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THE "HAIRICANS"

THE AREA A FEW MILES PAST HERE (HIS HOUSE) IS KNOWN TO
MOST PEOPLE AS THE "HAIRICANS" (MY OWN SPELLING OF IT--
I'VE NEVER SEEN IT IN PRINT). THE STORY IS THAT ON
CHRISTMAS EVE OF 1860 A HURRICANE HIT THERE, AND FROM THEN
ON EVERYBODY CALLED IT THE "HAIRICANS."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve

Date learned: 08-03-1968

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