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The Mormon war ends... Mormons to dissolve the church?...

Item #657696

October 26, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 26, 1844 

Over a full column is taken up with a report with a small head: "Illinois. The Mormon war" which is mostly taken up with a letter which begins: "The war is ended and the troops are en route for home. This day the Governor held a treaty with the individuals against whom writs had been issued for being engaged in ... See More  

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Dorr guilty of treason?...

Item #657692

June 25, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 25, 1842  Page 3 ha a report which is a follow-up to the Dorr Rebellion, noting in part: "...his charge to the grand jury alluded to the recent events in that state & defined particularly what constitutes the crime of treason...all the indications are, that Gov. Dorr, (so called) means to meet what remains of his legislature at Chepachet.... See More  

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Who is to pay for the Mormon War?

Item #657688

January 05, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 5, 1839  Page 2 has a report from the Missouri legislature which includes "...governor has made a statement of the expenses of the Mormon war...and suggests that the United States are liable for it. The governor's position is that the Mormon movement was an insurrection & that the national government is bound to suppress insurrecti
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Obvious bias against the Mormons: a very early report...

Item #657362

June 01, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., June 1, 1831 

* Among the earliest of reports to be had

* re. "Book of Mormon" (bible)

* Latter Day Saints movement

The earliest Mormon report we've found in a popular newspaper title is the July 16, 1831 issue of "Niles Weekly Register" which we are currently offering for $370.

This issue pre-dates that report by 1 1/2 m... See More  

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Latest news on the Mormons settling in the West...

Item #657314

August 17, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1847 

* Samuel Brannan - American Settler

* Mormons settling along San Joaquin River

Page 3 has one-third of a column headed: "The Mormons" which is a very interesting report on the news of the Mormons in settling in the West. Mention of several being excommunicated, and that some had: "...commenced a settlement on... See More  

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Helping the distressed Mormons... The Mexican War...

Item #657307

October 16, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 16, 1847  Page 3 has an article: "Adjourned Meeting for the Relief of the Distressed Mormons" mentioning: "...adopt measures for raising...some relief for the large body of emigrating Mormons--men, women, and children--now in the wilderness of Iowa in a destitute & suffering condition...".

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The Great Chicago Fire... Brigham Young arrested for polygamy...

Item #656994

October 12, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 12, 1871 

* The Great Chicago Fire disaster

* Brigham Young arrested for Polygamy

Page 5 begins with over a half column of heads on the Chicago Fire including: "CHICAGO" "Solacing the Afterpangs of the Sufferers by the Fire" "Ninety Bodies Already Found in the Ruins" "Martial Law In Chicago" "Exodus of Those Who Have Fr... See More  

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Death of Brigham Young...

Item #656780

August 30, 1877


* Brigham Young death (1st report)

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Chief Sitting Bull

The front page has a report headed: "The Death Of Brigham Young" which begins: "Brigham Young was attacked with cholera morbus on Thursday night...continued swelling until respiration was stopped. He was conscious, but only briefly answered questions d... See More  

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Dealing with the Mormon troubles in Missouri...

Item #656727

February 02, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 2, 1839 

* Missouri Mormon Troubles

Inside has an article headed: "The Mormon Affair" which includes: "...the senate passed on the 3rd upon the joint resolutions of the Mo. Legislature, 'The first resolution'...declares that it is inexpedient at this time to prosecute the investigation into the cause of th
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Much fine text on the Mormon War...

Item #655872

November 21, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1857  Page 2 has a column headed: "The Mormon War" which is a very detailed letter from: "Col. Alexander to the Adj. 

General" Johnston, followed by Johnston letter of reply. Some great content on the Mormon War.

More on page 3 with: "Mormon and Indian Alliance - 20,000 Indians Ready to take the Field Aga... See More  

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Buchanan's 1857 state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #655321

December 09, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1857 

* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

* Best title to be had - rare a such

A portion of the front page and most of page 2 are taken up with: "The President's Message" which was the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to the nation, signed in type at its conclusion: James Buchan... See More  

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Brigham Young's Proclamation of martial law throughout Utah...

Item #655297

November 20, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1857 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Proclamation of martial law

* Utah War delcaration

Page 3 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Treason" which is primarily occupied by the: "Proclamation By The Governor" which is signed in ty... See More  

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African-Americans may become Mormon priests...

