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August 13, 1873
EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, August 13, 1873
* Rare Old West title
* Many advertisements
* 19th century era original
A very early newspaper from this now-famous city on the West Coast. News of the day and a wealth of ads.
Four pages, never bound, period writing: "Mechanics Institute" above the masthead (see), nice condition.... See More
May 13, 1873
DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 13, 1873
* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois
* Modoc War - Lava Beds
* Captain Jack fame
The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "An Attack by the Indians" "Captain Jack Strutting in the Uniform of General Canby" and more. Also: "The Dixon Horror" "Particulars of the Fearful Bridge Disast... See More
July 17, 1889
DEADWOOD DAILY PIONEER, Black Hills, (South Dakota) July 17, 1889 This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. It attracted larger-than-life Old West figures including Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill Hickok (who was killed the... See More
March 10, 1857
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1857 A large size newspaper of 4 pages with most of page 2 taken up with "An Act making appropriations for the...expenses of the Indian Department & for fulfilling treaty stipulations..." with headings for each of the tribes and specifics as to how the money is to be used. Only portions are shown in the photos below. This text... See More
July 6, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, July 6, 1876 Page 3 has some very fine reports with one column heads on the fate of the soldiers in the Sioux Indian campaign: "BATTLE OF ROSEBUD CREEK" "First Fight of the Campaign Against the Sioux" "The Attack & Retreat Described" "A Terrible Slaughter of the Sioux Warriors" "The Scalping of United States Skirmishers Told b... See More
September 15, 1869
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept.15, 1869
* Alexander von Humboldt birth anniversary
* Prussian polymath, naturalist, explorer, science
* Central Park bust monument dedication
The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "HUMBOLDT" "Celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Birth of the Great Philosopher" "Imposing Tribute To Genius" "Unveilin... See More
September 8, 1869
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 8, 1869
* Avondale Mine coal colliery fire disaster
* Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE COAL MINE HORROR" "The Shaft Cleared and Air Pumped Into the Mine" "Several Descents Made Without Results" "Hope Abandoned of Any Lives Being Saved" and more. (see) Text ta... See More
September 5, 1869
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 5, 1869
* Rosh Hashanah - High Holy Days
* Jewish New Year - Jews - Judaica
Page 8 has an article headed: "Rosh-Hoshono" "Opening of the Festive Season of the Jews..." (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages in nice condition.... See More
September 2, 1869
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 2, 1869
* Jack Helm, lawman, cowboy, gunfighter
* Sutton-Taylor feud - Dewitt County, Texas fame
Page 7 has a small and somewhat inconspicuous report headed: "Texas" "Fight Between Outlaws and Troops Near San Patricio" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages in nice condition.... See More
June 20, 1882
BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, Nov. 24, 1878
* Very rare & desired publication
* Famous wild West town
* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame
This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light.
This issue is ... See More
July 29, 1881
BRENHAM DAILY BANNER, Texas, July 29, 1881
* Very rare Southwestern publication
The first of this title we have located. Gregory's "Union List of Newspapers" notes only 1 of 5 institutions have holding from the19th century.
This city in East central Texas has a population under 16,000 today. A typical Western newspaper of the day with news & many Western-style ... See More
September 23, 1882
THE CALAVERAS CHRONICLE, Mokelumne Hill, California, Sept. 23, 1882
* Rare Old West title
* Mark Twain fame
* Gold mining town
An uncommon from this county made famous by Mark Twain. Curiously Gregory only records the weekly edition, not the daily, the former being held by just one institution with reasonable holdings. Several other institutions have but a few scattered issues.... See More
August 10, 1881
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881
* Best Old West title to be had
* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in ... See More
October 21, 1892
THE SUNDANCE GAZETTE, Wyoming, Oct. 21, 1892 We were fortunate to fine just three issues of this quite rare newspaper from the Northeast corner of Wyoming. The first we have seen. The first we have seen. Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" notes only one institution has this title, it having just a single issue from 1884.
By the content and the advertisements Sundanc... See More
June 6, 1883
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, June 6, 1883 The front page has a nice account of the infamous Dodge City War, with a column head: "Dodge City" "The Disgraceful Gambling Troubles Renewed".
The report has a Dodge City, Kansas, dateline with rare mention of Bat Masterson, noting in part: "This city is much excited over a proclamation...stopping all gambling...The probable ... See More
August 3, 1852
PLACER TIMES & TRANSCRIPT, San Francisco, California, Aug. 3, 1852 Certainly one of the earlier newspaper we have offered from California, during the midst of the Gold Rush.
And page 2 has two notable reports, one being the death of Henry Clay in two articles, both headed: "Death of Henry Clay" with black borders.
There is also a nice account of a: "Fatal Duel--Death of ... See More
November 15, 1879
DAILY ELKO INDEPENDENT, Elko, Nevada, Nov. 15, 1879 Elko had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, it was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush.
Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to t... See More
November 7, 1868
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Nov. 7, 1868
* Wild Old West
* Rare title
* Post Civil War
This 8 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were ofte... See More
September 11, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 11, 1854
* Grattan Massacre (1st report)
* United States Army
* Lakota Sioux Indians
The front page has an article headed: "Important from Fort Laramie--An Entire Detachment of United States Troops Massacred by the Indians" Early, 1st report coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the... See More
October 28, 1871
ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. (Arizona Territory), October 28, 1871
* Very rare title
A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona, published 41 years before Arizona would become a state. Our records indicate this is the earliest date of this title we have offered in memory, the previous earliest dated 1874.
Inside has: "The Apache War" "Colyer's Canad... See More
March 20, 1875
ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, March 20, 1875
* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)
* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit
A great issue as the first column of the front page is mostly taken up with: "TIBURCIO VASQUEZ" "The Noted California Bandit Executed at San Jose" "His Splendid Nerve Maintained Him to the Last" "History of His Life and Blood... See More
April 6, 1895
THE BOYLE HEIGHTS CRITERION, Los Angeles, California, April 6, 1895 Within the masthead are: "Brooklyn Heights and "Euclid Hill" as well. Boyle Heights is a neighborhood in Los Angeles. The first of this title we have seen.
Four pages, good condition.
April 25, 1890
ALHAMBRA REVIEW, California, April 25, 1890 This is the volume 1, number 24 issue of this scarce title from Los Angeles County. According to Gregory it only lasted about a year.
A four page issue of tabloid size mostly taken up with local tidbits and a wealth of advertisements. Minor fold wear, good condition.
April 3, 1875
TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, April 3, 1875 From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor tears at the margins, a news agent's stamp at the top, good condition.
December 23, 1865
THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL, Los Angeles County, California, Dec. 23, 1865 A quite rare title and very early from Los Angeles County. Gregory notes that only one American institution has any sizable holdings of this title.
A typical newspaper of the day with local & regional news, plus a wealth of ads.
Four pages, various old tape repairs inside, some staining, wear at the margins &am... See More
July 26, 1876
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 26, 1876 Page 6 has: "Custer's Last Battle" which introduces the report of the Crow Indian "Curley" who was the only survivor of the Custer Massacre, providing some editorial comment concerning Custer's bravery, etc.
The actual article is found on page 3 and takes 2 2/3 columns with some nice heads including: "CUSTER'S LAST FIGH... See More
July 21, 1878
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 21, 1878 The top of the front page has column heads: "THE JIG IS UP" "Sam Bass and His Gang Come to Grief" "A Running Fight With the Texas Desperadoes" "Their Attempt to Rob to Bank at Round Rock" "Barnes Shot Dead & His Chief Mortally Wounded" "Two of the Pursuing Party Also Bite the Dust&quo... See More
May 26, 1899
THE BLAND HERALD, Bland, New Mexico, May 26, 1899 It is extremely rare to find 19th century New Mexico newspapers, and this issue is 13 years before statehood. A very rare from this small mining town with front page item: "Latest Mining News--Information Regarding Mining and Milling Operations in the Cochiti--The Golden Cochiti--Mining Items of Interest Gathered & Gleaned from Authe... See More
January 12, 1884
THE SUN, Gunnison, Colorado, Jan. 12, 1884 This would seem to be an unrecorded title as Union List of Serials notes a "Sun" newspaper beginning in Sept., 1893 and lasting just one year. But I suspect the listing is in error and should have noted an 1883 beginning as this is the vol. 1 number 16 issue. In any case very rare as only one institution has any issues of this title record... See More
November 2, 1878
THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California, 1878-1881. A lot of six issues but all are either damaged or "2nd rate" condition.
Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the Calif. Gold Rush. Each has four pages with various local news & ads.
August 18, 1900
THE MOUNTAIN ECHO, Boulder Creek, California, August 18, 1900 This is a small town some 13 miles north of Santa Cruz, once a favorite tourist spot and increasingly becoming a commuter town for nearby Silicon Valley.
A small size newspaper of 6 pages with a variety of news tidbits and advertisements, typical of small towns from this period. Measures 10 1/2 by 15 inches, various tears at marg... See More
November 1, 1854
NORWICH AURORA, Connecticut, Nov. 1, 1854 Page 2 has a report headed: "Important From Oregon - The Indian Outrages on Boise River" which details the Ward Massacre. Much good details of this battle which happened near present-day Caldwell, Idaho.
Four pages, good condition.
December 31, 1890
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Dec. 31, 1890
* Battle of Wounded Knee
* Redskins Indians
The first column begins with a stack of heads on the Battle of Wounded Knee: "A DEADLY TRIANGLE" "150 Indians Bite the Dust in It" "Forty Squaws are Among the Killed" "The Greatest Slaughter of Redskins of Many a Year" "24 Brave Soldiers Dead" &quo... See More
October 4, 1862
LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Oct. 4, 1862 Quite rare to find Civil War era newspapers from Los Angeles, which at the time had a population of less than 5,000.
