Category Archives: Personages

2015 Steampunk Hands Around the World: International Q & A – Part Two

International Question and Answer Roundtable! This is the second part of the Q & A. Thanks again to all of our participants! You can find Part One of the Q & A – HERE Do you participate in a local Steampunk group? Sally-Ann: I’m loosely attached to the Lincoln Steampunks as I attend the major […]

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2015 Steampunk Hands Around the World: International Q & A – Part One

International Question and Answer Roundtable! First, I’d like to thank the wonderful folks who took the time to answer my questions. I wanted to focus on their whole experience in Steampunk. We have so much information that I am going to break this up so that you don’t have a numb backside after you finish […]

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Get Your Ticket for this Steampunk Panda Express!

My first print published story “Fire in the Sky” was included in EDGE Publishing’s Shanghai Steam. The cover art for this anthology was done by the amazing James Ng! James’ newest painting is “Panda Express” – an adorably fun painting with amazing details that was his way of ‘expressing’ (yes I’m being punny) the idea […]

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Orson Scott Card – Thank you!

[EDGE Steampunk News] EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is thrilled to announce today that its 2012 Steampunk Anthology release “Shanghai Steam” has been included in Orson Scott Card’s latest how-to book – “Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories” by Orson Scott Card, Phillip Athans, Jay Lake and […]

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Susan B Anthony – Women’s Rights

The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution is my favorite. Besides the 19th connection to my birthdate, the 19th Amendment gives women the right to vote. But, before we had the 19th Amendment we had the 14th… added in 1865. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction […]

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Jenny Lind Cake Receipt

We’ve shared a Jenny Lind Pudding receipt before… Looking through Godey’s 1866 p. 276 in the first half of the year… Jenny Lind Cake 2 cups of flour 1 1/2 cup of milk 1 T sugar 1/2 t of soda 1 t cream tartar 1 egg salt This receipt is meant ONLY for historical information… […]

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Delight in this, the Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was given the name Augusta Ada Byron from her parents Annabella Milbanke and Lord Byron. Ada’s mother had training in mathematics and insisted that her daughter was educated in math as well. In 1833, Ada saw Babbage’s Analytical Engine demonstrated at a party. She was only seventeen, but what she saw caught […]

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President Garfield Dead! Sept. 19, 1881

Eleven weeks ago we reported on the violent attack made on our President by Charles J. Guiteau at a Washington, D.C. train station. After the shooting, the President was removed from the scene and taken upstairs at the train station. Doctors searched the President’s body, but they could not locate a bullet they believed was […]

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Hi Jolly – the Legend of the Camel Corps

There was a song written about “Hi Jolly” written by Randy Sparks Hi Jolly was a camel driver, long time ago He followed Mr. Beale way out west Didn’t mind the burning sand in that God-forsaken land But he didn’t mind the pretty gals the best Hi Jolly, hey Jolly, twenty miles a day, by […]

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The Great Beast of the Southwest

What does $30,000 get you in 1855? Well, if you are the United States Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, it buys you 100 camels and the skill of one man, Hadji Ali*. During his time in North America, his name was changed into an easier to say “Hi Jolly.” Secretary Davis’ plan was to create […]

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