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THE GREAT FIRE OF 1874

THIS FIRE BURNED DOWN THE WHOLE TOWN. THERE WERE THREE CITIES
AT THAT TIME, AND THE FIRE STARTED IN WEST SAGINAW. THE FIRE
STARTED AT A SAWMILL BY THE BRIDGE. IT CROSSED THE BRIDGE,
BURNING DOWN THE BRIDGE IN THE PROCESS, AND THEN BURNED EAST
SAGINAW. THERE IS A LEGEND THAT A PRIEST WALKED AROUND ST MARY'S
HOSPITAL ALL DURING THE FIRE AND IT WAS SPARED. THE PRIEST WAS
SAYING HIS BRIEVIARY THE WHOLE TIME. EVERYTHING ELSE AROUND THE
HOSPITAL WAS BURNED.

Submitter comment: THE FACT THAT THE TOWN WAS BUILT ON SAWDUST HAD SOMETHING TO DO
WITH THE WAY THE FIRE SPREAD EVERYWHERE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CIRCUMAMBULATION

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Fire
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms

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IF YOU GET UP AND RUN AROUND THE TABLE WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING CARDS
IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): CIRCUMAMBULATION ; REVERSAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions Games Pastimes Sports

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO WALK AROUND MY CHAIR WHEN PLAYING CARDS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): CIRCUMAMBULATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Games Pastimes Sports

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IF YOU CAN WALK AROUND THE BLOCK WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL OF
WATER, YOU WILL BE MARRIED THAT YEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): CIRCUMAMBULATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms

Date learned: 06-27-1973

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RUN AROUND THE HOUSE THREE TIMES, YOU WILL SEE THE VISION OF
YOUR HUSBAND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): CIRCUMAMBULATION

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 06-26-1973

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