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682454

'Notorious desperadoes lynched in Texas...

Item #682454

August 24, 1881

THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, Aug. 24, 1881  



* Orange TX Texas

* Lawlessness - lynchings




Top of the front page has column heads: "EIGHT MEN LYNCHED" "Notorious Desperadoes Summarily Disposed Of In Texas" "An Exasperated Community Compelled to Take the Law in Their Own Hands--A Story of Crime and Punishment".

An uncommonly lengthy & very detailed account of... See More  

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682427

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #682427
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 



* Early and rare 18th century map

* West Indies & Southeast America




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settleme
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682349

Dillinger's fellow gangster is executed...

Item #682349

October 17, 1934

THE EL PASO TIMES, Texas, Oct. 17, 1934  



* Harry Pierpont execution

* Prohibition era gangster

* John Dillinger's mentor




The front page has a report of the Harry Pierpont execution, he a member of the John Dillinger gang.

The heading notes: "Harry Pierpont Executed; Dillinger Gangster Weeps While Awaiting His Death" 'Bad Man' Has Crying Sells In His Cell, Offic... See More  

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682176

When St. Louis was the Old West...

Item #682176

March 02, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 2, 1880  The front page has a brief item: Killed His Step-Father" noting: "Enoch Willis, who was shot by his stepson...in the alleged act of whipping his wife, died last night. The young man is in jail."

Interesting articles include: "Saloon-Keeper Poisoned" "Leader of Texas Cattle-Thieves Killed by Texas Rangers&qu... See More  

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682109

Polk's inauguration... Florida joins the Union...

Item #682109

March 08, 1845

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 8, 1845 



* President James K. Polk

* Inauguration - inaugural address

* Florida statehood - joins the union




The front page begins with a report headed: "Inauguration of President Polk" noting in part: "...The arrangements were admirable...The ceremony at the Capitol was very imposing...President Polk, quitting the Capitol after the ... See More  

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682103

1877 Galveston, Texas fire...

Item #682103

June 09, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, June 9, 1877



* Galveston TX Texas fire



This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "Galveston Fire" "Losses and Insurance by Yesterday's Fire" See image for text here.

Complete, minor margin wear, otherwise in nice condition.... See More  

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682064

Did Texas treat Santa Anna humanely?

Item #682064

October 25, 1836

AMERICAN TRAVELLER, Boston, Oct. 25, 1836  Page 2 has a report: "Late And Direct from Texas" which mentions in part: "...articles by David G. Burnett, the late President, ing vindication of his humane policy towards Santa Anna...".

The back page is mostly filled with ads including many transportation-themed: railroad, stagecoach, & steamboat.

Four pages, never bound ... See More  

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681583

Vicksburg, Mississippi...

Item #681583

February 12, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 12,1863  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT FROM VICKBURG" "Return of the Union Ram Queen of the West from Her Run Down the Mississippi" "Splendid Success Of The Dash" "Smashing of the Rebel Gunboat Vicksburg" "Interesting From Texas" "THE FINANCES OF THE REBELS" and more.

Eight pag... See More  

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681537

Slocum, Texas tornado disaster....

Item #681537

April 25, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 25, 1929



* Slocum, the town that blew away

* Anderson County, Texas tornado disaster

* Elinor Smith aviation feat




The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Seven Killed in Texas Village by Tornado; Blizzard Isolates Area About Cheyenne" (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Page 3 has a... See More  

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681456

1915 Bandit War... Texas raids by Mexicans...

Item #681456

April 02, 1915

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 2, 1915



* Jess Williard  - "The Great White Hope"

* Negro champion Jack Johnson 

* Heavyweight boxing title fight (pre-fight)




The top of page 8 has a two column heading: "JOHNSON DETERMINED TO FIGHT SAM M'VEY SATURDAY IN HAVANA" (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Ve... See More  

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681360

Ol' Rip the Horned Toad... Chicago gangland wars...

Item #681360

January 20, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 20, 1929



* Ol' Rip the Horned Toad death - lizard

* Eastland, Texas Courthouse - entombed animal

* Chicago gangland wars - gangsters - underworld




The front page has a small one column heading within inset: "Toad That Set Scientists By the Ears Dies in Texas" (see)

Page 16 has a one column heading: "CHICAGO GANG WARS KILL 125 IN 9 YEARS" ... See More  

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681184

The United States to buy Texas from Mexico...

