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668832

Great from the ghost town from the Comstock Lode...

Item #668832

July 14, 1877

GOLD HILL DAILY NEWS, Gold Hill, Nevada, July 14, 1877 



* Rare Ghost town publication

* From the Comstock Lode era




A fascinating newspaper from this town just outside of Virginia City, at one point a booming mining town with a population of 8,000. Today it is all but a ghost town with just 191 residents. It was prosperous during the 1870's by mining the famous Comstock Lode.

Not s... See More  

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613552

Battle of the Clearwater...

Item #613552

July 16, 1877

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 16, 1877



* Battle of the Clearwater

* Chief Joseph - Looking Glass

* General Oliver Otis Howard




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 7 has an article headed: "Fierce Fighting" "Howard's Troops Rout the Redskins in Idaho" and more. (see)

This issue is not fragile as newsprint back... See More  

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582916

Edison's work on the telephone...

Item #582916

July 17, 1877

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1877 



* Early Thomas Edison

* Telephone demonstration




The bottom of the front page has an article headed: "Prof. Edison's New Telephone" which begins: "This evening Prof. Edison gave a public rehearsal of his telephone, which consists of a musical instrument not nearly as loud in tone as that of Prof. Gray of Chicago..." with more (... See More  

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174158
Item #174158

July 21, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 21, 1877 Prints include: full front page illustration of "The Reigning Belle" full page illustration of "Old Neptune's Welcome." 2/3 page illustration of "Presentation of the Freedom of the City of London to General Grant." 2/3 of a doublepage centerfold of "William Caxton, The First English Printer, Showing Printed Proof to Edward I... See More  

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583264

1877 prints....

Item #583264

July 21, 1877

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 21, 1877  The full front page shows: "A Tramp's Morning Abutions--An Early Morning Scene in Madison Square" with more on this topic inside. Other prints: "...Three Days in the City of Chicago" "Celebration of the 4th of July at Woodstock" and more. Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few minor archival mend... See More  

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662812

Great railroad strike of 1877....

Item #662812

July 24, 1877

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, July 24, 1877



* Great railroad strike

* Riots in many cities




This 4 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has small one column headings that include: "The Situation at Easton..." "The Situation at Hazleton" "The Situation at Wilkesbarre" "The Troubles at Reading" and m... See More  

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152222

Making shot...

Item #152222

July 28, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 28, 1877  This paper contains front page prints and article of: THE MANUFACTURE OF SHOT. POURING THE MELTED LEAD.

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174160

Trinity Church, New York...

Item #174160

July 28, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1877  Full ftpg: "The Astor Reredos, Trinity Church, New York". Fullpg: "Intercollegiate Athletes" showing 6 sports, and a crowd scene. Halfpg: "A Hiker Yacht Race on the Delaware" & "The Lay Torpedo--The Public Trial at Cleveland, Ohio"

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174162

The beach at Long Branch... Coney Island...

Item #174162

August 04, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 4, 1877  Full ftpg: 'The Great Dock Fisheries' includes blacks fishing off a dock. Fullpg. of 9 illustrations: 'On the Beach at Long Branch'. Fullpg: 'The Country Peddler'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'The Coney Island Concourse'. Two halfpg. illus. on: 'The Montreal Riot'

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620994

Building the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #620994

August 04, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877  The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sixteen pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.

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636295

Building the Brooklyn Bridge... The sea monster...

Item #636295

August 04, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877 



* Brooklyn Bridge - East River

* Under construction print




The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge. The balance of the issue is taken up with reports of other inventions and scientific/mechanical improvements. Also included: "The Sea M... See More  

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639721

Building the Brooklyn Bridge... The sea monster...

Item #639721

August 04, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877  The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge. The balance of the issue is taken up with reports of other inventions and scientific/mechanical improvements. Also included: "The Sea Monster" with two illustrations of it.

Sixteen pages, very n... See More  

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596009

The Molly Maguires...

Item #596009

August 08, 1877

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 8, 1877



* Molly Maguires

* Central Pennsylvania

* Coal mining




Page 2 has a very small and discrete one column heading at the bottom of the page: "The Mollie Maguire Murderers" See photo for brief report here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning with minor margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More  

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596053

The Molly Maguires...

