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673600

Harriet Tubman's gravesite erected...

Item #673600

July 25, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 2 only, July 25, 1937



* Harriet Tubman - African American abolitionist

* Gravesite gravestone marker erection

* Auburn, Cayuga County, New York




Page 4 of this section has a small one column heading: "Mark Ex-Slave's Grave" with subhead: "Women at Auburn Honor 'Aunt Harriet' of 'Underground Railroad'" (see) First report co... See More  

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672990

1862 Surrender of Fort Donelson... Evacuation of Bowling Green...

Item #672990

February 18, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1862 



* Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee

* Bowling Green, Kentucky




One column Civil War heads on page 5 include: "SURRENDER OF FORT DONELSON" "A Desperate Three Days' Fight" "Heavy Losses on Both Sides" "Bravery and Heroism of Our Troops" "They Fight Like Veterans" Unconditional Surrender of the Rebels&q... See More  

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672989

Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859 



* Horace Greeley's overland journey

* Stops at Salt Lake City, Utah



Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in rou... See More  

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672794

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #672794

June 25, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper compos... See More  

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672491

Map of Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #672491

January 05, 1862

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 5, 1862  The front page features a large Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT MOVEMENTS NEAR CHARLESTON, S. C." Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT FROM THE SOUTH" "Operations on the Charleston and Savannah Railroad" "Seizure of the Station Near Charleston

* Desperate Battle and Defeat of the Rebels Near Por... See More  

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672235

Douglas Corrigan famous flight in 1938...

Item #672235

July 20, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1938.

 

* Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan famous flight

* New York to Ireland - Unintentional ?




The front page has a one column heading: "CORRIGAN PRAISED BY IRISH PREMIER" with subhead. (see) Coverage continues on page 12 with related photo. A printing flaw within the photo. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Co
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671765

1873 Lemont, Illinois train wreck disaster...

Item #671765

August 18, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 18, 1873



* Lemont, Illinois train wreck

* Chicago and Alton Railroad disaster




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "ANOTHER DISASTER" "Dreadful Railroad Collision Near Lemont, Twenty Miles from Chicago" "Eleven Passengers Killed--Thirty-five Maimed and Scalded" "Terrible Scenes" and more. (see) Text takes ... See More  

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671707

East River Bridge, New York...

Item #671707

July 26, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1902 



* Williamsburg Bridge construction

* East River - Brooklyn - NYC




The front page has: "Present Condition of the New East River Bridge", which contains a related article on an inside page. Other coverage includes: "Wrecked Schooner 'Caine'...", "The Militia and the Colt Automatic Gun", "The Tehuantep... See More  

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671661

Pittsburgh's steel industry...

Item #671661

December 12, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN December 12, 1874  This famous title always featured the latest inventions and improvements of the day, many being illustrated. Included in this issue are: "Keokuk, Iowa, Railroad Bridge" "Hot Air Balloon" and a nice centerfold of the Pittsburgh steel industry. Descriptive articles accompany the prints as well.

Sixteen pages, good condition.

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671648

1873 Jesse James' first railroad robbery...

Item #671648

July 23, 1873

NEW YORK HERALD, July 23, 1873 



* Jesse James-Younger Gang

* First train robbery - holdup

* Rock Island Railroad - Adair, Iowa




Page 6 has an editorial on the first train robbery by Jesse James and the James Gang, although the men were not identified at the time of this report.

The editorial is headed: "Highwaymen on the Rail" See images for text. This holdup took place just... See More  

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671617

Jesse James & Younger brothers train robbery...

Item #671617

December 09, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, December 9, 1874 



* Jesse James-Younger Gang

* Muncie, Kansas train robbery (1st report)




Page 5 has an article: "Another Bold Railroad Robbery" "A Train Stopped and the Express-Car Robbed By Five Masked Men" with the article providing various details as know at that point. This article is followed by: "Another Account of the Robbery". This ... See More  

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671585

Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...

Item #671585

May 07, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853  Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication.

Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." ... See More  

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671251

Mechanical baseball pitcher...

Item #671251

June 26, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897  Inside has a full page with 4 illustrations of: "The Mechanical Baseball Pitcher" with a lengthy article on this as well. Fascinating item, and an early pitching machine!

Other items within include: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the front page... See More  

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671179

Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee...

