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    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Charles Baldwin's transcribed interview of an anonymous 76 year-old male. This account states that Sheets wanted to be buried with a phone and a bottle of whiskey. The phone was to call in case he woke up, and the whiskey was so he could have a...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Bill Ringo's transcribed interview of William Ridge's account of Martin Sheets' request to have a phone and whiskey put inside his mausoleum with him after death. William Ridge said that Martin Sheets believed that some people were chosen for a...
    • Buried treasure

    • Treasure hunts; Ships; Boat & ship industry; Whiskey;
    • Bill Hooch collected a legend from Steve Ropp pertaining to a ship that blew up and contained lots of barrels of whiskey.
    • Prohibition days

    • Beer; Whiskey; Prohibition; Stills (Distilleries); Brewing industry;
    • Five handwritten pages describing bootlegging activities in Vermillion County during the Prohibition. Beer and whiskey were made during this time.
    • Goebel, George 1912-08-11

    • Barnes, John Mahlon, 1866-1934; Jones, Mother, 1837-1930;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 8/11/12. Writes that having a referendum on the J. Mahlon Barnes matter is a "fraud" and an "outrage." Tells Eugene V. Debs that the only reason the referendum went through is because many of the comrades thought Eugene V....
    • Hines, Paul J. 1942-10-18

    • Biography; Books; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Eastman, Max, 1883-1969; Sick persons; Health; Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902; Socialists;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on Home and School Library Association letterhead, 10/18/42. Says that he recently drove through Terre Haute, Indiana on his way to Bloomington, Illinois and stopped to send a telegram at the Western Union office. Writes...
    • Meng, J.A.C. 1926-03-09

    • Prohibition; Prohibitionists; Socialism
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 3/9/1926. Says that he has in his possession a letter written by S. S. McClure saying that he did not publish an article Eugene V. Debs wrote back in 1894 as a response to the use of federal troops in the Pullman Strike...
    • 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, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Morgan Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, he used to mix whiskey with wine so it wouldn't be as strong and it would last longer.
    • Moonshiners, Chicago, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Prohibition; Alcohol;
    • James Slaven's transcribed interview of Francis Kyle about moonshiners in Chicago, Illinois. According to Kyle, there were many houses with stills in the basements. Once when the federal agents came in, they destroyed the stills and whiskey ran...
    • Martin Sheets, phone in mausoleum

    • Telephones; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Fear; Buried Alive; Reincarnation; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • Pam Townsend's transcribed account of Martin Sheets and the phone in his mausoleum. Townsend stated that Sheets was buried with a bottle of whiskey and a phone in case he was buried alive. If he woke up, he could call a cab and have a drink while...
    • 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...
    • Martin Sheets

    • Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Folklore;Sheets, Martin; Telephones; Highland Lawn Cemetery;
    • This is an oral interview with Mildred Heleine about Martin Sheets who was buried with a telephone and bottle of whiskey in his mausoleum.

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