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    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Steven Nixon's transcribed interview of Ralph Kendall about Abe Lincoln. According to Kendall, Lincoln was accused of stealing a whetstone. Lincoln had actually placed it up so high that the owner could not see or reach it.
    • Beeson Covered Bridge, Parke County, Indiana

    • Covered bridges -- Indiana -- Parke County; Beeson Covered Bridge (Parke County, Ind.); Plaques; Davis, William E.;
    • Photograph of a plaque in front of Beeson Covered Bridge in Parke County, Indiana. The bridge was built in 1906 by Frankfort Construction Company. It originally crossed Roaring Creek in Parke County, and in 1980 was moved to the entrance of...
    • Beeson Covered Bridge, Parke County, Indiana

    • Covered bridges -- Indiana -- Parke County; Beeson Covered Bridge (Parke County, Ind.); Plaques; Davis, William E.;
    • Photograph of a plque in front of Beeson Covered Bridge in Parke County, Indiana. The bridge was built in 1906 by Frankfort Construction Company. It originally crossed Roaring Creek in Parke County, and in 1980 was moved to the entrance of Billie...
    • Cherdron, Eliza Taylor 1945-01-01

    • Terre Haute (Ind.); World War, 1914-1918 -- Protest movements; Employment;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 01/01/1945. Writes that during the first world war a teacher in Terre Haute, Indiana was discharged for opposing the war. Mentions that the teacher signed on with an agency that placed her in a teaching job for much...
    • Copeland, William M. 1913-01-25

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; Children;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 01/25/1913. Writes that he was a fellow member of the Indiana House of Representatives with Debs in 1885. Remarks that he was a supporter of Debs's legislation to protect the interests of labor and children. Says that...
    • Debs, Eugene V. 1925-09-11

    • Labor unions;
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 9/11/1925. Writes that he is honored that the Labor Temple Association has placed a bronze portrait of him at the entrance of Labor Temple in Terre Haute, Indiana for his "humble services." Says that he has felt that...
    • Debs, Eugene V. n.d. 002

    • Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938; Pardon; Political prisoners;
    • Note to Theodore Debs, n.d. Asks Theodore Debs to answer Clarence Darrow's letter by telling him that he appreciates what he is doing for him but that he is sure that the "power" which has placed him here will not release him any sooner than it...
    • Face in the wall

    • Faces; Walls;
    • Becky Adam's transcribed personal interview about a face in the wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Adams, on Brown Avenue, there is a stone wall with stones placed to make out a face.
    • Face in the wall

    • Legends; Terre Haute (Ind.); Death; Faces; Automobile racing; Automobile driving; Automobiles; Fruitridge Avenue (Terre Haute, Ind.); Hulman Street (Terre Haute, Ind.);
    • Roberts Gioe's transcribed personal account of the Face in the Wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Gioe, a son was killed and was buried in a stone wall. His face appears on the stone where the coffin was placed.
    • Gravity Hill

    • Hills;
    • Ed Burgeson collected a legend from Jill Hall pertaining to a hill in South Bend, Indiana where a car will roll backwards up the hill when placed in neutral.
    • Gravity Hill

    • Hills;
    • Tim Mass collected a legend from Scott Meneilly pertaining to a hill a hill in which your vehicle will roll backwards up the hill if placed in neutral.
    • Gypsies, Gary, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Hodge's transcribed interview of Mary Ruby about gypsies. Ruby tells a tale of a gypsy man who escaped punishment and ran until he found a place to sleep. When he was given a pillow he placed it under his feet because they had helped him...

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