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August 24, 1878
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 24, 1878
* Thomas Alva Edison
Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "TOM EDISON" "The Great Electrician Among the Wires in the Western Union Offices" "A Great Invention by Which an Army Can Annihilate Its Enemy" "What He Thinks About Sun-Stroke and Its Causes".
Complete in 12 pages, very nice condition.... See More
October 9, 1885
WHITE PINE CONE, White Pine, Gunnison County, Colorado, October 9, 1885
* Very rare Old West title
* Ghost town - silver mining
An interesting newspaper from a fascinating town which went through two boom & bust periods. As the hyperlink notes, White Pine began in 1880 as a fledgling mining camp just west of the Continental Divide, boomed in the mid-1880's then went bust by 18... See More
August 24, 1882
THE NEW NORTHWEST, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 24, 1882 A great title for a newspaper from this part of the country in the 19th century. Among the articles are: "Coastward Wanderings Continued" "Letter From Lafayette" "Our Schools" "Practical Politics" "A Man's Requirements" & much more. A great wealth of ads as well.
Eight pages, some sm... See More
November 7, 1878
VALLEJO EVENING CHRONICLE, California, November 7, 1878
* Rare Old West title
From this city just north of San Francisco with various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, a little margin wear, more so along spine, archival mend on page 2, otherwise nice.
May 31, 1882
CRESTED BUTTE REPUBLICAN, Colorado, May 31, 1882
* Rare Gunnison County title
* Volume I issue
A rare newspaper which lasted for less than two years. The only institutional holding of this title noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) was the Kansas Historical Society but that collection was purchased in its entirety by us.
In the 1860s and 1870s coal and silver mines began to... See More
November 23, 1890
THE WYOMING COMMONWEALTH, Cheyenne, November 23, 1890 This issue was published just several months after Wyoming became a state. Most of page 7 is taken up with a terrific: "Bird's-Eye View of Interior Heights." which is a great overview of much of Cheyenne at the time. The front page contains illustrations of "Senator Joseph M. Carey" and "Senator Francis E. War... See More
December 11, 1891
THE EDGEWOOD SUN, Colorado Springs, Colorado, December 11, 1891
* A very rare title
I wouldn't use the term "cute" to describe many newspapers but I think it fits here. Four pages & measuring just 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, it has advertisements, promotional & news tidbits, and various witticisms. A volume one issue of a little paper that lasted for just 2 1/2 y... See More
April 8, 1882
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, April 8, 1882
* Studebaker Wagon and Carriage Manufacturer
* Great article with 2 related prints
* On the Jesse James killing
About two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an excellent & very detailed article on the history of the Studemaker company, with column heads at the top of the page: "STUDEBAKERS" &quo... See More
September 9, 1887
ST. HELENA STAR, Napa County, California, September 9, 1887
* Rare old West title
* Robert Louis Stevenson
This is a small town north of the San Francisco Bay area. The front page features a chapter from the serialized "Treasure Island, by Robert L. Stevenson", with a front page illustration from the book as well. It first appeared in book form just 5 years previous.
Four ... See More
May 3, 1875
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT A lot of 48 nice issues, 21 from 1875 and 27 from 1883. This was a great newspaper with a wealth of crime-related reports, and more news from the West than typically found in Eastern newspaper. Additionally, almost all of the 1875 issues have nice baseball reports as well.
Issues range from 8 to 22 pages, most being 10 or 12 pgs. per issue. Generally very nice &... See More
Item #638562A set of four era-based newspapers, sent either monthly or quarterly (whichever you select), for as short or as long as you wish - guaranteed to be valued at less than half of the per-issue price...
Have you ever had difficulty deciding which issues to add to your collection? Are you seeking to purchase a unique gift for someone, but are unsure of which issues to select? Perhaps one of our 4-is... See More
March 10, 1900
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REVEILLE, Critchell, Colorado, March 10, 1900
* Very rare title
A very rare newspaper as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only one newspaper every published in Critchell, this title, and only one institution had any issues but that holding was purchased in its entirety by us. The town of Critchell no longer exists as a separate entity, seemingly absor... See More
September 17, 1881
THE TIN CUP RECORD, Virginia City, Gunnison County, Colorado, September 17, 1881
* Very rare Old West title
A very rare newspaper as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) lists only one institution as having any issues of this title and that holding was recently purchased by us. No others are recorded in any American institution. This was also the only newspaper every published in Virg... See More
April 12, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 12, 1883 The top of pg. 2 has: "MISSOURI'S OUTLAWS" "Dick Liddill's Value as a Witness for the State in the James Trial" "Charley Ford's Opinion of His Testimony--Jail Delivery at Quincy--Burrill in the Penitentiary--Convicted of Libel--Unearthing a Skeleton--The Criminal Record" (see).
