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September 24, 1869
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 24, 1869
* Promontory Summit - Point - Utah
* How the area has grown since "Last Spike"
* re. Transcontinental Railroad
The top of page 9 has small headings: "The Great West" "Promontory Summit--The Changes in Railroad Towns--The Moral and Physical Elements of the Town...". (see) The famous "last spike" was driven in just ... See More
September 4, 1869
THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Sept. 4, 1869 Most of the ftpg. and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the very historic; "Pacific Railroad Bill", actually the first of two (the 2nd in 1864) which would provide federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction of a transcontinental railroad across the United States.
This first Pacific Railway Act (July 1, 1862) authorize... See More
May 21, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1869
* First Transcontinental (Pacific) Railroad
Page 5 has a nice article providing a history of the creation of the Pacific Railroad, which just 11 days previous was formally completed.
"The Pacific Railroad" "Lecture by W. B. Ogden, One of the Promoters--History of the Road From Its Inception--The Scenery and Soil Along the Route".... See More
May 11, 1869
NEW YORK HERALD, May 11, 1869 A great issue celebrating the completion of the historic transcontinental railroad. East meets West.
The first column begins with nice heads: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "The Last Rail Laid and the Last Spike Drive" "San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other" "Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States" with a... 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
November 5, 1868
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 5, 1868 Although known to all as the current capital of California, this city got its start thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by John Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riv... See More
June 25, 1870
TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870
* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"
* Very first excursion published newspaper (#7)
This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 is... See More
August 28, 1909
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 28, 1909 There is a color cover on this issue.The front page of this issue has a photo of "The Chief Umpire of the Great War Game."
This issue has an article and photos of "How Boston was Taken" by William Inglis. There is an illustration of "A Book-Worm's Paradise" by Vernon Howe Bailey and there is a photo of &... 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
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, 1887
LARAMIE WEEKLY SENTINEL, Wyoming (Territory), 1887 Certainly a very rare title from the true "Old West", and one of the more romanticized towns from the cowboy and gunslinger era. This issue was printed three years before 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 transcontinen... See More
Item #130465OGDEN JUNCTION, Utah, 1873 Here is a great paper from Ogden, which is rather close to Promontory Point where the completion of the transcontinental railroad was celebrated just five years previous. Signifying that event, this newspaper includes wood engravings of two trains coming together, head to head (see the photo below). A great piece of Western Americana! A 4 page issue of folio size, some l... See More
June 5, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 5, 1869 Inside has a very nice half page print: "Completion of the Pacific Railroad - Meeting of Locomotives of the Union and Central Pacific Lines: The Engineers Shake Hands" being a fine display item. A half page illustration is of the "Great Fire at Dayton, Ohio - Destruction of Turner's Opera-House". Three prints on the "Cu... See More
November 9, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 9, 1889 Entire ftpg. is a fine illus. of: 'William Ewing, Capt. of the N.Y. Baseball Club'. Four prints of: 'American Game Birds' & fullpg: 'New York's New Music Halls' includes a nice view of Carnegie Hall. Dblpgctrfld: 'The City of Cleveland, Ohio' shows 9 scenes.
Complete in twenty pages.
June 3, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 3, 1893 Fullpg: 'Sketches In Tangier' fullpg: 'Completion of the Great Northern Railroad--Celebration of the Event in St. Paul, Minn.' shows 10 scenes. Doublepage centerfold: 'An American Trotting Match In Vienna, Austria' Fullpg: 'The Chinese In San Francisco' shows 5 scenes.
January 20, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 20, 1894 Front full pg. illus. of "Clang! - Out of the Way of the Cable Car."
Inside has two 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Recent Fire at the World's Fair." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Annual Reception of the Brooklyn Union League Club." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The New Home of the St. Nicholas Club." Two full pg. illus. of "... See More
Item #180010THE DAILY BOOMERANG, Laramie, Wyoming, 1891 (nice condition) A collection of nine issues of this fascinating newspaper from the Old West. As for the unusual title? It was named for the editor's mule. These issues were 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 f... See More
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