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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597185

From Utah before statehood....

Item #597185

January 11, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Jan. 11, 1890  From 6 years before Utah would become a state. Various news of the day & a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, some browning at folds, some archival mends at the margins of folds, generally nice condition.

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$28.00
597057

Idaho to soon join the Union...

Item #597057

January 15, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Utah Territory, Jan. 15, 1890  The front page has "Idaho's Admission" "The Adjourned Hearing Before the Senate Committee" which discusses the proposal of admitting Idaho to the Union, which happened on July 3 of 1890.

Four pages, large folio size, minor perforation at an upper fold with some foxing here, otherwise good.

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$24.00
597056

Idaho to soon join the Union...

Item #597056

January 15, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, January 15, 1890 



* Mormons title

* Idaho statehood




The front page has "Idaho's Admission" and "The Adjourned Hearing Before the Senate Committee" which discusses the proposal of admitting Idaho to the Union, which happened on July 3 of 1890.

Four pages, large folio size, some wear at folds, generally good.... See More  

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$29.00
597009

From the Territory of Utah...

Item #597009

October 24, 1876

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Oct. 24, 1876  From this "territory" 20 years before Utah would become a state. Inside has: "The Indians--300 Lodges Captured, Disarmed & Dismounted" "The Express Robbery" "Killed by a Train" & much more. A wealth of ads.

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

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$34.00
595842

The Jews & the Mormons...

Item #595842

February 04, 1885

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Feb. 4, 1885



* Judaica - Jewish

* Mormonism




The front page has various: "Territorial Items". Inside has: "A Significant Movement Among Jews", followed by: "The 'Mormons' Are Not Gone Yet" (see photos).

Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one huge sheet, staining at the ftpg. fold, ... See More  

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595701

The "other" Black Bart... 1880's outlaw...

Item #595701

September 27, 1889

THE EVENING NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, September 27, 1889



* Reimund Holzhey "Black Bart"

* Stage coach outlaw




The top of the front page has one column headlines: "HOLZHAY ESCAPES", "The Michigan Bandit Again At Large", "He Gets Out of Gogebic Couty Jail" and more with illustration of Holzhay  (see photos) . Reimund Holzhey. See ... See More  

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595266

Details of a train robbery...

Item #595266

December 21, 1889

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, December 21, 1889 



* Old West train robbery 



The front page has: "Texas Train Robbery" with the detail, including: "...was approached by four men who drew pistols and ordered him to throw up his hands..." with more (see photos).

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, light dirtiness & foxing to the top hal... See More  

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595264

Brigham Young a prisoner in his own house...

Item #595264

August 28, 1858

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1858  Page 3 has: "Mormondom" which reports on a letter from Great Salt Lake City noting: "...There is...considerable stagnation of Mormon intellect. Brigham is literally a prisoner in his own house..." and more on attempts to visit with him (see).

Four pages, great condition.

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595258

Latest from the Mormon country...

Item #595258

February 02, 1858

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1858  Page 3 has: "Latest News From Utah" which  is a report from Camp Scott noting: "...all hands engaged making comfortable for the winter...Plenty of good grass and buffalo very fat...Mormons continuing to fortify between army and Salt Lake..." & more (see).

Four pages, great condition.

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594328

1879 Carson City, Nevada...

Item #594328

November 07, 1879

THE DAILY NEVADA TRIBUNE, Carson City, Nevada, November 7, 1879



* Rare Old west title 

* Mining era
 



Coin collectors are very familiar with this town for the mint which produced the much desired gold & silver coins which bear the "C.C." mint mark. Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its heyday during the min... See More  

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$55.00
594325

Gunnison Colorado In 1881...

Item #594325

December 29, 1881

GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Gunnison, Colorado,  December 29, 1881 



* Rare from Colorado 

* Volume 1 issue
 



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 &am
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593619

Ulysses S. Grant is nominated...

Item #593619

June 07, 1872

SALT LAKE DAILY TRIBUNE, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, June 7, 1872



* Ulysses S. Grant

* Old West title




Page 2 has a report: "Grant Triumphant" concerning his nomination for President of the United States (see photos). A great wealth of ads from Utah 24 years before statehood.

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

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$33.00
592915

Interview with Frank James, brother of Jesse James...

Item #592915

October 13, 1882

CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, October 13, 1882  



* Outlaw Frank James 

* Interview with the brother of Jesse James



Two-thirds of a column on page 2 is taken up with: "Frank James" and "The Notorious Outlaw Gives an Outline of His Checkered Career for the Past Few Years" which is very interesting reading (see photos).



Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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592884

The "other" Black Bart... 1880 outlaw...

