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Early print of the Utah Territory...

Item #571271

July 10, 1858

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 10, 1858 

* Fort Bridger - Wyoming 

* President James Monroe

The front page shows: "James Monroe" with a biography of him. He had been recently re-interred in Richmond, Virginia. But the prime print in this issue would be the nice double page centerfold: "Fort Bridger, Utah Territory", which is one of the ear... See More  

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Runaway ad... Tom Thumb...

Item #571087

December 09, 1845

NATIONAL INTELLINGENCER, Washington D.C., December 9, 1845  Page three contains a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" for a runaway from the subscriber. On the same page is the announcement of exhibition of Tom Thumb. Also within this issue are congressional reports, news of the day and a variety of advertisements.

This is complete in four pages with stray handwriting above the masthead. ... See More  

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Letter from Mexico...

Item #571085

November 18, 1847

INDEPENDENT DEMOCRAT & FREEMAN, Concord, New Hampshire, November 18, 1847  The front page of this issue contains a report "The Piety of the Camp" which is from the Head Quarters Army, National Palace, Mexico, September 15th, 1847, which is signed H. O. Scott, A.A.A.G. This is then followed by a lengthy editorial on the mindset of the Commander-in-chief of the army in Mexico and ... See More  

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James Monroe signatures...

Item #571083

May 20, 1822

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, New Hampshire, May 20, 1822

On the front page under "Laws Of The U. States" are seven "Acts" each signed in type: James Monroe. One of the acts provided "for the relief of the purchasers of public lands prior to the first day of July, eighteen hundred and twenty," This issue contains other news of the day and num... See More  

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Cherokee Council... Ship Princeton...

Item #571054

February 13, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington (D.C.), February 13, 1844  The frontpage of this issue contains reports on "The United States Ship Princeton" which had left from Philadelphia having in tow the brig Caraccas, bound for Laguayra, however incurring difficulties due to ice. "The Cherokee Councill in session at Tah-le-quah" reported that it has adjourned after 100 days. This... See More  

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Cherokee Indians... Major Eaton...

Item #571048

June 28, 1831

NATIONAL GAZETTE AND LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, June 28, 1831  The front page of this issue features the resignation of Jn. Macpherson Berrien from the office of Attorney General followed by the letter of acceptance from Andrew Jackson (signed in type).  Other news of the day and advertisements.  Also on the front page is the letter which J. H. Eaton had published in The Globe... See More  

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The Rail Road...

Item #571046

January 23, 1830

NATIONAL GAZETTE AND LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, January 23, 1830  Page 4 features an article entitled "The Rail Road" which reports "The Rail road from Pratt street to the Carrollton Viaduct presented on Saturday a scene of enlivened and animating interest. A vast crowd of persons, attracted by the beauty and mildness of the day, and a number of members of Congress includ... See More  

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Baseball... Elephant hunting... Cockfighting...

Item #571043

April 11, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, April 11, 1857  As noted in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this is a volume II issue of a very early sporting publication. An article "Base Ball" has the announcement of the elected officers for the Excelsior Base Ball Club of Brooklyn. Another page features an article on "Elepha... See More  

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Uncommon Military Periodical 1838....

Item #571042

November 08, 1838

ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, November 8, 1838  Inside has the "Hints for the Creation of a New Bureau"; reports from Commander D.G. Farragut at Vera Cruz; General Taylor and his treaty with the Apalachicola Indian treaty and more. Octavo-size, 16 pages, some lite foxing, otherwise in good condition.

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Extra... Lottery Numbers...

Item #570823

September 23, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL EXTRA, Boston, Massachusetts, September 23, 1802  This singlesheet EXTRA is "A List of the Prizes, (and Fortunate Numbers) in the FIRST CLASS of South Hadley Canal Lottery." Both the front and back is taken up with the listing of the numbers.

This sheet measures approximately 19.5 x 12 inches, does contain some damp-staining and stray hand-writing at the upper ... See More  

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Election returns... Runaway ad...

Item #570754

November 22, 1836

HANOVER HERALD, Hanover, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1836. Page 3 features the Official Returns for President and Vice President for Pennsylvania along with the Electoral Election results.  The front page of the issue contains a $25.00 Reward for a runaway apprentice. This contains other news and advertisements of the day. This is complete in four pages with scattered lite foxing, otherwise in... See More  

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Dated in 1810...

Turn of the 19th century Boston...

Item #570739
BOSTON PATRIOT, Massachusetts, 1810  An authentic issue of this famous title dated in the year 1810.  Woodcut prints of ships, period advertising, and political reporting are common.  A great issue to have if desiring to gain a snap-shot view of 1810 from one of the most prominent cities and cultural hubs of early America.  in the mid-1800's, the Boston Patriot would become... See More  

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Dated in 1810...

