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Jesse James is really dead...
Item # 611818
April 8, 1882
MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, April 8, 1882
* Very rare Old West title
Printed in the masthead is: "Colorado Produces Millions of Silver, and Silver Is King." Page 2 has a brief yet very notable report: "Again the report comes that Jesse James has been killed. This time there really appears to be some reason to believe the report true. Particulars will be found in our news column." [they are not] Page 2 also has: "By a sharp trick, Detective Jack Duncan, of
Dallas, captured the noted outlaw Jesse Roscoe, of Tombstone, Arizona." (see). The back page has a report of the suicide of Cornelius J. Vanderbilt, with details (see).
A very rare title, as there are no institutions noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) which have any holdings of this title. The holdings of the only one listed (Kansas St. Hist. Soc.) was recently purchased by us. This newspaper would change its name in 1885 to the "Mail", of which 3 institutions have holdings, the earliest from 1889. The town of Salida was founded just one year previously in 1880. Today the 5200 pop. community is basically a tourist destination.
Complete in 4 pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.
Category: The Old West