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Front page features an engraving of the mining town of Salida, Colorado...



Item # 647280

July 1, 1882

MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, July 1, 1882 

* Very rare Old West title
* Town view print


Printed in the masthead is: "Colorado Produces Millions of Silver, and Silver Is King." 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 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 two years previously in 1880. Today the 5200 pop. community is basically a tourist destination.
The top of the front page features a very nice engraving of what must certainly be a view of the town of Salida, although there is no accompanying note. It is a nice engraving showing the small town with the Rocky Mountains in the background. Faintly inked and some bleed through of type from pg. 2.
Complete in 4 pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.

Category: The Old West

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