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188416

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Head West Miners Mining 1848 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393170486202

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848  * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which includes in part: "...fully confirms the most glowing accounts heretofore received in the States of the richness & extent of the gold region...the gold is found from the tops of the highest mountains to the bottom of the rivers..." with more.  An early report on the California Gold Rush. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 03, 2021 13:47

$67.00
188259

Samuel Colt Revolver Ad Gold Rush Era 1849 Newspaper with $150 Runaway Slave


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393154311214

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 1849  * Colt Revolver Ad * Runaway slave ad * Gold Rush era newspaper The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see) Four pages, good condition.

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Ends March 24, 2021 16:04

$28.00
187818

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393126080920

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 1849  * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has half a column headed: "The California Emigration" which begins: "The emigration to California from the Atlantic States is still going on steadily...In some places new associations are forming for the gold regions..." with more. Included is a nice chart noting the vessel, the master's name, port from which they sailed, and the date of departure. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 08, 2021 15:28

$54.00
187407

Very Rare RAMPART Yukon-Koyukuk ALASKA Klondike Gold Rush Era 1901 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373440394392

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ALASKA FORUM, Rampart, Alaska, July 4, 1901  * Yukon-Koyukuk * Klondike gold rush era * Very rare publication This is the volume 1, number 41 issue of a newspaper from this mining town which lasted only until 1906. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only the Alaska Historical Society has scattered issues of this title and they do not have this date. Various local and national news but certainly an emphasis on mining items. The editorial mentions the news that: "...work on the railroad from Valdez into the interior has been started. This is good news..." with much more. During its heyday, Rampart had a newspaper, hotels, saloons, library, fire department, hospital, and a host of stores and busin... See More  

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Ends February 26, 2021 07:28

$277.00
187404

GEORGIA GOLD RUSH Ghost Town of Auraria Lumpkin County GA 1833 D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373440394061

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 23, 1833  * Gold in the Southeast Page 3 has a report: "The Georgia Gold Region" which notes in part: "...the village of Auraria is situated on the ridge dividing the waters of the Chestatee and Etoah rivers...The price of gold in Auraria is from 85 to 92 cents per  dwt...." with much more on the town and the gold region. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 26, 2021 07:27

$28.00
185877

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373346169979

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 1849  * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has: "California Items" which has various news items which relate to the California Gold Rush. Much concerning transportation plans for the West. Page 2 has: "The Astor Place Rioters". Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends December 17, 2020 15:02

$34.00
185781

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Joe Montana Super Bowl NFL Football Champions 1985 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373336996010

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: USA TODAY, Jan. 21, 1985 * San Francisco 49ers win * Joe Montana vs. Dan Marino * Super Bowl XIX - NFL Football * vs. Miami Dolphins at Stanford The front page has a heading: "S.F. sizzles" with subhead: "Shula agrees: Montana great" and photo of Joe Montana in action. (see) The front page of the sport's section also has a headline: "It's a 49ers' gold rush, 38-16" with subheads and 2 related photos. (see) Much more inside this section.  Complete with all sections (40 pages), great condition.

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Ends December 13, 2020 12:01

$44.00
185593

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393003983708

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1849  * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Empire City brings over $600,000 in species and gold dust...An attack had been made by a party of rowdy Americans in San Francisco...emigrants from Missouri...are now arriving daily...In the gold diggings, many of the placers are becoming exhausted but new ones are being continually discovered. About an ounce a day is states as the average quantity found...Provisions are plenty in the mines..." with much more. The article on the gold takes over half a column. The ftpg. has a print of  "Alexander Dumas", author of The Three Musketeers. Four pa... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2020 15:09

$53.00
184796

JAMES K. POLK & the Discovery of California GOLD Annual Address 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392968976256

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ROCHESTER DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Dec.7, 1848  * President James K. Polk * State of the Union Address * Discovery of gold in California All of the front page & most of page 2 are taken up with the "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE!" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: James K. Polk. Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space to California and the discovery of gold, including: "...vast mineral wealth recently developed..." in Upper California, noting that: "...It was known that mines of the previous metals existed to a considerable extend in California at the time of its acquisition. Recent discoveries render it probable that these mines are more extensive & valuable than was anti... See More  

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Ends November 05, 2020 07:34

