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    • Assailant in the backseat, Lake County, Indiana

    • Automobile service stations; Criminals; Hiding;
    • This is Tricia Booten's typewritten variant of the Assailant in the Backseat urban legend as collected by herself. In this variant, a woman stops for some gas when the attendant asks her to come inside the store. Once she is inside, the attendant...
    • Drunk and hangover superstitions

    • Alcohol; Medicines; Hangovers;
    • This is Ruth A. Schaefer's typewritten identifier for a hangover, collected by Carole A. Schaefer in Terre Haute, Vigo County. According to the remedy, if the room is spinning while one is lying in bed, one can place a foot on the floor to center...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Normal Advance 1915

    • 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.
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Dance; Ghosts;
    • Susan Hay's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Jacque Burbank. In this account, a boy picks up a girl who is walking in the snow on the way to a school dance and offers her his jacket. After the dance, he...
    • Hell's Gates, Clay County, Indiana

    • Trains; Arches; Hell;
    • Peter Goda's transcribed interview of Teko's account of a legend at Hell's Gates in Clay County,I ndiana. One night a young couple who were in love went to Hell's Gates to do a painting on the arch. The two young teens bodies were found lying in...
    • Reinbold, Philip K 1913-07-05

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926
    • Letter to Joseph Kluser, 7/15/1913. Writes that Kluser's piece "An Answer to Mr. Reinbold" is a "bald lie." Tells Kluser that he has been doing his dirtiest work to blacken Eugene V. Debs's name by lying about Eugene V. Debs and Theodore Debs...
    • Easton, Christopher 1920-02-12

    • Railroad strikes; Pullman Strike, 1894; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 2/12/1920. Asks Eugene V. Debs if Pullman cars were attached to freight trains during the Pullman strike to bring the strike into disrepute. Says that when he recently made this statement in public, William Taft said it...
    • Starks, S. Margaret 1920-11-02

    • Voting; Children; Political prisoners;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 11/02/1920. Writes that her mother and father went to the polls today and voted for Eugene V. Debs. Says that she wished that she was 9 years older so that she could vote for Eugene V. Debs, too. Assures Eugene V. Debs...
    • Hurt, Walter 1913-08-12

    • Hate mail; Kluser, C. Joseph;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 8/12/13. Assures Hurt that C. J. Kluser is a "lying, malicious scoundrel in the garb of a priest." Tells Hurt that Eugene V. Debs never threatened Kluser with a libel suit for saying that Eugene V. Debs was paid $5,000...
    • Licked hand, Marion County, Indiana

    • Criminals; Dogs; Homicides;
    • John Peterson's typewritten variant of The Licked Hand urban legend as collected by Vicky Tomamichel. In this variant, a girl discovers her dog has been gutted and killed after believing it spent the night lying by her bed.

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