Mary Frailey Calland

About me

Mary Frailey Calland was born in Elmira, New York, and has always had a love of writing and history. She has a BA in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Notre Dame Law Schoool. Her books focus on American history as experienced, not by the famous, but by the common people of the period. Her previous works include the historical novel, Barefoot In The Stubble Fields. Mary lives with her husband, Dean, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

From my website

Speaking Volumes at Pittsburgh’s WESA 90.5

Recently, I had the opportunity to do a taped interview with Morning Host, Josh Raulerson, for his program, Speaking Volumes, at the Southside studio of WESA 90.5, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station. (The air date is yet to be determined, but I’ll notify readers via this web page, or you can…

Interest in Arsenal Explosion Continues On WQED Pittsburgh 360

I feared interest in the September 17, 1862 Allegheny Arsenal explosion would wane as we got further away from the 150th anniversary of the event. So, I was thrilled when Tonia Caruso, one of the talented hosts of WQED’s Pittsburgh 360, contacted me about a segment she planned to do…

Victims of the Arsenal Explosion Remembered

Lots of activity surrounded the 150th anniversary of the September 17, 1862 explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal in Lawrenceville. On Saturday, September 15th, 200 people attended a “Cold Case” coroner’s inquest held at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh to see if modern technology and perspectives could reveal…

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