$146.00
184529

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373226062596

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 1848  * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 2 has a nice report headed: "The Gold Region" with bits including: "...accounts heretofore received of he existence of gold on the borders of various rivers in California and the made excitement that prevails in all that region to share in the spoils...sailors, printers, travellers, all classes, hurrying to the branches of the American and Feather rivers...that three-fourths of the houses in the town of San Francisco also are closed...seen in Monterey, a Californian, who shows $400 of gold from the labor of one week...with a pick & shovel to clear off two feet of the top earth, then put in a tin pan or wooden bowl a... See More  

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Ends October 21, 2020 09:54

$68.00
184522

Early SAN FRANCISCO Gold Rush City & Sacramento Calif. View PRINT 1851 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392952320635

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851  * Early San Francisco city view print  * California gold rush era & Sacramento The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out...". Additionally the back page has a great: "View Of Sacramento City, From the River" with descriptive text. Four pages, a very large issue measuring 24 by 31 issues, some wear at folds a a few small, discrete archival mends, otherwise good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends October 21, 2020 09:50

$97.00
184236

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH San Francisco Tells Hardships Encountered 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392934955138

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 1849  * California gold rush fever Page 3 has most of a column headed: "California Correspondence" which is mostly taken up with a fascinating & very detailed letter from San Francisco, August 19. It has some fine reports from the gold regions, including: "...in my opinion individual gold digging will soon end. Four out of five of those engaged are completely tired out, many are sick..." plus too much to detail here. See the photos. Also on page 3: "The California Convention" is a report on the convention to create a constitution for California so they can join the union (they will in 1850). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:08

$78.00
183744

MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE Utah Mormons & Pike's Peak Gold PRINTS 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373149049601

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859 * Mormons - Mormonism * Mountain Meadows Massacre * Pike's Peak gold rush A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Magenta' at Jones's Wood, New York". A full page illustration is comprised of two half-page illustrations "The White Mountains - The Ride" and "The White Mountains - All Aboard!". This issue also contains a serialized portion of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Complete in 16 pages, re-glued at the spine, never-trimmed margins, a few discrete archival mends inside, go... See More  

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Ends September 14, 2020 11:52

$120.00
183707

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392906317012

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which includes in part: "...fully confirms the most glowing accounts heretofore received in the States of the richness & extent of the gold region...the gold is found from the tops of the highest mountains to the bottom of the rivers..." with more. An early report on the California Gold Rush. Four pages, binding indents at the blank spine, good condition.

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Ends September 12, 2020 15:14

$67.00
183188

Rare SAN FRANCISCO Old West Farming California Gold Rush Era 1854 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373122205570

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CALIFORNIA FARMER, San Francisco June 22, 1854 * Rare Old West title * Gold mining era * Nice decorative masthead This is quite early for a California newspaper. A nice engraving in the masthead with much of the content having a farming theme, although there are other items as well. This is a volume 1 issue. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 12 by 18 inches, staining at the corners and some wear at the folds.

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Ends August 21, 2020 07:31

$42.00
183176

Pre Gold Rush CALIFORNIA Positive Description Climate Soil Etc. 1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121397578

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, July 29, 1847 * The future is bright for California ? Inside has reports from the Mexican War with: "The Prisoners of Encarnacion" "Deeply Interesting Narrative of the Capture, Adventures, and Sufferings of Majors Gaines and Borland's Party in Mexico" which takes over 2 1/2 columns. Perhaps most interesting is: "California" which includes: "...This country presents many attractions. Its harbors are amongst the most spacious in the world. Its soil is productive; and its climate is so pure & healthy...". Also: "Mills's Route to the Pacific" is great reading on Westward expansion as well. Four pages, some light damp staining, generally nice.

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Ends August 20, 2020 15:14

$73.00
182598

Rare & Early CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Related PRINT 49ers 1849 New Orleans Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373100834741

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Louisiana, June 25, 1849 * Rare & early gold rush print A very unusual issue as the top of the front page features a nice illustration with a California Gold Rush theme, headed: "The California Porter And the U.S. Naval Officer" with a caption which relates the story from the beach at San Francisco. Prints in newspapers from 1849 relating to the Gold Rush are very rare. Inside has: "California News", and a report headed: "Death of James K. Polk" with all columns on the page black-bordered. Eight pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends August 01, 2020 09:53

$136.00
182407

Very Rare SITKA ALASKA Panhandle Territory Pre Klondike Gold Rush 1887 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851908494