Turn of the 19th century Boston...

Item #570737
BOSTON GAZETTE, Massachusetts, 1810  An authentic issue of this famous title dated in the year 1810.  Woodcut prints of ships, period advertising, and political reporting are common.  A great issue to have if desiring to gain a snap-shot view of 1810 from one of the most prominent cities and cultural hubs of early America.

The issue is complete, has light browning and typical (mi... See More  

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Exploring 2014 through time...

A 3 century set... 1714... 1814... 1914...

Item #570710

January 01, 2014

A Three Issue Set of Authentic Newspapers, one each from 1714, 1814, and 1914.  The first issue will likely be from London. Considering the breadth of England's colonial reach, London newspapers/magazines of the day included a wealth of international reporting - and are great to have. The second issue will likely be from the U.S. The third issue will be from the U.S., but may be an illust... See More  

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Christopher Columbus...

Item #570405

November 19, 1859

NEW YORK SUNDAY PRESS, November 19, 1859 (print only)

This very colorful illustration is a single-page illustration from the Supplement of this publication entitled "Columbus at the Royal Court of Spain".

This measures approximately 14.5 x 9 and has scattered lite staining. See photos.

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Thanksgiving Day... Turkey shooting...

Item #570404

November 19, 1859

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, November 19, 1859 (print only)

This is a single-page print illustration entitled "Sports in America. -- Shooting Turkeys for Thanksgiving-Day". This is done in a duo-tone format.

This measures approximately 15.5 x 11 and has scattered lite staining. See photos.

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Thanksgiving Day... Turkey shooting...

Item #570403

November 19, 1859

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, November 19, 1859 (print only)

This is a single-page print illustration entitled "Sports in America. -- Shooting Turkeys for Thanksgiving-Day". This is done in a duo-tone format.

This measures approximately 15.5 x 11 and has scattered lite staining. See photos.

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Charles Gilpin...

Item #570399

January 01, 1860

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, 1860 (print only)

PLEASE NOTE: The exact date of the issue is unknown. This is an illustration of Charles Gilpin, Esq, M.P. who was the Secretary to the Poor-Law Board in Britain.  The print area measures approximately 6.75 x 8.5 with the overall page measuring approximately 10.5 x 15.5 inches. The page does contain a faint dampstain at the lower ed... See More  

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Variety lot of newspapers...

Item #569959
A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for under $2.50 each. A great set for a great price.  The image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issues you will receive.  Actual issues vary.... See More  

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General William Walker...

Item #569437

September 24, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 24, 1860  Page one has an interesting article dated August 29, 1860, "Nicaragua-The American Minister-An Ultimatum-Walker And His Chances", which has about 10 linera inches of text regarding Walker, his arrival at Truxillo, and an encouragement to resist him.  Two additional articles within the issue also provide comments on the last days... See More  

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Prelude to the Civil War...

Item #569241

February 09, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York, February 9, 1861  The ftpg. includes: "Our National Troubles" "the Trip of the Steam Frigate Brooklyn to Florida" "will fort Sumter Be Taken? " "The Correspondence Between Col. Hayne & the President" "Surrender of the Pensacola Navy Yard & the Cutter Lewis Cass" Condition of Things at the South" and ... See More  

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This magazine lasted for less than one year...

Item #569106

February 12, 1814

THE STRANGER, Albany, New York, April 23, 1814  An unusual & curious small-size newspaper with eclectic content, although mostly literary in theme. This title lasted for less than one year from 1813 to 1814. 

Measures 8 1/4 by 5 inches with 16 pages, nice condition.

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Early Horatio Alger story...

Item #568218

September 03, 1859

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLESHIP (very early), Boston, Massachusetts, September 3, 1859 This is one of the more ornate newspapers of the 19th century to be found with a huge & decorative masthead (see photo) and embellishments around the margins. But the prime content within these 8 pages is the page 7 story--written specifically for this newspaper--titled "The Secret Of Success, by... See More  

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1860 Wilmington, North Carolina... Period Ads...

Item #567352

September 24, 1860

 THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, September 24, 1860

* Pre Civil War Wilmington, North Carolina

* 1860 dental, housing, medicinal, etc. illustrated ads

This 4 page issue is in nice condition (except for little spine wear) due to the use of cotton and rag paper. Included within is news of the day and several interesting illustrated advertisements, including one for "... See More  

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Literary Supplement...

Item #565753

July 31, 1852

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SUPPLEMENT, from London, England, dated July 31, 1852. The Address to this issue indicates that this is "to be devoted exclusively to literature, the Fine Arts, Music, the Drama, and the general history and progress of Science, a few words in explanation of our design may be necessary."  This contains several illustrations. This is a complete uncut Supplement... See More  

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Brigham Young warns the army to leave or be annihilated...

