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From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...



Item # 586624

April 21, 1877

THE BLACK HILLS PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, April 21, 1877  This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. This is from one of the earlier years we have seen, being a volume one issue. Less than a year previous to this date "Wild Bill" Hickok was shot dead in this town while playing cards. 
This is a nice four page issue with various news tidbits throughout and a wealth of ads, most with a decidedly "western" theme. The ftpg. has reports headed: "Condensed News" "Colorado Capitulations" "Montana Memorandums" "Nevada Notions" and "Utah Units" with news tidbits from those states of Territories, much of it mining related. Page 2 reports include: "Mining Laws of Dakota" "Chapter 31--Mines & Mining--Location and Size of Lodes, & Mining Claims" "California" and other items.
Page 3 is entirely taken up with ads including one for: "Gen'l Custer House...Elegant Rooms and first class beds..." (see photos). The back page has much mining related news plus a few ads as well.
This issue is complete in 4 pages & was never bound nor trimmed, has minor tears in the upper right quadrant, and some discreet archival mends near margins.
A very handsome issue & a rare title, particularly from this early year.

Category: The Old West

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