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CORN SHOULD BE "KNEE HIGH BY THE FOURTH OF JULY."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; LE ROY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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IF THE CORN IS KNEE HIGH BY THE FOURTH OF JULY, IT WILL BE
A GOOD CROP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 08-02-1968

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IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR FIRST RIPE TOMATO BY JULY 4, YOU ARE
A POOR GARDENER AND WILL HAVE A SMALL CROP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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IF THE CORN CROP WILL BE ANY GOOD, IT'LL BE KNEE HIGH BY THE
FOURTH OF JULY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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ALWAYS PLANT CUCUMBERS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY AFTER SUNDOWN.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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MOTHER AND DAD HAVE TOLD ME MANY TIMES ABOUT THE JULY 4TH IN THE
1930'S, WHEN A FLEET (LITERALLY SCORES) OF UFO'S CROSSED THE
SKIES ABOUT NOONTIME IN RICHMOND, MISSOURI. I HAVE HEARD,
SINCE THE TIME MY PARENTS TOLD ME, THE SAME STORY FROM OTHER
RICHMOND DWELLERS OF THE 1930'S. THEY BELIEVE IT.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; KANSAS CITY ; RICHMOND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00001930'S ; 00001950'S

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FOR CORN TO BE READY FOR EATING, IT HAD TO BE KNEE HIGH BY
THE FOURTH OF JULY.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- P244 P244.4
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-04-1970

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