Twelve pages, good condition.... See More
December 21, 1881
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 21, 1881 The front page has a report from Kansas headed: "Billy the Kid's Gang" which reports on a group of desperadoes & mentions near the end: "...Talbott is a noted desperado. He killed the Marshal & a deputy at Fort Elliott, Texas...He was also one of Billy the Kid's gang of cut-throats...". Also on the ftpg: "A Brak... See More
September 8, 1876
ROCKINGHAM REPUBLICAN, Exeter, New Hampshire, Sept. 8, 1876 The back page has a nice article headed: "Wild Bill" , which begins: "Everybody in this country has heard of 'Wild Bill' a noted scout, buffalo-hunter and plainsman, & who on account of his reckless bravery was made Marshal at different times of several frontier towns..." and mentioning: "...Duri... See More
July 13, 1876
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 13, 1876 The top of page 3 has column heads: "The Little Horn Massacre" "Reno's Charge and Repulse" "Custer's Impulsive Onslaught" with various news reports on what happened (see).
Four pages, large folio size, several folds, nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
June 24, 1873
THE WORLD, San Diego, California, June 24, 1873 The front page has an interesting & rather progressive view of suicide titled: "Not Always Cowardice". Page 2 has news from: "Arizona" plus other local & national reports. A wealth of advertisements as well.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some loss at the margins, great condition. A very early newspaper from S... See More
Item #637656THE GUNNISON ADVERTISER, Colorado, Oct. & Nov., 1882 This is an interesting "newspaper", actually more an advertising piece: "Published Semi-Occasionally by S. E. Dawson & Co., Dealers in Dry Goods, Millinery, Notions..." as noted at the top of page 2. The content is almost entirely taken up with advertisements for this store.
Four pages, 10 by 14 3/4 inches, min... See More
July 29, 1882
SALIDA DAILY SENTINEL, Colorado, July 29, 1882 An exceedingly rare title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only one institution had any issues of this title & they were recently purchased by us. No other issues are recorded in any institution. Actually a very typical newspaper of the period with news items of the day--much of it local--with a great wealth of local... See More
February 14, 1880
THE DIXON TRIBUNE, California, Feb. 14, 1880 This is a town in Solano, not far from Sacramento. It was originally meant to be named Dixsonville after a local land developer, but a shipment of merchandise from San Francisco arrived in 1872 mistakenly addressed to “Dixon,” and the new spelling has been used since.
Various news & curious tidbits of the day with many illustrated... See More
December 4, 1880
BRIDGEPORT CHRONICLE-UNION, Mono County, California, December 4, 1880 A very rare title from this town very high in the mountains near the Nevada border. Today it is a tourist-focused community. Gregory (Union List of American Serials) notes that only two institutions have ANY issues of this title, one of which has this issue.