Item #671179

February 07, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1862 



* Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee

* In a Confederate - rebel title




Half of the front page is taken up with ads with the other half having various news items including: "Interesting From the North--Notes On The War" with various subheads. Also reports on: "American Affairs In Europe" "The Grand Army to Advance&quo... See More  

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671133

Supreme Court rules in 3 discrimination cases...

Item #671133

June 06, 1950

NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1950  The front page has a 3 column head: "SUPREME COURT RULINGS BAR SEGREGATION IN 2 COLLEGES, ALSO VOID BIAS IN RAIL DINERS" with subheads: "Bench Unanimous" "But It Stops Short of Saying if Separation of Races Is Illegal" "Precedents Are Set Up" and more.

The text begins: "In three unanimous opinions dealing with racial ... See More  

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670917

1911 transcontinental airmail flight planning....

Item #670917

October 03, 1911

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, October 3, 1911



* Pilot Earle Lewis Ovington planning

* 1st transcontinental airmail airplane flight




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "Plans to Transport Mail Across The Continent in An Aeroplane" with subheads and related pictorial. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find ... See More  

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670572

Alexander Graham Bell...

Item #670572

May 02, 1903

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 2, 1903



* Alexander Graham Bell cover photo (nice for display)



The full front cover of the issue features a photo of "Alexander Graham Bell" which also features his signature below it along with an accompanying article inside. Within the issue is: "The Stanley Airship"; "Powerful English Locomotive for Suburban Traffic"; "... See More  

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670440

1874 John Edgar Thomson death... (PRR)...

Item #670440

May 29, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 29, 1874



* John Edgar Thomson death (1st report)

* Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) leader




The top of page 7 under "Obituary" is a heading: "J. Edgar Thomson, President of the Pennsylvania Railroad" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.

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670330

Map shows portion of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, & more...

Item #670330

February 21, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 21, 1862  The front page is dominated by a nice Civil War map headed: "THE DESTROYED BRIDGES IN ALABAMA - Map of the Locality--The Principal Communication of the Southwest with Their Rebel Capital Cut Off--Nashville Completely Isolated--The Loyal Alabamians Rising in Defence of the Union"

Good column heads include: "Confirmation of the Reported Evacuation... See More  

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669958

Trouble with the Indians...

Item #669958

June 25, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 25, 1867  Page 3 has a report headed: "Indian Depredations" concerning their interrupting  the construction of a railroad: "...says the Indians have driven the railroad grading parties into Fort Hooker...a considerable amount of stock had been driven off...is feared all will leave unless they are better protected..." and more... See More  

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669217

Great Revere train wreck of 1871...

Item #669217

August 28, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 28, 1871



* Great Revere train wreck of 1871 - Massachusetts

* Eastern Railroad's Portland Express accident




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "SLAUGHTER" "The Massachusetts Railroad Horror" "Thrilling Account Of the Disaster" "Sickening Sight at the Deadhouse" and more. (see) Text takes up 3 columns.

Complete wit... See More  

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669110

1869 Promontory Summit, Utah growth...

Item #669110

September 24, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 24, 1869



* Promontory Summit - Point - Utah

* How the area has grown since "Last Spike"

* re. Transcontinental Railroad




The top of page 9 has small headings: "The Great West" "Promontory Summit--The Changes in Railroad Towns--The Moral and Physical Elements of the Town...". (see) The famous "last spike" was driven in just ... See More  

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668720

Two Reno Brothers arrested in 1868...

Item #668720

August 06, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 6, 1868 



* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery arrests

* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana

* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
 




Page 5 has an brief article headed: "Indiana" "William and Simon (sic) Reno, the Adams Express Robbers" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, minimal wear, generally nice.... See More  

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668719

Two Reno Brothers arrested...

Item #668719

August 02, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 2, 1868 



* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery arrests

* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana

* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
 




Page 5 has an brief article headed: "Indiana" "William and Simon (sic) Reno, the Adams Express Robbers" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, minimal wear, generally nice.... See More  

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668623

Ulysses S. Grant's 1868 presidential nomination...

Item #668623

May 25, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, May 25, 1868 



* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery

* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana

* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad




Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Last Express Robbery" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668414

Lincoln initiates the building of a transcontinental railroad...

