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Very rare title from Western Colorado...

Item #632850

February 15, 1898

SEMI-WEEKLY STAR, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, Feb. 15, 1898 

* Very rare title

* Mesa County

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".

The front page has: "GRAND VALLEY... See More  

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Bob Dalton involved in a jail fight...

Item #632819

October 23, 1894

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Oct. 23, 1894  Page 2 has a rather small item: "Outlaws Fight In Jail" noting in part: "A desperate fight occurred here in the jail between Eli Levy, Chulee Star and Bob Dalton, all of whom were under sentence of death..." with a bit more (see).

Eight pages, evenly toned, partially loose at the spine, is fragile & must be handled car... See More  

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One of the Younger brothers gang...

Item #632686

March 03, 1877

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 3, 1877  The top of the back page has an article headed: "Jim Younger" "It is Claimed by a St. Louis Detective That He is Not in the Stillwater Prison" (see). He was one of the infamous Younger brothers gang of outlaws.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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Very rare title from Western Colorado...

Item #632306

February 11, 1898

SEMI-WEEKLY STAR, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, Feb. 11, 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".

The front page has: "MORE MINING NEWS" &quo... See More  

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From 19th century Yuma, Arizona...

Item #632162

December 31, 1881

ARIZONA SENTINEL, Yuma, Dec. 31, 1881  Rare issue from the Old West. The front page features articles: "Climate" "A Boy's Composition on Fall" "Editorial Notes" and others. Other reports are of mining companies and interest. Other ads and news of the day within.

Complete in four pages, loose at the spine, evenly browned, measures 14 by 21 inches. Severa... See More  

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Nice report on the Bill Cook gang...

Item #632119

October 24, 1894

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 1894

* Bill Cook Gang

 The top of page 2 has column heads: "MANY OUTLAWS LOOSE" "The Cook Gang Doing Wholesale Robbery in the West" "Aquia Creek Booty Recovered" plus various subheads (see). The text takes over a full column. The great article begins: "The latest performance in the grand carnival of crime whi... See More  

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Territorial Oklahoma...

Item #631769

January 09, 1903

THE RECORD, Moore, Oklahoma, Jan. 9, 1903 

* Pre-statehood

This is actually a "territorial" newspaper, as Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, one of only 3 of the contiguous 48 to join the union in the 20th century (New Mexico & Arizona the other two).

A small folio-size newspaper of 8 pages with local & national news, and a page 2 column headed: "Territo... See More  

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Train robbers have an easy job of it...

Item #631762

April 15, 1892

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, April 15, 1892  The top of the front page has an interesting article headed: "ROBBED A TRAIN WITH EASE" "Three Men Hold Up an Express Seventy Miles from New Orleans" "They Didn't Have to Fire A Shot" "Glitter of Their Revolvers Induced the Engineer, Fireman and Express Messenger to Surrender Without a Struggle--Bloodhounds ... See More  

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1869 Oakland, California...

Item #631593

November 13, 1871

OAKLAND DAILY TRANSCRIPT, California, November 13, 1871

* Rare Old West title

* Within 20 years of its incorporation

This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfigh... See More  

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Very uncommon title from what is still small town...

Item #631510

January 04, 1873

PLUMAS COUNTY BULLETIN, Quincy, Plumas County, California, Dec. 24, 1891 

* Rare title

Quincy is a town of less than 2000. It started as a Gold Rush community just outside of Elizabethtown in Northern California. Elizabethtown started in 1852 and slowly dissolved and moved a mile away into American Valley to form Quincy after 1858. Quincy is named after the city of Quincy, Illinois, nam... See More  

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Great reporting from the Old West...

Item #631453

August 04, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 4, 1883  This was certainly one of the best newspapers at reporting now iconic events of the Old West, this issue including; "Through The Trap--Henry Lee, A Virginia Murderer, Executed at Richmond--The Doomed Man Goes to His Death Stolidly" "Shot Dead by a Gambler" "A Texas Cowboy on a Drunken Frolic at Hallettsville" "Cattle T... See More  

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From the Oklahoma Territory...

Item #630681

September 06, 1894

THE POND CREEK TRIBUNE, O.T. [Oklahoma Territory], September 6, 1894

* Very rare title

All 19th century newspapers from the Oklahoma Territory are quite scarce. Oklahoma didn't join the Union until 1907. As noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) this title is held by only one institution, as the holdings of the other institution were purchased by us.

A typical newspaper of... See More  

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Photo of the Rocky Mountains in the masthead...

Item #630477

September 22, 1911

MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN, Denver, Colorado, September 22, 1911 

* Rare from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado 

One of the few newspapers I have seen which has a photograph in the masthead, in this case a photo of the Rocky Mountains. The front pagee is part of a continuing article: "Denver's Assets" with a photo.

