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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572294

1873 Old West Newspaper From San Diego California...

Item #572294

November 02, 1873

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, San Diego, California,  November 2, 1873 



* Uncommon title from the Old West 

* Early Southern California
 



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... See More  

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$34.00
572188

1874 Bakersfield, California...

Item #572188

August 13, 1874

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Bakersfield, California, August 13, 1874 

 

* Rare Old West title 

* Kern County 




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 & gu... See More  

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$39.00
571820

1878 Salt Lake City, Utah...

Item #571820

April 28, 1878

THE SALT LAKE HERALD, Salt Lake City, Utah,  April 28, 1878 



* Rare Mormons title - Old west original 

*
Old West back with cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights



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



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$32.00
571775

1894 newspaper & Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show...

Item #571775

August 21, 1894

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York, August 21, 1894



* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show ad



On page 11 of this complete, 12 page newspaper is a nice, illustrated one column advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show, with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill (see the photo below). The rest of the issue is filled with various news of the day & a wealth of ads. Several illust... See More  

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$29.00
571727

Salem Oregon...

Item #571727

March 12, 1866

THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, March 12, 1866 



* Rare title 

* Old west era
 



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 r... See More  

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$69.00
571667

Rare title and small size...

Item #571667

October 09, 1880

SAN LEANDRO REPORTER, Alameda County, California , October 9, 1880



* Rare Old West title



A very scarce and quite small newspaper of 4 pages.  A front page item: "A Runaway" is concerning a team of horses, and pg. 2 has: "Another Runaway" concerning a team of horses as well. The single sheet Supplement issue has all of the front page taken up with: "Affairs At th... See More  

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$38.00
571362

The hostile Apache Indians...

Item #571362

September 08, 1881

THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1881 



* Hostile Apache Indians 

* James Garfield assassination 



The front page has a somewhat short article headed: "The Hostile Apaches" "Killing Prospectors and Packers--General Carr Scouting to Locate The Hostiles" (see). Also front page content on the condition of President Garfield following the a... See More  

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$29.00
571287

Gunnison Colorado In 1881...

Item #571287

December 26, 1881

GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Gunnison, Colorado,  December 26, 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 & gu
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$33.00
569989

Promotional issue for the city of Richmond, California...

Item #569989

October 01, 1904

RICHMOND TERMINAL--Industrial Edition, California, Oct. 1, 1904



* Rare promotional issue

* Pre incorporated




Certainly an uncommon title, and an interesting "promotional" newspaper as if done by the chamber of commerce. Large ftpg. head notes: "CITY OF RICHMOND Just Across the Bay From San Francisco" with the text beginning: "Western terminus of the Santa Fe Railroa... See More  

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$37.00
566658

Rare title and small size...

Item #566658

September 25, 1880

SAN LEANDRO REPORTER, Alameda County, California, Sept. 25, 1880   A very scarce and quite small newspaper of 4 pages. Page 3 is mostly taken up with "Local Items" with a wide variety of tidbits including: "Looks like rain." and "Miss Frankie Crane, of Petaluma, is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. G. Burnett."



Measures just 8 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches, news agent... See More  

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$38.00
565517

Early issue from Colorado...

Item #565517

September 24, 1881

THE DAILY DENVER TIMES, Colorado, September 24, 1881



* Rare title

* Western America



From just 5 years after Colorado became a state. The front page has a wide variety of news & ads, with the same on page 2.



Most of pages 3 & 4 are taken up with ads however the back page has a huge number of interesting & brief tidbits under the headings: "Personal" "Announceme... See More  

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$35.00
564755

Rare title and small size...

Item #564755

September 18, 1880

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



* Rare Old West title 




A very scarce and quite small newspaper of 4 pages. The front page has: "Robberies" and "A Suicide" with page 3 having a full column of: "Local Items".



Other news of the day & many ads. Measures just 8 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches, news agent's stamp on the f... See More  

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$38.00
564127

Garfield's assassin is a "moral idiot"...

Item #564127

July 09, 1881

LEAVENWORTH DAILY STANDARD, Kansas, July 9, 1881



* Charles J. Guiteau

* President James Garfield assassination




The top of the front page has: "The Assassin" which begins: "Guiteau is provoked because his victim has not died and is anxious for all possible notoriety..." which is concerning the President James Garfield assassination. A subhead includes: "A Moral Idiot... See More  

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564126

Garfield's assassin is a "moral idiot"...

