Somehow, NYC chose me when it came to my location for my steampunk story. In researching I have found two very good links for historical information on the city and it's history.



The Bowery Boys:

They have many. many listings for blogs on the history of New York. They also include links for downloading podcasts from itune or you can listen right from their site. I was drawn by the posting on the 1899 newsboy strike. It has some fabulous pictures including pictures of the skyline that can be used to get a feel for what the city looked like during that time.


The Gotham Center:

Here they post a Timeline of the city's history. You can pick from different era and it will give information to expand on.


As I find more posts I will add them here. If you have any additional links I'd love to hear about them.


Teagan O.

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Wonderful! Thanks so much for these, Teagan. I look forward to seeing what else you unearth, and what other cities Guild members will add to this category of the forum. What a great resource this will be!
That's GREAT, Anna, and very helpful, as many writers of Steampunk are looking beyond Victorian London as a setting for their novels. Could you start a new discussion titled Research Links: Stockholm ? You could place it either under either the Geographical or Historical categories. If you can't figure out how to do it, let me know and I'll help. I could do it for you, but then you wouldn't be learning how to get the most out of the site. :)

Anna Chen said:
I know that this is probably quite useless for the rest of you, but we do have a wonderful collection of materials about Stockholm called Stockholmskällan (Source of Stockholm). It's full of old photos, maps and documents, as, for instance, this map from 1869 that shows the official toboggan-riding hills/streets in Stockholm (you can click on the map to make it bigger). I had no idea that there were streets officially designated for this. Could be a good piece of information for a novelist...


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