Item #565712

April 15, 1858

THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, April 15, 1858  This is an uncommon periodical published by the Oneida Community, a Utopian commune founded by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848 in Oneida. The community believed that Jesus Christ had already returned in the year 70, making it possible for them to bring about Christ's millennial kingdom themselves, and be free of sin and perfect in this world, not ju... See More  

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Very early sewing machine...

Item #565374

September 24, 1853

SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 24, 1853  The front page has both an article and two illustrations on: "Miller's Sewing Machine" which was one of the earliest to be commercially developed (see photos).  The text is very descriptive on how the machine works.

Complete in 8 pages, other scientific developments on the inside pages, some slight rubbing at folds, generall... See More  

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When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown... Death of Kit Carson?

Item #565239

July 18, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1848  This newspaper contains on page 3 reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of a vote to suspend the rules concerning a resolution to allow a postal route bill to be disposed of, listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln" (s... See More  

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South Carolina Secession Convention...

Item #565228

December 26, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, December 26,1860

* Proceedings of the South Carolina Secession Convention

The front page has: "The Disunion Crisis", "Important Dispatches from Washington", "Mr. Seward's Propositions in the Senate Special Committee", "No Probability of an Agreement", "The South Carolina Commissioners not to be Recognized" ,"... See More  

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Rare title...

Item #565026

June 01, 1835


* Rare title

Has news and articles about the "Culture of Silk" and other agricultural endeavors. Measures 6 3/4 by 9 1/2 in., foxing is mostly to the ftpg., 16 pgs., nice condition.

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Reward offered for Thomas & Ellis Starr...

Item #564931

February 02, 1845

NEW YORK HERALD, February 2, 1845  A page 2 report from the Cherokee Advocate states that National Council passed a bill authorizing the principal chief to offer a reward for the capture of Thomas and Ellis Starr, perpetrators of the famous Vore tragedy in 1843.

Other news of the day with many ads. 4 pages in nice condition.

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Early Catholic newspaper with huge masthead...

Item #564639

* Rare & early Catholic religion newspaper

* Huge masthead with a heraldic eagle

This rather rare title lasted for just one year, having begun in October, 1831 and ending in September, 1832. The issue is a "vol. III" issue as this publication was preceded by one titled "Jesuit, or Catholic Sentinel" an... See More  

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Broadsheet Extra...

Item #564443

January 21, 1834

TRANSCRIPT.....EXTRA. Inaugural Seech of His Excellency JOHN DAVIS, Delivered in Convention -- This Morning -- January 21, 1834.

The front page and almost half of the back page of this broadsheet is comprised of the Inaugural Speech to "Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives" and is close by "JOHN DAVIS" with the date line Boston, January 21, 1834.... See More  

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Significant battle in the Mexican War...

Item #564348

May 08, 1847

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, May 8, 1847  Page 2 contains a brief yet graphically dramatic news item: "GREAT BATTLE AT CERRO GORDO!" the text reading: "Intelligence has just been received of a great battle at Cerro Gordo, between Gen. Scott and Santa Anna, in which the Mexicans were defeated, & their army completely routed. Five Mexican Generals were taken priso... See More  

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The HMS Caledonia...

Item #563895

November 20, 1841

NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA, New York, NY, November 20, 1841

* Rare HMS Caledonia broadsheet extra

A folio-size single sheet extra with a banner head just below the masthead: "Arrival Of The Caledonia At Boston" & a banner subhead: "Twelve Days Later From Europe".

Has news from London & some ads on the ftpg. & all ads on the reverse.... See More  

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National Lord's Day Convention...

Item #563760

November 30, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., November 30, 1844

* National Lord's Day Convention

* Slave trade

On pg. 3 under "National Lord's Day Convention" is a report about the evening session of the convention, followed by a list of the resolutions that were adopted at the session held the next morning. Printing crease affects about eight words in one of the resolves. ... See More  

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Nice reporting on the Mexican War...

Item #563568

September 16, 1847

SALEM REGISTER, Massachusetts, September 16, 1847  Page 2 has the last column headed: "Later From Scott's Army" "Two Bloody Battles" "Names of Officers Killed, etc." This detailed report takes almost the entire column (see for portions).

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, many back page illustrated ads, some various browning, generally nice.

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First elections in the Florida Territory...

Item #563492

September 15, 1826

BOSTON RECORDER & TELEGRAPH, Boston, Massachusetts, September 15, 1826

* Florida Territory elections for 1st time

Page 3 has a historic report reading, in full:

* An election is to be held in Florida on the first Monday in Oct. for the first that territory. Thirteen members of the Legislative Council are to be chosen, in conformity with the act of Congress of the last sess... See More  

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Athenaeum Gallery was reopened... Daniel Webster...

