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Lancaster County, Strausstown, powwowing, witches, salt, sulfur, warts, rain, Ascension Day


A typed folklore term paper completed at Franklin and Marshall College by Robert Hemhauser, dated May 23, 1950. Within, Hemhauser documents various folklore beliefs he obtained from a friend's mother and locals of Lancaster County. Topics covered include the practice of pow-wowing, superstitions involving salt, and cures for warts and freckles.

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Packet 601


Lancaster, Pennsylvania



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The Pennsylvania Dutch and Some of Their Lore



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