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886 * Very rare Alaska Territorial issue Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title. The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day, being four pages of small folio size (measures 12 3/4 by 20 1/4 in.). The front page has an interesting article about the Eskimos, titled: "From Kodiak" which begins: "The so-called summer season is rapidly advancing in this central region of Alaska, but winter seems to cling to us with highly disagreeable persistency..." with much mo... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:24

$465.00
182248

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Hardships Encountered w/ Indians Attacks 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373091204963

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 9, 1849 * California gold rush Page 3 has a report: "From Santa Fe and the Far West" which includes: "...large number of emigrants have left Santa Fe for California. Seven out of nine men belonging to parties destined for California...were killed. They were attacked...by 200 Apache Indians. The emigrants for California had principally passed Fort Kearny...A great many had died o the roads leading to the frontier, and the road sides were lined with graves..." with more. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends July 22, 2020 15:11

$35.00
182246

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH 49ers Diggings Weather & Sickness Hardships 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373091204535

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1849 * California gold rush * Hardships for 49ers Page 3 has an article: "Gold Digging" which includes a very good letter on the details, including: "The suffering from heat is almost incredible...The changes from heat to cold are very sudden & prejudicial to health. Much sickness prevailed at Sacramento...Board at the mines cost from $14 to $20 a week...The labor of digging for gold is intolerable to any but the stoutest & most robust frames..." with more, and ending with a final dismal comment: "...The biggest lump of gold that has yet been found (or imagined) in California would be insufficient to tempt either of them to pay the country another visit." Page... See More  

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Ends July 22, 2020 15:10

$57.00
181711

Rare ANTEBELLUM Columbia South Carolina w/ California Gold Rush 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373066452378

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 21, 1849 * Rare antebellum publication * California Gold Rush report Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "California" which questions the consequences of the "gold excitement" and people & goods heading west. Another brief article: "California Gold Stories" is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends June 27, 2020 15:08

$57.00
180779

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Mining & Women Woman's Lifestyle Change 1849 D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392775129403

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1849 * Women & the California Gold rush - 49ers Page 3 has an interesting article: "What The Ladies Do In California" now that they are in a dramatic different living situation than they were used to before moving close to the gold mines. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:00

$54.00
180473

49ERS CHANGING THEIR MINDS California Gold Rush Fever Hardships 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392762541292

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 1849 * California gold rush fever * 49ers hearing of hardships Page 3 has a small item: "The California Fever" which notes: "...that divers & sundry persons who had intended to start for California...have given up the idea in consequence of the very discouraging accounts they received from the return passengers who arrived in the Alabama yesterday. We think they exhibit great wisdom by their determination." Also on page 3 is nearly a half column report: "Letters to The Hebrews" which is about an anniversary of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, and includes two letters, one signed in type: Daniel Webster, and the other Wm. H. Seward, Seward a U.S. Senator from N.Y.... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2020 14:27

$64.00
179936

BLACK HILLS GOLD RUSH Harney Peak South Dakota Territory Miners 1875 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373000119659

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, July 13, 1875 * Black Hills gold rush * Black Elk Peak (Harney) Page 4 has an article with headings: "THE BLACK HILLS" "An Unsuccessful Attempt to Ascend Harney's Peak" "Plenty of Gold 'Over Yonder,' but No Pay Streak Discovered "The Power OLf The Sioux" and more. Text text up almost 2 1/2 columns. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 24, 2020 15:24

$33.00
179905

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1850 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372999804567

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1850 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The front page begins with a column taken up with: "Another Route to the Pacific" followed by: "Additional from California and the Isthmus". Page 2 has over 3 column taken up with: "The Red Men of America - Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs" (close-trimmed at the bottom affects the last line). Twelve pages, slightly irregular at the spine margin, generally good.

