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Rare AUBURN Placer County CALIFORNIA Old West Gold Mining Town 1885 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391987657651

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, Placer County, California, October 24, 1885 * Rare Old West title Placer mining in the Auburn area was very good, with the camp first becoming known as the North Fork Dry Diggings, later changed to Woods Dry Diggings. The area soon developed into a mining camp, and it was officially named Auburn in 1849. In 1851 Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County. Gold mining operations moved up the ravine to the site of present-day Auburn. In 1865, the Central Pacific Railroad, the western leg of the First Transcontinental Railroad, reached Auburn, as it was being built east from Sacramento toward Ogden, Utah. Various local & national news plus a wealth of ads. Wight... See More  

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Ends March 25, 2018 16:37

$40.00
160448

TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Trains Promontory Point Last Spike 1869 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372196572021

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, May 17, 1869 * Completing the Transcontinental railroad * Promontory Point - last spike The back page has a report noting: "On Monday, May 10, the two great divisions of the Pacific Railroad, i.e. the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, accomplished their junction at Promontory Point, Utah, by laying the last rail & tie, & driving the last spike. The following is the official announcement of its competition..." which has the official report datelined: "Promontory Summit, Utah, May 10" & reads in part: "The last rail is laid! The spike driven! The Pacific Railroad is completed. The point of junction is 1,086 miles west of the Missouri River, and 9... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2018 10:08

$62.00
160347

Rare WINNEMUCCA NV Nevada HUMBOLDT COUNTY City of Paved Streets 1875 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391959825726

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SILVER STATE, Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nevada, Aug. 5, 1875 * Very rare title from the Old West We are finding that any Nevada newspapers from the 1870's are quite difficult to come by. This is one. In 1868, the Central Pacific Railroad reached Winnemucca, which put the town on the transcontinental line, promoting its growth. On September 19, 1900, Butch Cassidy's gang robbed the First National Bank of Winnemucca of $32,640. The entire front page is taken up with ads while pages 2 & 3 contain various news tidbits and more ads. Portion of a news agent's stamp in the masthead. Four pages, archival strengthening at the spine, good condition.

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Ends February 10, 2018 12:00

$66.00
158960

1870 TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD COLLECTION Newspapers - Reprint of Entire Set!


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391924020499

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: TRANS-CONTINENTAL -- a complete reprint collection of all 12 issues of this fascinating newspaper. The newspaper titled "Trans-Continental" was a stroke of historical genius in the mind of its editor, W. R. Steele. On May 24, 1870 over 130 passengers boarded a beautiful eight car Pullman train built under special orders of George M. Pullman specifically for this trip, the first chartered excursion by rail from the Atlantic to the Pacific. On board was carried a small printing press which was used to publish 12 issues of the "Trans-Continental" newspaper, each at a different point along the round-trip journey. By what is read in these twelve issues it was a glorious affair enjoyed by all, amid the... See More  

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Ends December 10, 2017 11:24

$18.00
158900

Rare FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Excursion Burlington Iowa IA 1870 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923312070

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Burlington, Iowa, June 30, 1870 * First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route" * Very first excursion published newspaper (#11) This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound. Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, printed, & published on a train. This is issue number 11, published when the train was at Burlington, Iowa. Each issue recorded the process of the journey with the sights and events along the way. Each issue carrie... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 12:53

$377.00
155982

TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Trains Promontory Point Last Spike 1869 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372031357691

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, May 10, 1869 * Completing the Transcontinental railroad * Promontory Point - last spike Page 7 has a report headed: "The Pacific Railroad" with subheads including: "Celebration of the Completion of the Road in California--A Gala Day in San Francisco and Sacramento--General Rejoicings & Jollification--Why the Roads Were Not Joined". This text takes about 7 column inches and includes much on the celebration and preparations for the driving in of the last spike, which was delayed in part because: "...several hundred men had seized a train at Piedmont, on which was President Durant, telling him they were hungry & must have their money & that they would detain him until it was ... See More  

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Ends August 31, 2017 07:17

$66.00
153313

TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Promontory, Utah Completed 1869 Historic Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391745825755

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1869 * Transcontinental Railroad completed... very historic! The front page has a report beginning: "The junction of the Union with the Central Pacific Railroad, at Promontory Point, Utah, was effected yesterday, and there is now railroad communication across the continent. The event was celebrated by jubilant demonstrations in various cities of the Union..." with a bit more (see). Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends May 04, 2017 15:36

$58.00
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