Item #655207

June 10, 1978

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 10, 1978 

* Blacks may become Mormon priests

Page 21 has a one column head: "Mormons Let Blacks In Clergy". The report notes in part: "...Mormon Church President Spencer W. Kimball said he had received a revelation from God after praying...to 'extend to every worthy member of the church all of the privileges and ble... See More  

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Much detail on thke Chicago Fire... Brigham Young indicted for polygamy...

Item #654864

October 11, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 11, 1871  The entirety of page 5 is taken up with reports concerning the Great Chicago Fire with headings that include: "CHICAGO" "The Frightful Conflagration Quenched at Last" "Graphic Accounts of the Origin & Expansion of the Fire..." "Inhuman Incendiaries Caught" "Relentless Speed of the Fire..." "Miles of Woo... See More  

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News from the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #654625

October 22, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 22, 1861 

* Battle of Bolivar Heights

* Colonel Turner Ashby

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "From Mecklenburg" "The Story of a Mormon Woman--Effects of Polygamy" "An Interesting Incident" and more including a large number of advertisements.

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Longest continuously published Mormon periodical...

Item #654449

August 30, 1880

THE LATTER DAY SAINTS' MILLENNIAL STAR, Liverpool, England, Aug. 30, 1880 

* One of the oldest Mormon periodicals

This periodical, typically shorted to "Millennial Star", was the longest continuously published periodical of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, being printed from 1840 until 1970. During its 130-year history the Millennial Star varied from being ... See More  

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Mormons... Gold Rush in the Northwest... The slavery issue...

Item #653652

August 13, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 13, 1858 

* Fraser River gold rush

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Slavery in America

A full column of the ftpg. is on the gold discoveries & mining in the Northwest with: "The Frazer River Gold Mines" "Disappointment, Revulsion of Feeling & Suffering Among the Miners" "Important Gold Discoveries in Washington Territory" with more (s... See More  

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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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Prelude to the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #652686

July 27, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 27, 1858 

* Abraham Lincoln

* To hit national stage

* Question of slavery

Page 2 has a lengthy article: "The Illinois Campaign" "Mr. Douglas on the Kansas Question...".

This speech was on July 16, 1858 and concerned the slavery question, which would be a prelude to the Lincoln-Douglas debates which began in August for the Illinois Senate sea... See More  

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Governor of Utah meets with the Mormons...

Item #652496

July 20, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 20, 1858 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Alfred Cummings (governor)

Page 5 has close to half a column headed: "Interesting From Utah" with subheads: "The Conferences between Gov. Cumming, the Peace Commissioners and the Mormon Chiefs--Interesting Letter from a Participant--The Efforts of Gov. Cumming--Personal Appearance of Brigham--Attitude of Leading Sai... See More  

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The National Rifle Association of formally created...

Item #649941

November 22, 1871

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 22, 1871 

* Creation of the NRA, the National Rifle Association

The back page has a brief & inconspicuous report which is very significant to the founding of the NRA, the National Rifle Association. As the hyperlink notes, the NRA was founded in 1871 by Capt. Wingate and Col. Church, both mentioned in this report. Papers for incorporation were sent 5 days previo... See More  

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Baseball, the Mormons, the Indians...

Item #649861

August 09, 1867

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1867  The front page has: "Indian Affairs - the Indian Commission at St. Louis--Arrangements for the Future--Gen. Sherman's Instructions to Gen. Hancock" and "Affairs In Utah - The Reported Split Among the Mormons--The Truth of the Affair--New Gold Fields" and "The Surratt Trial". Plus there is ore on the Mary Surratt trial on page 4.

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Salt Lake City title with a Mormon flair...

Item #649257
(5) DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, early 1880's  A lot of 5 issues, from several years before statehood with much local news of the day.  Articles with Mormon interest and perspective are sure to be found within each issue.  Typically 4 page issues, minor browning & dirtiness, but not pulpish.

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Two terrific letters from the early days of the California Gold Rush...

Item #648547

September 28, 1848

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1848 

* California gold rush 

* Early - pre-49ers

Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush. It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with some rich ... See More  

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One of the earliest newspaper mentions of Lincoln to be had...

Item #648469

August 12, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837

* Very early mention of Abraham Lincoln

* Early Mormon & Joseph Smith mention

An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a specific r... See More  

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Latest From Texas... Early item on the Mormons...

Item #648191

September 03, 1836

THE PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY COURIER, Sept. 3, 1836  Pg. 2 has: "Mormonism At Old Salem" is not complimentary on the Mormons. Pg. 3 has: "Texas And Mexico--Reported Escape of Santa Anna--Later From Texas--From an Officer at San Jacinto" (see). A short bit of a "Slave Case" where a little slave girl taken to Boston was declared free.

