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May 10, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1869
* Completing the Transcontinental railroad
* Promontory Point - last spike
The top of the ftpg. has column heads on a very notable event in the opening of the West: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "Celebrations in San Francisco and Sacramento--A Grand Jubilee--The Last Spike Driven in the Central Line--Reception of this News in Sacramento" with... 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
November 1, 1859
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 1, 1859 A very early issue from the state capital. Sacramento became a city due to the efforts of John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant, and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew faster due to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial... 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
May 29, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1869 The key print in this issue is a fine double page centerfold on "Completion Of The Pacific Railroad - The Great Link Connecting Europe With Asia Across the American Continent", which is a great scene of the Transcontinental Railroad with vignettes around the edge. Another nice half page view is the "Interior of a Palace Hotel Car Used On t... 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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