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Jesse James was murdered?

Item #648174

November 04, 1879


* Jesse James killed ?

* Outlaw - train robber

The last column of the ftpg. is taken up with a very interesting, although erroneous, report of the death of Jesse James with heads: "A CORPSE AT LAST" "The Bandit King Slain In His Saddle" "Jesse James Killed By a former Friend" "The Assassin Escapes After a Runni... See More  

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Is Jesse James "Dead or Alive"?

Item #648173

November 05, 1879


* Jesse James killed ?

* Outlaw - train robber

A column at the top of pg. 4 has reports disputing whether Jesse James had been murdered or not: "DEAD OR ALIVE?" "In Either Event Jesse James Foils the detectives" "The Search for the Stiff Continued Without Success" 'His Alleged Assassin Frightened Out of His Wits&... See More  

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Love the heading: 'dead as a door nail'...

Item #648167

December 03, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 3, 1879  The front page has a column headed: "DEAD AS A DOOR NAIL" "The Four Murder of Marshal Culver Near Cameron" Shot from His Horse While Chasing Two Desperadoes" "The Assassins Subsequently Captured & Locked  Up".

Eight pages, very small water stain near at the heading, nice condition.

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A note signed by Jesse James, and much more...

Item #648165

December 30, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 30, 1879  The back page has a column headed: "Jesse James Heard From" "Strange Communication from the Missouri Outlaw to the New York Superintendent of Police--Record of a Notorious Gang of Outlaws". The article takes over half a column while the letter Jesse James is very brief & signed in type: Jesse James. Rare to find any printed item... See More  

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Outlaw Frank James surrenders himself to authorities...

Item #648071

October 06, 1882


* Jesse James Gang

* Frank surrenders

Close to half of page 6 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "FRANK JAMES" "The Missouri Bandit In the Hands of the Law" "He Decides to Surrender & Give Himself Up To the State Authorities" with more. Included is a quite lengthy letter by him to the governor--taking a ... See More  

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Great report on the surrender of outlaw Frank James...

Item #648064

October 07, 1882


* Jesse James Gang

* Frank surrenders

Nearly half of the front page has much detail on the surrender of outlaw Frank James, headed: "BEHIND THE BARS" "Frank James an Inmate of the Jackson County Jail" "The Killing of Whicher, the Detective, in 1874, the Cause of His Incarceration" "Intense Excitement Manifested ... See More  

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From the Old West... Early Colorado...

Item #648011

May 11, 1882

GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Gunnision, Colorado, May 11, 1882  

* Rare Old West title

* Volume 1 issue

An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 r... See More  

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Overland Mail initiates the first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco...

Item #647687

October 10, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 10, 1858 

* First transcontinental mail service success

* Arrives at San Francisco, California

Page 4 has a report noting the very first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco, with: "Very Late From California" "Arrival of the First Overland Mail" "Short Trip Across the Plains" with several dispatches. See the hyperlink for fu... See More  

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From Territorial New Mexico...

Item #647424

January 06, 1893

LAS VEGAS DAILY OPTIC, New Mexico (Territory), Jan. 6, 1893 

* Very early for this state

An uncommon territorial newspaper from 19 years before statehood. The fist column has: "THE CATTLEMEN IN COURT" "The Wyoming Cattlemen Must Lay Aside Their Fire-Arms While in Cheyenne" "Dead-Lock In Colorado" and more.

Four pages, large folio size, archivally rejoined ... See More  

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The Modoc Indian War, and the massacre...

Item #647421

June 10, 1873

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, June 10, 1873  The top of the ftpg. has column heads on the Modoc Indian War, with: "THE MODOCS" "A Cruel Massacre" "A Train of Prisoners Attacked by Oregon Volunteers" "Little John, Tehee Jack, Pony Mooch and Others Killed". Page 3 has an interesting article: "Abraham Lincoln's Duel--Forgotten Inci... See More  

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Territorial Arizona...

Item #647418

October 22, 1899

ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, Oct. 22, 1899 

* Rare old West title

A complete four page issue of this territorial newspapers, as Arizona did not became a state until 13 years later. Various news & ads of the day with the ftpg. having: "Gold Strike in Texas" "New Use For Copper" "Reliable News Meager" "Germany On The War" and more. Subscription l... See More  

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Unusually nice issue on the death of 'Buffalo Bill' Cody...

Item #647299

January 10, 1917

MILWAUKEE DAILY NEWS, Wisconsin, Jan. 10, 1917

* Buffalo Bill death

* William Cody

This issue has one of the better reports on the death of Buffalo Bill Cody, as other reports we've encountered tend to be related to an inside pages with small reports. This is in the center of the front page with a very nice graphic, and mention of him in the banner headline: "...'BUFFALO BILL&... See More  

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Early Los Angeles...

