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Rare issue from Pioche, Nevada...

Item # 663806

February 7, 1873

THE PIOCHE DAILY RECORD, Nevada, Feb. 7, 1873 

* Wild Old West original
* Known for gunfights
* Silver mining town

The first settlement of the area was in 1864 with the opening of a silver mine, but it was abandoned when Indians launched a series of raids and massacres. It was resettled in 1868 and François Pioche bought the town in 1869. By the early 1870s, it had grown to become one of the most important silver-mining towns in Nevada.
Because of the remoteness which allowed Indian raids to occur, the town had a reputation for being one of the roughest towns in the Old West. Local lore says 72 men were killed in gunfights before the first natural death occurred in the camp. This legend is immortalized by the creation of Boot Hill, now a landmark in the city.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: The Old West

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