Item #564126

July 09, 1881

LEAVENWORTH DAILY STANDARD, Kansas, July 9, 1881  The top of the ftpg. has: "The Assassin" which begins: "Guiteau is provoked because his victim has not died and is anxious for all possible notoriety..." which is concerning the President James Garfield assassination. A subhead includes: "A Moral Idiot, and Should Be Killed".

Much other news of the day, four page... See More  

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563742

Death of James Garfield...

Item #563742

September 22, 1881

ALAMEDA SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, West End, California, September 22, 1881 



* President James Garfield 

* Assassination death 



All columns on all four pages are black bordered for the death of President James Garfield. The top of page 2 has a print of him headed with: "GLORIFIED!" and beneath which is: "In Memoriam" with text which begins: "It is finished, ... See More  

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$69.00
563327

From territorial Utah... Salt Lake City...

Item #563327

January 27, 1876

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, January 27, 1876   A "territorial" newspaper from 20 years before Utah would become a state. In the bottom half of the ftpg. is: "Attempt to Rob a Bank", being an item about men braking into the home of the cashier of a bank in Northampton, Mass., securing the bank keys and attempting to break into the vault. They ... See More  

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562702

Gunnison, Colorado in 1881...

Item #562702

October 27, 1881

GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Gunnison, Colorado, October 27, 1881  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.

Very early for Colorado. A few
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$32.00
561531

America At War...

The Great War Collection...

Item #561531
THE GREAT WAR COLLECTION - A great opportunity for an instant collection encompassing every American war. You get ten (now eleven) original/authentic newspapers, one each for:



French & Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and now, a key issue from Gulf War.



The earliest two are Britis... See More  

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$195.00
561259

Three early California newspapers for one price...

Item #561259

January 01, 1880

A collection of three issues of the DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California dated April 9, 17 & 19, 1880



* 3 issue lot of Old west issues



April 9 & 19 are 4 pages while April 17 is 8 pages, nice condition (but two issues have rubbing holes to the front leaf), folio size, never bound not trimmed (desirable), with front pages news of the day and some ads. More news & ads on ... See More  
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560881

19th century from the Oklahoma Territory...

Item #560881

January 01, 1897

THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN, Oklahoma City , 1897  This is actually a "territorial" newspaper, as Oklahoma did not become a state until ten years later in 1907, one of only 3 of the contiguous 48 to join the union in the 20th century (New Mexico & Arizona the other two). It is quite rare to find Oklahoma newspapers from the 1800's.

Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with b... See More  

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$62.00
560807

The Old West from Northern California...

Item #560807
DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, 1870  Stockton came into existence primarily due to the Gold Rush of the mid-19th century as was the case for many towns in Northern California. It is the county seat of San Joaquin County with a population of nearly 300,000 today.

During its early years, Stockton was known by several names, including "Tuleburg", "Fat City," and... See More  

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$30.00
560800

A "territorial" newspaper from 19th century Oklahoma...

Item #560800

January 01, 1898

THE PEOPLES VOICE, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, 1898  This is actually a "territorial" newspaper, as Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, one of only 3 of the contiguous 48 to join the union in the 20th century (New Mexico & Arizona the other two). An uncommon opportunity for a 19th century newspaper from what was they referred to as the Indian Territory.

Comple... See More  

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$59.00
559651

Seven issues from the "Old West"...

Item #559651
A lot of seven "Old West" newspapers, each with a different title from California dating in the 1870's through 1890's. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a bargain price. A wealth of both news reports and ads of the day. Keep in mind, issues from this period can be fragile and must be handled with care.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$89.00
559579

Salt Lake City title with a Mormon flair... Long before Utah statehood...

Item #559579
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1870's  A lot of 5 issues, from this historic town, from before statehood, with much news of the day.  Articles with Mormon interest and/or perspective are sure to be found within each issue.  Typically 8 page issues; not pulpish as is typical for the period.  Very nice at a bargain price!

Wholesale Lot: typically more than one item/set available!