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Ends April 24, 2020 10:09

$44.00
179723

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Mining & Slaver Ship Captured w/ 750 Slaves 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392729069985

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1849 * California gold rush * Slave ship captured Page 3 has reports headed: "From Salt Lake" with reports on the travails of people heading West. Another item is brief: "Slavers Captured" noting: "...that a British man of war has recently taken into that port a Brazilian brig & barque, having on board in the aggregate about 750 slaves." Also on pg. 3: "The Texas Gold Hunters Returned" "An Indian Outbreak In Florida" "General Scott" and more. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 16, 2020 12:03

$34.00
179721

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372989754631

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The bottom of page 3 has: "Gold Diggers" with: "...an official report to the War Dept. on the civil affairs of California, Gen. Riley estimates the number of persons actually employed in digging for gold at ten thousand, while the number of persons engaged in other employments at the placers would greatly increase this amount...". Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends April 16, 2020 12:02

$37.00
179013

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392692353328

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has most of a column headed: "California" with some great text describing San Francisco and Benecia at that time. Also some talk of Napa and Sonoma. A great article with fine descriptive text on the principal cities of the gold rush. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:38

$56.00
178916

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Hardships Encountered High Cost of Living 1849 DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372952073088

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1849 * California gold rush Close to half of page 2 is taken up with various information concerning California, some of it political. It begins with a: "Proclamation by Gen. Riley" noting: "...that a portion of these forces should be employed in maintaining order in the gold districts...". Page 3 has: California Items" which reports on the very high prices for items, and that: "...Buildings were springing up very rapidly, most of the cheapest character. At present one-half of the population live in tents...As a general thing property is respected, evil doers being kept in check by fear of Lynch law...". Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 13, 2020 15:38

$39.00
178163

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH San Francisco Tells Hardships Encountered 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372912772948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1849 * California gold rush hardships Page 3reports a terrible situation in the golf fields with: "Experience In The Gold Region" which includes: "...After a wearisome voyage round the Cape he reached San Francisco & left immediately for the 'diggins'....Many of the amateur gold diggers were exhausted with the hard labor...With scarcely an exception the gold-hunters were all anxious to return. Pride prevented some..." and more. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 13, 2020 15:11

$54.00
177521

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392586502858

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The top of pg. 3 has a column headed: "Additional From California" which has much concerning the growth of the territory. One bit includes: "The immigrants by the overland route were continuing to arrive...It is said that numbers are now coming by the northern trail...The emigrants think that much of the suffering which has already occurred, & much yet to be endured, is attributable to the false statements made by these different writers...most of the miners there are dissatisfied & that many are already returning...general impression is that the diggers are now very successful." Additional reports concernin... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 15:25

$48.00
177518

Early LIFE IN CALIFORNIA Description during GOLD RUSH ERA 1849 Wash DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392586501324

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849 * Early life in California Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics". This is perhaps the best description of California from such an early date. The photos show only portions. Page 2 also has: "Great Britain and the Slave Trade" taking most of a column. And page 3 has: "A Recommendation" concerning prayers for: "...the visitation of a fearful pestilence which is spreading its ravages throughout the land..." signed in type: Z. Taylo... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 15:23

$78.00
177515

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Diggings Miners Mining 1849 Wash DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372875018483

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has nearly 2 1/2 columns of reports headed: "Late From California" including documents noting General Riley as governor. There is also a lengthy letter from San Francisco with news from the gold fields, a few bits including: "...some 40 persons are at work washing out gold...one man has a hole sunk 14 ft. below the bank..,.he makes from five ounces to a pound every day. Plus there are other accounts of gold mining: "I have earned today only $12, and the prospects among the workies are rather disheartening..." and much more. Page 3 also has: "The Late Indian Murder in Florida". Four pages, very nice... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 15:22

$58.00
176718

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH 49ers Emigrants Letter & Dolly Madison Death 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392534916242

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1849 * California gold rush - 49ers * Dolly Madison death Page 3 has: "The Overland California Emigrants" which includes a terrific letter on a long wagon train heading: "...towards the golden regions of California...that a collision had taken place between a party of emigrants and some Indians..." with more. Great letter on the romance of gold-seekers heading west. Also: "Funeral of the Late Mrs. Madison" being the famed Dolly Madison; and: "From Santa Fe" which is rather lengthy (see). Four pages, very nice condition. Very minor loss to a lower, blank corner not close to any text.

