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664130

From Eureka, California...

Item #664130

December 17, 1873

THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, Dec. 17, 1873 



* Rare Old West title



From this town in Northern California just south of the Oregon border. It was once a lumbering town & today the entire city is a state historic landmark with its many Victorian homes, etc.

A typical newspaper of the day with varied news reports & a great wealth of advertisements.

Four pages, somewh... See More  

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$49.00
663807

Very early from San Diego...

Item #663807

June 03, 1873

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, June 3, 1873 



* Rare Old West title



A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,300.

The ftpg. has some reports on the Modoc Indian War with: "...Surrender of Modocs--Approaching Wind up of Captain Jack". Page 3 has a report on a: "Dash To Julian", east of San... See More  

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$37.00
663805

News from Northern California...

Item #663805

September 11, 1878

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Sept. 11, 1878 



* Rare Old West title

* Yellow fever epidemic




The ftpg. and pg. 3 have reports concerning the Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic.  An interesting ftpg. report: "A Kentucky Bear--Mr. Wilson's Struggle for Life With a Bear in Rowan County".

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$32.00
663062

Early San Diego...

Item #663062

June 01, 1877

SAN DIEGO NEWS, California, June 1, 1877  This is a volume one issue from this now-famous Southern California city. Various news reports of the day and a great wealth of advertisements.

Four pages, a portion from the spine causes some text loss, plus a few smaller bits from the spine margin as well. Somewhat fragile & must be handled carefully.

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$32.00
662359

Short-lived labor newspaper...

Item #662359

February 23, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, Feb. 23, 1884  During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

The ftpg. has: "William Morris" "What the Poet, Artist, Decorator and Socialist Has to Say" "He Writes A 'Fable' for the People"

Four pages, archival... See More  

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$48.00
662244

Great Tombstone newspaper printed 3 months before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #662244

July 26, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, July 26, 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... See More  

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$2,600.00
662210

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #662210

October 27, 1877

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Oct. 27, 1877 



* Wild Old West 

* Uncommon title




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.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$58.00
661439

Execution of the bandit Vasquez...

Item #661439

March 20, 1875

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, March 20, 1875 



* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)

* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit




At the bottom of the front page is: Executions", an inconspicuous report headed: "Last of Vasquez--The Bandit Hanged At San Jose". The report, which describes the execution of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez., states in part: "The bandi... See More  

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$142.00
661005

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #661005

May 15, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Tiburcio Vasquez - the Californio bandido

* Los Angeles area 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 ... See More  

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$98.00
660805

1882 Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #660805

April 26, 1882

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN (Semi-Weekly), California, April 26, 1882



* Wild Old West 

* Uncommon title




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.

Complete in four pages, various news & illus. ads of the day, minor irregularity along the spine, v... See More  

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$37.00
657350

Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #657350

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849 



* Early life in California



Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".

Thi... See More  

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$78.00
657347

Latest news from the Gold Rush...

Item #657347

August 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1849  Page 3 has a variety of reports under: "From California" which has the latest reports concerning the Gold Rush, a few bits noting: "...Gold is plenty, large quantities being brought every day from the placers...The quantity was thought inexhaustible...The health at the placers is very bad...A kind of Lynch law remai... See More  

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$65.00
657313

Uncommon to find period Kit Carson reports...

Item #657313

August 24, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1847  The top of page 3 has a report: "From The Western Plains" with a rather rare report on the famed Kit Carson: "...it seems probable that Kit Carson, who was going out with dispatches to California, has lost all his horses and mules. He was seen near the Pawnee Rock & afterwards heard from by a party who said they... See More  

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$27.00
656573

Great, early content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #656573

December 23, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - mine




The front page has not one but three articles on the California Gold Rush including: "California Adventurers" beginning: "The 'stream of human life' is now setting as irresistibly towards California...The gold attraction is so strong that few are willing to lose the ... See More  

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$72.00
656401

Jesse James warns those who pursue him... The bandit Vasquez...

Item #656401

April 19, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1874 



* Jesse James Gang murder

* Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez




Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific report headed: "The Missouri Outlaws" which notes in part: "...particulars of the killing of another detective by the notorious James Brothers. The victim was found dead, covered with blood...A card crossed with blood was pinned to the coast... See More  

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$56.00
656384

Col. Fremont's disastrous fourth expedition...

Item #656384

March 29, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 29, 1849 



* John C. Fremont

* Fatal 4th expedition




The top of the front page has a nicer account headed: "Col. Fremont--A Distressing Report" which is concerning his fateful fourth expedition in the West during which his party was caught in a snowstorm in Colorado causing loss of ten of his men & 130 of his pack mules. Near ... See More  

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655252

Great wealth of mining reports from California...

Item #655252

February 26, 1877

DAILY STOCK REPORT, San Francisco, California, Feb. 26, 1877 



* Rare title



This title is mostly taken up with advertisements, and what few newsy report that are present are mostly about mining. The ftpg. has: "Letters From The Mines" with 15 different mines noted. The bkpg. has a full column headed: "The Comstock" with reports from 20 different mines.

