and was cured by the Ugly Old Doctor. After seeing traditional doctors and having no luck, someone sent for the...
    • Gypsies, Parke County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Gilbert Dickey about gypsies. According to Dickey, his grandmother was frequently visited by gypsies. Whenever they would visit, she would hide her money in a cupboard. Without ever going near it, the gypsies...
    • Vintage clothing, Brazil, Indiana

    • Clothing & dress; Hats; Boxes;Brazil (Ind.)
    • View of Mrs. Fred Russell of Brazil, Indiana, dressed in a paisley shawl and wearing a hat, holding a large wooden band box which belonged to her grandmother and dates to 1830. The shawl was made in Paisley, Scotland and was a wedding present in...
    • Whitman, Susanna and Lillian 1921-01-20

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Political prisoners;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 01/20/1921. Writes that they are 8 and 12 years old. Says that they have heard Eugene V. Debs speak in Princeton, Indiana. Tells Eugene V. Debs that their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all voted for Eugene V....
    • Ugly old doctor

    • Hermits; Physicians; Folk cures;
    • Dallas Meneely's transcribed interview of Carol A. McRae about the Ugly Old Doctor. According to McRae, there was a man in the latter part of the 1800s who was known for being able to breathe on people and heal them. He was a hermit. People came...
    • Ugly old doctor

    • Hermits; Physicians; Folk cures;
    • Dallas Meneely's transcribed interview of Carol A. McRae about the Ugly Old Doctor. In this account, a relative had bad arthritis and went to see the Ugly Old Doctor in order to get a cure. He was told to go out in a field and let all the bees...
    • Rag pickers, Auburn, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Ragpicking;
    • Tim Murdock's transcribed interview of Carolyn Murdock about rag pickers in Auburn, Indiana. According to Murdock, her mother told her stories about rag pickers when Murdock was a child. Murdock's grandmother would tell her mother that rag pickers...
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Lee Chestnut's transcribed interview of Bryan Steward about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Steward, an Ouija Board once told him that his grandmother was talking to him. It correctly spelled her last name and no one in the room...
    • Ouija Board, Middlebury, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Candy Baer's transcribed personal account of an experience with an Ouija Board. According to Baer, she found out that her grandmother was watching over her through an Ouija Board. Her friends also learned things through the Ouija.
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Jody Robinson's transcribed interview of Melissa McGrath about her experience with Ouija Boards. According to McGrath, a friend of her grandmother would contact a dead uncle through the Ouija board. She became frightened when she realized a man...
    • Outlaw legend, Princeton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Gene Briner's transcribed personal account of bad guys in Gibson County, Indiana. According to Briner, there was a murderer who escaped from the Gibson County jail in Princeton, Indiana, and was prowling out around Briner's house and his...
    • Dillinger

    • Robberies; Criminals; Dillinger, John, 1903-1934;
    • Typescript of an oral history with Robert Kolter concerning an encounter with his grandmother had with John Dillinger in the 1930's.
    • Dillinger

    • Robberies; Criminals; Dillinger, John, 1903-1934;
    • Typescript of oral history interview with Judy M. Witherspoon concerning her grandmother being the midwife for John Dillinger's birth.

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