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Ends December 13, 2019 14:58

$93.00
176713

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392534915177

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has a terrific, nearly full column report headed: "The California Gold Region" which has much detail and fascinating accounts. Its begins: "It is now nearly two years since the discovery of the gold mines in this country...". there is too much fine content to detail here--see the photos. Page 3 has: "Overland Travel To California" which has: "This gold excitement has caused an immense amount of suffering...there are at least 8000 teams...on the road..." with more, then ending: "...Gold should be abundant to defray such losses." Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends December 13, 2019 14:56

$79.00
176017

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372808473581

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Nov. 14, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has "Correspondence from California" which has a letter which includes: "...The news here is most flattering. Gold is abundant! Labor is worth seven to thirty dollars a day..." with much more on how high the prices are, & continuing with: "...Persons going to the mines take nothing with them but a change of clothes & tin basin to wash the gold in. They say that all the gold washers are not worth owning; nothing has proven better for washing gold than the simple tin basin or the cradle. We have all been agreeably disappointed in not hearing of any robberies or murders being committed--every man in Cali... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2019 06:50

$85.00
176016

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH San Francisco Tells Hardships Encountered 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372808473243

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 1849 * California gold rush hardships Page 3 has: "Items From California and Panama" which begins with a discouraging report: "Nearly all the American passengers by the Empire City are returning from the mines, disgusted with the life of extreme toil & hardship which must be endured there..." and continues on with the conditions of life in the gold region. One item notes: "...The number of women in San Francisco was increasing, but there was still a great lack of the 'last, best gift'. Gambling is carried on to an enormous extend..." with more. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends November 18, 2019 06:50

$59.00
175554

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372786107811

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has a wealth of reporting from California including: "Important From California" which takes over a full column and deals with the efforts to create a constitution so they can join the Union. One paragraph begins: "A Bill of Rights precedes the Constitution, which, as adopted in committee of the whole, embraces 20 sections of the usual character of such provisions...". Also: "The Immigration Into California" gives the latest information, and: "Advice To California Emigrants" offers thoughts on the best way to get there. One item notes: "The best route, of course, is by way of Panama, if you can secur... See More  

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Ends October 27, 2019 08:51

$76.00
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Early SETTLING IN CALIFORNIA Construction of New Cities Gold Rush 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392441631333

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 16, 1849 * Settling cities in California * Gold rush miners era A terrific issue on the early towns of California, as page 2 has: "New Towns In California" which takes half a column. It is prefaced: "...gives a long account of new cities which have been laid out in that country...within a few months. We abridge the account as follows:..." and what follows are details on the new cities of Fremont, Vernon, Boston, Sacramento City, Sutter City, Webster Suisin, Toulumne City, Stockton, New York of the Pacific, Benecia, Martinez, Napa, Sonoma, St. Louis, San Rafael, and Saucelito. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends October 23, 2019 09:01

$83.00
175388

Rare MARYSVILLE Yuba County CALIFORNIA Gateway to Gold Old West 1877 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392435902815

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July Dec. 1, 1877 * Rare Old West title In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of the largest cities in California, named after one of the survivors of the Donner Party tragedy. News of the day plus a great wealth of ads. Four pages, a little irregular along the spine, minor margin wear, generally in good condition.

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Ends October 20, 2019 07:31

$38.00
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Rare ELKO NEVADA California Emigrant Trail Mining Town 1871 Old West Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372750481269

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE ELKO INDEPENDENT, Nevada, Dec. 2, 1871 * Wild Old West * Rare title This town had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to the town in 1868. News of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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Ends September 27, 2019 15:17

$53.00
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CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Head West Miners Mining 1848 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392381499762

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - mine The front page has not one but three articles on the California Gold Rush including: "California Adventurers" beginning: "The 'stream of human life' is now setting as irresistibly towards California...The gold attraction is so strong that few are willing to lose the time necessary to go by water round the cape or by the overland route..." & more. Also: "The Gold Fever" has a letter beginning: "The gold fever, which is spreading like an epidemic through the whole country...The attempt to guard the public property from gold-hunters & squatters...might lead to very serious consequences..." and much more. And then: "Late... See More  

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Ends September 13, 2019 15:21

$72.00
173056

Rare CALIFORNIA EDITION of New York Herald via Steamship Illinois 1855 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392299901261

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK HERALD--Edition For California, Feb. 20, 1855 The noted designation is printed in the dateline. With much emigration to the West with the Gold Rush the Herald created a special edition of their newspaper specifically for distribution in California. Noted on page 4: "Edition For California - Steamship Illinois" the ship which would carry the newspaper to The West Coast. The newspaper is lacking in any advertisements (useless given readership was 3000 miles away), filled with news and much "Maritime Intelligence". ] Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition. A very rare edition of this newspaper as obviously printed in smaller numbers & rarely found on the East Coast.