Item #596053

August 08, 1877

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 8, 1877 



* Molly Maguires 

* Central Pennsylvania 

* Coal mining
 



Page 2 has a very small and discrete one column heading at the bottom of the page: "The Mollie Maguire Murderers" See photo for brief report here.



Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, light browning with very minor margin wear, otherwise good. Shou... See More  

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174164

The great strike at Pittsburgh...

Item #174164

August 11, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1877  Full ftpg. is a very dramatic scene: 'The Great Strike--6th Maryland Reg. Fighting its way Thru Baltimore'. Inside has 2 more fullpgs. on the Baltimore strike. Doublepage centerfold: 'The Great Strike--The 'Work of Destruction in Pittsburgh' plus 2 more fullpgs. of the strike in Pittsburgh.

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571182

Visalia, California...

Item #571182

August 11, 1877

THE VISALIA WEEKLY DELTA, Visalia, California, August 11, 1877  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 & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis.



Very early for California
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613516

Spiritualism...

Item #613516

August 11, 1877

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 11, 1877



* Spiritualism - spiritualists

* Materializations - paranormal




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 11 has an article headed: "SPIRITUALISTS" "Piano Playing Without Mortal Contact" and more. (see) Text takes up about 1 1/3 columns.

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636347

Early on the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #636347

August 11, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 11, 1877  The front page features a print of: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn - The Cable Fastenings", being the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Much inside, including: "Havens' New Telephone" and a nice print: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn--View Looking From Brooklyn".

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174166

Niagara Falls...

Item #174166

August 18, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 18, 1877  Full pg. with 2 scenes of 'The Great Strike--Scenes of Riot in Chicago'. Great fullpg. with 6 scenes of: 'The Nez Perces Campaign--in Pursuit of Joseph'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'The Season at Niagara Falls--Photographing Visitors' 'New York's Centennial--Celebrated at Kingston'

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206851

Mount Holyoke...

Item #206851

August 18, 1877

ILLUSTRATED CHRISTIAN WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 18, 1877 Full page: " Mount Holyoke From The Connecticut River". Archival mend to a small tear at the bottom of each leaf.

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600535

Chief Sitting Bull...

Item #600535

August 18, 1877

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, August 18, 1877



* Chief Sitting Bull - Indians

* Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "Sitting Bull to be Offered Immunity from Punishment" "Sitting Bull Commission" and more (see photos).

Complete, a little spine wear... See More  

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174168

Nevada silver mines...

Item #174168

August 25, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 25, 1877  Full ftpg: 'A Nevada Silver Mine--Changing the Shift'. Fullpg: 'The Bennington Centennial' & nearly halfpg: 'Life Saving Precautions at Rockaway Beach'. Fullpg: 'The Great Blackville Regatta--Grand Spurt at the Finish'. Fullpg: 'Anticipation--Return from a Melon Scout'

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221671
Item #221671

August 25, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated August 25, 1877 (print only)



This is a single-page framed print. This is a full page engraving of "Anticipation - Return From A Melon Scout".



The print size is approximately 9.75 x 14.75 inches and the overall matted size approximately is 14.75 x 19.75 inches. The matting color is a medium shade of green/grey color.... See More  

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613745

Medium, seance fraud exposed....

Item #613745

August 25, 1877

ST. LOUIS DGLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 25, 1877



* Medium - seance controversy

* re. Katie King type fraud



This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. Page 2 has an article headed: "Katie King's Successor" "Another Materializing Fraud Exposed Among Philadelphia Spiritualists" Text takes up over a full column.

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212102

Sitting Bull...

Item #212102

August 28, 1877

DAILY GAZETTE & BULLETIN, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28, 1877 The front page contains some one column heads including: "SITTING BULL" "Organization of Commission To Visit Mr. Bull" (see photos for the text). Also on the ftpg. is: "High Handed Outrage--A Farmer & his Wife Shot by a Tramping Robber". Complete in four pages, very nice condition, subscription label in the masthead, ... See More  

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613608

Be DeBar death...

Item #613608

August 29, 1877

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 29, 1877



* Ben DeBar death

* American actor-manager

* Nice title to have in




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 5 has an article headed: "Ben. De Bar" "Death of the Great Actor and Manager" "Some Account of His Disease and Moments" and more. (see) Lengthy text.