A volume one issue, 16 pages, 9 by 12 inches, printed on glo... See More  

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Execution of Captain Jack & other Modocs...

Item #630277

October 04, 1873

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1873 

* Captain Jack execution 

* Lava Beds War 

* Modoc Indians 

The front page has a small one column heading: "Execution of the Modocs" This is the report of the hanging of Captain Jack, leader of the Modoc Indians, and others for their involvement in the Modoc War. See image for text here.

Other news and ad... See More  

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Marconi's success... Charges against the Dalton Gang...

Item #630091

March 29, 1899

THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1899  Page 2 has a report: "Telegraphing Without Wires" which reports one of Marconi's early, successful experiments in radio transmission with a message sent across the English Channel (see). Pg. 2 also has; "OUTLAW'S CONFESSION" "May Save Two Innocents Serving Life Sentences For Murder" "An Organi... See More  

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1875 Bakersfield, California...

Item #626678

March 11, 1875

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Bakersfield, March 11, 1875

* Rare Old West title

An uncommon & early title from this California town.

Four pages, a wealth of ads, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Lillie Langtry and various crimes...

Item #626167

July 22, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 22, 1883  Among the articles within are: "Chronicles of Crime--A Georgia Hackman's Throat Cut from Ear to Ear" "Fatal Affray Between Farmers" "Telephone Transmitters" "A Child Roasted Alive" "Mrs. Langtry In A New Role" which is about the famed Lillie Langtry (see hyperlink).

Sixteen pages, very nice conditi... See More  

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Capture of the outlaw Frank James...

Item #626163

October 15, 1876


* Jesse James Gang

* Outlaw Frank captured

The top of page 4 has column heads including: "FRANK JAMES" "The Notorious Outlaw in the St. Louis Calaboose" "The Police of This City Effect the Capture in a Creditable Manner" "Frank Denies His Identity as a James boy--But He is Certainly the Northfield Robber Wounde... See More  

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Nice Phoenix newspaper from the 1890's...

Item #625501

March 21, 1895

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, March 21, 1895 

* Rare Old West title

* Maricopa County

Difficult to find 19th century newspapers from Phoenix but here is one. This was published 17 years before Arizona statehood.

Various news & ads of the day including a column of: "Local Briefs" with small news tidbits; "Rode With A Skull--Terrible Experience of an Arizona Cowboy Co... See More  

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Comments on the defense of the Jesse James & Younger brothers band of outlaws...

Item #624731

March 13, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, March 13, 1875 

* Jesse James Gang

* Younger Brothers

Page 3 has: "The Jameses and the Youngers" which takes almost an entire column on these outlaws, including in part: "...the course of your contemporary, the St. Louis Dispatch, in relation to the noted outlaws--the James-Younger band...lost no opportunity of espousing the cause of thes... See More  

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Thoughts on the capture of Jesse James...

Item #624730

October 16, 1876


* Outlaw Jesse James captured ?

Page 4 has an interesting editorial headed: "Our Outlaws" which begins: "The story of the capture of Jesse James as told in our local columns of yesterday, reads more like a tale of Apulia or Calabria, or a is also possible that some of the dangers of his capture may have been exagg... See More  

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Old West... rare title...

Item #622766

May 31, 1879

SAN DIEGO NEWS, San Diego, California, May 31, 1879  This newspaper has various news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Very early for Southern California.

Complete in four pages, some browning with little margin wear and tear, should be handled with care.

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A rare territorial title from Oklahoma...

Item #622762

April 06, 1900

NORMAN DEMOCRAT-TOPIC, Norman, Oklahoma, April 6, 1900 

* Rare territorial title

This is actually a "territorial" newspaper, as Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, one of only 3 of the contiguous 48 to join the union in the 20th century (New Mexico & Arizona the other two).

Most of the front page is taken up with various news tidbits of both a local and national... See More  

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Rare Johnny Ringo mention in a Tombstone Epitaph...

Item #622485

January 21, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, January 21, 1882 

* Best old West title to be had

* Johnny Ringo mention

Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this to... See More  

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Modoc War... Ben Wright's Massacre... Hanging of "Chicken Devine"...

Item #621788

May 14, 1873

DAILY CALL, San Francisco, California, May 14, 1873 

* Modoc War ends - Lava Beds

* Ben Wright Massacre

* John Levine hanged

The front page has an entire column taken up with a detailed account headed: "Ben Wright's Massacre" "A Narrative of the Affair by One Who Was Present". This was an affair with the Modoc Indians in 1852 which would eventually lead to a mo... See More  

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Famous trial of the infamous outlaw Frank James...

