The Wild West

The term "wild west" conjures many things in the mind—criminal outlaws like Billy the Kid or Jesse James, the California Gold Rush, or the folklore associated with the American frontier. We welcome you to browse our Wild West newspaper inventory or learn more about American Wild West newspapers at our main Wild West page.

The Wild West

The term &quot;wild west&quot; conjures many things in the mind&mdash;criminal outlaws like Billy the Kid or Jesse James, the California Gold Rush, or the folklore associated with the American frontier. We welcome you to browse our Wild West newspaper inventory or learn more about American <a href="http://www.rarenewspapers.com/entry/wild_west">Wild West newspapers</a> at our main Wild West page.
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130281

Rare title from Oregon...

Item #130281
ASHLAND TIDINGS, Oregon 1880  An uncommon title from a town  on the border with California which got its start as a tent city when gold was discovered in the area in the early 1850's.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$46.00
130277

Rare title from an old Nevada mining town...

Item #130277

January 01, 1883

DAILY MORNING DEMOCRAT, Austin, Nevada, 1882  Sometimes unusual incidents are the reason good things happen. Such is the case with Austin. The town was actually discovered in 1862 by a horse belonging to a W. H. Talbott. The horse accidentally kicked up a piece of quartz containing gold & silver. Talbott sent the piece to Virginia City for assay, staked out a claim, and when word got out,... See More  

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$40.00
130274

An old mining town, high in the mountains...

Item #130274
EUREKA DAILY LEADER, Nevada, 1878 A very nice, folio-size newspaper from this small, remote  town in northeastern Nevada.

This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 ft. elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 residents. In its heyday when mining was the predominate draw from the mid-1870's until the shutting down of most ... See More  

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$41.00
130263

Early Albuquerque, 29 years before statehood...

Item #130263

January 01, 1883

ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL, New Mexico, 1883  Named in honor of then Viceroy the 10th Duke of Alburquerque, the Villa was an outpost on El Camino Real for the Tiquex and Hispano towns in the area. Since the city's founding, it has continued to be included on travel and trade routes including the Santa Fe Railway and the famous Route 66.

Four pages, good condition. A very rare and early ... See More  

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$139.00
130257

Helena, Montana - in very good condition...

Item #130257

January 01, 1881

HELENA WEEKLY HERALD, Montana, 1881  Actually a territorial newspaper as Montana did not become a state until 1889. Various news and ads of the day both local and national.

Four pages, good condition.

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$32.00
130256

Montana from the year of statehood...

Item #130256

January 01, 1889

HELENA JOURNAL, Montana, 1889 An uncommon issue of 8 pages with various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. From the year it became a state! Nice condition.  The image shown is representative of the issue you will receive, but dates and actual content vary.

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$34.00
130252

Mining town in the Rocky Mountains...

Item #130252

January 01, 1882

GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado 1882  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 residents of Gunnison.

Complete in four pages, small folio size, a few binding h... See More  

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$36.00
130251

Rare title from Gunnison...

Item #130251

January 01, 1882

FREE PRESS, Gunnison, Colorado, 1882  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 residents of Gunnison.

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$51.00
130249

Early from one of the more famous Western towns...

Item #130249

January 01, 1881

DENVER TRIBUNE, Colorado, 1881 A newspaper from the "Old West" with 8 pages, a wealth of news of the day and many ads as well, several of which are illustrated. Fascinating reading on what life was like in Colorado in the 1880's.

A few minor edge tears, generally very nice condition.

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$36.00
130248

Early from one of the more famous Western towns...

Item #130248

January 01, 1882

DENVER DAILY TIMES, Colorado, 1882  Certainly an uncommon title from such an early date. Complete in 4 pages, various news and ads of the day, good condition.

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130247

Early newspapers from Colorado...

Item #130247
THE DENVER DAILY, Colorado, 1867  A very rare and early issue from Colorado, nine years before statehood which makes this a territorial newspaper. Very nice condition.

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130246

Early from this now-famous city in Southern California...

Item #130246
THE WORLD, San Diego, California, 1874 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. Early for California.  