This issu... See More  

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583128

Sitting Bull... Death of Brigham Young...

Item #583128

August 30, 1877

THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Memphis, Tennessee, Aug. 30, 1877 



* Chief Sitting Bull

* Hunkpapa Lakota Indians

* Brigham Young death




Page 3 has as brief a report of the death of Brigham Young as could be found, headed: "Death of Brigham Young", The report reading: "Brigham Young died at 4 p.m. to-day." the same page has a lengthier report headed: "Sitting Bull... See More  

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656780

Death of Brigham Young...

Item #656780

August 30, 1877

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 30, 1877 



* Brigham Young death (1st report)

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Chief Sitting Bull




The front page has a report headed: "The Death Of Brigham Young" which begins: "Brigham Young was attacked with cholera morbus on Thursday night...continued swelling until respiration was stopped. He was conscious, but only briefly answered questions d... See More  

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601880

Small newspaper from Juda...

Item #601880

August 31, 1877

THE JUDAEAN, Juda, Wisconsin, Aug. 31, 1877  A curious little newspapers likely produced by the "amateur press" which was popular at this time.  This is the volume 1, number 8 issue so obviously a scarce title.

Six pages with the supplement, 6 by 8 3/4 inches very nice condition.

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613562

John Brown monument dedication...

Item #613562

August 31, 1877

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 31, 1877



* John Brown monument statue dedication

* Battle of Osa
watomie - Kansas




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 5 has an article headed: "OLD JOHN BROWN" "Executed as a Felon in Virginia" "But Canonized as a Martyr in Kansas" "Formal Dedication of the Monument at... See More  

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174170

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians...

Item #174170

September 01, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 1, 1877  One-fifth pg. illus. of 'Joseph, The Nez Perces Warrior'. Nearly halfpg: 'The Steamship Ontario--The Woodruff Expedition Around the World' with article mentioning:'...she will be a floating college'.

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606091

Rare title from Watseka, Illinois....

Item #606091

September 01, 1877

IROQUOIS COUNTY TIMES, Watseka, Illinois, September 1, 1877



* Rare title for the Midwest



News of the day with interesting advertisements throughout.

Complete in 8 pages, unbound & uncut, minor fold wear, generally in nice condition.

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613642

Hale's piano factory fire disaster...

Item #613642

September 04, 1877

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, September 4, 1877



* Hale' piano factory fire

* Samuel Archer King - ballooning




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "TOMBS OF FIRE" "A Fearful Sacrifice of Human Life" "Two Hundred People Imprisoned in a Burning Factory" "An Many More Maime... See More  

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567074

Death Of Brigham Young...

Item #567074

September 06, 1877

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, from Oneida, New York, dated, September 6, 1877  Inside the issue is a small but 1st report of the death of Mormon Leader, Brigham Young. This publication is from a small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as we
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613598

Ku Klux Klan in Missouri...

Item #613598

September 07, 1877

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, September 7, 1877



* KKK - Ku Klux Klan

* Outrages in Ripley County

* Ozarks Mountain - Missouri




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 7 has an article headed: "Ku-Klux" "Lawlessness in Ripley and Adjacent Counties--Men and Women Flogged by Bands of Outlaws" and more.

This issue is not frag... See More  

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174172

Clamming in Great South Bay, Long Island...

Item #174172

September 08, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 8, 1877  Nice full ftpg: 'The Gossips' shows 3 old women doing just that. Very nice fullpg. with 5 scenes on: 'Clamming in Great South Bay, Long Island Coast'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'Reminiscences of the White Mountains'. Nearly fullpg. illus. of: 'Peter Paul Rubens'.

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601789

Creedmoor rifle match...

Item #601789

September 13, 1877

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Cleveland, Ohio, September 13, 1877



* Creedmoor international rifle match



This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "CREEDMOOR" "Beginning of the International Rifle Match". See images for text.

Complete in nice condition.... See More  

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174174

Death of Brigham Young, with an illustration of him...

Item #174174

September 15, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept 15, 1877 Nearly halfpg. illus. of: 'Brigham Young', with obituary. Two halfpg. scenes: 'Des Moines Rapids Canal--The Lock Above the Rapids' & 'Through the Veta Pass...', Denver & Rio Grand RR expansion.

