Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt
"Hildegarde Hoyt Swift (1890-1977) wrote several books for children. Best known for 'The Railroad to Freedom', which received a Newbery Honor in 1933, Swift spent her life recording the lives of heroic Americans. 'The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge' is her most popular picture book." http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/hildegarde-hoyt-swift [accessed 31 Oct. 2012].