Four pages, ve... See More  

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$33.00
654480

Santa Barbara...

Item #654480

July 20, 1875

THE DAILY NEWS, Santa Barbara, California, July 20, 1875 



* Rare Old West title



Uncommon from this famous town, and a volume 1 issue. Various news & ads of the day, four pages, great condition. "#88" inked in the upper corner.... See More  

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$47.00
652871

A Napa newspaper extols the virtues of the Napa wine-growing region...

Item #652871

October 04, 1873

THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Oct. 4, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Wine country




Although in the heart of the wine region, for which this city is famous today, its beginnings were centered more on the California Gold Rush of 1849. This city became a refuge for miners during the first severe winter of mining & later became an important center for lumber & cattle ranc... See More  

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$65.00
652851

Quite rare mining town newspaper...

Item #652851

January 01, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Jan. 12, 1898 



* Very rare title



What could be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one? Jamestown figured prominently in two gold rush eras, the first from 1848 to the early 1850's during the great rush precipitated by the gold at Sutter's Mill, and then again in the latter part of the 19th century when new methods were ... See More  

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$215.00
649543

Extolling the virtues of California...

Item #649543

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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$46.00
649271

A great lot from the Old West, at a reduced price...

Item #649271
(10) A lot of ten "OLD WEST" newspapers from California, dating in the 1870's through 1890's, and priced at a bargain due to edge tears, mends, wear, etc. which makes them somewhat 2nd-rate. The set will contain at least 5 different titles, and no two issues will have the same date. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a significantly red... See More  
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$55.00
649238

Seven issues from the "Old West"...

Item #649238
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.

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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$89.00
649229

Uncommon California periodical from 1873...

Item #649229
SAN FRANCISCO NEWS-LETTER & CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, 1873  The subtitle in the masthead notes: "Devoted To The Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast". The content is varied and includes a wide range of ads as well.

An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Francisco, and the seal of the county of Sa... See More  

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$26.00
648982

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #648982

May 15, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Californio 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 hideouts and received their name... See More  

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$82.00
647687

Overland Mail initiates the first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco...

Item #647687

October 10, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 10, 1858 



* First transcontinental mail service success

* Arrives at San Francisco, California




Page 4 has a report noting the very first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco, with: "Very Late From California" "Arrival of the First Overland Mail" "Short Trip Across the Plains" with several dispatches. A very significant event... See More  

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$42.00
647240

Early Los Angeles...

Item #647240

May 07, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, May 7, 1873  An early issue from this now-huge West Coast city containing various news of the day & a great wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, small edge tears, otherwise in very good condition.

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$41.00
646025

Death of Jesse James...

Item #646025

April 08, 1882

THE TUOLUMNE INDEPENDENT, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, April 8, 1882



* Outlaw Jesse James killed

* Robert & Charles Ford




Page 4 of this issue contains a very brief and inconspicuous report on the death of the notorious outlaw Jesse James.  It reads in its entirety: "A report comes from Kansas City, Mo., that Jesse James, the notorious train robber, highwayman, etc., ha... See More  

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$125.00
644261

Its history tied to the California Gold Rush...

Item #644261

November 05, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 5, 1868  Although known to all as the current capital of California, this city got its start thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by John Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riv... See More  

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$34.00
635258

Founding the Lick Observatory... Property values in Northern California...

Item #635258

March 01, 1876

WELDON & LEONARD'S REAL ESTATE CIRCULAR & PRICE LIST, San Francisco, California, March 1, 1876 



* Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton founding



The ftpg. has: "Another Monument" which begins: "When James Lick executed his deed of gift, donating his immense property to various benevolent & scientific societies of this state, he provided that $750,000 should be ... See More  

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$87.00
633251

Existed for less than one year...

Item #633251

February 28, 1873

PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, Feb. 28, 1873  A rather rare title as it existed for less than one year.

This town is in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. A wealth of various local and national news of the day, and an interesting wealth of advertisements, many of which have the "typical Old West" look to them.

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

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$57.00
631002

The hanging of Captain Jack & others...

Item #631002

October 04, 1873

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 4, 1873 



* Captain Jack execution 

* Lava Beds War 

* Modoc Indians 




The top of page 2 has an article: "Execution of the Modocs" which mentions in part: "...the day fixed by order of the President for the execution of the Modoc prisoners at Fort Klamath, Oregon...hanging of Captain Jack, Boston Charley..." and o... See More  

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$38.00
626678

1875 Bakersfield, California...

Item #626678

March 11, 1875

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Bakersfield, March 11, 1875



* Rare Old West title



An uncommon & early title from this California town.

Four pages, a wealth of ads, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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$48.00
621244

With a small broadside "leaflet" issue...

Item #621244

March 05, 1892

THE MERCURY, Coronado, San Diego County, California, March 5, 1892 



* Uncommon title

* Hotel del Coronado fame




A very rare newspaper from this island community in San Diego Bay, famous for the Hotel del Coronado which is its prime feature. Indeed, a pg. 2 item notes: "A visit to San Diego without seeing  the Hotel Del Coronado would be like going to Washington without seeing ... See More  

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$85.00
620482

Small broadside from California...

