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692952

Destruction of the 'Nauvoo Expositor' by Joseph Smith... Early report of John Sutter...

Item #692952

June 25, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 25, 1844 



* Destruction of the "Nauvoo Expositor"

* Prelude to Joseph Smith's murder

* Mormons - Mormonism




The front page has one of those little gem reports collectors seek: very early mention of a name that would be notable years later.

Printed here is a letter which says in part: "...the following communication fro... See More  

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$255.00
692773

Minting California gold coins...

Item #692773

November 10, 1849

OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, November 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



The back page has: "California Facts" which includes: "...Within a few days gold coins of the value of ten dollars made from the California metal have been issued by Messrs. Moffatt and Co...and by Messrs. Wright & Co...of San Francisco. They are very similar in appearance and also strongly resemble the ... See More  

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$68.00
689199

San Francisco scenes... Hotel for miners... Jewish Synagogue...

Item #689199

November 14, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 14, 1874  Inside has five illustrations of notable buildings in San Francisco: "The "What Cheer House, A Celebrated Hotel For Miners" "The Jewish Synagogue On Sutter Street" "The Merchant's Exchange" "The California Theatre" and the "Chinese Mercantile Houses In Dupont Street".

The front page ... See More  

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689198

San Francisco prints... Hotel for miners... Jewish Synagogue...

Item #689198

November 14, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 14, 1874  Inside has five illustrations of notable buildings in San Francisco: "The "What Cheer House, A Celebrated Hotel For Miners" "The Jewish Synagogue On Sutter Street" "The Merchant's Exchange" "The California Theatre" and the "Chinese Mercantile Houses In Dupont Street".

The front page ... See More  

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688845

From the California Gold Rush...

Item #688845

January 11, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 11, 1849  Page 2 has several Gold Rush reports under the heading: "California Items" including: "...number of passengers who have already sailed, or are on the point of sailing from this port for California, is 370...are now between 20 and 30 vessels at this port up for California...The state than $2,00,000 worth of the dust was at San Francisco...tha... See More  

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688804

Early San Francisco...

Item #688804

August 03, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 3, 1868  A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well.

Four pages, a very large size newspaper, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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688616

Hetch Hetchy Valley description in an uncommon title...

Item #688616

November 25, 1882

WASHINGTON WORLD AND CITIZEN-SOLDIER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1882  Although the content is wide-ranging, as the title indicates, a fair amount of the articles relate to the military & government.

Page 7 has an interesting article headed: "A Rival to Yosemite", which tells of another dramatic valley slight to the north of Yosemite: Hetch Hetchy. Many decades later much of th... See More  

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$75.00
688549

News from the Gold Rush... Colonel Jefferson Davis...

Item #688549

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 



* Uncommon publication

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




An uncommon title, and the volume 1, number 5 issue. Near the top of the ftpg. is: "From California" with a San Francisco dateline, & including: "The anchorage is crowded with vessels & more arriving daily...Provision & clothing are abundan... See More  

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$56.00
688455

Chinese labor issues in 1873: interesting parallels to today...

Item #688455

April 27, 1873

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, April 27, 1873  The ftpg. has column heads: "CHINESE LABOR" "The great Problem that Confronts Us" Not Only White Labor But White Capital in Danger" "At the Way Things are Going On, the State Will be Half Chinese in Ten Years" "What Shall We Do About It?" Also on the ftpg: "The Late General Canby&q... See More  

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687827

1872 Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #687827

March 21, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 21, 1872



* Rare Old West title



In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of t... See More  

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687369

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #687369

May 15, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Tiburcio Vasquez captured

* California bandido

* Los Angeles outlaw




The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many hid... See More  

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687002

Death of General Edward P. Gaines...

Item #687002

June 09, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1849



* General Edmund P. Gaines death

* War of 1812 - Mexican-American War & more




 The top of page 3 has: "Death of General Gaines" who was one of America's most senior officers and was a veteran of the War of 1812, Seminole Wars, Black Hawk War, and Mexican–American War.
This is followed by: "From
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686994

The Gold Rush... Mormons settle by Utah Lake... Santa Fe...