Item #592884

November 15, 1889

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 15, 1889



* Reimund Holzhey "Black Bart"

* Stage coach outlaw




The top of the front page has one column headlines: "A Stage Robber By Fits", "Holzhay Explaining His Crimes In Wisconsin" and more. The article takes about two-thirds of a column with interesting reading. However, this not "the" Black Bart from California, but rat... See More  

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592602

The death of Jim Bridger...

Item #592602

July 20, 1881

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, Wheeling, West Virginia, July 20, 1881 



* Death of Jim Bridger

* Mountain men - trappers




The very bottom of the front page has a brief report headed: "An Old Scout Dead" with a Kansas City dateline, reading: "James Bridger, an old-time frontiersman and scout, who took General Fremont across the plains, died yesterday near New Santa Fe, this co... See More  

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591713

Was it the Bill Doolin & the "Wild Bunch" ?

Item #591713

November 08, 1893

ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORTER, Wellsville, New York, Nov. 8, 1893 



* Outlaw Bill Doolin

* Wild Bunch gang




The top of the first column has: "Bandits Corralled" "Arkansas Train Robbers At Bay In The Mountains" with further subheads. The report notes in part: "...report from Batesville, Ark...This little mountain town has been in the midst of most intense excitement al... See More  

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$58.00
591196

Rare "Supplement" issue from San Leandro...

Item #591196

September 25, 1880

SAN LEANDRO REPORTER "SUPPLEMENT", Alameda County, California, Sept. 25, 1880 



* Rare Old West title



A very scarce and quite small single sheet "Supplement" issue, measuring just 9 by 10 3/4 inches. This issue contains various small tidbits (see) and a few ads, one of which is a $10 Reward!" for a lost pair of gun barrels. Very nice condition.... See More  

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590318

Old West train robbery report....

Item #590318

November 15, 1883

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, November 15, 1883



* Old West train robbery



Page 2 has one column headings that include: "Train Robbery",

"Desperadoes Remove a Rail on the Mexican National Road and Derail a Train", "The Wreck Immediately Surrounded By Forty Masked Men"
and more. See photos for interesting report here. Other news of the day. Light brow... See More  

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588632

1880 President Hayes on Utah polygamy...

Item #588632

December 22, 1880

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Dec. 22, 1880  Inside has an editorial: "What Is To Be Done With Utah?" Other articles include: "Two Men Killed" "A Word or Two on Religion" and "The Utah Question" which includes: "The President is quite severe on Mormon polygamy & urges upon Congress the duty of abolishing that institution..." with more ... See More  

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585930

From territorial Utah...

Item #585930

November 13, 1872

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Nov. 13, 1872 



* Rare Utah Territory title



A very nice territorial newspaper from 24 years before Utah statehood. Various news of the day with a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated (see).

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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584615

Territorial Washington...

Item #584615

January 01, 1879

WALLA WALLA STATESMAN, Washington Territory, Jan. 1, 1879 



* Rare Old West title



Printed ten years before Washington became a state. Among the articles within are: "Radical Dirt Eaters" "Cariboo News" "Public Lands For Settlers Only" "Jefferson Davis--The Assassination Plot" and much more. A wealth of ads as well, several illustrated.

Four pages,... See More  

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584162

Rare title from the Mormons...

Item #584162

May 07, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salty Lake City, Utah Territory, May 7, 1890 



* Rare title from the Mormons



A large folio newspaper of 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, with a wide variety of news reports of the day. This newspaper was printed 6 years before Utah became a state. Some browning at the folds & some margin tears, generally good condition. Not a pulpish newspaper.... See More  

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$37.00
584161

From San Francisco Bay...

Item #584161

January 13, 1872

VALLEJO WEEKLY CHRONICLE,Vallejo, California, Jan. 13, 1872 



* Rare Old West title



Vallejo is located in the northeast section of San Francisco Bay and twice in its history served as the capital of California. This issue features a great illustration in the masthead showing what would be presumed to be the skyline of the town, with a railroad train in the foreground (see photo).

Four p... See More  

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$39.00
583921

Pre-statehood New Mexico...

Item #583921

January 01, 1903

SANTA FE DAILY NEW MEXICAN newspaper dated 1903.  A great issue, with a wealth of news of the day both local and national (and international) and a wealth of ads as well, many of which are illustrated.

Complete in 4 pages. Spine is somewhat irregular but causing no loss of text. Browned, mainly at the edges and some minor margin tears.

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583918

Territorial New Mexico...

Item #583918

January 01, 1903

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, New Mexico, 1903 A quite uncommon newspaper from this Western town, still 9 years before New Mexico would become a state! Nice condition. Be in touch if an image is needed.

