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May 11, 1883
HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana (Territory), May 11, 1883 Page 2 has several nice item: "Fight With Apaches", then: "Desperado Killed" whose name was Frank James (but not "the" Frank James), and then: "The Dodge City Disturbance" which reports on the Dodge City War. The latter mentions the infamous Luke Short, the gunfighter/gambler/cowboy: "...Luke ... See More
August 14, 1867
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 14, 1867 The ftpg. has a detailed report headed: "The Indian War", portions including: "The Indians have made 3 separate descents on the working parties along the railroad beyond Fort Hays...Several Indians were killed...It is reported here that six men were surrounded by the Indians at Milk Creek. Two men were killed & scalped...number killed... 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
April 14, 1892
HELENA WEEKLY HERALD, Montana, April 14, 1892
* Frederick Schwatka
* Alaska expedition
A very handsome masthead with several vignettes, one of which is a mining theme. The to- of the ftpg. has heads: "ON A FOREST TRAIL" "The Famous Explorer, Leiut. Schwatka, & Party Cross the Alaskan Line to British Soil" "They Meet with Indians..." and more. This is... See More
March 30, 1878
THE HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana, March 30, 1878
A great issue from when Montana was still a Territory, not gaining statehood until 11 years later. The front page has: "Perpetual Motion Accomplished", which tells of the inventor Daniel Drawbauch's perpetual motion (magnetic) clock. Also on page one: "THE SAVIOR", being a description of Jesus by Publius Lentulus, Pr... See More
January 24, 1883
THE HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana, Jan. 24, 1883
* Pre statehood Montana
* Rare Old West title
This newspaper is from 6 years before Montana statehood. The front page includes: "A New Chapter of the Vigilantes of Montana" "Gian Powder Explosion" "The Mexican Reciprocity". Inside includes: "Los on the Prairie" and more.
Four pages, very nice, cle... See More
August 11, 1880
THE HELENA INDEPENDENT, Montana Territory, Aug. 11, 1880
* Rare Old West title
From nine years before Montana would join the Union. Various news of the day both local & national & a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp in the masthead, very nice condition.
Item #200555THE HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana, 1878 A nice territorial newspaper eleven years before Montana would become a state. Helena was founded at the discovery of gold in a gulch off the Prickly Pear valley in 1864. Thoughts for a town name included Tomah, Pumpkinville and Squashtown but ultimately was named Helena for a town in Minnesota or Arkansas, with Yankee & Confederate sympathies expre... See More
January 1, 1889
HELENA JOURNAL, Montana, 1889 An uncommon issue of 8 pages with various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. From the year it became a state! Nice condition. The image shown is representative of the issue you will receive, but dates and actual content vary.
January 1, 1881
HELENA WEEKLY HERALD, MT. 1881 A rare issue from early Montana with various news of the day and a wealth of ads.
Item #180161Wild West Collection II - A Broad View - Each set contains a total of 5 issues, one issue each from 5 different old west states, revealing a broad view of this formative period in American history. Includes issues from five of the following old west locations: California, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon, and include such titles as The Daily Boomerang. All issues ar... See More
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