Item #647240

May 07, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, May 7, 1873  An early issue from this now-huge West Coast city containing various news of the day & a great wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, small edge tears, otherwise in very good condition.

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The Custer Massacre, and more...

Item #646919

July 15, 1876

THE VENTURA SIGNAL, San Buenaventura, Ventura County, California, July 15, 1876 

* General George Custer massacre

* Battle of Little Big Horn

* Rare Old West title

The front page has: "The Situation Grave" which concerns the recent Custer Massacre, beginning: "It is agreed on all hands that there must now be an Indian war, till hostile Indians of the Northwest have been... See More  

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The outlaw "Doc" Middleton...

Item #646884

August 11, 1879

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 11, 1879 

* Doc Middleton described

* James M. Riley - David C.

* Outlaw & horse thief

The top of page 2 has an interesting & lengthy article headed: "MIDDLETON, THE OUTLAW" "Something About The Bandit of the Niobrara" "How He Became A Robber & A Murderer--Incidents In His Career". The article takes three-quarters of a col... See More  

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Classic stagecoach robbery in the Old West...

Item #646763

October 02, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 2, 1875  Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Were They The James Boys? "Two Men Stop a Texas Express Wagon & Rob It of a Large Amount of Money". The article is very detailed and is a terrific account of a stage coach robbery (see), but this robbery was apparently not the work of Jesse & Frank James.

Twelve pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Sam Bass gang member is hanged...

Item #646723

May 17, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 17, 1879  Page 6 has column heads: "SURE TO MEET SAM" "The Scaffold Awaiting a Member of the Bass Gang" "Henri Stewart, the Half-Breed, Convicted of Murder". See the web for more on the notorious Sam Bass gang of outlaws.

Twelve pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Sighting of Frank James, brother of Jesse...

Item #646721

February 04, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 4, 1880  The ftpg. has a short article headed: "Frank James"  which reports a local sighting of him (see).

Eight pages, good condition.

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Jesse James' horses...

Item #646613

April 12, 1882


* re. Jesse James death

The top of page 8 has column heads: "JESSE JAMES' HORSES" "The Bay and the Roan Which Participated in the Outlaw's Last Raids Reach St. Louis" "Their Present Owner's Intentions..." with a subhead: "Jesse James' Souvenirs". The article takes over a full column and is... See More  

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President's expedition to the Yellowstone...

Item #646566

August 13, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 13, 1883   Page 2 has column heads: "LIFE ON THE PLAINS" "President Arthur on His Trip to the Yellowstone" "Viewing the Western Wonderland from the Saddle--Senator Best as an Angler" and beneath this article is: "Scenes in Wyoming".

Ten pages, a few minor tears inside, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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James Gang outlaw talks on the witness stand in the Frank James murder trial...

Item #646565

August 26, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

The top of pg. 2 has column heads: "Giving Away The Gang" "Dick Liddell [Liddil] on the Witness Stand at Gallatin" "Full Details of His Connection with the James Boys" "How the Winston Train Robbery was Planned & Executed" and more. Th... See More  

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Closing events of the Modoc Indian War...

Item #646545

May 24, 1873


* Modoc War ending - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack - Bogus Charley

The top of the ftpg. has column heads on the Modoc Indian War: "THE MODOCS" "Half of Captain Jack's Band Surrender" "Bogus Charley and Hooka Jim of the Number" "Interesting Account of the Savages"  "Obsequies of ... See More  

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Early Phoenix, Arizona...

Item #646421

October 06, 1887

ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 6, 1887 

* Very rare issue from the Arizona Territory

This is an extremely early and uncommon newspaper from Arizona Territory (it wasn't a state until 1912). Filled with various news of the day both local and national, and a wealth of ads--most very "Western" looking and many illustrated.

The front page has almost a full column of: "Lo... See More  

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Nineteenth century title from territorial New Mexico...

Item #646404

May 31, 1884

 ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL, New Mexico, May 31, 1884  

* New Mexico Territory

Very rare to find 19th century newspapers from Albuquerque, and this issue is dated 28 years before New Mexico would become a state. This is a 4 page newspaper with local, regional and national news, topical reports and ads.

A large folio size newspaper, never bound nor trimmed, printed on high-qu... See More  

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Funeral of Jesse James & other particulars...

Item #646395

April 07, 1882

THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, April 7, 1882 

* Outlaw Jesse James

* Death - funeral

* Rare title

The top of a middle column on the front page has notable heads: "JESSE JAMES", "The Remains of a Missouri Bandit Lying in State", "Crowds of People Visit the Place to Look at the Body", "The Funeral Services & the Procession to the Grave&quo... See More  

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Jesse James comes to his own defense: lengthy letter signed by him...