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583917

From the year of statehood...

Item #583917

January 01, 1912

TUCUMCARI SUN, New Mexico. 1912 A quite uncommon title from this New Mexico town, and great to have from the same year New Mexico became a state. Nice condition. Image shown is representative of the issue you will see. Actual dates/issues vary within 1912.

Note: The town of Tucumcari, located on the old Route 66 (now Rt. 40) has an interesting history and has been mentioned often in popular cultu... See More  

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$32.00
583745

Rare "Supplement" issue from San Leandro...

Item #583745

December 25, 1880

SAN LEANDRO REPORTER "SUPPLEMENT", Alameda County, California , Dec. 25, 1880



* Rare Old West title



A very scarce and quite small single sheet "Supplement" issue, measuring just 9 by 10 3/4 inches. Beneath the masthead is: "A Merry Christmas To All!" Various news tidbits and an ad for a "Cow For Sale". A crude & old tape mend across the center caus... See More  

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583452

Rare old west title...

Item #583452

October 06, 1880

SAN JOSE MERCURY--SUPPLEMENT, California, Oct. 6, 1880



* Rare Old West title



A single sheet "supplement" issue mostly taken up with ads & "Sheriff's Sale" notices, although the front page has: "The Irish Vote" "Why It Is Coming Over to the Republican Party". The bkpg. has a nice illus. ad for "Slaven's Yosemite Cologne" (see photo... See More  

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$28.00
582791

Rare old west title from Gridley, California...

Item #582791

March 22, 1883

THE GRIDLEY HERALD, Gridley, California, March 22, 1883 



* Very rare Old West title



This could be the only issue of this title we have. Gridley is a small town north of Sacramento in Butte County. This is a four page issue with various news of the day & a wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice, clean condition.... See More  

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$73.00
582733

The "untimely" death of Jesse James?

Item #582733

April 09, 1882

THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE,  Memphis, Tennessee, April 9, 1882 



* re. Jesse James assassination



The front page has a brief item: "St. Joseph has been the sensational center the past week. First the untimely death of Mr. J. James, & then the arrest in New York of two St. Joites who were negotiating for the sale..." (see photos).

Four pages, large folio size, loose at... See More  

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$38.00
581640

Rare "Supplement" issue from San Leandro...

Item #581640

September 18, 1880

SAN LEANDRO REPORTER "SUPPLEMENT", Alameda County, California , September 18, 1880 



* Rare Old West title



A very scarce and quite small single sheet "Supplement" issue, measuring just 9 by 10 3/4 inches. Various news tidbits and an ad for a "Cow For Sale".



Very nice condition with a very small hole at the left & right margins.... See More  

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581355

Ford brothers found guilty, then pardoned for Jesse James' murder...

Item #581355

April 19, 1882

BELLEFONTE REPUBLICAN, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1882 



* re. James James murder

* Ford Brothers pardoned




Page 4 has a report headed: "The Ford Brothers" datelined from St. Joseph, Mo., noting: "The grand jury to-day found an indictment for murder in the first degree against the Ford brothers, who killed Jesse James...brought into court and pleaded guilty and we... See More  

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$48.00
579939

Great Levi Strauss ad...

From Sacramento County...

Item #579939

January 01, 1893

WEEKLY GALT GAZETTE, California, 1893  An uncommon Old West newspaper from Northern California from a town originally known as Dry Creek Township. This city had its beginning during the Gold Rush era, but was formally laid out by the Western Pacific Railroad Company in 1869. Many of the original 19th century homes are still standing in an excellent state of preservation.

Note the ad at t
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$36.00
578867

Early from the far Northwest...

Item #578867

September 23, 1874

PUGET SOUND DAILY COURIER, Olympia, Washington Territory, Sept. 23, 1874 



* Rare title from the early Pacific Coast

* 19th century Old West original




An early issue from the Northwest which features a nice engraving of Puget Sound in the masthead (see). Most of the ftpg. is taken up with advertisements, several of which are illustrated, with both news & more ads on the inside. Four ... See More  

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578827

Six years before Utah statehood...

Item #578827

October 22, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Oct. 22, 1890 



* Rare Utah pre-statehood title



Among the front page item: "Daring Robbery--The Watchman Gagged & Bound, and $2000 Secured" in Wellsville, Wisconsin. Also: "The Pinkertons--Are Engaged to Manage the Investigation of Hennessy's Assassins...". Page 2 includes: "Facts & Fiction About &... See More  

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$28.00
578664

Concerning Wounded Knee...

