About the Author
Paula Becker is a staff historian for HistoryLink.org, where her essays document the dance marathon craze of the 1920s and 1930s, war-effort knitting on the home front during World Wars I and II, and the career of The Egg and I author Betty MacDonald. She co-wrote (with Alan Stein) the book Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair.
Alan J. Stein is a HistoryLink.org staff historian, and is the award-winning author of four previous HistoryLink books, Safe Passage: the Birth of Washington State Ferries; Bellevue Timeline: the Story of Washington's Leading Edge City from Homesteads to High Rises; The Olympic: the Story of Seattle's Landmark Hotel; and (with Paula Becker) Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair. HistoryLink.org, a free online encyclopedia of Washington state history, was the nation's first community history encyclopedia designed expressly for the Internet.