Item #681184

January 02, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 2, 1830



* on the purchase of Texas from Mexico



One of the articles is headed: "Gen. Bravo and The Texas" with portions including: "...on the subject of ceding the Texas to this country...The letter is a ...passionate declamation against the acquisition of Texas by the United States, & of vehement accusations against our countr... See More  

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681117

The Seminole War in Florida... Texas & Mexico...

Item #681117

August 13, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 13, 1836 



* Second Seminole War - Florida

* Sam Houston & Santa Anna




The front page has: "Mexico & Texas" with mention that the Mexicans will not fight until fall & that a treaty between Santa Anna & General Sam Houston had reached Mexico. Further particulars as well.

Other items include: "United States & M... See More  

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680786

Davy Crockett heads for Texas...

Item #680786

December 26, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1835 



* Rare Davy Crockett report



The front page includes: "The emigration to Arkansas is very great--'with large droves of negroes'...exclusive of those who are about to join the people of Texas. Col. Crocket has left Little Rock, with his followers, for Texas. Many others had the same destination."  Just over 2 mon... See More  

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680762

Ol' Rip the Horned Toad... Eastland, Texas...

Item #680762

February 20, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 20, 1928



* Ol' Rip the Horned Toad still alive - lizard

* Eastland, Texas Courthouse - entombed animal




The top of the front page has a small one column heading within inset: "Toad Alive After 31 Years Sealed in Texas Cornerstone" (see) First report coverage on the famous toad being discovered still alive in the cornerstone of the courthouse in East... See More  

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680676

Stonewall Jackson resigned his command?

Item #680676

February 08, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Feb. 8, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate title

* General Stonewall Jackson




Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside is an interesting one: "The Richmond Whig is pained to hear that Gen. Jackson ('Stone Wall... See More  

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680633

People of color must leave Texas...

Item #680633

August 22, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 22, 1840  



* Mirabeau B. Lamar - President of Texas

* Orders all free African Americans to leave




An inside page has a brief yet notable item headed: "Texas" reading: "President Lamar has issued a proclamation commanding all free persons of color, now in the republic of Texas to remove therefrom before the 1st day of January, ... See More  

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680605

1915 SS Arabic ocean liner sinking...

Item #680605

August 18, 1915

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 18, 1915



* Galveston TX Texas hurricane disaster

* Gulf of Mexico tropical cyclone storm




The front page has a nice banner headline: "SCORES DIE IN GULF STORM" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this e... See More  

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680597

Spindletop oil discovery...

Item #680597

January 13, 1901

NEW YORK TIMES, January 13, 1901 



* Discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas

* Beginning of the Great Spindletop oil well




Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth, coinciding with the need for ... See More  

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680549

1931 Knute Rockne final burial...

Item #680549

April 05, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 5, 1931



* Knute Rockne funeral & burial

* Notre Dame head football coach

* Airplane crash




This 70+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "ROCKNE LAID TO REST; THOUSANDS AT GRAVE" "Body of Notre Dame's Famous Coach Buried at South Bend With Simple Ceremonies" and more. (see) 1st report on his ... See More  

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680544

What Bragg lost & Yankees gained...

Item #680544

November 05, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Nov. 5, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate title

* General Braxton Bragg




Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "The Northern Elections" "The Yankees Across the Potomac" "The Recognitio... See More  

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680390

Pennsylvania oil region...

Item #680390

January 17, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 17, 1885 



* Pennsylvania oil fields

* Texas Cowboys




The full front page shows: "The Roller-Skating Craze.--The Critical Moment in the Experience of an Amateur". Inside prints include: "World's Fair and Cotton Centennial Exposition at New Orleans..." "Pennsylvania - Scenes in the New Oil Region at and Around Phillips ... See More  

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680321

Sam Houston's 'call to arms' against Mexico...

Item #680321

April 02, 1842

NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842 



* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens

* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War




Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More  

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680256

Great Brazos River flood of 1899... Texas...

Item #680256

July 06, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 6, 1899



* Brazos River flood disaster

* Dewey & Sealey, Texas




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "FLOOD AND FAMINE" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such.

Complet... See More  

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680084

War begins in Texas... Creating the Smithsonian Institution...

