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    • Meng, J.A.C. 1926-03-12

    • Prohibition; Prohibitionists
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 3/12/1926. Writes that he does not have much time to respond to Meng's letter because he and his wife are getting ready to leave for a trip to Bermuda. Tells Meng that he did not have him personally in mind when he wrote...
    • Jones, Charles 1912-05-24

    • American Federation of Labor; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924; Prohibition; Socialist Party of the United States of America; Socialists;
    • Photocopy of letter to Eugene V. Debs on Prohibition National Committee letterhead, 5/24/12. Says that he is disappointed that his Prohibition platform was not accepted by the Socialist Party for consideration. Asks that Eugene V. Debs state his...
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Tony Ward's transcribed interview of Craig Harker about moonshiners near Chicago, Illinois. According to Harker, during prohibition many bootleggers didn't make it around a curve on highway 63 and now there is a spot called Dead Man's Cave.
    • Moonshiners, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Gregg Buickel's transcribed interview of Ralph McHargue about moonshiners in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to McHargue, the Springbrook Rod and Gun Club was a big deal during prohibition. Train cars full of alcohol would be delivered there....
    • Moonshiners, Shelburn, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Sara Russell's transcribed interview of Jim Thompson about moonshiners in Shelburn, Indiana. According to Thompson, there was an area known as Camp Thirsty where people went to drink during prohibition. One election a judge and a church were...
    • Moonshiners, Fowler, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Belinda Young's transcribed interview of Kenny Young about moonshiners in Fowler, Indiana. According to Young, there was once a shoot out between bootleggers and federal agents. The story goes that they were shooting at each other for hours and...
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Patricia Dickey about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Dickey, everyone in Clinton, Indiana, was bootlegging during the 1920s. It ruined a lot of lives.
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Domenic Nepote, Jr about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Nepote, there is supposedly a tunnel under the Wabash river between Vermillion County and Parke County. Bootleggers used it to escape...
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Domenic Nepote, Jr about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Nepote, his mother used to buy moonshine and water it down before selling it to men who came to her house.
    • Moonshiners, Clinton, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed interview of Domenic Nepote, Jr about moonshiners in Clinton, Indiana. According to Nepote, his mother went on a moonshine run with a family friend when she was a child.
    • Moonshiners, Coal City, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Janet Schafer's transcribed interview of John Schafer about moonshiners in Coal City, Indiana. According to Schafer, there was a man who buried whiskey in his garden and wouldn't let anyone know it was there. When people came to buy some he would...
    • Moonshiners, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Heather Ackerman's transcribed interview of Edwin Ackerman about moonshiners in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to Ackerman, a man down the road saw a giant snake and his son wanted Ackerman to help kill it. Ackerman's mother wouldn't let him go....
    • Moonshiners, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • Jody Feiler Ash's transcribed interview of Florence Roehm about moonshiners in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Roehm, the Springbrook Rod and Gun Club has exits off of all the dining rooms because the rooms were previously used for bootlegging...
    • 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...
    • Moonshiners, Vincennes, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Prohibition;
    • Lisa Acobert's transcribed interview with William Acobert about moonshiners in Vincennes, Indiana. According to Acobert, whenever the revenuers would come through town he would hide from them because he was scared.

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