Item #620482

August 17, 1881

ALAMEDA NEWS, California, August 17, 1881  This is a small broadside "supplement" (printed on one side only) that has a report about a meeting of the "Town Trustees", plus the weekly "Police Report" and other content. Measures 8 by 5 3/8 inches, lightly browned, nice.

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$45.00
619707

Seeking the $15,000 reward for the capture of Vasquez...

Item #619707

January 28, 1874

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, Jan. 28, 1874 



* Rare Old West title

* Tiburcio Vasquez




The front page has a bring article: "After The Reward" concerning hopes of earning the $15,000 reward for the capture of the noted outlaw Vasquez (see).

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

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$49.00
618882

Early San Diego...

Item #618882

September 01, 1872

SAN DIEGO DAILY WORLD, California, September 1, 1872 



* Old West title



Not just an early newspaper from this famous Southern California city, but a volume one issue as well. A wealth of news of the day, both local and national, plus many advertisements as well.

Complete in four pages in very nice condition.

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$34.00
615279

Nice article on "Mountain George"...

Item #615279

February 08, 1873

OAKLAND HOME JOURNAL, California, Feb. 8, 1873  Page 2 has an interesting article on: "Mountain George, the Hunter" who apparently was somewhat of a Grizzly Adams-type (see). A wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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$38.00
613485

Themed on hunting, sports, fire departments, etc...

Item #613485

June 08, 1867

CALIFORNIA SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, San Francisco, June 8, 1867  The masthead has a sporting them, plus in the masthead is: "A Weekly Chronicle Devoted to the Turf, Field Sports, Regattas, Hunting, Angling, Cricket...Fire Department & General News of California." The content is just that.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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$44.00
612658
Item #612658

February 22, 1879

THE DEMOCRATIC STANDARD, Eureka, Humboldt County, California, February 22, 1879



* Newspaper from the Old West in Northern California



A rather scarce title from Northern California filled with various news and advertisements of the day, several of the ads being illustrated.

Never bound nor trimmed, wide margins, tears & a piece from the right margin of the front leaf affect a few insigni... See More  

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$32.00
611611

1872 San Francisco California...

Item #611611

October 19, 1872

CALIFORNIA EVENING REPUBLICAN, San Francisco, CA, May 25, 1872. 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. Very early for California... See More  

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$31.00
611588

1869 Oakland, California...

Item #611588

October 11, 1869

OAKLAND DAILY TRANSCRIPT, California, October 11, 1869 



* Rare Old West title



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis.

... See More  

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$32.00
609855

From Southern California...

Item #609855

April 09, 1874

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, April 9, 1874 



* Rare Old West title



A very early newspaper from this city at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, wide margins, great condition.

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$37.00
609854

From Southern California...

Item #609854

June 18, 1874

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, June 18, 1874 



* Rare Old West title



A very early newspaper from this city at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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$37.00
609560

The Modoc Indian War...

Item #609560

June 08, 1873

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, June 8, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Modoc Indians war




Page 3 has a report with small column heads: "From The Modoc Country" "Timber Brought into Camp for the Scaffold--General Davis Announces His Intention of Hanging About a Dozen of the Modocs--The Warriors have no Friends" with other subheads in its four dispatches (see). Nic... See More  

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$37.00
609204

Early from the wine country of California...

Item #609204
THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, 1874  Although in the heart of the wine region, for which this city is famous today, its beginnings were centered more on the California Gold Rush of 1849. This city became a refuge for miners during the first severe winter of mining & later became an important center for lumber & cattle ranches.

Various news & ads of the day, 4 pages, ne... See More  

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$42.00
608789

Early from Santa Barbara...

Item #608789

January 22, 1874

SANTA BARBARA INDEX, California, Jan. 22, 1874 



* Rare Old West title



A very early & uncommon title from this well-known California city. Typical news & ads of  the day. Page 2 has: "The Future Railroad System of Southern California".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, one ink stain, a few small margin tears, generally good.... See More  

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$52.00
601512

From the American Riviera...

Item #601512

June 04, 1883

DAILY INDEPENDENT, Santa Barbara, California, June 4, 1883  



* Rare Old West title



A volume one issue from this famous West Coast city, known as the "American Riviera". Various news reports and a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, lightly toned, small binding holes at the blank spine margin.... See More  

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$57.00
600254

Modoc Indian War...

Item #600254

January 22, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 22, 1873 



* Modoc War - California Indians

* Lava Beds - Captain Jack fame




The front page has small one column headings: "Indian Affairs" "The Battle With the Modocs--A Petition from Arizona" See images for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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$23.00
599684

Once known as Yolo City...

Item #599684

May 09, 1886

WOODLAND DAILY DEMOCRAT, Yolo County, California, May 9, 1886  Formerly known as Yolo City, Woodland lies 15 miles northwest of Sacramento. Various news of the day and a wealth of Western-style advertisements.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some minor margin tears, nice condition.

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$38.00
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