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SimCity Social goes Steampunk!

If you’re on Facebook and if you’re looking for a Steampunk themed game, there’s alwaysBlackwood & Bell for Missing Item games, but now SimCity Social has included some Steampunk themed missions into it’s popular City Building Game.

Lord Broseley’s time carriage has malfunctioned and the game players…

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Added by Ray Dean on September 27, 2012 at 2:18am — No Comments

Shanghai Steam - Announcement!

Shanghai Steam

Release date: November, 2012…

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Added by Ray Dean on August 16, 2012 at 6:33pm — No Comments

The Sinking of the USS Monitor

The Monitor, the Union's entry into the Civil War arms race.

An eye-witness account of the events on December 29, 1862, tells of the harrowing efforts in the middle of a storm. Just nine months after her epic battle with the Merrimac, the Monitor left port in tow after the Rhode Island.

Favorable weather turned to foul near…

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Added by Ray Dean on July 9, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Jenny Lind - Victorian Personage



Swedish soprano, Jenny Lind, was a sensation in America. When tickets to her concerts and appearances were sold there were stories of ungentlemanly scuffles and upset. In 1850, when she arrived in New York on the ship 'The Atlantic,' there was an estimated 30,000+ in the crowd on the pier. The ensuing crush of the crowd included bruises and blood.

She greeted…

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Added by Ray Dean on July 5, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

Old West/Victorian Medicine (part 1)

Some of the favorite drugs and medicines that Old West/Victorian doctors had to choose from...

 

Laudanum: Tincture* of opium, for relief of pain and inflammation.

 

Ipecac: Preparation made from dried roots of a South American creeping plant, used as an emetic**.

 

Jalap: Tuberous root of a Mexican plant, used as a…

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Added by Ray Dean on June 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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