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April 5, 1873
OWYHEE AVALANCHE, Silver City, Idaho, April 5, 1873
* Very rare title from territorial Idaho
This is a quite rare newspaper from 17 years before Idaho became a state. This is an interesting issue containing a wide variety of news items and other tidbits.
Some of the articles are headed "A New Homestead Law"; "Improving the Race"; "The Cuban Struggle" and... See More
February 22, 1871
THE SALT LAKE HERALD, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, February 22, 1871
* Uncommon title
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 o... See More
January 15, 1890
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Utah Territory, Jan. 15, 1890 The front page has "Idaho's Admission" "The Adjourned Hearing Before the Senate Committee" which discusses the proposal of admitting Idaho to the Union, which happened on July 3 of 1890.
Four pages, large folio size, minor perforation at an upper fold with some foxing here & small archival mends here, otherwise ... See More
July 18, 1874
WEEKLY HERALD, Monterey, California, July 18, 1874 This is just the volume 1, number 9 issue from this famous town on Monterey Bay, south of San Francisco. Monterey has a long history dating back to 1760. A wide range of content including a pg. 2 item: "Masked Highwaymen - The New Idria Stage Stopped--Burnett Captures the Highwaymen". The article takes close to half a column.
Four... See More
November 13, 1875
THE CALAVERAS CHRONICLE, Mokelumne Hill, California, Nov. 13, 1875 An early issue from this county made famous by Mark Twain. Mokelumne Hill was one of the richest gold mining towns in California. Founded in 1848, the placers were so rich that the miners risked starvation rather than head to Stockton to replenish their supplies. Soon after, gold was discovered in the nearby hills, so much so... See More
January 13, 1872
THE CASTROVILLE ARGUS, Monterey County, California, Jan. 13, 1872 This town is known as the "Artichoke Capital of the World". This issue has a wide range of content both local & national and a great wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor tears at margins, nice condition.
July 8, 1879
RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Nevada, July 8, 1879 An early issue from this famous gambling city in Northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe. A wide range of content and a wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.
October 10, 1874
THE PEOPLE'S CAUSE, Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, Oct. 10, 1874 This is from 2 years before the city would be incorporated. Located in Northern California, there is much news of the day both local & national.
Complete in 8 pages, never bound nor trimmed, various tears at margins otherwise good.
August 27, 1880
CHICO SEMI-WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, California, Aug. 27, 1880 This town was founded in 1860 located at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley in 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 masthead, nice condition.
January 21, 1873
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, Jan. 21, 1873 The top of the first column has a nice stack of headlines, many concerning the Modoc Indian War, including: "DESPERATE BATTLE" "With the Modoc Indians" "Ten Hours of Conflict with a Concealed Foe" "Defeat of the Troops" "Outnumbered, Five to One" plus heads on other events of the day... See More
December 21, 1878
THE AMADOR TIMES, Ione City, Amador County, California, Dec. 21, 1878 At the very least this town in Northern California has a vibrant past in terms of its name, having had many name changes including Bed Bug, Bedbug, Freeze Out, Hardscrabble, Ione City, Woosterville, Jone City, Jone Valley, and Rickeyville. Ione was an important supply center on the main road to the mother lode and so... See More
October 10, 1877
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 10, 1877 The Front page has: "The Fight On Snake Creek" "Later Advices From Gen. Miles--Chief Joseph A Prisoner In Miles' Hands, But Afterward Exchanged For Lieut. Jerome--The Sitting Bull Commission".
Eight pages, lightly toned, nice condition.
February 20, 1875
THE DALLAS DAILY HERALD, Texas, Feb. 20, 1875 A "typical" newspaper from the Southwest just ten years after the Civil War, with a great wealth of ads and various news of the day.
Four pages, a bit close-trimmed at the bottom, generally nice.
January 4, 1890
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Jan. 4, 1890 From six years before Utah would become a state. Inside has: "The Idaho Test Oath Case" which takes most of the page. Also: "And What Next? "Immorality Sanctioned by City Ordinance at San Antonio, Texas" "One Woman Sues Another for Having Alienated Her Husband's Affections" and other ite... See More
January 11, 1890
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Jan. 11, 1890 From 6 years before Utah would become a state. Various news of the day & a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated.
Four pages, some browning at folds, some archival mends at the margins of folds, generally nice condition.
October 24, 1876
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Oct. 24, 1876 From this "territory" 20 years before Utah would become a state. Inside has: "The Indians--300 Lodges Captured, Disarmed & Dismounted" "The Express Robbery" "Killed by a Train" & much more. A wealth of ads.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.
