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The Sweet Blue Distance

(note: not the original title) This novel, set in 1857 in New Mexico Territory, serves as a bridge between the Wilderness series of novels and the first two novels of the Waverly Place series. ¬†Backstory: 1845 Carrie Ballentyne is a … Continue reading

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Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

If you could step into a time machine and go back to Manhattan in 1884, this is what you’d find where today the New York Public Library stands. The Croton Distributing Reservoir was the above-ground reservoir at 42nd Street and … Continue reading

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In the early 19th century, Colonel John Stevens developed the Hoboken waterfront as a resort for Manhattanites. On October 11, 1811, Stevens’ ship the Juliana, began to operate as a ferry between Manhattan and Hoboken, making it the world’s first … Continue reading

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