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698453

The most famous newspaper from the Old West...

Item #698453

January 06, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Tombstone, Arizona, Cochise County, January 6, 1882  Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture.

This issue was published less tha... See More  

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698178

From Nebraska...

Item #698178

March 16, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 16, 1883  We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' notes that the only institution holding any issues of this title is the Nebraska Historical Society, an... See More  

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$38.00
697718

From Nebraska... A train robber captured...

Item #697718

March 13, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 13, 1883  We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' notes that the only institution holding any issues of this title is the Nebraska Historical Society, an... See More  

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$45.00
695590

Uncommon title from this California gold rush town...

Item #695590

October 16, 1875

WEEKLY TRINITY JOURNAL, Weaverville, California, Oct. 16, 1875  



* Rare old West publication



A rare issue from this town in Northwest California.

Weaverville is a historic California Gold Rush town. Located at the foot of the current Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, Weaverville was once home to approximately 2,000 Chinese gold miners and had its own Chinatown. Logging and tourism were the... See More  

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$58.00
695378

Walt Disney's movie "Pinocchio"... First review... nice illustration...

Item #695378

February 08, 1940

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1940 



* Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio"

* Introduced to the World




Page 18 has the first review of the new animated movie from the Disney Studios, "Pinocchio". This was their second animated movie following on the heels of the wildly successful "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".

The very favorable review begins: "If Wes... See More  

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$120.00
695044

From Wyoming, with 78 cattle brands...

Item #695044

August 09, 1905

THE PINEDALE ROUNDUP, Pinedale, Wyoming, Aug. 9,1905



* Very rare publication

* Sublette County

* Cattle brands - prints




 Certainly a great title from the Wild West, as Wyoming was at the time. This appears to be the first of this title we have offered.

The focus is on farming and cattle raising, as the front page has illustrations of 78 cattle brands, and the owners of the brands. Th... See More  

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$133.00
692747

From Nebraska... A train robber captured...

Item #692747

March 15, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 15, 1883 



* Home of the Cornhuskers



We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' notes that the only institution holding any issues of this title is th... See More  

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692534

Early from Salinas, California...

Item #692534

October 16, 1880

THE MONTEREY DEMOCRAT, Salinas City, Monterey County, California, Oct. 16, 1880 



* Rare publication

* Old Wild West




An early title from the county seat of Monterey County, just south of San Francisco. Very typical of newspapers from the era with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements, some illustrated. The top of page 2 has a notice supporting: "Winfield Scott Hancock&qu... See More  

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$42.00
692526

From Nebraska during the Wild West era...

Item #692526

March 10, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 10, 1883 



* Rare publication

* Lancaster County




We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' notes that the only institution holding any issues of this... See More  

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$34.00
692524

From Nebraska during the Wild West era...

Item #692524

March 24, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 24, 1883 



* Rare publication

* Lancaster County




We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

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$33.00
690690

Early newspaper from Portland, Oregon...

Item #690690

August 12, 1874

DAILY EVENING NEWS, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 12, 1874  



* Rare publication

* Wild Old West era




An early newspaper from Portland with a wide range of news reports, various tidbits, and a wealth of ads. Page 2 has: "An Indian War" and "General Hardie on the Modoc War" among other items.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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690673

From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

Item #690673

July 07, 1886

BLACK HILLS DAILY TIMES, Deadwood, Dakota, July 7, 1886  This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. 

This issue is from the "heyday" of the Wild West. Some of the most celebrated names of the Old West passed through De... See More  

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$247.00
690625

Capture of a slave ship: deplorable condition of the slaves...

Item #690625

June 04, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, June 4, 1860 



* Famous slaver "Wildfire" capture

* African slave trade print fame




Page 4 has a column headed: "Activity In The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars of the Capture of the Bark Showing French Colors" "Condition of the Africans at Key West".

There are 4 reports here, taking almost an entire column, with subheads: &q... See More  

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690554

Early Bakersfield newspaper...

