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FINGER LAKES LEGEND

ACCORDING TO THE LEGENDS OF THE INDIANS OF NEW YORK, THE SO-CALLED
FINGER
LAKES ARE THE RESULT OF A GIANT FALLING AND LEAVING HIS HAND
IMPRINT IN THE EARTH.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Abnormal in size
BELIEF -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 10-14-1970

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LAKE BELIEF

ACCORDING TO LOCAL INDIAN BELIEF IN SYRACUSE NEW YORK, THE LAKE HAS
NO END AND JUST SINKS ENDLESSLY IN THE EARTH.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 10-14-1970

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FINGER LAKES BELIEF

THE IROQUOIS BELIEVED THAT THE FINGER LAKES OF UPPER NEW YORK STATE WERE
FORMED BY THE HAND OF GOD, DESCENDING IN BLESSING UPON THE LAND.

Submitter comment:

MR. WYATT LEARNED OF THE LEGEND WHILE LIVING IN GENEVA, NEW YORK,
HIS HOME. GENEVA IS ONE OF THE FINGER LAKES.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; CREATION ; Entomology ; Finger Lakes ; God ; Indigenous ; Iroquois ; NAME ; NEW YORK

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bred animal
BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 10-22-1965

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LAKE SUPERIOR BELIEF

LAKE SUPERIOR IS KNOWN AS THE LAKE THAT DOES NOT GIVE UP ITS
DEAD. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT BECAUSE THE LAKE IS SO COLD,
THE BODIES DON'T DECOMPOSE AND RISE TO THE SURFACE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Dead ; Decompose ; Lake ; Lake Superior ; Nickname ; Origin ; TEMPERATURE ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SHAKER LAKE BELIEF

MANY PEOPLE HAVE DROWNED IN SHAKER LAKE AROUND CLEVELAND, OHIO.
BECAUSE OF THIS, NO ONE WILL SWIM THERE, BECAUSE IT IS BELIEVED
THAT ANYONE WHO DOES WILL DROWN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cleveland ; Drown ; Lake ; OHIO ; Shaker Lake ; SUPERSTITION ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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BOTTOMLESS LAKE BELIEF

WHEN ON VACATION AT HOUGHTON LAKE, MY FATHER TOLD ME THAT
THERE WAS A LAKE NEARBY WHICH HAD BEEN SOUNDED BUT BOTTOM WAS NEVER
FOUND. (PROBABLY HIGGINS LAKE.)

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS PROBABLY HIGGINS LAKE, WHICH IS 135 DEEP.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS GEODETIC SURVEY.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HOUGHTON LAKE

Keyword(s): Bottomless Lake ; Higgins Lake ; Houghton Lake ; Lake ; Legend

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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LAKES BELIEF

SOME PEOPLE HOLD THAT THERE IS A SUBTERRANEAN CONNECTION BETWEEN
LAKE HURON AND HIGGINS LAKE. THIS BELIEF IS EXEMPLIFIED BY AN
INDIAN TALE OF AN INDIAN WHO WAS DROWNED DURING A STORM ON HIGGINS
LAKE, BUT WHOSE CANOE WAS FOUND ADRIFT ON LAKE HURON.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; Higgins Lake ; INDIAN ; Lake ; Lake Huron ; Lakes ; Legend ; Subterranean

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 02-00-1968

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LAKE BELIEF

ACCORDING TO LOCAL INDIAN BELIEF IN SYRACUSE NEW YORK, THE LAKE HAS
NO END AND JUST SINKS ENDLESSLY IN THE EARTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): American Indians ; ETYMOLOGY ; GEOGRAPHY ; INDIANS ; Lake ; Legend ; Lore ; NEW YORK ; River ; Syracuse ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 10-14-1970

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FINGER LAKES BELIEF

THE IROQUOIS BELIEVED THAT THE FINGER LAKES OF UPPER NEW
YORK STATE WERE FORMED BY THE HAND OF GOD, DESCENDING IN BLESSING
UPON THE LAND.

Submitter comment:

MR. WYATT LEARNED OF THE LEGEND WHILE LIVING IN GENEVA, NEW YORK
HIS HOME. GENEVA IS ONE OF THE FINGER LAKES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; BELIEF ; BLESSING ; ETYMOLOGY ; Finger ; Finger Lakes ; Hand of God ; INDIAN ; Iroquois ; Lakes ; Lakes ; Legend ; NEW YORK ; Origin ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 10-22-1965

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THE LAKE THAT DOESN'T GIVE UP ITS DEAD

LAKE SUPERIOR IS KNOWN AS THE LAKE THAT DOES NOT GIVE UP ITS
DEAD. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT BECAUSE THE LAKE IS SO COLD,
THE BODIES DON'T DECOMPOSE AND RISE TO THE SURFACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SHAKER LAKE BELIEF

MANY PEOPLE HAVE DROWNED IN SHAKER LAKE AROUND CLEVELAND, OHIO.
BECAUSE OF THIS, NO ONE WILL SWIM THERE, BECAUSE IT IS BELIEVED
THAT ANYONE WHO DOES WILL DROWN.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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BOTTOMLESS LAKE BELIEF

WHEN ON VACATION AT HOUGHTON LAKE, MY FATHER TOLD ME THAT
THERE WAS A LAKE NEARBY WHICH HAD BEEN SOUNDED BUT BOTTOM WAS NEVER
FOUND. (PROBABLY HIGGINS LAKE.)

Submitter comment: THIS WAS PROBABLY HIGGINS LAKE, WHICH IS 135 DEEP.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS GEODETIC SURVEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HOUGHTON LAKE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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LAKES BELIEF

SOME PEOPLE HOLD THAT THERE IS A SUBTERRANEAN CONNECTION BETWEEN
LAKE HURON AND HIGGINS LAKE. THIS BELIEF IS EXEMPLIFIED BY AN
INDIAN TALE OF AN INDIAN WHO WAS DROWNED DURING A STORM ON HIGGINS
LAKE, BUT WHOSE CANOE WAS FOUND ADRIFT ON LAKE HURON.

Where learned: KLENTNER RIDING ACADEMY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 02-00-1968

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LEGEND OF THE WALHALLA MONSTER WHO ABDUCTED AN INDIAN
MAIDEN LONG AGO AND WAS BELIEVED BY INDIANS IN THE
AREA TO HAVE LIVED IN THE LAKE.

Submitter comment: THIS STORY IS TOLD EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AS THE VACATIONERS
AT THIS RESORT END THEIR STAY. THE GROUP ASSEMBLES AROUND
A BONFIRE AND, ON CUE, THE OWNER, DRESSED AS THE MONSTER,
COMES OUT OF THE LAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WALHALLA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Supernatural Being
BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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THERE IS A LAKE NEAR TRAVERSE CITY CALLED TORCH LAKE. IT IS
ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE LAKES IN THAT AREA, BUT IT IS SAID
THAT THERE IS NO BOTTOM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LAKE. A FEW
YEARS AGO, A GIRL WENT SWIMMING THERE. HER BODY WAS NEVER
FOUND. A HELICOPTER WAS NEVER SEEN AGAIN AFTER LANDING THERE
LAST YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 10-00-1987

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A GREAT LAKES LEGEND

THERE IS A BELL ON THE CANADIAN SIDE OF LAKE HURON
THAT RINGS EVERY TIME A SHIP GOES DOWN ON THE
GREAT LAKES.

Submitter comment: HEARD AT HOME IN ROGERS CITY, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ROGERS CITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 02-04-1967

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