Little mar... See More  

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$34.00
130244

Visalia, California...

Item #130244
VISALIA WEEKLY DELTA, Visalia, California, 1873 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.The photo is re... See More  

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$31.00
130243

Founded by Mexican miners...

Item #130243

January 01, 1883

TUOLUMNE INDEPENDENT, Sonora, California 1883  Founded by Mexican miners—reminiscent of the state of Sonora, Mexico—during the California Gold Rush, Sonora was once a booming center of industry and trade in California's Mother Lode. Sonora & other mining towns of the era experienced economic hardship when the value of gold decreased. As "gold fever" died down, So... See More  

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$35.00
130241

Interesting title...

Item #130241

January 01, 1883

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, 1883  Certainly one of the less common titles from Northern California.

Four pages, very good condition for the period.  The images shown are representative of the look and condition of this title.  Actual dates vary.

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$32.00
130239

San Francisco from shortly after the Civil War...

Item #130239
THE TIMES, San Francisco, California, 1867 An uncommon and very early issue from this very famous city in California.

 Four pages, small hole in front leaf, otherwise good.

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$40.00
130237

A town created to serve the gold miners...

Item #130237
WEEKLY SUTTER BANNER, Yuba City, California, 1876  The Mexican government granted land in Northern California to John Sutter, including a parcel upon which Yuba City is located, the same John Sutter upon whose land gold was subsequently discovered in 1848. He sold part of this tract to some enterprising men who wished to establish a town near the confluence of the Yuba River and the Feather R... See More  

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130236

First California town name not of Spanish or native American origin...

Item #130236

January 01, 1880

STOCKTON DAILY INDEPENDENT, California, 1880  Stockton was founded by Captain Charles Maria Weber in 1849 after he acquired Rancho Campo de los Franceses. The city is named after Robert F. Stockton, and it was the first community in California to have a name not of Spanish or Native American origin. The city is located on the San Joaquin River in the northern San Joaquin Valley.

Four pages, ... See More  

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$33.00
130233

A town started during the Gold Rush era...

Item #130233

January 01, 1890

SIERRA TRIBUNE, Sierra City, Ca. 1890  Before the California Gold Rush, only Native Americans had ventured into the area, which lies northwest of Lake Tahoe on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. The area is now part of the Tahoe National Forest.
A settlement was established in 1850 however an avalanche of snow destroyed the settlement, which was not rebuilt for several years. Sierra
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$48.00
130230

Once a military outpost in far Northern California...

Item #130230

January 01, 1880

SCOTT VALLEY NEWS, Fort Jones, California, 1880  This small town has a population of just 839 and is located at the very top of California. It was once a military outpost--hence the name--protecting the various mining communities in the vicinity. A rare issue from the Old West.

Four pages, good condition.

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$48.00
130229

Volume One issue...

Item #130229
SANTA ROSA DEMOCRAT, California 1875 This 4 page volume 1 newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements, many being illustrated. 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 Californ... See More  

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130224

San Francisco, California...

Item #130224
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, San Francisco, California, 1875  A rare issue from the Old West in California.

This is complete in four pages.

The photo is representative of the issue, you will receive a randomly dated issue from within the year.

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130222

Early Southern California...

Item #130222
SAN DIEGO UNION, California, 1873  A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,300.

This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Some browning at the margins with little spine wear, otherwise in good condition. 

The issue you receive will have the look and be of similar condi... See More  

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$34.00
130221

Early for San Diego...

Item #130221
SAN DIEGO NEWS, California, 1879  A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,500.

Complete in four pages, nice condition.  The issue shown is representative of what you will receive.  The actual issue will be in equal condition and appearance as the one shown.

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130219

One of the oldest communities in California...

Item #130219

January 01, 1889

SAN BERNARDINO DAILY COURIER, California, 1889  The city of San Bernardino is one of the oldest communities in the state of California, and in its present-day location, was not largely settled until 1851, after California became a state. 

A nice, four page issue from the late 19th century. Good condition.

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$30.00
130218

Very early from California...