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602407

Creedmoor rifle match...

Item #602407

September 15, 1877

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 15, 1877



* Creedmoor international rifle match



The front page has one column headings: "THE AMERICAN TEAM WINS" "A Score Never Before Equaled" "The Second Stage Of The International Match At Creedmoor...." Lengthy text takes up over four full columns with scores on page 2.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning,... See More  

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151593

Item #151593

September 18, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Sept. 18, 1877 Ftpg. heads include: "Nez Perces" "Surrounded by Colonel Sturgis Assisted By Howard and Merritt" "The Crow Indians Prove Loyal to the United States." Good condition.

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174176

Osawatomie, Kansas and John Brown...

Item #174176

September 22, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 22, 1877 Full ftpg: 'The Last Rose of Summer' is a great illus. show many birds. Fullpg: 'Creedmoor-Bird's-Eye-View of the Ground' dblpgctrfld: 'Creedmoor--The British & American Teams in the International Rifle Match' fullpg: 'The John Brown Monument, Osawatomie, Kansas' & nice fullpg: 'Street Vendors of Fruits & Veget... See More  

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647377

Baseball reporting...

Item #647377

September 25, 1877

THE COURIER-JOURNAL, Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 25, 1877  The back page has a small section headed: "Base Ball" "We Whacked It to Terre Haute, Anyway".

Four pages, irregular & partially loose at the spine. Large size, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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602076

Hunting wild beasts...

Item #602076

September 26, 1877

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Cleveland, Ohio, September 26, 1877



* Hunting animals for the zoo & circus

* Lions - tigers - elephants & more




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

Page 3 has one column headings: "HUNTING WILD BEASTS" "The Dangerous Business of Stocking the Menageries" and more (see photos). The... See More  

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611429

Pow Wow at the White House...

Item #611429

September 28, 1877

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 28, 1877



* Pow Wow - Indians

* Chief Spotted Tail & more

* Gen. George Crook




Page 5 has one column headings: "THE INDIAN CONFERENCE" "Gorgeous Aspect Of The East Room" and more. (see) Text takes up a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, some small margin tears, otherwise good. Should be handled with ... See More  

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174178

Dead Mule Trail, Idaho...

Item #174178

September 29, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY September 29, 1877. Front full pg. illus. of "Dead Mule Trail, Idaho." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Bennett Medalists." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Croker Fishing in the Delaware." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Yachting - A Heavy Sea." Dblpgctrfld. of "Creedmoor - The International Rifle Match." Full pg. illus. of "Pike's Peak at Su... See More  

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601792

Battle of Cow Island Landing... Nez Perce Indians...

Item #601792

September 29, 1877

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 1877



* Battle of Cow Island Landing

* Cow Creek - Montana

* Nez Perce Indians




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "INDIAN POW WOW" "Spotted Tail's Crowd at the White House" "They Have a Big Talk with the Gr... See More  

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613596

White House Pow Wow...

Item #613596

October 02, 1877

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, October 2, 1877



* Pow Wow - Indians

* Chief Spotted Tail

 * Red Cloud




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 5 has an article headed: "THE FINAL POW-WOW" "What Spotted Tail and Red Cloud Demand of the President" and more. (see)

This issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made o... See More  

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174180

Apostles of the Mormon Church...

Item #174180

October 06, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 6, 1877 Fullpg: 'The Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church' shows all of them, including Joseph Smith & Brigham Young, Jr. Fullpg: 'Pres. Hayes at Louisville, Ky.' & 'The Boston Army & Navy Monument' shows four scenes of its dedication.

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204782

Visalia California...

Item #204782

October 06, 1877

THE VISALIA WEEKLY DELTA, Visalia CA,  October 6, 1877. 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 Californ... See More  

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585923

Chief Joseph captured?

Item #585923

October 10, 1877

CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, October 10, 1877 



* Chief Joseph captured 

* Black Hills 




Page 4 has column heads including "The Indian War--Reported Capture of Chief Joseph", "The Sufferings from Yellow Fever at Fernandina" and "Highway Robbers in the Black Hills Region".



Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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