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Ends June 19, 2019 15:24

$185.00
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GOLD RUSH Frazer River - MORMONS Mormonism - American Slavery 1858 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372626551928

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 13, 1858 * Fraser River gold rush * Mormons - Mormonism * Slavery in America A full column of the ftpg. is on the gold discoveries & mining in the Northwest with: "The Frazer River Gold Mines" "Disappointment, Revulsion of Feeling & Suffering Among the Miners" "Important Gold Discoveries in Washington Territory" with more (see) including over half of page 2 as well. The ftpg. also has: ""Latest News From Utah" "Brigham Afraid to Preach--Who is Governor of the Territory?--Brigham Never Seen--How the Mormons would Hide in the Mountains" and more. Page 2 has much on: "The Illinois Campaign" "Tremendous Speech of Senator Trumbull at Chicago" "Mr. Trumbull is in Favor of Making Central America a ... See More  

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Ends April 12, 2019 12:52

$54.00
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CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392245685671

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 12, 1849 (misdated as Jan. 11) * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 2 has several nice reports from the California Gold Rush under the heading: "California Items", including: "...The gold fever at Charlestown, Va., has begot a scheme for a company of 50 to go to California at $250 each, which 25 most useful and respectable citizens have already signed..." with other items (see). Four pages, damp staining to the bottom half, good condition.

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Ends March 24, 2019 16:39

$37.00
169894

Very Rare JAMESTOWN Tuolumne County CALIFORNIA Mother Lode Magnet 1898 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392213194219

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Jan. 12, 1898 * Very rare title What could be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one? Jamestown figured prominently in two gold rush eras, the first from 1848 to the early 1850's during the great rush precipitated by the gold at Sutter's Mill, and then again in the latter part of the 19th century when new methods were available to extract gold from the huge quartz deposits. It was in 1898 when the first steam railroad came to the area. Today they have a tourism-based economy for the 3000+ residents. On the front page are: "Our Old Missions - Picturesque Ruins of These Civilizing Agencies" "Mrs. Langtry's Nevada Ranch" which is concerning the famed Lily Langtr... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2019 15:11

$195.00
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CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392198187945

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 10, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The ftpg. has: "Gold Region" noting in part: "...such astonishing news from California that they dare not publish it. If published the marvelous tale as to the length & breadth of the Gold Region would not be credited...Col. Fremont...acquainted with the existence of extensive 'gold findings' in California...resigned his commission...set off immediately for the mines...When all is known...of the gold region it will astonish the world and silence all doubters on the subject." Page 2 has two-thirds of a column taken up with: "California Items" with a great wealth of news on the Gold Rush. Fine content here. Four pages, light damp s... See More  

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Ends January 20, 2019 12:32

$68.00
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CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392198187672

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 6, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 2 has: "California Items" which mentions a group of 20 soon to head there: "...mostly young men of spirit & enterprise...have adopted rules prohibiting gambling, drinking, the use of cards...". Also reports of other groups planning to head there, one taking a new route: "...will sail up the Rio Grande...to Paso del Norte, and strike across the country on foot, a distance of 8 or 900 miles...". Four pages, bit close-trimmed at the bottom not affecting noted content, some very light damp staining.

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Ends January 20, 2019 12:32

$44.00
168587

Rare LEBANON PA Pennsylvania w/ California Gold Rush 1849 Volume 1 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372508485094

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 * Rare pre-Civil War title * California gold rush An uncommon title, and the volume 1, number 5 issue. Near the top of the ftpg. is: "From California" with a San Francisco dateline, & including: "The anchorage is crowded with vessels & more arriving daily...Provision & clothing are abundant & cheap...People in San Francisco are madly gambling in lands...New towns are laid out in different spots around the bay...Gold dust is not dug out freely...At the mines as yet, matters are very quiet...that six men in 20 days, near Feather River, procured $60,000 in gold dust...". Page 2 has a nice article: "Col. Jefferson Davis" from years before he would be the President of the Co... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2018 14:40

$67.00
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Rare NAPA CA California Old West WINE COUNTRY w/ Advertisements 1873 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392131430196

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Oct. 20, 1873 * Rare Old West title * Wine country Although in the heart of the wine region, for which this city is famous today, its beginnings were centered more on the California Gold Rush of 1849. This city became a refuge for miners during the first severe winter of mining & later became an important center for lumber & cattle ranches. News & ads of the day, 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Ends October 26, 2018 15:01

$48.00
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