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Amazing Tales from Indiana : Midland Book - Fred D. Cavinder

Amazing Tales from Indiana

Midland Book

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1990
ISBN: 9780253206589
Number Of Pages: 159

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..". 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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"... 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

Introductionp. XI
The Boy Who Wanted to Be Buriedp. 1
The Kremlin Connectionp. 1
The Ohio River Turnaroundp. 2
Abuzz in the Bogp. 2
The Mother of Streamsp. 3
The Ghost Streamp. 4
Ironplated Welshmenp. 5
Fabulous Flowp. 5
Jolted into Actionp. 6
Dual Duelsp. 7
The Grass Is Always Bluerp. 8
Portrait of the Artist's Fatherp. 9
The Year without a Summerp. 10
In the Key of Strangep. 11
The Devil Spiritp. 12
The County That Disappearedp. 14
The Legendary Bear Womanp. 15
Harriet, Tom, and Elizap. 17
Passing the Wordp. 19
A Spel of Reformashunp. 20
China and the Martin Dynastyp. 21
The Almost Presidentp. 22
The Soule of Greeleyp. 23
Mark of the Hunterp. 24
This Gun for Hirep. 24
Going Whole Hogp. 25
The Unhappy Wandererp. 26
A Man Who ... And Another Man Who ... And ...p. 28
Reading, Writing, and Stage Frightp. 29
Boggstown Goes Southp. 30
The Lady on the Front Linesp. 32
Cradle of Commandersp. 34
The Gat with a Missionp. 35
Cowed at Vernonp. 37
Desertion and Disgracep. 38
Off the Wall Editionp. 39
Hoosiers Aweighp. 40
Start the Pressesp. 41
The Assassination Assemblagep. 43
Courthouse Tree-Top Tallp. 45
The Girl Who Wasn't Therep. 47
The Circus's Greatest Coupp. 49
Burning Desire to Diep. 50
Attractive Waterp. 51
The One and Only Curve-Ball Pitcherp. 52
Uneasy Rests the Head of Statep. 53
Stretch, the Mound Builderp. 55
Bedrock Imaginationp. 56
The Dome That Daunts Sciencep. 58
From a Reliable Source ...p. 58
The Benefactor of Booksp. 59
All Ships Aboardp. 60
Need a Body Cryp. 61
Indiana's Pharaohp. 62
The Desperate Designerp. 62
Knowing Beans about Itp. 64
Corn on the Currentp. 64
Harrison the Flag Waverp. 65
At Grammar He Declinedp. 67
The Kouts Boutp. 68
He Rode for a Fallp. 69
The Bigger They Comep. 70
Wake-a-Bye Jonesp. 75
Sight Versus Insightp. 77
Preaching Powerp. 78
From Horsehide to Cowboysp. 79
The Horse Sense That Falteredp. 80
Happy--Not so Fast--Birthdayp. 83
The Hanging Judgmentp. 83
Pregnant with Promisep. 85
Fingers Enoughp. 86
The Mosquito Martyrp. 88
Mother's Initial Helperp. 89
Dead Center in the Roadp. 90
When Smoking Caused Sparksp. 92
Quiet Please, This Is an Electionp. 93
Lewdness and a "G" Stringp. 94
Little Big-League Townp. 95
Ballooningp. 96
Prison Inside and Outsidep. 98
Cash on the Cobp. 100
World Series Wonderp. 100
Giving It the Gasp. 101
Judah Goes to the Moviesp. 103
A Congressman and His Dogp. 105
A Tip of the Hat to ...p. 107
Here's to the Heatp. 107
Lumbering Giantsp. 109
Planted Then, Dug Laterp. 112
Painting by Numbersp. 113
What's in a Name?p. 115
The Dunes Flower Childp. 115
The Center Who Carried His Loadp. 118
Victim and Survivorp. 119
Immovable Force, Irresistible Objectp. 120
Hot Time in the Old Statep. 120
The Up and Down Touchdownp. 121
Reach Out and Shift Someonep. 122
Dead Men Have Talesp. 125
Husking Corn for 200,000 Earsp. 126
It Was His Funeralp. 127
Caligula, Il Duce, and a Hoosierp. 128
Animal Anomaliesp. 129
Infantile Incidentsp. 130
The Brothers of Stonep. 131
Music to Milk Byp. 132
Wanted: One Modelp. 132
The Village That Vanishedp. 133
Odon's Home Fires Burningp. 135
The Attack Blimpp. 136
Bitten by Famep. 137
Horse Sensep. 139
A Salute to the Kernelp. 140
Ring around the Commodep. 141
No Bones about Itp. 142
Test Case for Auctioneersp. 143
Execution by Surgeryp. 145
The Fall and Rise of Roger Reynoldsp. 146
The Poster That Shouldn't Have Beenp. 147
Marjorie's Millionsp. 148
A Home That's Quite a Housep. 150
Mother Played Basketballp. 152
Fish Storiesp. 153
Wetting Dayp. 154
Two by Two by Twop. 155
A Little Soap Never Hurtp. 156
In the Chipsp. 156
Beating the Oddsp. 157
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ISBN: 9780253206589
ISBN-10: 0253206588
Series: Midland Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 159
Published: 22nd September 1990
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 13.97  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.23

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