Four pages, with various local news reports and a great wealth o... See More
October 28, 1881
PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 28, 1881 Near the top of the front page is a brief report on the very historic gunfight at the OK Corral. The report is very inconspicuous near the top of column four and with no heading. It reads: "Francis and Thomas Lowrey were killed and Wm. Clandon was mortally wounded in Tombstone, Arizona, on Wednesday, in an encounter caused by their refusal to g... See More
April 1, 1892
THE GREAT DIVIDE, Denver, Colorado, April, 1892 An interesting magazine with a nice masthead which features a scene of the Rockies and a Native American. Inside contains a great full page photo of: "Telluride and 'Old Mammoth' Mountain" which is a great view of the this now-famous town. Another full page shows: "Standing Bear and White Eagle" & a smaller photo... See More
March 2, 1878
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 2, 1878 Certainly the prime content would be the article: "Across The Continent - The Frank Leslie Excursion to the Pacific" "Virginia City, the Home of Our Silver Wealth" which includes a very nice half page print of: "View of the Main Street in Virginia City" and another print: "Miners Prospect for Silver on... See More
August 27, 1874
THE DAILY INDEPENDENT, Virginia City, Nevada, Aug. 27, 1874 A very famous Western town which sprang up as a boomtown with the 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode, the first major silver deposit discovery in the United States. The city's population peaked in the mid-1870's with about 25,000 residents. the current census shows about 850 residents. Virginia City was also once home to Ma... See More
August 15, 1867
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 15, 1867 The front page has a report headed: "A Battle With the Indians" which reports on the Wagon Box Battle with the Sioux Indians, part of Red Cloud's War (see hyperlink). Just above this report are: "From The Plains" "The Sioux and Pawnees Equipped for Battle--The United States Express Company--From New Mexico, etc." (see... See More
December 18, 1890
THE WEEKLY EXAMINER, San Francisco, Dec. 18, 1890 The last column of the ftpg. is entirely taken up with content headed: "SITTING BULL SHOT DEAD" "The Wily Old Chieftain Has Gone to the Happy Hunting Grounds" "Killed By Indian Police" "How the Old Warrior's Prophecy to General Miles Was Fulfilled" "Dramatic Story of the Death Scene" and m... See More
July 13, 1891
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, July 13, 1891 A column at the top of the ftpg. has: "THE SUFFERING JEWS" "The Inhabitants of Slabotky Ordered to Leave their Homes: Consequence of Resisting" "Robbing the Hebrews of Their Property" " ' Kill a Jew and Pay Twenty Rubles' Is a Common Saying in the Czar's Empire" "Pitif... See More
July 15, 1892
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1892 The back page has a nice article headed: "A Bold Train Robbery" "The Dalton Gang Hold Up an Express and Secure a Rich Prize" with the dateline from Parsons, Kansas. The photos show the entire report, which contains some nice detail, somewhat more than is commonly found.
On July 14 the Dalton Gang made its last train rob... See More
August 9, 1879
THE ARCATA LEADER, Arcata, Humboldt Bay, California, Aug. 9, 1879 I believe this is the very first issue of this title we have offered--at least in many, many years. And it appears to be the only one we have, it being the volume 1, number 2 issue, the newspaper apparently lasting for only two years. The history of Arcata had been based on both the mining and lumber industries, located in Nor... See More
October 6, 1892
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Oct. 6, 1892 Page 6 of this issue has a very nice, and uncommonly lengthy report headed: "The Dalton Gang Wiped Out" "A Desperate Battle In Kansas" "Five Bandits and Four Citizens" with subheads: "Killed in an Encounter at Coffeyville--The Gang Attempted to Rob Two Banks--The City Marshal Among the Dead". Th... See More
March 19, 1871
DAILY ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, Denver, Colorado, March 19, 1871 This is actually a territorial newspaper as Colorado did not become a state until 1876. The front page is entirely taken up with ads, two of which are illustrated, save for one column of various news items. In fact most of the news reports are on the back page as pages 2 & 3 are mostly taken up with ads, many of which are illust... See More
May 8, 1876
LYON COUNTY TIMES, Silver City, Nevada, May 8, 1876 Silver City is pretty much a ghost town today, with several old building still standing from its heyday during the mining era in the 1870's and 1880's. The population from the 2000 census was 170. Located rather close to the more famous Virginia City, this newspaper began in Silver City in 1874 and relocated to nearby Dayton, Nevada... See More
August 21, 1873
DAILY ROCKY MOUNTAIN GAZETTE, Helena, Montana Territory, Aug. 21, 1873 A quite rare--and early--title from Montana, 16 years before it would become a state. This newspaper published from 1868 - 1874. The ftpg. has various local & national news including a report from Chicago headed: "Kellar Hung By a Mob" which gives details of the lynching. A wealth of ads, many of which are i... See More
July 26, 1873
THE WORLD, San Diego, California, July 26, 1873 The front page has an interesting article headed: "The Shah" which begins: "The Shah himself is an ugly cuss..." and also notes: "...he has caused many a poor fellow's head to be chopped off on a notice of five minutes...A fierce-eyed, tallow-visaged, ugly beast as ever wore a diamond or carried scimiter...and his G... See More
