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SUPERSTITIONS

THERE IS AN ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND: WOODS ISLAND
( INSMARA ) LOCATED IN THE BAY OF ISLANDS THAT WAS A BASE FOR
PIRATES. EVERY YEAR THERE IS SOMEBODY WHO FINDS BURIED TREASURE.
IT IS REPORTED THAT THESE LUCKY PEOPLE USE THE ACTUAL MAPS. YOU
BETTER BE CAREFUL IF YOU GO THERE TO DIG FOR TREASURE BECAUSE THERE
ARE STILL THE GHOSTS OF PIRATES WALKING THE ISLAND- MANY OF THEM
WITH HEADS MISSING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BURIED TREASURE.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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SUPERSTITION

IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF YOU FIND THE END OF THE RAINBOW, YOU
WILL FIND A POT OF GOLD.

Where learned: BAHAMAS ; NASSAU

James Callow Keyword(s): TREASURE WEALTH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00001970S

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WHEN THE WAGERS FAMILY ARRIVED FROM FRANCE IN THE LATE
1700'S, THE TWO BROTHERS WHO IMMIGRATED BOUGHT LAND IN CENTRAL
KENTUCKY. THEY BUILT TWIN PLANTATION HOUSES. DURING THE CIVIL
WAR, A WARFORD DESCENDANT ALLEGEDLY FILLED A HUNTING HORN WITH
MONEY AND HID IT SOMEWHERE ON THE FAMILY'S LAND. NO ONE HAS YET
FOUND THE LEGENDARY MONEY HORN. THE LAND IS NO LONGER HELD BY THE
FAMILY.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER LEARNED OF THIS LEGEND THIS YEAR FROM HER ELDERLY
AUNTS AND AN UNCLE. WHEN SHE AND HER RELATIVES WENT TO VISIT THE
REMAINING HOUSE (THE OTHER BURNED DOWN), THEY WERE GREETED BY THE
CURRENT OWNER WITH "Y'ALL MUST BE WARFORDS!" WHEN MY MOTHER TOLD
ME OF THIS LEGEND SHE ADDED A COMMENT THAT "KNOWING THE LUCK OUR
FAMILY HAS, IF THERE REALLY IS A MONEY HORN, IT'S PROBABLY FILLED
WITH CONFEDERATE MONEY!"

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; IRVINE

Keyword(s): TREASURE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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Proverb

At the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Gold ; Maxim ; Pot ; PROVERB ; RAINBOW ; TREASURE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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THE LEGEND OF POT GOLD

THE TORIES BEFORE FLEEING NEW YORK, TOOK ALL THEIR GOLD
AND PUT IT IN HUGE IRON POTS. THEY BURIED THESE POTS IN THE
MOUNTAINS AND TO THIS DAY THERE STILL REMAINS SOME
TO BE FOUND.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Legend ; MONEY ; Pot of Gold ; Tories ; TREASURE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mineral

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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