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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance

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STAR BELIEF

YOU SHOULD WISH ON THE FIRST STAR.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA FALLS

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001950S

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SEASONAL CUSTOM -- SUMMER

ON THE FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, WHICH IS ON THE FIRST DAY OF
SUMMER, SINGLE GIRLS IN POLAND MAKE WREATHES OF THE FIRST SUMMER
FLOWERS AND THROW THEM ON THE LAKE OR POND. IF THE WREATHES FLOAT,
SHE WILL BE MARRIED THAT YEAR, IF IT SINKS, SHE WILL NOT.

Data entry tech comment: FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST: JUNE 24

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA FALLS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June 24 St. John's Day / Midsummer Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Summer
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Use of Object

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LEAP YEAR

A GIRL CAN ASK A GUY TO MARRY HER IF IT IS LEAP YEAR.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA FALLS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage During leap year

Date learned: 00001950S

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IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED WAITING IN LINE--LIKE ME.

Submitter comment: FOUND 125 FEET UP IN THIS MONUMENT.

Where learned: CANADA ; NIAGARA FALLS ; QUEENSTON HEIGHTS PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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