Item #680084

January 02, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836 



* Smithsonian Institution creation

* Texas War of Independence begins




The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Conv... See More  

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680082

Continuing troubles in Texas...

Item #680082

July 23, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1836 



* Post Texas Revolution tensions



Most of an inside page is taken up with reports headed: "Texas" which includes several letters, one beginning: "I am sorry to inform you of our situation. We are detained here for nothing but to keep you ignorant of the enemy's intention; they will soon be down on you in great numbe... See More  

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680072

Treaty of Velasco which ended the Texas War with Mexico...

Item #680072

August 20, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 20, 1836



* Treaty of Velasco

* General Santa Anna

* Texas Revolution ending




Inside has "Latest From Texas and Mexico" which includes a significant letter signed in type by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana in which he agrees to the treaty between Texas and Mexico, known as the Treaty of Velasco.

This is followed by the "Articles of the ... See More  

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680069

Prelude to the Battle of the Alamo...

Item #680069

January 30, 1836

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 30, 1836 



* Battle of the Alamo close

* San Antonio, Texas victory

* Texas War for Independence




This issue has a great deal of reporting: "From Texas" giving the latest information on their struggles during this significant year, the first report with a subhead: "Declaration of the Victims" beginning: "We the undersigned ... See More  

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680067

Texans are victorious at San Jacinto...

Item #680067

June 04, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 4, 1836 



* Battle of San Jacinto victory

* Capture of Santa Anna

* Texas Revolutuion

* War of Independence




An inside pg. has "Capture Of Santa Ana" which includes three letters from him with one that begins: "Having yesterday had an unfortunate encounter, I have resolved to remain a prisoner of war in the hands of the enemy..... See More  

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680021

Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...

Item #680021

April 28, 1888

THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, April 28, 1888



* Very rare Southwest publication



Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 years. Only one institution has a substantial holding of this title and its file is not complete.

The content is primarily concerning Texas, with a wealth of ... See More  

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679663

1875 Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster....

Item #679663

September 24, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 24, 1875



* Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster

* Ghost town - Matagorda Bay




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "THE TEXAS STORM" "Horrible Scene At Indianola" and more. (see)

Complete with all 12 pages, very nice condition.

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679555

Rescue of "Baby Jessica" McClure in 1987....

Item #679555

October 17, 1985

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 17, 1985



* Rescue of Jessica McClure

* "Baby Jessica" well fall

* Midland, Texas




The front page has a one column heading: "Jessica Makes It to Safety--After 57 Hours" with with two related photos. (see) First report coverage continues on page 24 with another related photo.

Complete 1st section only with pages 1-30, very nice condition.... See More  

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679544

Reconstruction in Georgia & Texas...

Item #679544

June 19, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 19, 1865 The ftpg. has some nice one column heads on the closing moments of the Civil War and reconstruction efforts, including: "RECONSTRUCTION" "Proclamations By The President" "Appointment of Provisional Governors in Georgia & Texas" "Regulations the Same as for North Carolina" "Gen. Butler on Negro Suffrage" with much... See More  

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679500

1906 Bellevue, Texas, tornado... San Francisco earthquake...

Item #679500

April 27, 1906

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 27, 1906



* Bellevue, Texas, destroyed by tornado

* San Francisco earthquake reports continue




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "A TORNADO LAYS A TOWN IN RUINS" with subhead. (see) Also follow-up reporting on the recent San Francisco earthquake. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp&quo... See More  

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679497

1901 Oil discoveries at Beaumont, Texas....

Item #679497

August 27, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 27, 1901



* re. the discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas

* Beginning of the Great Spindletop oil well era




The front page has a small one column heading: "A Wild Oil Gusher Is Alarming Texas" (see) The great Spindletop oil gusher was discovered earlier in the same year. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp&qu... See More  

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679416

1905 Italy, Texas Negro lynching...

Item #679416

September 08, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 8, 1905



* Italy, Ellis County, Texas

* Negro lynching - burning




The top of page 2 one column heading: "A TEXAS FIEND BURNED AT STAKE" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 6 pages, s... See More  

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679355

The Spindletop oil discovery transforms the oil industry in Texas...

Item #679355

January 14, 1901

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, January 14, 1901 



* Discovery of oil gusher in Beaumont, Texas

* Beginning of the Great Spindletop oil well




Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth, coincid... See More  

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679354

Spindletop oil discovery...