Item #578664

January 22, 1891

THE DAILY BOOMERANG, Laramie, Wyoming, Jan. 22, 1891.



* Rare title

* Battle at Wounded Knee

* Gen. Miles



An interesting title for a newspaper, actually named after the publisher's mule. The front page has one column headlines that include: "MILES TAKING TIME", "The General Will Disarm Indians in His Own Way" and more. Reporting after the Wounded Knee massa
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$38.00
575646

A broadside edition from the Old West...

Item #575646

August 01, 1896

TUOL. INDEPENDENT--SUPPLEM'T, Sonora, Tuolumne County, (California), Aug. 1, 1896



* Rare Old west broadside



A nice, small-size broadside (printed on one side only). The two ftpg. articles are headed: "Suicide At Chinese--Martin Avery Ends His Life With a Shotgun" and "A Fatal Accident--G. Dalmazio Falls One Hundred Feet To Death" and two ads. Measures 9 by 12 inches, ... See More  

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$47.00
575594

Christmas issue with a print of Monterey, California...

Item #575594

December 25, 1883

CHRISTMAS CHIMES, the "Supplement to Tuolumne Independent", California, December 25, 1883 



The masthead has a very nice Christmas theme. The ftpg. also has two Christmas poems & a print: "The Mistletoe Bough". Near the back is a very nice illustrated ad for "Monterey, Cal.", considered the "Queen of American Watering Places..." (see photos).



T... See More  

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$39.00
575343
Item #575343

January 01, 1901

CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT, Los Angeles, 1901  Printed in the dateline is: "An Inter-Denominational Christian Newspaper" and in a banner which is part of the masthead: "Our Motto: Pure Religion, Pure Morals, Pure Government". As would be expected, the content is primarily religious in nature. Complete in 12 pages, 101/2 by 14 inches, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

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$14.00
573565

San Diego CA original.....

Item #573565

December 22, 1872

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, December 22, 1872  Very nice illustration of two globes in the masthead. A very early issue for San Diego! 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 & gu... See More  

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$32.00
573560

Early California... San Bernardino CA...

Item #573560

March 11, 1879

THE DAILY TIMES, San Bernardino, California, March 11, 1879 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 Southern California
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$30.00
573365

1872 San Diego, California original...

Item #573365

August 20, 1872

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, August 20, 1872 



* Rare Southern Cal issue 

* Wild Old West 



Very nice illustration of two globes in the masthead. A very early issue for San Diego! 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 f... See More  

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$35.00
573326

An Old West Newspaper from Stockton, CA......

Item #573326

July 24, 1880

STOCKTON DAILY INDEPENDENT, California, July 24, 1880 



* Rare wild 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 regu... See More  

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573324

Early Lodi, California newspaper...

Item #573324

December 06, 1888

THE VALLEY REVIEW, Lodi, California, December 6, 1888  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. 



Early for California. Good c... See More  

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$39.00
573313

1877 Old West Newspaper From Grass Valley, California...

Item #573313

May 12, 1877

FOOT-HILL WEEKLY TIDINGS, Grass Valley, California,  May 12, 1877 



* Rare Old west title 

* Many interesting ads
 



This 8 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 & gunf... See More  

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$30.00
573015

From Salem, Oregon...

Item #573015

January 01, 1877

WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, 1877  This 8 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 Oregon. Little marg... See More  

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$25.00
572999

Salt Lake City, Utah...

Item #572999

April 17, 1878

THE SALT LAKE DAILY HERALD, Utah,  April 17, 1878 



* Salt Lake City, Utah 

* Rare Mormons 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 & gunfig... See More  

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$33.00
572976

Rare Old West Oakland, California...

Item #572976

December 20, 1873

THE ALAMEDA COUNTY GAZETTE, Oakland, California, December 20, 1873



* Rare old West title

* Nice masthead



A scarce title with various news of the day and a wealth of advertisements. The paper was never bound nor trimmed and has various tears at the margins but is generally in good condition.

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$34.00
572652

Rare Old West isssue.....

Item #572652

June 18, 1876

THE SALT LAKE DAILY HERALD, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18, 1876



* Rare Old west title

* Mormons territory



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 s... See More  

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$25.00
572645

Delinquent Levee Tax banner...

Item #572645

January 01, 1874

Here is a "Delinquent Levee Tax" for real estate from Sutter California for the years 1873-4, issued as a "Supplement" to the SUTTER BANNER newspaper. It lists all the names, the property descriptions and various other details--terrific item noting the previous owners of property in Sutter!



Great for genealogical research. Four pages and measures about 12 by 22 inches and is... See More  

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$42.00
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