May 18, 1881
TIMES-REVIEW, Tuscarora Nevada, May 18, 1881 This 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. Some of the articles in this issue include: "C... See More
December 8, 1880
DENVER TRIBUNE, Colorado, Dec. 8, 1880 Among the reports are: "Shot In A Gambling Den" "A Missouri Cyclone" "A Cut-Throat Stronghold" "Colorado & The Pacific--Denver to be Connected with the Western Ocean by a Direct Line of Railroad" & more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
July 27, 1877
SAN DIEGO NEWS, California, July 27, 1877 This is a volume one issue from this now-famous Southern California city. Among the articles within are: "Arizona--Our Folks There" which is a letter from Florence, and takes over a full column; "The Great Railroad War" "Montana" "Progress of the Trouble" and more. A great wealth of advertisements, several of w... See More
August 14, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 1858 Page 3 has: "The Mormons" which includes: "Advices form Salt Lake City...report that the Mormons are returning there, being assured of not being molested. They are described on all hands as a destitute & poverty-stricken people...Women here are little else than mere chattels, bought by the highest bidder...All the wom... See More
August 28, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1858 Page 3 has: "Mormondom" which reports on a letter from Great Salt Lake City noting: "...There is...considerable stagnation of Mormon intellect. Brigham is literally a prisoner in his own house..." and more on attempts to visit with him (see).
Four pages, great condition.
January 14, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 1858 Page 3 has: "The Army In Utah" which notes in part: "...the troops were all in winter quarters at Fort Bridger...Fort Bridger was being rebult,,,stated that the Mormons were making preparations to leave the Territory for the British Possessions & that pioneer parties had already started. Brigham Young's tone towar... See More
January 30, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 1858 Page 3 has: "From Utah" with the latest news, including: "...alludes to the arrival of the troops at Fort Bridger...The Mormon train, after leaving Carson Valley, got along very well & without any difficulty with Indians...The troops arrived at Fort Bridger 7 weeks ago...They wanted to come into the Valley to establis... See More
January 12, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 1858 Page 3 has: "More Troops Fro Utah" which begins: "In anticipation of the continued opposition of the Mormons to the authority of the United States...the War Dept. has determined upon reinforcing the army of Utah..." with more. This is followed by: "General Orders--No. 1" which relates to the reinforcement o... See More
January 16, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 16, 1858 Page 2 has over a full column of reporting concerning the Mormons in Utah, with heads: "From The Army In Utah" and a "Proclamation Of Governor Cumming" and "From Utah". The latter includes: "The force of the Mormons has been greatly overestimated...On the 8th of October Brigham Young delivered a speech... See More
January 28, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 1858 The top of the front page has: "Later From the Utah Expedition" which includes: "...there is an immense movement of the Mormon population of California toward the valley of Salt Lake. At San Bernardino the Mormons were selling their farms, mills...at great sacrifices...The Mormons see a possibility of our troops forcing a... See More
February 2, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1858 Page 3 has: "Latest News From Utah" which is a report from Camp Scott noting: "...all hands engaged making comfortable for the winter...Plenty of good grass and buffalo very fat...Mormons continuing to fortify between army and Salt Lake..." & more (see).
Four pages, great condition.
October 13, 1882
CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, October 13, 1882
* Outlaw Frank James
* Interview with the brother of Jesse James
Two-thirds of a column on page 2 is taken up with: "Frank James" and "The Notorious Outlaw Gives an Outline of His Checkered Career for the Past Few Years" which is very interesting reading (see photos).
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
December 1, 1875
THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), December 1, 1875
* Utah- 20 years before statehood
From 21 years before Utah would gain statehood and not surprisingly, various Mormon related content found throughout but much other news as well. This 16 page issue was never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to be one large sheet of newsprint. Very nice condition.... See More
November 8, 1893
ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORTER, Wellsville, New York, Nov. 8, 1893
* Outlaw Bill Doolin
* Wild Bunch gang
The top of the first column has: "Bandits Corralled" "Arkansas Train Robbers At Bay In The Mountains" with further subheads. The report notes in part: "...report from Batesville, Ark...This little mountain town has been in the midst of most intense excitement al... See More
March 15, 1873
OWYHEE AVALANCHE--SUPPLEMENT, (Silver City, Idaho Territory), March 15, 1873
* Very rare title from territorial ID
* Wild Old West original
This is a single sheet supplement issue to the "Owyhee Avalanche" newspaper from the Territory of Idaho. The content is a wide variety of items including literary bits. Some items are headed: "Night In An Underground Lodging Home&qu... See More
November 15, 1883
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, November 15, 1883
* Old West train robbery
Page 2 has one column headings that include: "Train Robbery",
"Desperadoes Remove a Rail on the Mexican National Road and Derail a Train", "The Wreck Immediately Surrounded By Forty Masked Men" and more. See photos for interesting report here. Other news of the day. Light brow... See More
December 22, 1880
THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Dec. 22, 1880 Inside has an editorial: "What Is To Be Done With Utah?" Other articles include: "Two Men Killed" "A Word or Two on Religion" and "The Utah Question" which includes: "The President is quite severe on Mormon polygamy & urges upon Congress the duty of abolishing that institution..." with more ... See More
January 4, 1872
YOLO WEEKLY MAIL, Woodland, California, Jan. 4, 1872
* Rare Old West title
An interesting and quite uncommon newspaper from this town just 15 miles northwest of Sacramento. It was formerly known as Yolo City, hence the title. Various news of the day, including many tidbits from the West as well as some literary items and a wealth of ads--many of which are illustrated. One of the more i... See More
December 10, 1853
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, Dec. 10, 1853 Page 2 includes: "Sonora & Lower California" which reports on Mexican invaders (see). Four pages, wear at folds causing small holes at fold junctures, some wear at margins.
