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    • Animal eater, Pleasantville, Indiana

    • Eating & drinking; Cats; Dogs; Pets; Eccentrics;
    • LeAnne Daniels' transcribed interview of a 75 year-old man about an animal eater in Pleasantville, Indiana. The animal eater's name was Os Graham and he was formerly known as the Wild Man of Borneo in a circus. When in the circus, he would eat live...
    • Jesse James

    • Legends; People; Criminals;
    • LeAnne Daniels's transcribed interview of an anonymous 59 year-old woman about Jesse James. According to this source, Jesse James and his gang used to hide in her grandfather's barn.
    • Jesse James

    • Legends; People; Criminals;
    • Kathie Flood's transcribed interview of an anonymous 80 year-old female about Jesse James. According to this source, Jesse James was shot while in Shoals, Indiana.
    • 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...
    • Folk doctors, Doc Cox

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Charles Baldwin's transcribed interview of an anonymous 76 year-old man about Doc Cox. According to this source, Doc Cox was mostly Indian and lived south of Sullivan, Indiana. He was an herb doctor and he never graduated from high school. The...
    • Folk doctors, Doc Wheat

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • John Mark Harper's transcribed interview of an anonymous 60 year-old male about Doc Wheat. According to this source, Doc Wheat lived in Coxville, Indiana, and he was an actual doctor. He hada medical degree from Indiana University Medical School....
    • Gypsies, Henry County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • LeAnne Dugger's transcribed interview of an anonymous 59 year-old female about gypsies. According to this source, a young girl named Catherine Winters was kidnapped from New Castle, Indiana, by a band of gypsies. This source remembers that there...
    • Newspaper man of Evansville

    • Legends; People; Automobiles; Death of spouse; Newspapers;
    • Darlene Beckman's transcribed interview of an anonymous female about the Newspaper Man of Evansville, Indiana. According to this account, the man sits in an old car that is parked in front of his house every night at 10:00. It is said that his wife...
    • Misers in Dugger, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Misers; Miserliness;
    • Le Anne Daniels' transcribed interview of an anonymous source about a miser in Dugger, Indiana. According to the source, there was a man named Martin Pirtle who lived in Duggar, Indiana, and he lived as a pauper even though he had a lot of money.
    • Hobo -- Summit, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Tramps; Railroads;
    • Jason Woodyard's transcribed interview of an anonymous 70 year-old female about a hobo in Summit, Illinois. According to this source, her husband's family would feed hoboes whenever the hoboes came to the family's house during the Depression.
    • 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.);
    • Darlene Beckman's transcribed interview of an anonymous source about the Face in the Wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to this source, a sixteen year-old boy was drinking and driving very fast. He hit the wall when he missed his driveway and...
    • 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.);
    • Jacque Burbank's transcribed interview of Steve Lynns about the Face in the Wall in Jasper, Indiana. According to Lynns, a sixteen year-old boy was drunk and ran his new car into a stone wall. People say his face is still visible to this day.
    • Normal Advance 1913

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; Indiana State University; Education; Literature; College yearbooks;
    • A monthly journal written and published by the students and faculty of Indiana State Normal School. The last issue of the school year was dedicated to the graduating seniors and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.

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