But the content is not just typical war-related reports. Page 2 begins with: "The President's Proclamation" which doesn't just have the full text of his historic document, but is prefaced with a quite lengthy editor... See More
December 5, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1848 A terrific & early issue on the California Gold Rush as nearly half of the front page has great gold-related content, items headed: "The Gold Region Of California", plus a letter datelined from "Monterrey, California, July 31, 1848; a "Proclamation" from Monterey, Calif., beginning: "Whereas many citizens have... See More
November 17, 1888
ARROYO GRANDE HERALD, San Luis Obispo County, California, Nov. 17, 1888 This is the first newspaper we have found from Arroyo Grande, in fact it is the only 19th century newspaper to publish in the town. This is the vol. 2, number 5 issue. Records indicate that only the Bancroft Library at Berkley has any holdings of this title.
Four pages with typical news and ads of the day. There are man... See More
September 15, 1865
THE DAILY DENVER GAZETTE, Colorado, Sept. 15, 1865 This is actually a territorial newspaper as Colorado did not become a state until 1876, eleven years after this issue was published. And this is a volume one issue.
Outside of several issues of the Rocky Mountain News we have offered--which was Colorado's first newspaper--this is the earliest Colorado title we have offered. And Gregory ... See More
December 8, 1846
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1846 Page 2 has a very early report: "From California" which is quite historic on the creation of the state of California: "The Proclamation of Commodore Stockton, the governor of California" in which he makes the very significant statement: "...do hereby make known to all men that, having by right of conquest t... See More
October 13, 1871
SALT LAKE DAILY TRIBUNE & UTAH MINING GAZETTE, U.T. (Utah Territory), Oct. 13, 1871
* Brigham Young - Mormons leader
* Polygamy - adultery trial
Page 2 has a notable article: "Polygamy On Trial" "Territory of Utah...The People of the U.S. in the Territory of Utah vs. Brigham Young, Sr..." "Opinion of Chief Justice McKean".
This report takes over a fu... See More
May 13, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, May 13, 1876
* General George Armstrong Custer
* President Ulysses S. Grant
Some five weeks before he would meet disaster, page 4 has over half a column taken up with: "Grant and Custer" which begins: "General Grant's friends are coming slowly to his defense concerning the removal of Custer..." General Terry would be the military commander of ... See More
March 15, 1884
TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 15, 1884
* Rare publication
During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.
The ftpg. has a print of: "Delescluse - The Tancred of the Commune" being the famous Paris Commune. The balance of the ftpg. is concerning the Commune, ... See More
January 10, 1879
MORNING OREGONIAN, Portland, Jan. 10, 1879
* Rare title
* Old West era
This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis... See More
July 17, 1881
NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1881
* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang
* Rock Island railroad train robbery
Page 2 contains one of the better reports we have seen of the infamous Rock Island Railroad train robbery by Jesse James and his gang. While most reports are little more than a paragraph or two, this report takes two-thirds of a column and includes several accounts and much detail--pho... See More
August 10, 1872
THE WEEKLY WORLD, San Diego, California, Aug. 10, 1872
* Very rare from Southern California
This is the volume one, number three issue of this title, making it one of the earliest newspapers from San Diego we have offered.
Page 2 has an ad supporting: "For President, Horace Greeley..." (see). Various articles are headed: "Arizona City" "Indians Love Music"... See More
December 7, 1889
MOHAVE COUNTY MINER, Kingman, Arizona, Dec. 7, 1889
* Very rare title from the Arizona Territory
A very rare and early newspaper from the Arizona Territory, 23 years before it would become a state. Various news of the day with a great deal of fascinating, brief tidbits which provide a glimpse of life in the Old West during the 1880's A wealth of ads as well, some of which are illus... See More
September 17, 1881
THE GREAT WEST, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 17, 1881
* Very rare Old West title
Certainly a great name for a newspaper from the Old West. The front page has a: "View of Main Street, Gunnison City" which would have to be one of the earliest prints of the town to be found in any periodical. Other prints on the ftpg. are: "Parlin's" being a ranch; and "A Western G... See More
July 17, 1886
THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886
* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue
Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title.
The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day,... See More
July 11, 1876
THE WORLD, New York, July 11, 1876
* General George A. Custer's massacre
* Battle of Little Bighorn - Sitting bull
* Native Americans era original
The ftpg. has a middle column taken up with details reports headed: "CUSTER JUSTIFIED" "A Letter From An Officer in the Seventh Cavalry" "The Command Under General Custer Expecting to Attack Alone".
... See More
November 21, 1885
MORNING TRIBUNE, Altoona, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21, 1885 The top of the ftpg. has a column headed: "THE APACHE WAY" "A Cattle Raiser Delivers Himself of His Grievances" "He Tells of How the Bad Indians Murder the Settlers, Steal the Horses & Destroy Property--The Soldiers Too Slow to Catch Them", all taking three-quarters of a column.
Four pages, good conditio... See More
December 29, 1883
THE SUN, Gunnison, Colorado, Dec. 29, 1883 This would seem to be an unrecorded title as Union List of Serials notes a "Sun" newspaper beginning in Sept., 1893 and lasting just one year. But I suspect the listing is in error and should have noted an n1883 beginning as this is the vol. 1 number 14 issue. In any case very rare as only one institution has any issues of this title recor... See More
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