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$45.00
559576

Salt Lake City title with a Mormon flair...

Item #559576
DESERET NEWS (Daily, Weekly, and/or Semi-Weekly), Salt Lake City, Utah, 1880's  A lot of 5 issues, from several years before statehood with much local news of the day.  Articles with Mormon interest and perspective are sure to be found within each issue.  Typically 4 page issues, minor browning & dirtiness, but not pulpish.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$40.00
559570

From Reno, Nevada... Famous town of the Wild West...

Item #559570
RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Nevada, early 1880's. A lot of five issues, all are complete and are in very nice condition.  Great to have from this well-known town from the "Old West".

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$95.00
557668

1868 Sacramento California...

Item #557668

February 24, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, Sacramento, California, February 24, 1868

 

* Old West original from California

* Uncommon Title




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



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551919

Astoria, Oregon...

Item #551919

November 11, 1873

TRI-WEEKLY ASTORIAN, Astoria, Oregon,  November 11, 1873 



* Rare title from the early Pacific Coast



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 and gunfights were often... See More  

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$32.00
544909

1872 Old West Newspaper From San Diego California...

Item #544909

May 28, 1872

DAILY MORNING BULLETIN, San Diego, California, May 28, 1872



* Early San San Diego California 19th century periodical

* Wild Old West


 

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 m... See More  

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$32.00
540027

The Modoc Indian War...

Item #540027

March 06, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, NY, March 6, 1873 



* Modoc Indian War 

* Lava Beds 

* Captain Jack 




The front page has: "The Modocs" "The Terms of Peace Offered by the Commissioners"

 

Other news of the day throughout. 8 pages in nice condition.

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540026

The Modoc Indian War...

Item #540026

March 23, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 23, 1873 



* Modoc Indian War

* Lava Beds



The front page has:



* The Modocs

* Gen. Canby's Opinion of the Situation--The Course to be Pursued


 

Other news of the day throughout. 8 pages in nice condition.... See More  

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$29.00
539052

1872 Old West Newspaper From Salt Lake City, Utah...

Item #539052

March 06, 1872

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 6, 1872 



* Early Salt Lake City UT 19th century periodical... 

* Wild Old West... 




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, salo... See More  

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$30.00
538218

Broadside supplement...

Item #538218

September 24, 1878

SUPPLEMENT TO THE DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, September 24, 1878 

 

* From the Old West 

* Uncommon broadside



Here is a single sheet broadside (printed on one side only) containing mostly ads, plus a topical report. Nice have in a California title. In very good condition.

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$47.00
538110

Early Lodi, California newspaper...

Item #538110

December 13, 1888

THE VALLEY REVIEW, Lodi, California, December 13, 1888.

 

* Auburn California original 19th century

* Old West




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 ... See More  

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$36.00
538109

Early Auburn, California newspaper...

Item #538109

November 29, 1890

THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, California, November 29, 1890

 

* Auburn California original 19th century...

* Old West...




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 & gunfights were... See More  

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$33.00
537953

Early Bakersfield 1881 newspaper...

Item #537953

December 22, 1881

WEEKLY KERN COUNTY RECORD, Bakersfield, California, December 22, 1881



* Volume one issue  from Bakersfield California

* Uncommon Old West title



It is a rarity for us to find 19th century newspapers from the southern half of California.



Complete in four pages, various news and curious tidbits of the day, and a wealth of Old West style ads, including two showing buildings as if righ
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$48.00
537886

1871 Salt Lake City Utah...

Item #537886

February 04, 1871

SALT LAKE DAILY HERALD, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 4, 1871



* Wild Old West

* Rare title from Salt Lake City Utah




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 wer
... See More  

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537771

Early Auburn, California newspaper...

Item #537771

July 21, 1888

THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, California, July 21, 1888

 

* Auburn, California original 19th century

* Old West




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... See More  

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$24.00
223430

Kit Carson defeats the Indians...

Item #223430

September 04, 1863

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Sept. 4, 1863



* Kit Carson defeats the Navape Indians

* Civil War news



The bkpg. has a rather small report headed: "Defeat of Indians by Kit Carson" with the report from Albuquerque, New Mexico, giving the details (see photos below).