Item #679354

January 17, 1901

NEW YORK TIMES, January 17, 1901  Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth, coinciding with the need for this new product.

The discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas, was the beginning of the oil i... See More  

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679159

1901 Dexter, Texas Negro lynching...

Item #679159

August 21, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 21, 1901



* Dexter, Texas

* Cooke County

* Negro lynching




Page 3 has a one column heading: "A Negro's Awful Crime Expiated At The Stake". (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 8 pages, small lib... See More  

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679119

1905 Sulphur Springs, Texas Negro lynching...

Item #679119

August 11, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 11, 1905



* Sulphur Springs, Texas

* Hopkins County lynching

* Negro Thomas Williams




The front page has a one column heading: "NEGRO BURNED AT THE STAKE" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Compl... See More  

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679002

Bombardment of San Juan, Puerto Rico...

Item #679002

June 04, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 4, 1898  Full front page illus. of "Major-General Wesley Merritt, U.S.A." Inside has a full pg. with four illus. of "Some Notable General Officers at Tampa, Florida." Full pg. of illus. of "With Roosevelt's Rough Riders at San Antonio, Texas." Full pg. illus. of "The Bombardment of San Juan De Porto Rico, May 12, 1898.... See More  

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678960

Confederates abandon Brownsville, Texas...

Item #678960

January 09, 1864

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 9, 1864  This famous British newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly has a print on the American Civil War.

Inside has a half page print captioned: "The War In America: The Confederates Quitting Brownsville, Texas, on Hearing of the Approach of Federal Transports" with a related article on the next page.

Complete in 16 pages, very n... See More  

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678923

1902 death of Cecil Rhodes, British magnate...

Item #678923

March 07, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 7, 1902



* Maxon Station , Brewster County, Texas

* Southern Pacific Railroad train wreck disaster




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "MANY LIVES LOST IN TRAIN WRECK" with subhead. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from ... See More  

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678796

1902 Hallsville (Lansing), Texas Negro lynching...

Item #678796

May 22, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 22, 1902



* Hallsville (Lansing), Texas

* Harrison County

* Negro lynching




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "NEGRO BURNED AT THE STAKE" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Compl... See More  

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678783

1902 Goliad, Texas tornado disaster...

Item #678783

May 20, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 20, 1902



* Goliad TX Texas

* Tornado disaster




The front page has a one column headline: "REVISED LIST OF TEXAS' DEAD" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 6 pages, small library st... See More  

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678557

On the victory at San Jacinto, and more...

Item #678557

June 13, 1836

BOSTON COURIER, June 13, 1836



* Battle of San Jacinto

* "Remember the Alamo"

* Texas Revolutuion

* War of Independence




The front page has a report on the Battle of San Jacinto with a small  heading: "Texas"  concerning the murder of Mexicans at the battle of San Jacinto by the Texas troops.

It begins: "The battle lasted 19 minutes and then commenced the... See More  

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678474

1902 fire on Spindletop.... Beaumont oil fields...

Item #678474

September 12, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 12, 1902



* Fire on Spindletop gushers

* Beaumont, Texas oil fields




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "TEXAS OIL FIELD SWEPT BY FIRE" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Comp... See More  

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678379

Luby's mass shooting... Killeen, Texas...

Item #678379

October 17, 1991

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 17, 1991



* Luby's cafeteria shooting massacre

* George Hennard - mass murderer

* Killeen TX - Bell County, Texas




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "23 Shot Dead at Texas Cafeteria" with related photo and map. Lengthy first report continues inside.

Complete 1st section only with all 34 pages, great condition.... See More  

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678345

The issue not saved by collectors...

Item #678345

November 22, 1963

THE DALLAS TIMES HERALD, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963 



* Same day of JFK's assassination



Being an afternoon newspaper this newspaper did report the assassination of John F. Kennedy in its 2nd and 3rd editions. This is the first edition which hit the streets before the news, with the front page headlines reflected the joy of having the President visit.

The banner headline announces: "T... See More  

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678337

1901 Oil discoveries at Beaumont, Texas....

Item #678337

May 14, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 14, 1901



* re. the discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas

* Beginning of the Great Spindletop oil well era




Page 4 has a one column heading: "Beaumont's Boom" with subhead. (see) The great Spindletop oil gusher was discovered just a few months earlier. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very ha... See More  

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$40.00
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