Item #621517

August 30, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 30, 1883 

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

The front page has over 2 columns taken up with a detailed report headed: "The Betrayed Bandit" "How Liddell Has Placed the Halter Around the Outlaw's Throat" "Evidence of Frank James' Complicity in the Winston Tragedy Complete" &q... See More  

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The notorious Jesse James in St. Louis...

Item #621515

February 28, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 28, 1880  Page 9 has an article headed: "Jesse James" with subheads; "The Notorious Outlaw in St. Louis--He Tells of Short Creek Camp, and How Shepherd Didn't Shoot Him". Very interesting reading (see).

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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With a small broadside "leaflet" issue...

Item #621244

March 05, 1892

THE MERCURY, Coronado, San Diego County, California, March 5, 1892 

* Uncommon title

* Hotel del Coronado fame

A very rare newspaper from this island community in San Diego Bay, famous for the Hotel del Coronado which is its prime feature. Indeed, a pg. 2 item notes: "A visit to San Diego without seeing  the Hotel Del Coronado would be like going to Washington without seeing ... See More  

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Trial of Frank James in a Missouri newspaper...

Item #620976

August 21, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

The top of the front page has column heads: "FRANK JAMES" "The Missouri Bandit Appears in Court at Gallatin" "The Trial Adjourned Until To-Morrow--Mrs. Hite on Hand--Great Interest in the Proceedings" Note that Mrs. Hite was the wife of outlaw &... See More  

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Frank and Jesse James...

Item #620938

April 25, 1882

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, April 25, 1882  Page 2 has half a column of text headed: "Frank Or A Fraud" "Brother of the Dead Bandit at Kansas City" "Sensational Stores of Frank James at St. Joe and Vicinity" "One of the Texas Train Robbers Said to Have Been Captured" " "Frank James Again" "Bagging the Train Robbers" and ... See More  

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Small broadside from California...

Item #620482

August 17, 1881

ALAMEDA NEWS, California, August 17, 1881  This is a small broadside "supplement" (printed on one side only) that has a report about a meeting of the "Town Trustees", plus the weekly "Police Report" and other content. Measures 8 by 5 3/8 inches, lightly browned, nice.

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Murder trial of bandit Frank James...

Item #620248

August 29, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 29, 1883 

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "In The Last Ditch" "A Dark Day for the Defense in the Trial at Gallatin" "Liddell's Testimony Corroborated by Unimpeachable Witnesses" "Statement of the Blacksmith Who Shod the Bandit's ... See More  

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Seeking the $15,000 reward for the capture of Vasquez...

Item #619707

January 28, 1874

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, Jan. 28, 1874 

* Rare Old West title

* Tiburcio Vasquez

The front page has a bring article: "After The Reward" concerning hopes of earning the $15,000 reward for the capture of the noted outlaw Vasquez (see).

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.... See More  

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Early San Diego...

Item #618882

September 01, 1872

SAN DIEGO DAILY WORLD, California, September 1, 1872 

* Old West title

Not just an early newspaper from this famous Southern California city, but a volume one issue as well. A wealth of news of the day, both local and national, plus many advertisements as well.

Complete in four pages in very nice condition.

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Sitting Bull described: a powerful savage... The telephone wars...

Item #617251

September 18, 1879

THE AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, Sept. 18, 1879 A article inside has the heading, "One Thing And Another", which states in part: "Sitting Bull is a powerful savage with a massive face-- as big, say, as a ten quart pail--and with plenty of room on it for the display of deep-plowed lines of decision around the mouth". Directly above this article is another which is notew... See More  

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Jefferson Davis' death... Judaica content...

Item #616770

December 11, 1889

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Dec. 11, 1889 

* Jefferson Davis death

* Confederate president - Confederacy

A "territorial" newspaper from seven years before Utah would be come a state. The ftpg. has: "Jefferson Davis' Remains - Views Yesterday by Some 70,000 Persons" with various subheads (see). Other ftpg. articles include: "A Dasta... See More  

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Folksy news reports from Denver...

Item #616397

January 27, 1893

PROGRESS, Denver, Valverde & Harman, Colorado, Jan. 27, 1893  A typical newspaper of the day which contains many "folksy" news items, such as "The horse hitched to the wagon of Ingtersoll & Meyer ran away last Monday & did considerable damage to the vehicle.""Our new postmistress, Miss Peters, seems to give good satisfaction to the public.&quo... See More  

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Is Jesse James dead?

Item #616048

January 03, 1880


* Jesse James killed ?