Rarely is the famed explorer & scout Kit Carson ever mentioned in period newspapers. Page 2 has... See More  

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$26.00
222388

Early Stockton newspaper...

Item #222388
DAILY EVENING LEADER, Stockton, California, 1874  Stockton came into existence primarily due to the Gold Rush of the mid-19th century as was the case for many towns in Northern California. It is the county seat of San Joaquin County with a population of nearly 300,000 today.

During its early years, Stockton was known by several names, including "Tuleburg", "Fat City," and... See More  

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$32.00
222386

1873 San Francisco, California...

Item #222386
COMMERCIAL HERALD AND MARKET REVIEW, San Francisco, California, 1873  As the title would suggest this newspaper has a wealth of business reporting and an incredible number of advertisements with the entire ftpg. take up with ads in addition to a large chart headed: "Wholesale Prices Current" with a wide variety of items. Complete in 4 pgs., never bound nor trimmed, minor edge tears&... See More  

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$29.00
222385

Early Bakersfield newspaper...

Item #222385

January 01, 1881

THE KERN COUNTY WEEKLY RECORD, Bakersfield, California, 1881 A very nice newspaper from this California town, just the third newspaper ever published in Bakersfield. This is from the first year this newspaper published.

Various news of the day, complete in 4 pages, various ads as well including  saloon and livery stable ads with much more providing a truly "Old West" flavor. Never... See More  

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$36.00
212587

Rare title from Oregon...

Item #212587
OREGON WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Pendleton, 1875  Pendleton is an East Oregon town which began in 1851, originally known as Marshall only later to be renamed Pendleton. This is an early issue from five years before the town would be incorporated, with various news of the day and many ads as well, several of which are illustrated.

A four page newspaper with never-trimmed margins, various tears at margi... See More  

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211200

1868 Sacramento California...

Item #211200

November 04, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, Sacramento, CA,  November 4, 1868. 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. Articles in this iss... See More  

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210820

General Custer and the aftermath of Little Big Horn...

Item #210820

July 21, 1876

WILMINGTON JOURNAL, North Carolina, July 21, 1876 The ftpg. contains an article headed: "How Gen. Custer Got Promoted to a Captaincy" (see photos) and another item on the front page is headed: "Wyoming Territory" with a dateline of Cheyenne, Jul 15, concerning General Crook negotiating with the Indians (see photos). Complete in 4 pages, large folio size, generally in nice condition.

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$48.00
210753

Buffalo Bill served under General Washington...?

Item #210753

March 08, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, March 8, 1890 This newspaper is a "territorial" issue, printed six years before Utah would become a state. The front page has a short yet interesting item concerning Buffalo Bill, datelined from Rome & reading: "An Italian journal, commenting on the Wild West show, makes the astounding announcement that Buffalo Bill held the grand rank... See More  

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$39.00
210224

First transcontinental excursion from coast to coast...

Item #210224
TRANS-CONTINENTAL -- a complete reprint collection of all 12 issues of this fascinating newspaper.

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

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$18.00
209857

Item #209857

April 26, 1877

AMERICAN STANDARD, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Apr. 26, 1877 The ftpg. has: "THE BLACK HILLS" "An Interesting Story From One Who Has Been There--People Advised to Say Away" is an interesting article on life in this wild part of America. Lengthy text taking over a full column (see photos for portions of it). Four pgs, never bound nor trimmed, several folds & tears at the margins & some fo... See More  

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$39.00
209645

1894 newspaper & Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show...

Item #209645

May 08, 1894

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 8, 1894 Within this complete, 14 page newspaper is a nice, illustrated one column advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show, with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill (see the photo below). The rest of the issue is filled with various news of the day & a wealth of ads. Several illustrations scattered throughout. Lightly browned, some margin tears, generally... See More  

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$26.00
209257

From the early years of the Comstock Lode...

Item #209257
VIRGINIA EVENING CHRONICLE, Virginia (City), Nevada, 1872.  Virginia City is one of America's largest historic landmarks. Some say Virginia City's rich gold and silver mines financed the Civil War. Now rich in history, Virginia City and the Comstock Lode still maintain the flavor of the hifalutin mining days, when Mark Twain roamed the streets and everybody wanted a piece of the "Richest... See More  

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$46.00
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