About the Author
Thomas White is the university archivist and curator of special collections in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Duquesne's History Department and an adjunct professor of history at La Roche College. White received a master's degree in public history from Duquesne University. Besides the folklore and history of Pennsylvania, his areas of interest include public history and American cultural history. He is the author of Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh
and Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia (coauthored with Edward White), all published by The History Press.
Michael Hassett is a recent graduate of La Roche College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science. It is at La Roche where he met and studied under Thomas White, assisting with editing and research for his previous books. Michael is currently an Americorps volunteer, where he works with and mentors Pittsburgh's inner-city youth. He is also a Peace Corps nominee and hopes to be placed in the fall of 2012 for service. His areas of interest include colonial and modern U.S. history and American folklore.