* Outlaw - train robber

The top of page 3 has an interesting article: "IS JESSE JAMES DEAD?" "A Certificate for His Burial Alleged to Have Been Issued" "The Mystery Almost Certain to Be Cleared Up Within the Next Few Days". He would not die until over two years later.

Twelve pages, the back le... See More  

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Death of Jesse James...

Item #615649

April 04, 1882

DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April 4, 1882

* Jesse James assassination

* Robert & Charles Ford

* St. Joseph, Missouri

The back page has a rather inconspicuous report at the bottom of the first column: "Death of the Notorious Robber Jesse James". The report, which continues at the top of the next column, reads in full: "Jesse James, the notorious robber was shot... See More  

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First transcontinental excursion from coast to coast...

Item #615312
TRANS-CONTINENTAL -- a complete reprint collection of all 12 issues of this fascinating newspaper.

The newspaper titled "Trans-Continental" was a stroke of historical genius in the mind of its editor, W. R. Steele. On May 24, 1870 over 130 passengers boarded a beautiful eight car Pullman train built under special orders of George M. Pullman specifically for this trip, the first chartere... See More  

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Nice article on "Mountain George"...

Item #615279

February 08, 1873

OAKLAND HOME JOURNAL, California, Feb. 8, 1873  Page 2 has an interesting article on: "Mountain George, the Hunter" who apparently was somewhat of a Grizzly Adams-type (see). A wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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On Kit Carson's trusted companion...

Item #615159

May 21, 1881

THE DAILY AMERICAN, Nashville, Tennessee, May 21, 1881 

* Albert H. Pfeiffer death

* Kit Carson

Page 3 has a nice article: "Kit Carson's Companion" "A Picturesque Story of an Old Pioneer" which is actually an article on Col. Albert H. Pfeiffer who had recently died (see). See the hyperlink for much on his life and his relationship with Kit Carson.

Four pages, s... See More  

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Death of Cochise, the Apache Indian chief...

Item #613975

June 15, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 15, 1874

* Tribal Chief Cochise death (1st report)

* Chiricahua Apaches - Indians

The very bottom of the front page has a very brief report headed: "Death Of The Indian Chief Cochise" with the text reading simply: "Cochise, the famous Apache chief, died on the 9th of June." (see)

Eight pages, browned at the margins, a little margin wear, should ... See More  

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Themed on hunting, sports, fire departments, etc...

Item #613485

June 08, 1867

CALIFORNIA SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, San Francisco, June 8, 1867  The masthead has a sporting them, plus in the masthead is: "A Weekly Chronicle Devoted to the Turf, Field Sports, Regattas, Hunting, Angling, Cricket...Fire Department & General News of California." The content is just that.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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A mind-reader interviews Jesse James...

Item #612995

May 05, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James

Page 8 has a very interesting article taking almost an entire column: "Brown, The Mind--reader" "He Tells of an Interview He Had with the Late Jesse James" "How He was Mistaken for a Detective & Told to Skip Out of Kansas City--His Visit to the Youngers at Stillwater & His Connection with the Ch... See More  

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Item #612658

February 22, 1879

THE DEMOCRATIC STANDARD, Eureka, Humboldt County, California, February 22, 1879

* Newspaper from the Old West in Northern California

A rather scarce title from Northern California filled with various news and advertisements of the day, several of the ads being illustrated.

Never bound nor trimmed, wide margins, tears & a piece from the right margin of the front leaf affect a few insigni... See More  

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Not "the" Wild Bill...

Item #611697

February 03, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Feb. 3, 1879  The top of the last front page column has: "Wild Bill's Last Shot" "The Career of a Desperado Cut Short by a Bullet" "He Wounds a Gambler and Then Drops Out of Existence" is a report from Denison, Texas of: "...a desperado from the Indian Territory named William Worts, alias Jack Murray, alias Wild Bill, ... See More  

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1872 San Francisco California...

Item #611611

October 19, 1872

CALIFORNIA EVENING REPUBLICAN, San Francisco, CA, May 25, 1872. This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis. Very early for California... See More  

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1869 Oakland, California...

Item #611588

October 11, 1869

OAKLAND DAILY TRANSCRIPT, California, October 11, 1869 

* Rare Old West title

This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis.

... See More  

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Comments on the "Wild West" in the President's address...

Item #611435

December 07, 1881

DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, Dec. 7, 1881 

* President Chester A. Arthur

* State of the Union Address

Pages 2 and 3 containing the complete printing of President Chester Arthur's annual state-of-the-union address, headed: "THE MESSAGE" with other heads: "A Satisfactory Document, Especially in Length" "A Death-Like Silence About Republican Factions&qu... See More  

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