Item #668414

September 04, 1862

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Sept. 4, 1862 



* Pacific Railway Acts

* Transcontinental Railroad

* President Abraham Lincoln

* American Civil War era




Most of the ftpg. and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the very historic; "Pacific Railroad Bill", actually the first of two (the 2nd in 1864) which would provide federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction ... See More  

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668147

1950 Rockville Centre Station disaster...

Item #668147

February 19, 1950

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1950 



* Rockville Centre Station disaster 

* Long Island railroad 

* Trains crash
 



The top of the front page has a two column headline: "LONG ISLAND TOLL 29 DEAD, 79 HURT; MOTORMAN IS HELD" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues inside with 2 related photos. (see) Nice to have in this famous New York City newspaper.

Other new... See More  

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668034

"Wrong Way" Corrigan lands in Ireland...

Item #668034

July 20, 1938

THE EL PASO TIMES, Texas, July 20, 1938 



* Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan famous flight

* New York to Ireland - Unintentional ?




The top of the front page features a photo headed: "Corrigan Is Welcomed To Ireland" with a caption that includes in part: "...greeted by a Baldonnel Airport official...upon completion of his surprise flight to Ireland from New York."... See More  

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667839

Confederate Victory at Chancellorsville & much more...

Item #667839

May 04, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 4, 1863



* Newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy

* Confederate Victory at Chancellorsville

* Much on Civil War events in Virginia



Not only is this a nice Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy.



Much war reporting in this issue, as the top of the front page has an historic & significant report headed: "F... See More  

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667793

Item from Sojourner Truth...

Item #667793

March 11, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 



* Sojourner Truth

* Black Woman

* Woman's Activist




Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and he... See More  

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667362

Early railroad box car advertisement...

Item #667362

February 25, 1845

NEW YORK HERALD, February 25, 1845  Near the top of the front page is an ad: "To Rail Road Companies" for a new box car, with an illustration of it (see). Four pages, nice condition.

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667182

Jesse James & Younger brothers gang... Sitting Bull...

Item #667182

July 10, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 10, 1876 



* Jesse James Gang... Younger Brothers

* Otterville, Missouri Train robbery




The front page has: "The Missouri Railroad Robbers" with subheads: "Bodies of Men in Pursuit of the Outlaws--Their Capture Hourly Expected--The Adams Express Company's Loss" with some details, and closing with: "...There is reason to believe that t... See More  

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666272

Jesse James... Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #666272

July 18, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1881 



* Outlaw Jesse James gang

* Rock Island Railroad train robbery




The top of the middle column of the front page has heads: "THE WORK OF ROAD AGENTS", "Robbery And Murders On A Rock Island Train", "Details Of The Bloody Affair At Winston, Mo.--The Conductor And A Passenger Killed And The Express Safe Robbed--Statements By The Train-M... See More  

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666269

The last holdup of the Jesse James gang...

Item #666269

September 09, 1881

THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9, 1881 



* Last Jesse James Gang robbery

* Blue Cut Train Robbery

* Glendale, Missouri




The front page has one column heads including: "Train Robbers" and "An Express Car And Passengers Robbed--The Governor Of Missouri Issues A Proclamation Calling On The People to Organize And Exterminate Train Robberies". A detailed rep... See More  

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666132

See the nice masthead...

Item #666132

July 23, 1846

THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, July 23, 1846 



* Uncommon title



See the great, early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead. An interesting array of news tidbits of the day.

Four pages, nice condition. This is the vol. 1 number 9 issue of a title which lasted about 4 years.... See More  

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665889

History of the new Pacific Railroad...

Item #665889

May 21, 1869

NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1869  



* Union Pacific Railroad

* re. Transcontinental RR




Page 5 has a nice article providing a history of the creation of the Pacific Railroad, which just 11 days previous was formally completed.

"The Pacific Railroad" "Lecture by W. B. Ogden, One of the Promoters--History of the Road From Its Inception--The Scenery and Soil Along the Route... See More  

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665386

Outlaw Frank James trial...

Item #665386

August 18, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 18, 1883



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 4 has an article headed: "Mrs. Hite to Testify Against Frank James" with subhead. (see) This trial of the brother of outlaw Jesse James, held in Gallatin, Missouri, was concerning h... See More  

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664685

Jesse James & the Rock Island Railroad train robbery...

