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Early San Diego... Vasquez to be hanged... The "Bloody Benders"...



Item # 662026

March 17, 1875

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, March 17, 1875  An early newspaper from this now quite famous & large city in Southern California. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Inside has:  "Growth of the West" and an interesting article: "Vasquez" "How the Outlaw Views His Fate". This latter article is on the infamous outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez who would be executed in San Jose, Calif. on March 19th.
Also, page 3 has a lengthy article: "BENDER" "The Old Man's Story" "His Identity Established Beyond Doubt" "Confession of Old John Bender, the Head of the Family of Cherry Vale (Kansas) Murders". This is a fascinating article on the leader of the "Bloody Benders".
Four pages, minor margin wear, bit of foxing, mostly good.

Item from Catalog 288 (released for November, 2019)...

Category: The Old West

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