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May 12, 1881

DAILY ELKO INDEPENDENT, Elko, Nevada, May 12, 1881 This is one of just two issues we have from this year with this nice masthead (see photo below). 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 title from this Old West town.

Category: The Old West

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