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Black History: All Aboard to Yaphank, the Great War, and Obscurity They stand looking at the camera, their faces neutral, their armbands reading “LIRR Jamaica.” These five men from Queens are draftees, waiting at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road...
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16-06-2015 02-08-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Five young men from Jamaica, Queens wait for the train to take them to boot camp History Library Black History Month, Buffalo Soldiers, influenza, Jamaica, LIRR, Long Island Rail Road, racism, World War I, WWI, Yaphank jwalsh
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Happy 100th Birthday, Grand Central Terminal! Grand Central Terminal will be celebrating its centennial all year long, and though the train station is located in Manhattan, there's a reason Queens buffs can share in the pride and...
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07-02-2013 02-07-2013 No 0

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Grand Central Terminal Statues in Long Island City Queens History Library archives, Grand Central, Grand Central Terminal, history, Long Island City, mythology, photographs, Queens, sculptures, trains Mary Kearl
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Black History Tour Landmark, The Archives at Queens Library Among the items in the Archives at Queens Library’s collection of original sources, documenting the history of the four counties of Long Island, are personal correspondence, financial...
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11-02-2013 02-04-2013 No 1

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1 Comment Black History Month Tour History Library Black History, Black History Month, Jamaica, Lewis Latimer, newspapers Mary Kearl
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Made in Queens: The Worst American Fighter Plane of World War II The New York Times reported that recently — just off the island of Midway, where the pivotal naval battle of the Pacific War was fought 71 years ago — archaeological divers discovered...
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History Library aviation, battle of Midway, Brewster Buffalo, dogfights, JetBlue, Long Island City, Marine Corps, Midway, WW II Jeremy Walsh
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Black Fridays of Yore and Lore The day after Thanksgiving has become the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States, earning the nickname “Black Friday” to set it apart from all the other manic shopping...
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Puck magazine, 1918 (via Library of Congress) History Library Alex Kava, Ashley and JaQuavis, Black Friday, economy, gilded age, James Patterson, Patricia Ryan, shopping, terrorists, urban fiction, Wall Street Jeremy Walsh
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