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THE ANNEY OAKLEY

THE SILVER DOLLAR IS CALLED AN "ANNEY OAKLEY" BECAUSE SHE WAS
ABLE TO SHOOT THEM OUT OF THE AIR AFTER SOMEONE TOSSED IT UP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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WHEN YOUR HAND ITCHES, THAT MEANS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE GETTING
SOME UNEXPECTED MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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WHEN SHIPS ARE BEING BUILT, WORKMEN PUT A COIN UNDER THE MAIN
MAST TO BRING GOOD LUCK TO THE SHIP AND MONEY TO ITS OWNER.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 07-00-1972

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO FIND A PENNY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A COMMON SUPERSTITION. I CANNOT REMEMBER WHERE I

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: 07-29-1968

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IT WAS TOLD TO ME BY A BLACK MAN THAT IT WAS UNLUCKY TO
RECEIVE A KNIFE WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT. THEREFORE, HE SAID
I SHOULD NEVER RECEIVE A KNIFE AS A GIFT, BUT MUST AT
LEAST GIVE THE PERSON WHO WAS OFFERING ME THE KNIFE A
PENNY. THE MAN COULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT BY PAYING FOR
THE KNIFE IT WAS MORE PERSONALLY HIS AND THEREBY THE
KNIFE WOULD PROTECT HIM MORE WHEN HE USED IT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sharp objects
BELIEF -- Conversions Money

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE ANNEY OAKLEY

THE SILVER DOLLAR IS CALLED AN "ANNEY OAKLEY" BECAUSE SHE WAS
ABLE TO SHOOT THEM OUT OF THE AIR AFTER SOMEONE TOSSED IT UP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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THE ANNEY OAKLEY

THE SILVER DOLLAR IS CALLED AN "ANNEY OAKLEY" BECAUSE SHE WAS
ABLE TO SHOOT THEM OUT OF THE AIR AFTER SOMEONE TOSSED IT UP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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