Legends & Lore of Western Pennsylvania

Legends & Lore of Western Pennsylvania

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by Thomas White
     
 

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Oppaymolleah's curse. General Braddock's buried gold. The Original Man of Steel, Joe Magarac. Such legends have found a home among the rich folklore of Western Pennsylvania. Thomas White spins a beguiling yarn with tales that reach from the misty hollows of the Alleghenies to the lost islands of Pittsburgh. White invites readers to learn the truth behind the urban

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Oppaymolleah's curse. General Braddock's buried gold. The Original Man of Steel, Joe Magarac. Such legends have found a home among the rich folklore of Western Pennsylvania. Thomas White spins a beguiling yarn with tales that reach from the misty hollows of the Alleghenies to the lost islands of Pittsburgh. White invites readers to learn the truth behind the urban legend of the Green Man, speculate on the conspiracy surrounding the lost B-25 bomber of Monongahela and shiver over the ghostly lore of Western Pennsylvania.

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ISBN-13:
9781596297319
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
06/19/2009
Series:
Folklore Series
Pages:
124
Sales rank:
367,440
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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Legends & Lore of Western Pennsylvania 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anne85 More than 1 year ago
Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania is one of the best books I've read on the myths and legends of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Mr. White presents many stories which were familiar to me as a native Pittsburgher (and many that weren't) in a clear and concise manner. He also examines each story to explain why these particular stories have been passed down for generations. His knowledge of the subject matter is impressive throughout the book, but his sense of humor and his wit make the book extremely readable.