A Proclamation by the King

On October 27, 1775, King George III spoke before both houses of the British Parliament to discuss the growing concern about the rebellion in America, which he viewed as a traitorous action against himself and Great Britain. He began his speech by reading a “Proclamation of Rebellion” and urged Parliament to move quickly to end…

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

This selection written in Centennial talks about American suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her efforts in organizing the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. Attachment: elizabeth-cady-stanton.pdf

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Before the Horseless Age

This essay by Canadian journalist J. V. McAree takes us to a time when the city of Toronto was filled with horses, their presence being essential to urban life. It is estimated that in the late 19th century, over 7,400 horses lived in the city. Without these magnificent animals, daily life would have been impossible…

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To Build a Fire (1902)

  This story by American author Jack London was published in two different versions in 1902 and 1908. The 1908 version is a popular classic, however, the 1902 version is less known. I wrote the 1902 version in Centennial for the blog. Attachment: to-build-a-fire-1902.pdf

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Paul Bunyan

In this narrative, writer Carl Sandburg tells the tale of Paul Bunyan and some of his adventures. I transcribed for the blog in Centennial. Attachment: paul-bunyan.pdf

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