Item #686994

May 21, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 21, 1849  Page 3 has: "The Californians On The Frontier" which is followed by: "Affairs at San Francisco", both related to the ongoing Gold Rush.

Also: "Expedition to the Great Salt Lake" which does mention: "...in which the Mormons have made a settlement on the inner edge of the basin near Utah Lake...&qu... See More  

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686965

A disastrous journey for John Fremont... What's needed in California...

Item #686965

April 07, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1849  Page 3 has over half a column headed: "From Santa Fe" which includes a letter on Col. John Fremont's disastrous 4th expedition. Much detail.

Also on page 3: "From California" is a letter from San Francisco on the need for housing, and: "Do not forward me the goods ordered in my last, but in their stea... See More  

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686957

The Mormons' new home... Gold in California...

Item #686957

March 22, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849  



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American continent...to follow after a new Jerusalem ... See More  

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686929

Letter from the gold fields: from a 'chap' to his 'chum'...

Item #686929

January 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 1849  The top of page 3 has: "One of The Boys In California" which has a prefacing note: "The following amusing epistle we find in the Toledo Blade. It is written by a young 'chap' formerly of that place, to one of his old chums. It is diverting, and not without interest."

This is a diary-like letter datelin... See More  

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686898

re. 1898 Battle of Manila Bay....

Item #686898

May 08, 1898

THE CALL, San Francisco, May 8, 1898



* Post-Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines

* Admiral George Dewey's victory

* Spanish-American War




The front page has a nice banner headline: "TROOPS TO LAND IN CUBA TODAY, THE QUEEN READY TO LEAVE SPAIN" with subheads and related illustration. (see)

Fourteen pages, a little margin wear, more so along the spine with a few small tape mends a... See More  

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$48.00
685736

Extolling the virtues of California...

Item #685736

January 13, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 13, 1884  Almost the first two columns of page 9 are taken up with a great article extolling the virtues of California, headed; "CALIFORNIA'S PROSPERITY" "A Glance at the State's Growth in the Past Year" "Rapid Increase of San Francisco in Wealth and Trade--All Industries Prosperous Except gold Mining--Some Hints to Settlers--A B... See More  

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685225

On the Mountain Meadows Massacre... The 'Bloody Benders'...

Item #685225

April 07, 1877

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, April 7, 1877  



* Mountain Meadow Massascre

* Mormons - Mormonism


* Bloody Benders family

* Serial Killers arrested ?




Page 2 has: "The Bender Family", the Kansas family of serial killers known as the "Bloody Benders", the report beginning: "The Kansas detectives think they have the Bender family this time, certain. These are... See More  

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685042

Assassination of a famed California editor...

Item #685042

June 18, 1856

THE DAILY STATESMAN, Concord, New Hampshire, June 18, 1856  Inside has two reports concerning the assassination of James King, headed: "Excitement In California" and: "Later Fro California, each providing various details.

King was a crusading San Francisco newspaper editor whose shooting death in 1856 resulted in the establishment of the second San Francisco Vigilance Committe... See More  

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684866

Early from San Francisco...

Item #684866

July 02, 1867

THE TIMES, San Francisco, California, July 2, 1867  Various news and ads of the day in this early San Francisco newspaper, just 18 years after the California Gold Rush.

Four pages, very large size, never bound nor trimmed, minimal fold wear, minor fold foxing. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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$32.00
684843

A supplement issue from Alameda...

Item #684843

February 13, 1875

THE ALAMEDA ENCINAL--SUPPLEMENT, California, Feb. 13, 1875  



* Wild Old West    

* Rare publication




From this city which is adjacent to and south of Oakland, also east of San Francisco.

This is a single sheet "Supplement" lacking any news and ads of the day as it is entirely consumed--front and back--with tax related notices. Over half of the issue is a le
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684821

From 1880 San Rafael, California...

Item #684821

December 25, 1880

MARIN COUNTY TOCSIN, San Rafael, California, Dec. 25, 1880 

 An uncommon title from the Bay Area, just north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a variety of local, regional, and national reports, plus a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp in the top margin, ragged at the right marg... See More  

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684697

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #684697

May 31, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Summit Sierra Nevadas, California, May 31, 1870



* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"

* Very first excursion published newspaper (#6)




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 i... See More  

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684651

A farming-themed newspaper from San Francisco...