Item #646388

July 20, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1875  Not only does this issue contain the very first mention of notorious outlaw Jesse James in the venerable Times, but the report is almost entirely taken up by an excellent letter signed by him in type: Jesse James. This is the first I have seen in print a letter signed by the outlaw. He takes great pains to exonerate himself for several crimes of which he was... See More  

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New Orleans... Texas cowboys... New Mexico...

Item #646347

December 01, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 1, 1883  Full ftpg. shows: "The Evacuation Day Centennial---Grand Marine Procession Passing Up the East River" showing the Brooklyn Bridge. Prints inside include: "Texas--Types of the Cowboys of the Plains" "Louisiana--Sketches in & About New Orleans"; great doublpg. centerfold shows view of the grand parade cele... See More  

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Ad for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show...

Item #646325

August 30, 1894


* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show advertisement

Page 9 has a nice, illustrated advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill (see). Just above it is an ad for "Sousa's Band", being the famed John Philip Sousa.

Complete in 10 pages, lightly browned, some small margin tears, oth... See More  

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Jesse James' brother was seen in the area...

Item #646293

July 19, 1880


* Frank James

* Outlaws - train robbers

* Clay County, Missouri

The middle column of the ftpg. has: "Frank James" which concerns reports of his recent arrival in the vicinity, perhaps to visit his mother. Also: "Hanged by Her Insane Mother" "An Obstinate Truant" "A Monster Narrowly Escapes Lynching" and m... See More  

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Much on the Modoc Indian War...

Item #646076

April 30, 1873

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, April 30, 1873  The top of the ftpg. has nice column heads on the Modoc Indian War with: "ANOTHER BATTLE" "A Detachment of Troops Caught In a Trap" "Galling Cross Fire from the Modocs" "A Complete Rout" "19 Men Killed" "Gallant Conduct of Captain Thomas" "He Dies a Brave Soldier"... See More  

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On the death of Jesse James...

Item #646010

April 06, 1882

DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, April 6, 1882 

* Outlaw Jesse James killed

* Robert & Charles Ford

The front page has an uncommonly nice report concerning the death of the notorious Jesse James, taking about half a column with very nice heads: "THE DEAD BANDIT" "Removing the Remains of Jesse James to the Grave" "The Ford Boys Becoming Anxious as to Thei... See More  

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Jesse James and the Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #646009

July 18, 1881

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 18, 1881  An uncommonly nice account of this infamous train robbery by the James Gang with page 5 column heads: "The Express Train Robbery" "The Jesse James Gang" "Invade A Train, Murder the Conductor and a Passenger and Rob a Safe". This was the Rock Island Railroad robbery.

Although well known as being committe... See More  

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From Santa Rosa, the redwood & wine-growing area of Northern California........

Item #645964

May 12, 1880

DAILY REPUBLICAN, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, May 12, 1880 

* Rare Old West title

An uncommon title from the North Bay and wine-growing area of Northern California. This is a volume 1 issue with a wide range of local & national news items and a great wealth of ads.

Four pages, some small archival mends inside, lightly toned, somewhat fragile so it must be handled careful... See More  

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From Utah, nine years before statehood...

Item #645949

January 19, 1881

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), Jan. 19, 1881  

* Mormons - Mormonism

A notable newspaper from this Mormon community with a wide range of content both local & national. Complete in 8 pages, but it was never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Great condition.

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Latest on the Nez Perces Indian War...

Item #645813

October 10, 1877


* Nez Perce War ends

* Native Americans - Indians

* Chief Joseph surrenders

* General Nelson A. Miles

Page 4 has a nice report from the Nez Perce Indian War with: "MILES IN LUCK" "Joseph and the Hostile Nez Perces Surrender" "A Severe Engagement Followed by a Grand Result". Also: "The Concluding Portion of Mi... See More  

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Mormon property to be disposed of... Classic train robbery...

Item #645564

June 11, 1890

MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, June 11, 1890  Near the bottom of the ftpg. is: "After The Mormons" "Senator Edmunds Introduces a Bill Disposing of the Church Property" and next to it an article: "Through The Switch" "Robbers Throw a Train From the Track, Go Through the Express Safe and Escape", ending with: "...A posse of men...went in pursuit of the b... See More  

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Early San Jose...

Item #645183

March 03, 1871

SAN JOSE DAILY PATRIOT, California, 1871 

* Rare Old West title

* Santa Clara Valley

In 1850 San Jose became just the 2nd incorporated city in California (Sacramento was first) & was on the Butterfield mail route. The ftpg. is mostly ads with news items & more ads inside, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.... See More  

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Frank James the outlaw & brother of Jesse...

