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Item # 130003 THE 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 in 1846, to be purchased by the Mormon settlers for $1,950 the following year.
Complete in four pages with various news and ads of the day, the issue shown is representative of the condition and look of the issue you will receive from 1873.  Actual dates vary.

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