Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania

November 16, 2016 @ 10:30 pm – November 17, 2016 @ 1:00 am
The Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre
One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St #411, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Deb Karafinski

Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania

Join author and historian Thomas White as he explores western Pennsylvania’s criminal history. Hear the stories of the Flathead Gang and the first armored car robbery, Pittsburgh’s first bank heist, and Glenn and Irene – the area’s own Bonnie and Clyde. Learn about the notorious Cooley Gang who terrified Fayette County in the 1890s, the escape of the Biddle Boys, and many other tales of the region’s dark side.

Tom White

Thomas White is the University Archivist and Curator of Special Collections in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne. In addition to maintaining the University’s manuscript and artifact collections, he has been actively documenting the folklore of Pennsylvania with particular interest in the relationship between legends and history. He is the award-winning author of 10 books, including Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania (co-authored with Michael Hassett), A Higher Perspective: 100 Years of Business Education at Duquesne University, Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore and Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles (editor).

RSVP no later than Friday, November 11, at 12:00 p.m. to You can select dinner entree menu options in RSVP or payment option below for

  • GRILLED FLAT IRON STEAK with Crispy Onions and Mushroom Ragout,
  • JACK DANIELS CHICKEN with Bourbon Pan Gravy, or
  • VEGETABLE NAPOLEON with Mashed Potatoes with Truffled Glaze.

Member Cost: $35
Guest Cost: $35
Cash bar available

NOTE: You will be billed for the full dinner cost for cancellations received within 48 hours of the event.

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