Item #684651

August 16, 1873

PACIFIC RURAL PRESS, San Francisco, Aug. 16, 1873  The front page features a nice print of: "Tropical Scene on the Chagres River" in Panama, with a related article." with a related article. As might be imagined by the title, much farming-related content.

Decorative masthead, 11 1/2 by 16 inches, 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large, sheet, great condi... See More  

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684649

Existed for less than one year...

Item #684649

August 31, 1872

PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, Aug. 31, 1872  This is the volume 1, number 12 issue of a title which lasted less than one year. Quite rare as such.

This town is in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a front page article: "A Confederate Leader on Grant" among the man other articles. A wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, never bound nor tr... See More  

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684601

Newspaper from San Francisco Bay: a volume one issue...

Item #684601

September 05, 1881

ALAMEDA SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, West end, Alameda, California, Sept. 5, 1881  Alameda is essentially an island in San Francisco Bay, adjacent to Oakland.  This is the volume 1, number 24 issue.

Typical news reports of the day with a wealth of advertisements. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, very nice condition.

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684538

Just four years after the California Gold Rush began...

Item #684538

May 04, 1853

SAN FRANCISCO DAILY HERALD, California, May 4, 1853  A very early newspaper from California, just four years after the start of the famous California Gold Rush of 1849.

Various news of the day & a great wealth of ads, many of the ads relating to land sale and mining-related concerns.

Four pages, good condition.

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682930

Debating the Compromise of 1850... Heading for the gold fields...

Item #682930

June 06, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 6, 1850  The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with the: "Debate In The Senate" on what would be called the Compromise of 1850, championed by Henry Clay. This work would determine whether new territories won in the Mexican War would be free or slave.

Page 2 has reports from the Senate including the: "Fugitive Sla... See More  

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682884

Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #682884

September 01, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Sept. 1, 1868 



* Rare old West title



A large size newspaper of six pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture & with a few discrete archival mends at folds.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue ... See More  

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682862

Adolph Sutro, of Comstock Lode fame...

Item #682862

October 31, 1893

POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, California, Oct. 31, 1894 



* Adolph Sutro - mayor of San Francisco

* Virginia City, Nevada Comstock Lode fame




True to its title, this issue is filled with political reports including images of 19 politicians. Also of interest is a back page print captioned: "Our Sutro", being Adolph Sutro who was running for mayor of San Francisco. He would wi... See More  

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682682

Boxing's first world championship... The Pony Express....

Item #682682

May 07, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* First World boxing championship match




Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not h... See More  

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682464

The rare "steamer edition" from 1868...

Item #682464

August 29, 1868

THE ALTA CALIFORNIA - For Circulation In The Atlantic Started, Europe And South America, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  At the top of the first column is: "Steamer Alta California" noting that it is: "...issued trial-monthly on the sailing of each steamer for Panama. It has the largest circulation of any Steamer paper on the Pacific Coast."

 A very rare & early ne... See More  

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681531

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #681531

June 27, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Promontory Point, Utah, June 27, 1870 



* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"

* Very first excursion published newspaper (#8)




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 issue... See More  

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680880

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #680880

September 18, 1873

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 18, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure

* Panic of 1873 beginning

* Brooklyn Trust Company

* In a NYC publication




The front page has early reporting on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company. The top of the first column has a heading: "ANOTHER BIG DEFALCATION&qu... See More  

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680784

Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #680784

August 29, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  A large size newspaper of four pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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680536

1898 Theodore Durrant execution...

Item #680536

January 07, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 7, 1898



* Theodore Durrant execution - hanging

* San Quentin State Prison - "The Demon of the Belfry"

* San Francisco Emmanuel Baptist Church murders




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "DURRANT IS DEAD" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very h... See More  

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680514

Early print of a street in San Francisco...

Item #680514

March 05, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 5, 1853  The front page has a print headed: "American Scenes - Street View In San Francisco".

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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680435

Peace with the Apache Indians in Arizona...

Item #680435

October 14, 1871

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871 



* Great Chicago Fire disaster

* Apaches Indians & peace ?




