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Famous Old West town...
Item # 637342
August 27, 1874
THE DAILY INDEPENDENT, Virginia City, Nevada, Aug. 27, 1874
* Rare Old West title
* Comstock Lode fame
* Gold & silver mining
A very famous Western town which sprang up as a boomtown with the 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode, the first major silver deposit discovery in the United States. The city's population peaked in the mid-1870's with about 25,000 residents. the current census shows about 850 residents. Virginia City was also once home to Mark Twain who worked at the "Enterprise" newspaper for a brief period.
Much local news including many items of a mining nature. A great wealth of ads as well, many illustrated.
Four pages, some minor tears ar margins, generally good.
Category: The Old West