Item #130218
SACRAMENTO UNION, California 1859  This is one of the earliest California newspapers we have the pleasure to offer. As might be imagined issues from the Gold Rush vicinity--just ten years after the start of the rush--are difficult to find. As perhaps you've noticed most of our California inventory is from the 1870's and 1880's.

This issue has a wealth of news of the day, not just from ... See More  

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130217

From the capital of California...

Item #130217
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California,  1872  An early newspaper from what is now the capital of California. Complete in four pages, good condition.

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130213

Early Santa Rosa...

Item #130213

January 01, 1880

DAILY REPUBLICAN, Santa Rosa, 1880  Santa Rosa was founded in 1833 and named after Saint Rose of Lima. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Santa Rosa Plain was home to a strong and populous tribe of Pomo natives. Upon the arrival of Europeans, the Pomos were decimated by smallpox brought from Europe.
The first known permanent European settlement of Santa Rosa was the homestead of the Car
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130211

A rare title with a Gold Rush history...

Item #130211

January 01, 1888

PLACER HERALD, Auburn, California, 1888-89   Auburn is  the county seat of Placer County. Auburn is known for its California Gold Rush history, and is registered as a California Historical Landmark

An early newspaper from Northern California with various news of the day and a wealth of ads.

An 8 page issue of folio-size, browned throughout with some edge chipping and edge tears, a... See More  

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$36.00
130198

Early San Francisco...

Item #130198
DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, 1876  Complete in 4 pages, irregular at the spine and minor edge tears, but in overall good condition due to the use of rag paper. Measures approximately 28 by 21 inches.



Note: All issues have been folded at the mid-fold (typical). A 24x18 folder accommodates the issue folded in this manner.





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$31.00
130194

Founded with the California Gold Rush...

Item #130194
MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California 1866  Marysville has a "rich" history relating to the California Gold Rush. During that era, the ranch which was later developed into the town of Marysville, was a popular landing for riverboats from San Francisco and Sacramento filled with miners on their way to the dig sites. One of the early developers had a wife named Mary. The town's name... See More  

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$32.00
130191

From when Los Angeles had just 8000 people...

Item #130191
LOS ANGELES DAILY STAR, California,  1874  An early & quite uncommon newspaper from Southern California when the population of Los Angeles was about 8,000.

Four pages, evenly browned and somewhat pulpish, but not as pulpish as many issues from this era.  The issue shown is representative of the look and condition of the issue you will receive, but dates and actual issues vary.... See More  

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$38.00
130183

Great masthead...

Item #130183

January 01, 1884

WEEKLY OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California, 1884  See the photos for the nice engraving in the masthead, which features a great view of the skyline of Oakland--at that time!

Ten pages, some light browning, various news of the day and a wealth of ads. 

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$31.00
130182

From Northern California, late 19th century...

Item #130182

January 01, 1895

SAN BENITO ADVANCE, Hollister, California, 1895  A nice & uncommon title from this Northern California agricultural town. Various local & national news reports of the day, plus a wealth of advertisements, several of which are illustrated.
In surprisingly nice condition for the age. This is NOT a pulpish newspaper.

Four pages, slight browning at the margins, various news of the d
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$34.00
130181

Founded by Mexican miners during the gold rush...

Item #130181

January 01, 1891

THE UNION DEMOCRAT, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, 1891  Founded by Mexican miners—reminiscent of the state of Sonora, Mexico—during the California Gold Rush, Sonora was once a booming center of industry and trade in California's Mother Lode. Sonora & other mining towns of the era experienced economic hardship when the value of gold decreased. As "gold fever&quo... See More  

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130179

Old West mining town at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas...

Item #130179

January 01, 1880

FOOTHILL WEEKLY TIDINGS, Grass Valley, California, 1880  This town in Northern California was formally named "Boston Ravine" and then "Centerville". It began as a mining town, situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Northeastern Calif.   

A rare issue from the Old West with various news and ads of the day.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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$46.00
130178

Very early Los Angeles...

