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The Wild WestThe term "wild west" conjures many things in the mind—criminal outlaws like Billy the Kid or Jesse James, the California Gold Rush, or the folklore associated with the American frontier. We welcome you to browse our Wild West newspaper inventory or learn more about American Wild West newspapers at our main Wild West page.
The Wild West
The term "wild west" conjures many things in the mind—criminal outlaws like Billy the Kid or Jesse James, the California Gold Rush, or the folklore associated with the American frontier. We welcome you to browse our Wild West newspaper inventory or learn more about American Wild West newspapers at our main Wild West page.
Item #130217SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, Ca. 1872 A rare and early issue from the Old West in California.
January 1, 1880
DAILY REPUBLICAN, Santa Rosa, 1880 A rather rare and early issue from the Old West in California. In fragile condition--must be handled carefully.
January 1, 1888
PLACER HERALD, Auburn, California, 1888-89
A fragile issue--must be handled carefully. An early paper from Northern California with various news of the day and a wealth of ads. An 8 page issue of folio-size, browned throughout with some edge chipping and edge tears, and mostly loose at the spine. Should be handled carefully. The issue shown is representative of the look and conditio... See More
Item #130199MORNING JOURNAL, 1879 Los Angeles, CA. Rare issue from Southern California. Hard to find issue this early from Los Angeles.
Item #130198DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, 1876
* A rare and early issue from the far West.
Complete in 4 pages, rough left margin and minor edge tears, but in overall good condition due to the use of rag paper (see images). Measures approximately 28 by 21 inches.
Note: All issues have been folded at the mid-fold (typical). A 24x18 folder stores the issue folded in this manner.
Bac... See More
Item #130194MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California 1866 Marysville has a "rich" history relating to the California Gold Rush. During that era, the ranch which was later developed into the town of Marysville, was a popular landing for riverboats from San Francisco and Sacramento filled with miners on their way to the dig sites. One of the early developers had a wife named Mary. The town's name... See More
Item #130191LOS ANGELES DAILY STAR, CA 1874 Rare and early from Southern California. Evenly browned and somewhat pulpish, but not as pulpish as many issues from this era. The issue shown is representative of the look and condition of the issue you will receive, but dates and actual issues vary.
January 1, 1884
WEEKLY OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California, 1884 See the photo below for the nice woodengraving in the masthead, which features a great view of the skyline of Oakland--at that time! Some light browning, varoius news of the day and a wealth of ads. A 10 page issue.
January 1, 1895
SAN BENITO ADVANCE, Hollister, California, 1895 A nice & uncommon title from this town, and in surprisingly nice condition for the age. This is NOT a pulpish newspaper! Slight browning at the margins, various news of the day and a wealth of ads. Four pages.
January 1, 1891
THE UNION DEMOCRAT, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, 1891 Various news of the day and a wealth of ads, and in surprisingly nice condition for a paper of this year. Some tears at edges and browning at the margins.
January 1, 1880
FOOTHILL WEEKLY TIDINGS, Grass Valley, California, 1880 A rare issue from the Old West.
Item #130178WEEKLY EXPRESS, 1873 Los Angeles, CA. A rare and early issue from Southern California.
Item #130177EVENING REPUBLICAN, Los Angeles, CA. 1877 An early issue from Southern California. Rare to find issues this early from California. Ths image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issue you wil receive (not volume 1). The actual issue will vary, but will be from 1877, and will be in equal or better condition.
Item #130176DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, 1874 Few towns from the Old West are more legendary than San Francisco, springing to life with the nearby discovery of gold in 1848 at Sutter's Mill. Its population of 1000 in 1848 swelled to 25,000 by December, 1849.
This issue is four pages and contains various news and advertisements of the day, some 25 years after the beginning of the G... See More
Item #130175DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, CA. 1870 A early and rare issue from the Old West in California.
Item #130174EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, CA. 1874 An early issue from Southern California. Rare to find issue from Los Angeles this early.
January 1, 1894
CALIFORNIA POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, CA. 1894 Rare issue from the early West.
Item #130169DAILY MORNING BULLETIN, San Diego, California 1872 A quite early and rare title from this now major metropolitan city from when it was just a small town, with a wealth of various local and national news of the day, and an interesting wealth of advertisements, many of which have the "typical Old West" look to them. A fascinating look at life in the Old West from a genuine news... See More
Item #130166THE BEE, Sacramento, California, 1874 A very early issue of this title which I believe is still publishing in Sacramento(?) Never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition, nice print of the capitol building in the masthead (see photo), various news of the day and a wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated.
January 1, 1894
ARTHUR McEWEN'S LETTER, San Francisco, CA. 1894 A rare issue from California.
January 1, 1884
GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Colo., 1884 An uncommon newspaper from this old mining town. Folio-size, bit browned at edges. Even browning, some minor edge tears. News of the day and a wealth of illustrated ads.
January 1, 1891
THE DAILY BOOMERANG, Laramie, Wyoming, 1891 A fascinating newspaper from this much romanticized Old West town. As for the unusual title? It was named for the editor's mule. This issue was printed just one year after statehood.
Laramie was founded in the mid-1860's as a tent city near the Overland Stage Line route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad... See More
January 1, 1880
DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1880 Uncommon title from this Mormon city. The issue shown is representative of the look and condition of what you will receive. While actual dates vary, the issue will be dated in 1880 and will have the look/condition similar to what is shown in the image. Due to the use of rag paper, the issue is in very good condition. ... See More
January 1, 1886
PACIFIC RURAL PRESS, San Francisco, 1886 Few towns from the Old West are more legendary than San Francisco, springing to life with the nearby discovery of gold in 1848 at Sutter's Mill. Its population of 1000 in 1848 swelled to 25,000 by December, 1849.
This is a tabloid-size newspaper with a very decorative, "pastoral", masthead. The content is mostly farming related. The phot... See More
Item #130018ALPINE CHRONICLE, Silver Mountain, California, 1878 Originally called "Kongsberg", Silver Mountain was founded in the late 1850's-early 1860's by Scandinavian miners prospecting for silver. By 1863 the name was changed to Silver Mountain City. By 1866, the town had a population of 3,000. It was the county seat of Alpine County from 1864 to 1875. The demonetization of silver in 1873 cause... See More
Item #130003THE OGDEN JUNCTION, Utah, 1873 The masthead features a nice illustration symbolizing the "junction" of the east & west railroads with the completion of the transcontinental railroad which happened not far from here in 1869.
Ogden was originally named Fort Buenaventura, it was the first permanent settlement by people of European descent in what is now Utah. It was established i... See More
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