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    • Normal Advance 1903

    • 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, Vincennes, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition;
    • Lisa Acobert's transcribed interview of William Acobert talking about moonshiners in Vincennes, Indiana. According to Acobert, Herman Ayres was a bootlegger in Vincennes, Indiana, and he was said to have killed himself. Some people say that John...
    • Hatchetman's cemetery

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Raychel Tindall's transcribed interview of Jared Parsons about Hatchetman's Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois. According to Parsons, there was once a man who lived on Macke Road across from the Macke Cemetery. The man went insane and killed his wife...
    • Murdered spouses

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murder victims; Fire; Suicides;
    • This anonymous account of murdered spouses tells the story of J. Garber and his wife. Garber found his wife having an affair, and he killed the young man and his wife. After mourning her for years, he set fire to his house and killed himself. The...
    • Hatchet man

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Michael Costlow's transcribed interview of Susan Butler about the Hatchet Man in Bartholomew County, Indiana. According to Butler, the Hatchet Man went crazy after his wife was killed, and he started attacking cars with a hatchet. He killed two...
    • Hatchet man

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Michael Costlow's transcribed interview of Susan Butler about the Hatchet Man in Bartholomew County, Indiana. According to Butler, the Hatchet Man went crazy after his wife was killed, and he started attacking cars with a hatchet. He killed two...
    • Jail/prison legend, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Amy Meadlo's transcribed interview of an anonymous source about inmate murders in prisons. According to the source, one inmate killed another while they were working. The inmates didn't get along well, so one just killed the other and went on...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Brian Brown's transcribed variant of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by Richard L. Brown. according to this variant, Stiffy Green was a dog who belonged to a local man. After Stiffy took well to a stranger, his master became jealous and...
    • Hell's Gates, Clay County, Indiana

    • Ghosts; Supernatural; Tunnels;
    • Michael Hanna's transcribed interview of Steve Heinlein's account of a legend at Hell's Gates in Clay County, Indiana. At the old railroad trestle, there was a man killed by a car that hit him as he was walking through the tunnel. They said if you...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Graves; Chains; Slaves; Supernatural;
    • This is Holly Rush's typewritten account of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone collected by Shelby B. Sauerheber. According to legend, a slave killed by a chain has a cross in the shape of a chain on the side of his gravestone as proof that...
    • Turkey Run

    • Parke County (Ind.); Indians of North America; Homicides;
    • One typed page which relates a story handed down from early settlers about the death of Johnny Green. He was an Indian who lived on Green's Creek, which was named for him, who was killed because he threatened to kill a woman and her children while...
    • Bellush, Bernard, 1944

    • Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, ?/?/1944. Writes that Bellush's letter of November 14th thrilled him. Mentions that Irving Stone, author of CLARENCE DARROW FOR THE DEFENSE, is currently working on a novel about Eugene V. Debs. Writes that he appreciated...
    • Tucker, Alan L. 1920-11-08

    • Presidential elections -- United States; Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1920
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 11/08/1920. Writes that he is sending Eugene V. Debs a picture of his father who was killed in an airplane crash. Says that his father, Herman Tucker, picketed the Democratic Convention on behalf of the starving people of...
    • Untermann, Ernest 1911-11-18

    • Warren, Fred D., 1872 or 3-1959; Socialist Party of the United States of America; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 11/18/1911. Writes that he is glad that Eugene V. Debs has agreed to help him in the matter concerning his daughter, Elsa Untermann, and George Shoaf. Says that those who knew what happened to Elsa Untermann made no...
    • Vanzetti, Bartolomeo 1926-11-03

    • Condolence notes; United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 11/03/1926. Writes that he received Theodore Debs' letter sent from Lindlahr Sanitarium. Says that Eugene V. Debs has been "killed" because he was "too good." Letter to Theodore Debs, 11/03/1926. Says that he has been...

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