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Item # 209240 THE ELKO INDEPENDENT, Elko, Nevada, 1871 This town had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to the town in 1868. This issue is dated just three years later. Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, with some minor margin tears. A quite rare & very early  title from this Old West town, and the earliest Nevada title currently in our inventory. The photo below is "generic" however the issue you receive will have a similar look and will be dated 1871.

Category: The Old West

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