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    • Hell's Gates, Clay County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Supernatural; Bridges;
    • Setth Scott's transcribed interview of an anonymous account of a supernatural experience at Hell's Gates in Clay County, Indiana. The first time the informant went through Hell's Gates she went through and her car died. The next time she went back,...
    • Lamp, carbide

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Acetylene lamps; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies;
    • Four carbide lamps used by coal miners between 1912 and the 1930s. Water dripping on the carbide in the lamp produced a gas that went to the lens. To create light the miner then lit the lamp wick. Miners purchased their own carbide for...
    • Sinclair, Upton 1930-07-17

    • Ghosts; Religion; Mediums;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 07/17/1930. Writes that he has published a book called MENTAL RADIO about experiments in telepathy. Says that he went with William McDougall to see the well-known medium Arthur Ford. Informs Theodore Debs that he took five...
    • Tymcio, A. 1920-11-15

    • Presidential elections -- United States; Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1920
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 11/15/1920. Says that while most of the votes went to others in the recent election most of the love went to Eugene V. Debs. Writes that it is a consolation that Eugene V. Debs and others like him persist in such a money...
    • Stone, Irving  1946-10-24

    • Debs family; Terre Haute (Ind.); Debs, Jean Daniel;
    • Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 10/24/1946. Asks that Cooper tell him when Jean Daniel Debs went blind, what happened to Jean Daniel Debs' grocery store when he went blind, whether or not Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs ever moved...
    • Sinclair, Upton 1930-07-17

    • Ghosts; Books;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 07/17/1930. Writes that he has published a book called MENTAL RADIO about experiments in telepathy. Says that he went with William McDougall to see the well-known medium Arthur Ford. Informs Theodore Debs that he took five...
    • Hurt, Walter 1926-10-21

    • American Appeal; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial; Elmhurst (Ill.); Sick persons; Health; Terre Haute (Ind.);
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 10/21/26. Writes that he went to Elmhurst, Illinois but was too late to see him before he left with Eugene V. Debs' body. Says that he would have went to Terre Haute, Indiana for the funeral except for the fact that his ill...
    • Karsner, Rose 1926-10-28

    • Condolence notes; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial; Elmhurst (Ill.); International Labor Defense; Lindlahr Sanitarium; Terre Haute (Ind.);
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on International Labor Defense letterhead, 10/28/26. Sends condolences on Eugene V. Debs' death. Writes that she saw Eugene V. Debs at Lindlahr Sanitarium when she was visiting James Cannon. Says that she went over to say...
    • Odell, Spurgeon 1921-11-27

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; Socialist Party of the United States of America;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on Bank of North Dakota letterhead, 11/27/1921. Writes that he went to the office of the STAR this morning, retrieved the remaining copies of the newspaper from 11/18/1921, and is now sending them off to Theodore Debs. Says...
    • Haunted forests, Cass County, Indiana

    • Forests; Supernatural;
    • Mike Fischer's transcribed interview of Dave Iles account of a legend involving a young couple who went out to the woods where a lady who was said to be crazy lived. They heard a lot of noise so the boy went out to see what it was and he never...
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Robert W. Simko's transcribed interview of Ken Darrow's account of Martin Piniak. Darrow states that there is a man living under a bridge in East Chicago, Indiana. This man used to be very wealthy and successful until he went crazy. He went crazy...
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Ellen Guckien's transcribed interview of Wayne Demkowicz about Martin Piniak. Demkowicz tells three different accounts of Piniak. In one account, Piniak lost his money in the stock market crash and went to live under a bridge. In the second...
    • 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...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Gaye Riner's transcribed personal account of a woman who went insane after the death of her child. According to Riner, the woman went crazy after her baby died and has chased her husband around with an axe. She also tries to dig up her baby's grave.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Devon Scobee's transcribed interview of Lanni Clifford about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Clifford, a woman's husband died and then her son served in World War II. She got notification of her son's death and...
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Ted Parker's transcribed interview of Mary Parker about a woman who went insane after the death of her spouse. According to Parker, the woman's fiance was killed the night before their wedding and the woman went crazy after finding out.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Barbara Parker's transcribed interview of Mary Parker about a woman who went insane after the death of her spouse. According to Parker, the woman's fiance was killed the night before their wedding and the woman went crazy after finding out.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Michael Mulligan's transcribed personal account of a man who went insane after his wife's death. According to Mulligan, the man went insane after hearing of his wife's death and passed the insane behavior on to his son.

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