Item #130178
WEEKLY EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, 1873  an uncommon and very early newspaper from Southern California. Four pages, nice condition.

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$41.00
130177

Early Los Angeles...

Item #130177
EVENING REPUBLICAN, Los Angeles, California, 1877 An early issue from Southern California. Rare to find issues this early from California.  Ths image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issue you wil receive (not volume 1).  The actual issue will vary, but will be from 1877, and will be in equal or better condition.

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$40.00
130176

From this legendary town in California...

Item #130176
DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, 1874  Few towns from the Old West are more legendary than San Francisco, springing to life with the nearby discovery of gold in 1848 at Sutter's Mill. Its population of 1000 in 1848 swelled to 25,000 by December, 1849.

This issue is four pages and contains various news and advertisements of the day, some 25 years after the beginning of the G... See More  

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130175
Item #130175
DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, 1870 An early and uncommon title from the Old West in California. Four pages, nice condition.

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$30.00
130174

Very early from Los Angeles...

Item #130174
EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, 1874 An early issue from Southern California. It is difficult to find issues from Los Angeles with such an early date.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$36.00
130171

California politics in the 19th century...

Item #130171

January 01, 1894

CALIFORNIA POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, 1894  Rare issue from the early West. The complete issue, good condition.

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$31.00
130169

Early San Diego...

Item #130169
DAILY MORNING BULLETIN, San Diego, California  1872  A quite early and rare title from this now major metropolitan city from when it was just a small town, with a wealth of various local and national news of the day, and an interesting wealth of advertisements, many of which have the "typical Old West" look to them. A fascinating look at life in the Old West from a genuine news... See More  

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$38.00
130166

Still publishing in Sacramento?

Item #130166
THE BEE, Sacramento, California, 1874 A very early issue of this title which I believe is still publishing in Sacramento(?) Never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition, nice print of the capitol building in the masthead, various news of the day and a wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated. Four pages.

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$30.00
130165

Very uncommon from San Francisco...

Item #130165

January 01, 1894

ARTHUR McEWEN'S LETTER, San Francisco, California, 1894 An uncommon 19th century California title to be sure. We've only encountered this title once in our 45 years. Nice condition.

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$31.00
130071

Famous mining town in Colorado...

Item #130071

January 01, 1884

GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Colorado 1884  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 residents of Gunnison.
Four pages, bit browned at edges, even toning,
... See More  

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$31.00
130067

Great title from the Old West...

Item #130067

January 01, 1891

THE DAILY BOOMERANG, Laramie, Wyoming, 1891  A fascinating newspaper from this much romanticized Old West town. As for the unusual title? It was named for the editor's mule. This issue was printed just one year after statehood.

Laramie was founded in the mid-1860's as a tent city near the Overland Stage Line route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad. ... See More  

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$39.00
130049

Before Utah became a state...

Item #130049

January 01, 1880

DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1880  Uncommon title from this Mormon city.  The issue shown is representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.  While actual dates vary, the issue will be dated in 1880 and will have the look/condition similar to what is shown in the image.  Due to the use of rag paper, the issue is in very good condition.  ... See More  

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$30.00
130025

A farming-themed newspaper from San Francisco...

Item #130025

January 01, 1886

PACIFIC RURAL PRESS, San Francisco, 1886  Few towns from the Old West are more legendary than San Francisco, springing to life with the nearby discovery of gold in 1848 at Sutter's Mill. Its population of 1000 in 1848 swelled to 25,000 by December, 1849.

This is a tabloid-size newspaper with a very decorative, "pastoral", masthead. The content is mostly farming related. The phot... See More  

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$30.00
130018

Newspaper from a ghost town...

Item #130018
ALPINE CHRONICLE, Silver Mountain, California, 1878 Originally called "Kongsberg", Silver Mountain was founded in the late 1850's-early 1860's by Scandinavian miners prospecting for silver. By 1863 the name was changed to Silver Mountain City. By 1866, the town had a population of 3,000. It was the county seat of Alpine County from 1864 to 1875. The demonetization of silver in 1873 cause... See More  

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$57.00
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