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    • Outlaw legend, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

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    • David White's transcribed interview of Bill Price about an outlaw legend from southern Illinois. According to Price, there were outlaws who would rob travelers and throw their bodies into the river afterwards. This all took place near Cave-In-Rock,...
    • Outlaw legend, Cannelton, Indiana

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    • Carolyn Dixon's transcribed interview of Oscar Dixon about some outlaws. According to Dixon, the Bucktown Boys and the Tennessee Boys met one night and had a huge brawl. It ended with many people being hospitalized.
    • Outlaw legend, Merom, Indiana

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    • Linda Turpen's transcribed interview of Walter Edgar Smith about outlaws. According to Smith, a man once stole a horse and to avoid getting caught with it, he cut the horse open and sank it in the river.
    • Outlaw legend, West Terre Haute, Indiana

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    • Linda Brazzell's transcribed interview of Howard Lee about outlaws. According to Lee, he once knew a man who was a saddle tramp. This man would ride his horse all over in search of work. Once he was so hungry that he asked a random Indian woman for...
    • Outlaw legend, Paoli, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Duane Benham's transcribed interview of Owen Stout about outlaws in Paoli, Indiana. According to Stout, there was a family named Miller, and they were robbers. They robbed people all over town. No one called the law because in that time it was...
    • Outlaw legend, Sanbornville, New Hampshire

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Steve Shepard's transcribed interview of Alex Jonsen about an outlaw story from Sanbornville, New Hampshire. According to Jonsen, some outlaws tried to stop a train by rolling a big rock on to the tracks, but the rock stopped short and the train...
    • Outlaw legend, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Kenneth Allen's transcribed interview of James Watts about an outlaw story from Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Watts, there were some boys who were throwing a dog into a fire and when the dog caught fire it ran under the barn. The barn caught...
    • Outlaw legend, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • John Lane's transcribed interview of Rodney Dowell about Simon Gurdy. According to Dowell, Simon Gurdy was captured by Indians and became a cannibal. Mothers would warn their children not to go in the woods or they could be caught and eaten by...
    • Outlaw legend, Kentland, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Kandis Koppen's transcribed interview of D. Joe Bower about an outlaw story from Kentland, Indiana. According to Bower, there was a swampy area near Kentland, Indiana, and people would steal horses and take them to an island in the swamp before...
    • Outlaw legend, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Carolyn Sutliff's transcribed interview of Robert McDaniel about an outlaw story from Clinton, Indiana. According to McDaniel, when men wanted to get in fights they used to bang rocks together and listen for the reply. When the men banging rocks...
    • Outlaw legend, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Peggy Conklin's transcribed interview of Mark Gladson about an outlaw story from Indianapolis, Indiana. According to Gladson, when he was young he ran away from home. He found some old "wineheads" who took care of him until the police found him.
    • Outlaw legend, Emison, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Lola Faris' transcribed personal account of Bruiser Bill Wolfe. According to Faris, Wolfe was her grandfather. Wolfe would accept alcohol from every candidate who wanted him to vote for them. Once he drank seven pints of whiskey and then didn't...
    • Outlaw legend, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Crimes;
    • Cindy Thomas' transcribed interview of Robert Pence about an outlaw. According to Pence, a man stole several cows and then went across a flooded creek. When the townsfolk found the man, he was hanging from a tree surrounded by the stolen cows.

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