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Happy Birthday Queen’s Park Library!

Today Queen’s Park Library celebrates its 125th birthday.

Queen’s Park is Westminster’s oldest library. The purpose-built library first opened its doors on 16 January 1890 as Kensal New Town Library, which was then in the borough of Chelsea. 182 more words

Queen's Park Library

Christmas Eve, 1890

Christmas Eve of 1890 saw the nation still riveted by events unfolding in the Dakotas. Sitting Bull had been killed nine days earlier, Big Foot’s band had just eluded capture from Lieutenant Colonel Sumner and were presumed to be headed to the Bad Lands to combine forces with Kicking Bear in the stronghold, and Major Guy V. 891 more words

7th Cavalry

LOOTB #1890: Keevan

This is Keevan. He is 7 years old, his favorite subject in school is writing and when he grows up he wants to be a soldier! 87 more words


Penny Farthing

A ridiculous, yet somehow attractive machine.  Slightly less ridiculous for the average person than a unicycle.


Reminiscences of Private Andrew Mitchell Flynn, A Troop Medic, 7th Cavalry

There were four or five Indians lying on the ground with their blankets on, supposedly dead.  But suddenly a shot was fired and we saw a man drop.

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Wounded Knee Massacre

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Chapter 1 Part 6

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Hallward considered for a few moments. “He likes me,” he answered, after a pause; “I know he likes me. Of course I flatter him dreadfully. 940 more words