Item #690554

November 24, 1881

KERN COUNTY WEEKLY RECORD, Bakersfield, California, Nov. 24, 1881 



* Rare wild old West publication



It is a rarity for us to find 19th century newspapers from the southern half of California. In 1880, Bakersfield had a population of just  801 with 250 of Chinese descent. The current population is over 400,000.

Complete in four pages, various news and curious tidbits of the
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689785

Ad for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show... John Philip Sousa...

Item #689785

September 01, 1894

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Sept. 1, 1894 



* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show advertisement



Page 11 has a nice, illustrated advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill. Just above it is an ad for "Sousa's Band" being the famed John Philip Sousa.

Complete in 12 pages, toning, minor binding indents at the spine, good co... See More  

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688774

Tribute to Bill Pickett... Famous Black cowboy...

Item #688774

April 16, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 16, 1932



* Tribute to Bill Pickett after his death



Page 17 has a nice tribute to Bill Picket, the famous Black "cowboy", Wild West Rodeo Show performer, and actor, given by Will Rogers. Bill had died two weeks prior from complications related to having been kicked in the head by a bronco, unfortunately, soon after he had retired. He was the originator of ... See More  

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$98.00
688252

The travails of those heading west...

Item #688252

August 16, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 16, 1852  The bottom of page 3 has two brief items: "From Utah" noting that "...Emigrants were arriving daily on their way to California..." and also: "Capture of Fugitive Slaves" regarding 14 slaves belonging to Mrs. Pendleton had been captured.

Page 3 also has a quite lengthy and detailed letter: "From ... See More  

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687226

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #687226

June 04, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, June 4, 1889  



* Very rare wild West publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame




We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is perhaps the most uncommon. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

The content is much as would be expected from a mining town, including many legal notices co... See More  

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685472

Hunting buffalo in the West...

Item #685472

July 29, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1843  Not much is more iconic of the Wild West than a: "Buffalo Hunt", an article found on page 3. It notes in part: "...the success of the party which left our city in the spring for the purpose of hunting buffalo...went out 300 miles above Independence...The result of this hunt will undoubtedly give those who are fond o... See More  

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684937

Ulysses S. Grant... Cowboys... Thomas Nast print...

Item #684937

August 01, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1885  Full front page: 'General Grant's Last Message' is quite somber, as he was near death. Halfpg: 'Dr. Ferran Inoculating for Cholera in Spain' Displayable fullpg. cowboy print: 'On A Hot Trail' is by noted artist T. Thurstrup & shows cowboys on the hunt for Cheyennes. Fullpg: 'Death of Grant' shows him on his... See More  

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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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684839

Early from Stockton...

Item #684839

September 09, 1870

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Sept. 9, 1870  



* Wild Old West

* Rare publication




The city, founded in 1849, is named after Robert F. Stockton and it was the first community in California to have a name not of Spanish or Native American origin. Built during the California Gold Rush, Stockton's seaport serves as a gateway to the Central Valley and beyond.

Various news... See More  

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684650

Early from the state capital... old West...

Item #684650

January 29, 1879

SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION, California, Jan. 29, 1879  



* Wild old West

* Rare publication




Various news of the day from this northern California town, the capital of California.

The news and advertisements found within these pages provide an interesting perspective of life in California from just 30 years after the Gold Rush.

Complete in four pages, nice condition. Folder size not... See More  

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684648

Old Los Angeles, California...

Item #684648

November 06, 1879

MORNING JOURNAL, Los Angeles, California,  Nov. 6, 1879



* Wild old West publication



This is a volume one issue from Los Angeles. Among the front page articles are: "The Funeral of Fighting Joe Hooker" and: "More Honors for Grant".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp at the top, very nice condition.

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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 



* Wild Old West    

* Rare publication




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.... See More  

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683890

Ad for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show... John Philip Sousa...

Item #683890

May 22, 1898

THE PROVIDENCE SUNDAY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, May 22, 1898  The back page has a nice, illustrated advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill.

Complete in ten pages, various chipping at the margins, various margin tears, partially loose at the spine. Should be handled carefully.