Item #664685

July 17, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1881 



* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery




Page 2 contains one of the better reports we have seen of the infamous Rock Island Railroad train robbery by Jesse James and his gang. While most reports are little more than a paragraph or two, this report takes two-thirds of a column and includes several accounts and much detail--pho... See More  

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664567

Recollections of Abraham Lincoln... Prison life in Charleston...

Item #664567
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1865  



* Life of Abraham Lincoln (posthumous)



Articles within this issue are "Prison-Life" which is from Charleston, South Carolina and contains several illustrations; "Washoe Revisited"; "Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - VIII - A Railroad Adventure"; "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" which ... See More  

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664205

Aviator Howard Hughes airplane flight record..

Item #664205

January 15, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 15, 1936



* Aviator Howard Hughes 

* Transcontinental airplane speed flight record

* Goodwin, Arkansas airplane crash disaster



The top of page 21 has a two column heading: "10-Hour Travel From Coast Seen By Hughes After Record Flight" with subhead and photo. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, light toning... See More  

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663986

Benjamin Butler...

Item #663986

October 14, 1862

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Oct. 14, 1862 



* From the Confederate capital



The front page includes: "War News" "Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad" "How Complimentary Presentations Are Gotten Up Among the Yankees" "Additional From the North--Yankee Bluster About the War" "From New Orleans" which includes a lengthy letter signe... See More  

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663844

Amelia Earhart's 1932 record flight...

Item #663844

July 13, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1932



* Aviatrix Amelia Earhart airplane takeoff

* Women's transcontinental flight record

* Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Amelia Earhart Leaves Coast on Flight Here; Hopes to Beat Hawks's Time in Non-Stop Trip". (see) First report coverage on Amelia Earhart' attempting to brea... See More  

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663176

Capture of the first train robbers in America...

Item #663176

January 11, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1866 



* First - 1st train robbery in America - capture

* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad




The front page has a stack of column heads which include: "Arrest of the Express Robbers" "$250,000 of the Money Recovered". The actually report takes a paragraph and has a subhead: "Captured". The text is a bit blurred ... See More  

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662918

First transcontinental excursion from coast to coast...

Item #662918
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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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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662790

The first train robbery in America...

Item #662790

January 08, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1866 



* First - 1st train robbery in America

* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad




The front page has an article headed: "Robbery of Adams' Express" "Half A Million Stolen" "Robbery", the details provided in a Boston dateline.

What is notable is that most internet sources note that the Reno brothers train ro... See More  

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662782

Jacqueline Cochran wins Bendix Trophy...

Item #662782

September 04, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 4, 1938



* Jacqueline Cochran - Woman aviator

* Wins Bendix transcontinental air race




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "MISS COCHRAN WINS BENDIX AIR RACE; CLOSE TO RECORD" with subheads that include: "Only Woman in Cross-Country Derby Collects $12,500 in Beating Nine Men" and more. First report coverage continues on page 3 ... See More  

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662266

Two Firsts: ads for very first electric toy train, and first automobile ad...

Item #662266

October 22, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 22, 1898 



* 1st electric toy train: ad for Carlisle and Finch

* 1st automobile advertisement - horseless carriage




For the model railroad hobbyist & car enthusiast  this issue has two significant advertisements.

First, an illustrated ad for the very first electric toy train: "Carlisle & Finch Co." of Cincinnati, Ohio. The ad is... See More  

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662250

Building a railroad to the Rocky Mountains...

Item #662250

March 18, 1852

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1852 



* Early railroad construction in the West



The front page has: "Fugitive Slaves" as well as: "Export of Gold From California" which includes a chart. Also: "From Texas" and "From El Paso" "A Patriot of the Rio Grande". Page 2 has: "A Plan for Constructing a Railroad over the P... See More  

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661417

The James-Younger gang rob a train...

Item #661417

July 23, 1881

LIBERAL SENTINEL, Middletown, New York, July 23, 1881 



* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery




Page 2 has a report noting: "A gang of outlaws, supposed to be the James gang, on Friday night captured a train on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific road...robbed the conductor & a passenger..." and a bit more (see). The next page has a much mor... See More  

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