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    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Rick Brye's transcribed interview of Carol johnstone about Abe Lincoln. According to Johnstone, Lincoln was not as honest as people would like to think. Johnstone states that Lincoln once defended a man who was accused of killing a black man. The...
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Rick Brye's transcribed interview of Carol Johnstone about Abe Lincoln. According to Johnstone, Lincoln once jumped out a window to avoid having to vote on an issue.
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Jeffrey Pierce's transcribed interview of W.J. Pierce about Abe Lincoln. According to Pierce, there was a house on Indiana 550 where Abe Lincoln stayed once. The front step from this house is now part of the Pierce family's fire place.
    • Andrews, Mary Madden 1977-07-30

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Fans (Persons);
    • Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 7/20/77. Writes that she used to wait on Eugene V. Debs at a restaurant she once worked at. Explains that she always appreciated Debs and his generosity.
    • Animal lover, Washington, Indiana

    • Cats; Dogs; Pets; Pigeons; Animals;
    • Ann Ledgerwood's transcribed interview of Greg Wimmenauer's account of an animal lover in Washington, Indiana. According to Wimmenauer, there was a lady who lived with between fifty and one hundred cats. She never got rid of them because they were...
    • 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...
    • Assailant in the backseat, Lake County, Indiana

    • Criminals; Automobiles; Automobile service stations; African Americans;
    • This is Bonnie Bales's typewritten variant of the Assailant in the Backseat urban legend as collected by Marge Skalba. In this variant, a woman is buying some gas when the station attendant informs her that he must call the police because her money...
    • Assailant in the backseat, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Automobile service stations; Criminals; Counterfeiting;
    • Kathy McGrath's typewritten variant of the Assailant in the Backseat urban legend as collected by Priscilla Craven. In this variant, a woman tries to pay for gas at a gas station when the attendant tells her that her money is counterfeit. Once she...
    • Barnes, Sara C. 1920-12-18

    • Debs, Theodore, 1864-1945; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 12/18/1920. Says that she is concerned over Theodore Debs's welfare. Thinks that Theodore Debs should rest once Eugene V. Debs is freed. Expresses the hope that Eugene V. Debs will be free by Christmas.
    • Bellush, Bernard 1944-02-21

    • Fascism; Great Britain; New Leader;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs from "Somewhere in Britain," 2/21/1944. Says that Robert Ingersoll once wrote, "To plow is to pray, to plant is to prophesy, and the harvest answers and fulfils." Remarks that Robert Ingersoll's name probably brings back...
    • Bellush, Bernard, 1944-02-21

    • Great Britain; Socialism;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs from "Somewhere in Britain," 2/21/1944. Says that Robert Ingersoll once wrote, "To plow is to pray, to plant is to prophesy, and the harvest answers and fulfils." Remarks that Robert Ingersoll's name probably brings back...
    • Berry, Frederick Forrest, 1912-03-08

    • Books; Publications; Socialism -- United States -- Newspapers; Appeal to Reason; National Rip-Saw;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Torch of Reason Publishing Company letterhead, 3/8/1912. Says that he cannot believe that Eugene V. Debs and Fred Warren has refused to publish a book review for his work THE TORCH OF REASON in the APPEAL TO REASON after...
    • Bigelow, Herbert, n.d

    • Bigelow, Herbert S. (Herbert Seely), b. 1870;
    • Note from Eugene V. Debs to Theodore Debs, n.d. Says that he appreciated Bigelow's letters. Mentions that he once spoke to Bigelow's congregation. Remarks that he remembers T. J. Mulvihill well.
    • Boardman, Helen, 1921-05-07

    • Moore, Samuel; Amnesty;
    • Note from Eugene V. Debs to Theodore Debs on envelope postmarked 5/7/1921. Says that he has had close contact with Samuel Moore. Remarks that if it were up to him he would release Samuel Moore at once.
    • Bogart, Guy 1921-09-29

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942;
    • Letter to Eugene V Debs, 09/29/1921. Writes that he wants to once more clasp Eugene V. Debs's hand. Says that the world has changed a lot since 1914. Tells Eugene V. Debs that there are too many people who speak of the newer social order as a...

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