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683850

Much reporting from the Pike's Peak Gold Rush...

Item #683850

September 28, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1858  



* Pike's Peak gold rush

* Kansas Territory boom




Page 3 has a detailed article headed: "The Kansas Gold Region", which we now call the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. At the time Pike's Peak was in the Western Kansas Territory, the Colorado Territory not being formed until 1861. 

The report notes near th... See More  

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683378

The slave ship...

Item #683378

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 



* Likely the most sought after slave ship print

* Much text re: slave ships
- black americana interest




The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck.... See More  

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683268

Ad for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show... John Philip Sousa...

Item #683268

August 31, 1894

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 31, 1894 



* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show advertisement



Page 11 has a nice, illustrated advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill. Just above it is an ad for "Sousa's Band" being the famed John Philip Sousa.

Complete in 12 pages, lightly browned, some small margin tears, binding i... See More  

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683243

From Northern Nevada...

Item #683243

October 10, 1877

RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Nevada, Oct. 10, 1877



* Wild old West

* Rare publication




An early issue from this famous gambling city in Northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe. Gold was discovered in nearby Virginia City in 1850 and a modest mining community developed, but the discovery of silver in 1859 at the Comstock Lode led to a mining rush, and thousands of emigrants left their homes bound for the We... See More  

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683228

Reports from the "wild" West...

Item #683228

February 20, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 20, 1880  The front page has a wealth of articles that are iconic of the Wild West, including: "Dangerous Freaks of a Colorado Cattle King" "He Attempts to Slaughter a Car Full of People" "Moonshiners Arrested" "Cattle Thieves Arrested" "Indicted for Murder" "Suffering Negroes--Distress Among the C... See More  

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683040

From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

Item #683040

July 24, 1889

DEADWOOD DAILY PIONEER, Black Hills, (South Dakota) July 24, 1889 



* Rare publication

* Famous wild West town

* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame




This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. It attracted larger-than-life Old Wes... See More  

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682791

Fugitive Indians...

Item #682791

January 16, 1879

HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana (Territory), January 16, 1879 



*  The Fort Robinson massacre

*  Molly Maguire Execution




Several articles on Cheyenne Indians in Fort Robinson incident including: "CHEYENNE HOSTILES" with subhead, "Results of the Chase After the Fugitive Band" and "A Bold Break to Escape Captivity. Several Soldiers and Thirty of the Indians... See More  

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682769

Much on the great Chicago Fire...

Item #682769

October 17, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 17, 1871  



* Chicago fire disaster

* Old wild West original

* Interesting advertisements




Not only a very early San Diego newspaper (pop. was just 2300), but the front page has nearly 2 1/2 columns taken up with fine & detailed reporting on the great Chicago Fire.

Top of a column as: "THE CHICAGO FIRE" "Full Details--The Begin... See More  

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682768

Early from San Diego... The Peshtigo Fire...

Item #682768

October 20, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 20, 1871 



* Peshtigo fire disaster - Wisconsin

* Old wild West original

* Interesting advertisements




Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead. 

The front page has a full column taken up with: "A More Dreadful Calamity" "The Fires in Wi... See More  

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682741

The cause of earthquakes...

Item #682741

November 10, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Nov. 10, 1868



* Wild Old West

* Rare publication

* Post Civil War




Among the articles in this issue are: "A Hypothesis as to the Cause for Earthquakes" "Political Changes in California" "Woman's Rights" "The Loss of Hooker - A Touching Tribute to a Stricken and Bereft Soldier". 

Four pages, great condition... See More  

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682345

Last major train robbery in the United States...

Item #682345

November 26, 1937

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., November 26, 1937



* Last major train robbery in the U.S.

* Deming, Luna County, New Mexico

* Henry Loftus and Harry Donaldson




You might call it the official end of the "Wild West", but in any case the two column heading near the bottom of the front page announces what is considered the last major train robbery in the country: "''Brooklyn... See More  

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679737

Life in the Wild West...

