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From the fabled Old West town of Tombstone... Deputy Sheriff Earp...



Item # 646385

November 18, 1880

THE DAILY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, November 18, 1880 

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame
* Rare Wyatt Earp mention


This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang.
This rare issue was printed less than a year before this famous gunfight and is replete with advertisements with a distinctively Western theme. Has all ads on the front page, including: "The Arizona Corral", "The Palace Saloon" and "The Crystal Palace" among many others.
Page 2 has a large ad for "Shaffer & Lord" described as the "Original Miners and Prospectors Store" (see photos).
Page 3 includes a report with mention of Wyatt Earp: "Not long since we chronicled the arrest of Red Mike, a notorious Nevada criminal, by Deputy Sheriff Earp and his being held here to await a requisition from the Governor of that State, Mike having escaped from Virginia City jail while awaiting trial on charge of murder...".
The back page has an ad for the "Golden Eagle Brewery" that has engraving of an eagle, plus an ad for "Mand's Wine House". There is also an ad for the Arizona Mail & Stage Comp'y" that has an engraving of a stage coach.
Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, various small tears & chipping at the blank margins, many archival mends to the inside pages which cause no loss nor do they deter from readability. There is a news agent's blue stamp above the masthead. A rare opportunity for this famous title from this famous Old West town.

Category: Post-Civil War

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