December 30, 1880
WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT, Pomeroy, Columbia County, Washington Territory, December 30, 1880
* Rare Old west title
A volume one issue from this small town in Southeastern Washington, published 9 years before statehood. Although typically a 4 page newspaper I believe this was issued as a single sheet (notation at the top from the Bancroft Library)
Single sheet, folio size, minor edge wear... See More
October 16, 1881
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881
* Best old West title to be had
* Just prior to the 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.... See More
April 21, 1877
THE BLACK HILLS PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, April 21, 1877 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 is from one of the earlier years we have seen, being a volume one issue. Less than a year previous to this date "... See More
October 17, 1882
THE DAILY DENVER TIMES, Denver, Colorado, Oct. 17, 1882
* Rare Old West title
* Was a Western outpost
A nice newspaper from this Western city, various news of the day & a great wealth of ads. Light browning, blue pencil marks to the back page, generally good. Four pages. Should be handled with care.
August 23, 1894
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, August 23, 1894
* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show advertisement
On page 9 of this complete, 10 page newspaper is a nice, illustrated one column advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show, with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill (see the photo below).
The rest of the issue is filled with various news of the day & a wealth of ads.... See More
November 13, 1872
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Nov. 13, 1872
* Rare Utah Territory title
A very nice territorial newspaper from 24 years before Utah statehood. Various news of the day with a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated (see).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
April 7, 1882
THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, April 7, 1882
* Outlaw Jesse James death - funeral
The top of a middle column on the front page has notable heads: "JESSE JAMES", "The Remains of a Missouri Bandit Lying in State", "Crowds of People Visit the Place to Look at the Body", "The Funeral Services & the Procession to the Grave" with the report taki... See More
February 8, 1873
OWYHEE AVALANCHE SUPPLEMENT, Silver City, Idaho (Territory), Feb. 8, 1873
* Very rare title from territorial Idaho
This is a single sheet supplement issue to the "Owyhee Avalanche" newspaper from the Territory of Idaho. The content is a wide variety of items including literary bits. Some items are headed: "An Alligator Hunt", "Mrs. Greeley", "After Ma... See More
October 7, 1882
THE DETROIT PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, Oct. 7, 1882
* Outlaw Frank James
* Jesse James Gang
The top of the first column on pg. 2 has: "FRANK JAMES", "Locked in Jail at Independence, Mo.", "Personal Appearance Of The Desperado", "He is Confident of Clemency, Although Having Received no Promises", "And Desires to Aid in the Protection of the S... See More
July 22, 1873
THE SEMI-WEEKLY ARGUS, Port Townsend, Washington Territory, July 22, 1873 Quite early from Washington, and 16 years before it became a state. Half of the front page is taken up with ads including one for the "Seattle Brewery" (see photo), plus page two has "Mr. Garfield's Railroad Propositions" and other news items.
Four pages of small folio size measuring 9 by... See More
November 5, 1879
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 5, 1879
* Jesse James killed ?
* Outlaw - train robber
As a follow-up to the report from the previous day in which was announced the death of Jesse James, this issue seems to back-peddle a bit. Page 5 has; "The Killing Of Jesse James" "Sheppard's Story Of the Shooting Doubtful". The report includes: "At Galena, where Sheppard, who ... See More
November 4, 1879
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 4, 1879
* Outlaw Jesse James, false death report
Near the top of the front page is a very interesting article: "A Notorious Outlaw Murdered", "Jesse James Shot by One of His Comrades" with the text taking six inches. The only problem is that the report is not true. Although Jesse James was murdered by a comrade, it was not until 1882. Bi... See More
November 16, 1871
DAILY ROCKY MOUNTAIN GAZETTE, Helena, Montana (Territory), November 16, 1871
* Rare Old West title
* Montana; 18 years before becoming a state
A quite rare--and early--title from Montana, 18 years before it would become a state. This newspaper published from 1868 - 1874. A typical newspaper of the day with the entire front page taken up with ads, many with a Western theme, with ... See More
March 27, 1875
WEEKLY MOUNTAINEER, The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon, March 27, 1875
* Rare Old west title
A very uncommon & early newspaper from this northern Oregon city. Among the articles within are: "Letter From Arizona" "Inventions in Dental Art" "Cremation in Alaska" "Punished By a Dog" and much more. Some foxing, a news agent's stamp at the top, ... See More
January 1, 1879
WALLA WALLA STATESMAN, Washington Territory, Jan. 1, 1879
* Rare Old West title
Printed ten years before Washington became a state. Among the articles within are: "Radical Dirt Eaters" "Cariboo News" "Public Lands For Settlers Only" "Jefferson Davis--The Assassination Plot" and much more. A wealth of ads as well, several illustrated.
Four pages,... See More
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