Item #679737

November 16, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 16, 1883  Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West, much more than any found in eastern newspapers.

Page 7 begins with: "AT THE STAKE" "A Colorado Ranchman Tortured by a Band of Robbers" "The Victims Burned & Bastina... See More  

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678999

Cuba liberated...

Item #678999

April 30, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1898  Famous full ftpg. illustration: "Cuba Libre!" shows a woman draped in the Cuban flag set free from her shackles.

There is a full page illustration of "The U.S. Regular Infantry, Past & Present". A full page has 3 illustrations titled "With the North Atlantic Fleet at Key West" and another has 7 photos titled &qu... See More  

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678600

From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

Item #678600

March 03, 1878

BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood, Black Hills, March 3, 1878  



* Rare publication

* Famous wild West town

* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame




This town would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. Plus, this is a volume 1 issue.

This ... See More  

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678583

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #678583

August 01, 1874

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Aug. 1, 1874  



* Wild Old West 

* Uncommon publication




From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.

Typical news items of the day with a great wealth of ads. One of the page 2 articles is: "A Trip To D... See More  

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678516

Mark Twain gains his "first national headline"....

Item #678516

September 29, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 



* Early Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens

* Clipper "Hornet" disaster report

* First national headline for Twain




The most notable content would be the full page print: "Burning of the California Clipper 'Hornet', One Thousand Miles from Land" not so much for the print but for the accompanying article titled: "Bu... See More  

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677155

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #677155

December 02, 1874

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Dec. 2, 1874  



* Wild Old West 

* Uncommon publication




From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.

Page 2 has a report concerning Navajo Indians reporting 3 of their tribe were killed by Mormons.

Four pag... See More  

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677075

Fictionalized drama...

Item #677075

September 15, 1873

STREET & SMITH'S NEW YORK WEEKLY, Sept. 15, 1873  This newspaper but the publishers of dime novels & pulp fiction did much to romanticize the Wild West with stories of fictionalized drama.

This issue has a large & dramatic illustration on the front page which accompanies the story: "Moccasin Mose; or, the Trail of Death".

Page 3 has: "The Western Boy, by Horat... See More  

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675634

Classic train robbery by masked men: right out of Wild West lore...

Item #675634

May 31, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, May 31, 1878  A great pair of issues on a train robbery, and the capture of the bandits.

The front page of May 31 has a classic report of a train robbery, headed: "Salt Lake" "The Union Pacific Train Robbed Again". It notes in part: "About ten o'clock last night a party of masked men boarded the west-bound passenger train just aft... See More  

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675503

A 'classic' Wild West stagecoach robbery...

Item #675503

February 06, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 6, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "Robbery of the California and Arizona Stage--The Robbers captured and Property Recovered". And this is followed by another report: "Later--Indignation Against the Robbers".

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition with some minor archiv... See More  

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$41.00
674367

Celebrating the new Erie Canal...

Item #674367

October 10, 1825

BELLOWS FALLS INTELLIGENCER, Vermont, Oct. 10, 1825



* Early Erie Canal

* 1st boat - ship journey




Page 3 includes a nice account of the celebration of the arrival of the first boat on the Erie Canal, headed; "New York Celebration". Included is the governor's "Address" which begins: "This solemnity, at this place, on the first arrival of vessels from Lake Erie, is... See More  

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674097

John Ringling expands his circus empire...

Item #674097

September 10, 1929

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, September 10, 1929 



* John Ringling expands his empire

* Ringling Brothers Circus

* Buys "American Circus Corporation"




The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "RINGLING BUYS FIVE CIRCUSES; MAKES HIM CZAR" with subhead and small photo of Ringling. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 58 pages, rag edition i... See More  

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$42.00
672584

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #672584

September 29, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Sept. 29, 1871 



* Old Wild West Original

* Interesting Advertisements




Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead.  All four pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisements as well, ... See More  

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$34.00
670755

Great Tombstone newspaper printed ten days before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #670755

October 16, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept th... See More  

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$2,100.00
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