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December 1, 1877
MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July Dec. 1, 1877
* Rare Old West title
In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of the... See More
Item #652582SAN FRANCISCO NEWS-LETTER & CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, March 20, 1873
* Rare Old west title
The subtitle in the masthead notes: "Devoted To The Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast". The content is varied and includes a wide range of ads as well.
An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Franc... See More
November 8, 1876
THE DAILY BEE, Sacramento, Nov. 8, 1876 Page two of this issue contains the column headline "THE NEXT PRESIDENT" and reports "If he shall live until that time Samuel J. Tilden will become President of these United States on the 5th day of March as appears by the election returns at hand as we write! ... You and I may not agree with them concerning their mode of doing things, b... See More
October 24, 1885
THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, Placer County, California, October 24, 1885
* Rare Old West title
Placer mining in the Auburn area was very good, with the camp first becoming known as the North Fork Dry Diggings, later changed to Woods Dry Diggings. The area soon developed into a mining camp, and it was officially named Auburn in 1849. In 1851 Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County. Gold ... See More
Item #649229SAN FRANCISCO NEWS-LETTER & CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, 1873 The subtitle in the masthead notes: "Devoted To The Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast". The content is varied and includes a wide range of ads as well.
An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Francisco, and the seal of the county of Sa... See More
March 3, 1871
SAN JOSE DAILY PATRIOT, California, 1871
* Rare Old West title
* Santa Clara Valley
In 1850 San Jose became just the 2nd incorporated city in California (Sacramento was first) & was on the Butterfield mail route. The ftpg. is mostly ads with news items & more ads inside, many of which are illustrated.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.... See More
November 18, 1875
DUTCH FLAT FORUM, Placer County, California, November 18, 1875
* Rare Old West title
Dutch Flat is located mid-way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, near Interstate Highway 80. Famous for its hydraulic mines, from which many tons of gold were taken, for its lumber industry, its role in creating the Central Pacific Railroad, and for its large Chinese community, Dutch Flat remains one o... See More
September 20, 1879
AMADOR DISPATCH, Jackson, California, Sept. 20, 1879
* Old West
* Rare title
Jackson was founded in 1848 around a year-round spring, settled by American pioneers and then gold-seekers upon its discovery at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It was also a convenient stopping place on the road from Sacramento to the southern mines.
Various news of the day both local & nation... See More
November 15, 1879
WOODLAND STANDARD, Woodland, California, Nov. 15, 1879 Certainly one of the less common newspapers from the "Old West", currently a city of about 56,000 and a suburb of Sacramento. An interesting front page article taking half a column: "How Buffalo Bill Served a Writ". It begins: "Buffalo Bill in his autobiography tells the following story of his official career in ... See More
May 9, 1886
WOODLAND DAILY DEMOCRAT, Yolo County, California, May 9, 1886 Formerly known as Yolo City, Woodland lies 15 miles northwest of Sacramento. Various news of the day and a wealth of Western-style advertisements.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some minor margin tears, nice condition.
March 22, 1883
THE GRIDLEY HERALD, Gridley, California, March 22, 1883
* Very rare Old West title
This could be the only issue of this title we have. Gridley is a small town north of Sacramento in Butte County. This is a four page issue with various news of the day & a wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice, clean condition.... See More
January 1, 1893
WEEKLY GALT GAZETTE, California, 1893 An uncommon Old West newspaper from Northern California from a town originally known as Dry Creek Township. This city had its beginning during the Gold Rush era, but was formally laid out by the Western Pacific Railroad Company in 1869. Many of the original 19th century homes are still standing in an excellent state of preservation.... See More
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December 26, 1903
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1903
September 26, 1871
SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD, Sept. 9, 1871 Mostly regional news, has a few topical items, and many ads. Small section clipped from the second leaf, first leaf has an archival mend to a margin tear, minor edge wear, bit of loss to two letters in the masthead.
Item #204779THE DAILY BEE, Sacramento, California, 1874. 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. Very early for California. Nice condition.&n... See More
June 23, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1900 The "Boxer" Troubles in China; The Paris Exposition; The Chinese Parade in Sacramento; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
Item #130645SAN JOSE DAILY PATRIOT, California, 1871 San Jose was the second incorporated city in California (after Sacramento), becoming part of the United States 1846. California would gain statehood in 1850. This is an early issue from what today is California's third largest city and the tenth largest in the United States.
This 4 page newspaper has various news and advertisements of the day. Minor ... 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.
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 #130217SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, Ca. 1872 A rare and early issue from the Old West in California.
Item #130555SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION, California. 1879 This four page issue contains various news of the day from this northern California town, the capital of California. Life in the 1870's was still a rugged adventure, as much of the West was still untamed.
The news and advertisements found within these pages provide an interesting perspective of life in California from just 30 years after the ... See More
January 10, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 10, 1874 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "Obey the Law of Necessity." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "A Christmas Tableau." Small portrait of "Captain Joseph Fry." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Surrender of the "Virginius" in Bahia Honda." (Boats). Dblpgctrfld. of "The Collision Between the "Ville Du Havre" and "... See More
May 22, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 22, 1875 One-third page: 'The Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga'. Fullpg: 'The Watch for Montezuma'. Fullpg: 'Sketches in 'China Town', San Francisco'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
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