May 18, 1888
MENDOCINO DISPATCH DEMOCRAT, Ukiah City, California, May 18, 1888 Very nice newspaper from this Northern California town, recently voted the #6 best place to live in the United States. A wealth of local news--some items quite quaint--and a wealth of advertisements as well, many of which are illustrated.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice engraving in the masthead, a news agent's stamp ... See More
June 21, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, June 21, 1883
* Outlaw Frank James
* Jesse James gang
* Gallatin, Missouri trial
Page 7 has two-thirds of a column headed: "FRANK JAMES" "The Prosecution Unmasked by the Unexpected Postponement of the Trial" "Mrs. Hite's Presence a Surprise--Dick Liddill on Parole--Craig and Timberlake Too Energetic to Please the Defense" wi... See More
September 20, 1880
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 20, 1880
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Electric light bulb
* Menlo Park, New Jersey
Page 7 has a nice article on Thomas Edison with the top of a column headed: "Electric Light" "The Magician of Menlo Park Tells His Own Tale" which is a nice piece about how he invented the electric light, told in his own words. It is prefaced with: &quo... See More
September 22, 1881
HELENA WEEKLY HERALD, Montana (Territory), Sept. 22, 1881
* President James A. Garfield assassination
* 1st report of his death
This newspaper has a very decorative masthead featuring the territorial commerce of Montana, which didn't become a state until 1889. All columns on pages 2, 3, 6 & 7 are black-bordered due to the death of President James Garfield, with page 2 featurin... See More
December 5, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
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... See More
June 20, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, June 20, 1883
* Outlaw Frank James
* Jesse James gang
* Gallatin, Missouri trial
The top of pg. 2 has column heads: "FRANK JAMES" "The Trial of the Missouri Bandit Postponed to the Third Monday in August" "Owing to the Absence of Material Witnesses for the Defense--Murderous Cattle Thieves--Beaten to Death by Drunken Roughs... See More
December 24, 1877
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 24, 1877
* Younger Brothers gang
The top of pg. 2 has column heads: "The Younger Boys" "How The Reward For Their Capture Was Divided--The Question Decided in the Courts".
Eight pages, nice condition.
January 29, 1877
THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Jan. 29, 1877
* Younger Brothers gang
* Stillwater, Minnesota
Page 5 has a nice article: "COLE YOUNGER - Painting Pails In the Minnesota State Prison--The Transgressor's Road" which begins: "This is the home of the Younger brothers. Naturally the Northfield trio were the much sought after of the convicts yesterday..." with mo... See More
April 27, 1873
DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, April 27, 1873
* Rare Old west title
The ftpg. has column heads: "CHINESE LABOR" "The great Problem that Confronts Us" Not Only White Labor But White Capital in Danger" "At the Way Things are Going On, the State Will be Half Chinese in Ten Years" "What Shall We Do About It?" Also on the ftpg: &q... See More
June 14, 1873
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, June 14, 1873
* Modoc War - Indians - Lava Beds
The top of the ftpg. has column heads on the Modoc Indian War: "THE MODOCS" "Interview With Captain Jack & Others" as well as: "Execution In Kentucky" "Destructive Fire in Cincinnati" and more.
Four pages, large folio size, bit irregular at the spin... See More
Death of the legendary name from the Old West: Bat Masterson... A prescription for beer during Prohibition...
October 26, 1921
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 26, 1921
* Bat Masterson death (1st report)
* Wild West gunfighter & author
The top of the middle column of page 19 has a great report on one of the legends of the Old West, noting: "BAT MASTERSON DIES AT EDITOR'S DESK" "Sporting Writer and Last of Oldtime Western Gun Fighters Was 67" "Bear Indians In Long Siege" "Deputy... See More
March 1, 1876
WELDON & LEONARD'S REAL ESTATE CIRCULAR & PRICE LIST, San Francisco, California, March 1, 1876
* Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton founding
The ftpg. has: "Another Monument" which begins: "When James Lick executed his deed of gift, donating his immense property to various benevolent & scientific societies of this state, he provided that $750,000 should be ... See More
September 17, 1880
CHICO SEMI-WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, California, Sept. 17, 1880
* Rare Old West title
This town was founded in 1860 at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley in Butte Country, Northern California. Contains a wide range of articles both local & national, plus a wealth of advertisements. Some of the ads are illustrated.
Four pages, minor margin tears, a news agents' stamp in the mas... See More
December 3, 1883
DENVER TRIBUNE, Colorado, Dec. 3, 1883 The top of the ftpg. has: "Geological Report to Congress on the Wonderful Comstock Lode" "Its enormous Yield--How It is Worked--Other Leads, Which May Be Bonanzas" "Miners in the Comstock Hot Workings Who Are Healthy Epicures" "$306,000,000 in Bullion Taken Out".
Eight pages, an old tape mend at the bottom margin... See More
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