Item #563393

May 21, 1828

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 21, 1828  A pg. 2 report says that Athenaeum Gallery was reopened "...with an addition of nearly forty pictures from the valuable collection of the late President Jefferson..." There is also a letter to the Mayor of Boston stating that Congress appropriated money for the preservation of Deer Island in Boston Harbor, and for the removal ... See More  

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Very early Florida newspaper...

Item #563349

September 02, 1854

THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, September 2, 1854  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital of Florida, seven years before the Civil War began.

   Almost the entire front page is taken up with 18 Acts of Congress, a few including: "An Act to increase the pay of... See More  

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Cadiz, Ohio in 1836....

Item #563243

April 25, 1836

THE HISTORICAL FAMILY LIBRARY, Cadiz, Ohio, April 25, 1836

* Uncommon title

* Volume 1 issue

A magazine of history, delving very extensively into just a few topics with each issue. Unusual in that this periodical's format was to use "flowing text", meaning sentences ran over from issue to issue, so any given publication would begin in the middle of a sentence from the previous... See More  

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General Tom Thumb....

Item #563224

August 22, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., August 22 , 1844

* General Tom Thumb as a young boy

* P.T. Barnum circus attraction

Page 3 has a report about "Tom Thumb At Paris" that reads, in part:

* As it is the intention of Mr. Barnum to visit Paris with Tom Thumb....The General, having worn out Napoleon in England, he will there, in polite deference to French prejudice, ap... See More  

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Copper mines in Missouri...

Item #563182

February 01, 1845

NEW YORK HERALD, New York, February 1, 1845

* Early copper discovery

A front page report about "Copper" says:

* We understand that very excellent mines of copper ore have been discovered on both sides of the Merrimac River in Franklin County, Missouri above the mouth of the Indian Creek...

& a bit more about size of the discovery.

Other news of the day. 4 pages in ni... See More  

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Franklin Pierce...

Item #563142

July 21, 1852


* Franklin Pierce for president of the United States 

* Letter from Pierce 

On page 2 under an engraving of an eagle & banner is an endorsement supporting the Pierce-King ticket.

Page 2 also has a patriotic letter from Pierce declining an invitation to the 4th of July celebration at Philadelphia due to a... See More  

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Copper discovered in Northern Michigan...

Item #562994

January 02, 1844


* Early Michigan

* Copper mining

Page 3 has a report from a Rochester newspaper about "Copper Mines" that says:

* ...331 veins of copper and lead ore have been discovered in Northern Michigan, bordering on Lake Superior, by an exploring party of miners,and that applications have been made to the...Govenment for...permits...compan... See More  

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Abolition pamphlets burned in Missouri...

Item #562674

June 07, 1836


* Abolition

* Early Missouri (Palmyra MO)

Page 3 has a report from St. Louis about the "Burning of Abolition Pamphlets" in Marion County. The report states, in part that:

* ...considerable excitement was... produced by reports of the reception of boxes of abolition pamphlets in that quarter. Search was made, and two b... See More  

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Famous German colony established in Missouri...

Item #562153

June 23, 1845

NEW YORK HERALD, from New York, dated June 23, 1845 Page 2 has a report from a St. Louis paper that says: "The steamer Bridgewater arrived last evening, from the Ohio, with 236 immigrants, from...western...Pennsylvania. This is the third trip...this season...bringing about the same number; they are of German origin, and are about to settle near Hannibal...where a colony has been formed, which... See More  

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The Orleans Drinking Club...

Item #562111

September 25, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., September 25, 1847 

* Uncommon sport's related periodical

Described in the masthead as: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." Inside has the summaries and scores of two cricket matches, plus the lyrics of the "Song Of The "Orleans Drinking Club".

Other topics throughout. Some foxing ... See More  

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St. Vitus's dance...

Item #562009

August 05, 1829


* Rare St. Vitus' Dance disease 

* Early 19th century original

Among the page 3 obituaries listed under "Died" is one about an 11-year girl afflicted with St. Vitus's dance, plus mention of a brother "...who died a few years since...afflicted with the same disorder."

News of the ... See More  

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Mammoth Cave... new discoveries...

Item #561938

July 27, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., July 27, 1844

* Mammoth Cave in Kentucky

* Pre Civil War era

A page 3 report about the "Mammoth Cave" says: "Twenty-six large avenues and a third river, larger than those previously known, have recently been discovered in the Mammoth Cave. A sulphur spring of an excellent quality of water has also been found some miles within the cave.... See More  

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