The front page has some content concerning the Great Chicago Fire, including: "Appeal From Chicago" "Prospects Brightening" and more. Also: "Arizona" "The Peace with the Apaches--All Received on Reservations--Their Friendly Reception of V... See More  

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679007

Uniforms of the Army...

Item #679007

June 11, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 11, 1898  Full ftpg. shows a ship loaded with soldiers: "Going To Help Dewey". Two fullpgs. with 5 scenes on the Spanish-American War, mostly naval scenes and: "In Santiago De Cuba". Fullpg. with 5 photos of: "Spanish Strongholds in S.E. Cuba".

Displayable fullpg. by Remington shows four: "Prominent Officers at Tampa, Flo... See More  

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679006

Battle of Manila: Spanish-American War...

Item #679006

June 25, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1898 



* Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines

* Admiral George Dewey's victory

* Spanish-American War




Full ftpg: "The Auxiliary Cruiser 'St. Paul' On Scout Duty". Two fullpgs. showing the harbor of Santiago. Nice fullpg: "Battle of Manila--Adm. Dewey's Squadron Swinging Around the Ellipse". Nice illus. of: "R... See More  

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$33.00
678990

Rare & early print showing a San Francisco celebration upon California joining the Union...

Item #678990

January 25, 1851

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 25, 1851  The front page features a very nice print of the: "Procession at San Francisco in Celebration of the Admission of California Into the American Union" with a related article on the next page.

Complete in 16 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$67.00
678981

Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast, and Judaica interests...

Item #678981

July 06, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1872 



* Winslow Homer illustration - print

* Jewish Central Synagogue in NYC




Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "Our President puts His Foot Down, & the British Lion Will Have to Wriggle Out" shows President Grant among others.

Inside has a nice fullpg. Winslow Homer print: "Making Hay" a very notable print Another full pa... See More  

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$99.00

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678978

Stanley & Livingstone meet in Africa...

Item #678978

August 31, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1872 



* David Livingstone found

* Henry Morton Stanley




Quite historic & displayable doublepage centerfold: 'The Meeting of Livingstone & Stanley in Central Africa'. Included in the caption is the famous line: 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?' Other scenes from Africa as well.

The full front page is a Nast political cartoon: &... See More  

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$48.00
678597

From the San Francisco Mission... Touring Oregon & Washington...

Item #678597

December 13, 1879

MISSION MIRROR, San Francisco, Dec. 13, 1879  Printed in the masthead is: "The only Paper Wholly Printed and Published at the Mission, a Locality Containing 20,000 Inhabitants."  This would be the famous Mission Delores, still located on 16th St. (see photos & the hyperlink).

Page 2 has a political notice supporting: "For president in 1880, Ulysses S. Grant, of Illino... See More  

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$34.00
678392

Wonderful & early report on Sutter's Mill...

Item #678392

June 21, 1844

NEW YORK AMERICAN, June 21, 1844



* Early Sutter's Mill report

* Pre gold rush - John Sutter




 Page 2 has one of those little gem reports collectors seek: very early mention of a name that would be notable years later.

There is mention of a letter which says in part: "...enclosing the following letter from Don Augustin Sutter, the Alcalde [magistrate in a Spanish town] of the n... See More  

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$187.00
676993

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #676993

July 04, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Boston, June 20, 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 composed, printed, & ... See More  

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$388.00
676174

The Modoc Indian War of 1873...

Item #676174

May 24, 1873

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 24, 1873 



* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois

* Modoc War - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack fame




The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "Further Details of Hasbrouck's Successful Scout" "Captain Jack and His Party Leave Clandestinely" and more. (see)

Four pages, never bound, large folio size, good conditi... See More  

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$38.00
676141

Just the 4th newspaper published in California, with Gold Rush content...

Item #676141

October 11, 1850

THE DAILY PACIFIC NEWS, San Francisco, Oct. 11, 1850  A rare & very early newspaper from California and from during the Gold Rush, being just the fourth newspaper in the state. 

Page two has various reports from California.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, very nice condition.

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$488.00
675689

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675689

April 21, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 21, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Equable Clime of Cal... See More  

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