Item #644683

August 10, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 10, 1880 

* Frank James

* Outlaws - train robbers

* Jackson County, Missouri

The ftpg. has: "Frank James Again" which is an interview concerning his whereabouts with mention that he was in Jackson County recently (see). Also on the ftpg: "A Heavy Diamond Robbery" & "An Atrocious Wife-Murder".

Ten pages, a bit ... See More  

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Its history tied to the California Gold Rush...

Item #644261

November 05, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 5, 1868  Although known to all as the current capital of California, this city got its start thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by John Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riv... See More  

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Indian troubles near Fort Laramie...

Item #644038

January 14, 1867

DAILY PRESS & TIMES, Nashville, Tennessee, Jan. 14, 1867 

* Red Cloud's War - Indians

* Fort Laramie, Wyoming

Among column heads: "New Project for Reorganization of Southern State Governments" "From Fort Laramie--Mail Train Attacked--Troops Concentrating" "Anticipated Indian Raid in the Platte Valley" "Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to Gov. Br... See More  

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Very rare title from Western Colorado...

Item #644008

April 08, 1898

SEMI-WEEKLY STAR, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, April 8, 1898 

* Very rare title

A nice & very rare newspaper from this town in Western Colorado along the Colorado River. Although Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records a "Grand Junction Star" there is no record of "the Semi-Weekly Star".

Various news items and advertisements.

Four pages, a... See More  

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A detailed account of the killing of Jesse James...

Item #643744

April 07, 1882

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1882  Page 12 has an uncommonly lengthy report headed: "The Killing Of Jesse James" which takes over three-quarters of a column. There are 3 separate reports datelined April 4, 5 & 6 (see).

Sixteen pages, many tears at the margins with some chipping as well, partially loose at the spine. Fortunately the Jesse James article is unaffected by... See More  

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From Arizona 19 years before statehood...

Item #643462

October 03, 1893

ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 3, 1893 

* Rare old West title

* Maricopa County

This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 19 years before it joined the Union. The ftpg. has: "Three Men Wounded" "A Desperate Shooting Affray in Oakland" "Two Innocent Men are Killed in the Melee" and "Dynamite in New Mexico" and pg. 2 has: "Witches In Mot... See More  

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The train robbers were captured... One is a woman...

Item #643275

November 16, 1893

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Nov. 16, 1893  The top of the front page has a nice account headed: "TRAIN ROBBERS CAPTURED" "One of Them Proves to Have Been a Girl in Men's Clothes" "Illinois Bandits Landed In Jail" "Three Men Who Held Up the Evansville Express & Shot the Brakeman Are Safely Behind Bars at Lincoln, Ill." The articles takes three... See More  

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Lengthy article on Thomas Edison...

Item #643168

August 24, 1878


* Thomas Alva Edison

Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "TOM EDISON" "The Great Electrician Among the Wires in the Western Union Offices" "A Great Invention by Which an Army Can Annihilate Its Enemy" "What He Thinks About Sun-Stroke and Its Causes".

Complete in 12 pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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Rare and very early from the "Alaska Territory"...

Item #642988

June 04, 1887

THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, June 4, 1887 

* 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 ten years.

The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day, being four pages of small folio size (measures 13 by 20 in.)... See More  

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First of this title we have had from the Washington Territory...

Item #642987

July 13, 1883

DEMOCRATIC STATE JOURNAL, Dayton, Columbia County, Washington (Territory), July 13, 1883 

* Rare Old West title

This is a volume 1 issue of a title we have never had before from Washington, 6 years before it would become a state. "Union List of American  Newspapers" notes that it lasted for just 2 years, with just 5 issues held by one institution and scattered issues by a... See More  

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Great title for a Northwest newspaper...

Item #642584

August 24, 1882

THE NEW NORTHWEST, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 24, 1882  A great title for a newspaper from this part of the country in the 19th century. Among the articles are: "Coastward Wanderings Continued" "Letter From Lafayette" "Our Schools" "Practical Politics" "A Man's Requirements" & much more. A great wealth of ads as well.

Eight pages, some sm... See More  

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From Northern California...

Item #640585

November 07, 1878

VALLEJO EVENING CHRONICLE, California, November 7, 1878

* Rare Old West title

From this city just north of San Francisco with various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, a little margin wear, more so along spine, archival mend on page 2, otherwise nice.

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Bank robbery, then robbers caught... Broadside...

Item #639609

September 04, 1878

THE ADVANCE, Red Wing, Minnesota, Sept. 4, 1878  Page 2 has: "Treaty With Indians" which begins: "Generals Howard, Wheaton, Sawhille...met Indian chiefs at Umatilla, Oregon & had a general pow-wow...". Also: "A Missouri Daytime Bank Robbery" which has much on a robbery in Concordia, Minnesota including: "...three men entered the bank...jumped over the co... See More  

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