Amazing Tales from Indiana

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Indiana University Press, 1990 - History - 158 pages

"... freaky and fascinating... Cavinder is a storyteller with an engaging sense of humor." —Gary (IN) Post-Tribune

"Because the contents of this eminently readable book cover many people, places, and events there is something for every reader young and old." —Madison Courier

It's Ripley's with a Hoosier twist—Fred Cavinder has put together a group of findings and stories, some kooky and strange, some from the twilight zone, some historical oddities and fascinations, all gleaned from Indiana. Submitted for your consideration: the blind man who designed and built an automobile, the "volunteer" tree growing out of a courthouse roof, and much, much more.

 

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Fun anecdotal reading about Indiana, such as the origin of the Coca Cola bottle in Terre Haute, the city I live in. Diana of the Dunes in Northern Indiana. The Barn House near Spencer, which is no ... Read full review

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There are some interesting little known facts here. I was surprised to find some stories very close to where I live, which is in the middle of nowhere! Quick read! Read full review

Contents

THE BENEFACTOR OF BOOKS
59
All SHIPS ABOARD
60
NEED A BODY
61
INDIANAs PHARAOH 62 THE DESPERATE DESIGNER
62
KNOWING BEANS ABOUT IT 64 CORN ON THE CURRENT
64
HARRISON THE FLAG WAVER
65
AT GRAMMAR HE DECLINED
67
THE KOUTS BOUT
68
CASH ON THE
100
A TIP OF THE HAT
107
PAINTING BY NUMBERS
113
REACH OUT AND SHIFT SOMEONE
122
CALIGULA IL DUCE AND A Hoosier
128
ODONs HOME FIRES BURNING
135
THE ATTACK BLIMP
136
BITTEN BY FAME
137

HE RODE FOR A FALL
69
THE BIGGER THEY COME
70
WAKEABYE JONES
75
SIGHT VERSUS INSIGHT
76
PREACHING POWER
78
FROM HoRSEHIDE TO COWBOYS
79
THE HORSE SENSE THAT FALTERED
80
HAPPYNOT SO FASTBIRTHDAY 83 THE HANGING JUDGMENT
83
PREGNANT WITH PROMISE
85
FINGERS ENOUGH
86
THE Mosquito MARTYR
88
MOTHERs INITIAL HELPER
89
DEAD CENTER IN THE ROAD
90
WHEN SMOKING CAUSED SPARKs
92
QUIET PLEASE THis Is AN ELECTION
93
LEWDNESS AND A G STRING
94
LiTTLE BIGLEAGUE Town
95
BALLOONING
96
HORSE SENSE
139
A SALUTE TO THE KERNEL
140
RING AROUND THE COMMODE
141
No BONES ABOUT
142
TEST CASE FOR AUCTIONEERS
143
ExECUTION BY SURGERY
145
THE FALL AND RISE OF ROGER REYNOLDS
146
THE POSTER THAT SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN
147
MARJORIEs MILLIONS
148
A Home THATs QUITE A House
150
MOTHER PLAYED BASKETBALL
152
FISH STORIES
153
WETTING
154
TWO BY TWO BY
155
A LITTLE SOAP NEVER HURT 156 IN THE CHiPs
156
BEATING THE ODDS
157
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