Four pages, large folio size, ni... See More  

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The outlaw Frank James...

Item #648178

August 25, 1884


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James Gang fame'

* Boonville, Missouri

Page 4 has half a column headed: "FRANK JAMES" "His Admirers at Boonville Present Him with a Purse" "How Ray County People Regard the James Family and the Mormons as Inducements to Immigration" .

Ten pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Mormons still rule Utah...

Item #648072

September 29, 1882


* Mormons - Mormonism

* Salt Lake City, Utah

Page 6 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "MORMONS STILL RULE" "Disfranchisement of Polygamists Fails to Solve the Utah Problem" "...Gentiles Outnumbered Two to One..." and more.

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

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The new Indian Head penny... Mormon Temple in Nebraska...

Item #647248

October 16, 1858

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 16, 1858  The ftpg. shows; "Conflagration of the Crystal Palace, New York" with more prints on this inside. Prints inside include: "Steamers at Anchor in Put-In Bay, Lake Erie" ""Picnic at Put-In Bay, Lake Erie"; a great numismatic item with obverse & reverse prints of the: "Proposed New Cent, U.S. Curr... See More  

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Historic Mormon case making polygamy illegal...

Item #646425

December 11, 1875

DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, Dec. 11, 1875

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Polygamy made illegal

The front page has a somewhat inconspicuous, yet historically very significant, report headed: "A Polygamist Convicted". The report datelined Salt Lake, includes: "...a strong charge to the jury to-day in the George Reynolds polygamy cases, calling for enforcement of the law of Con... See More  

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From Utah, nine years before statehood...

Item #645949

January 19, 1881

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), Jan. 19, 1881  

* Mormons - Mormonism

A notable newspaper from this Mormon community with a wide range of content both local & national. Complete in 8 pages, but it was never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Great condition.

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Mormon property to be disposed of... Classic train robbery...

Item #645564

June 11, 1890

MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, June 11, 1890  Near the bottom of the ftpg. is: "After The Mormons" "Senator Edmunds Introduces a Bill Disposing of the Church Property" and next to it an article: "Through The Switch" "Robbers Throw a Train From the Track, Go Through the Express Safe and Escape", ending with: "...A posse of men...went in pursuit of the b... See More  

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Much concerning the California Gold Rush of 1849...

Item #645515

January 11, 1849

THE AGE, Augusta, Maine, Jan. 11, 1849 

* California gold rush - 49ers

Page 2 has: "For California" concerning the creation of a stock company "...for the purpose of proceeding to California...Each member, on joining the company, is to pay $500 which will entitle him to an equal share with the others in the profits & income...".  Also: "California Gold-... See More  

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Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #644905

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831 

* Formation of the Mormon Church

* Historic issue

Inside has a fine and very early account of the formation of the Mormon church, headed: "Mormonism". The bias against the Mormons is revealed in the report, which includes: "...certain knaves, pretending to have some holy writings hidden under a stone in Ontari
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Very early Mormon report...

Item #643368

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832  Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More  

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The "nefarious doctrine" of polygamy...

Item #643186

May 20, 1890

MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, May 20, 1890  The front page has column heads: "MORMONISM DEFINED" "Interesting Opinion by the Supreme Court" "The Nefarious Doctrine Persisted in & Propagated in Spite of All Interference". Bits of text include: "...A distinguishing feature of Mormonism is well known to be polygamy & an absolute ecclesiastical control of i... See More  

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Mormon periodical from Denmark...

Item #643012

December 15, 1875

SKANDINAVIENS STJERNE, "Organ for de Sidste-Dages Hellige", Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 15, 1875  The subtitle above translates to: "Organ for the Body of Latter-Day Saints", meaning this is a quite rare Mormon periodical for the Mormon community in Denmark. American Mormon missionaries were sent to Denmark in 1850 and made significant inroads in converting many Scandinavian... See More  

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Venomous comments about the Mormons...

Item #639593

August 26, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 26, 1858 

* Post Utah War - Mormons

* Misery among the settlers

Page 4 has three-quarters of a column headed: "The Breaking Up of Mormonism--Condition of Affairs in Utah" which begins: "The ignorance, misery and destitution on the part of the people, and the folly, rascality and greed on the part of the leaders of the Mormons in Utah, which have bee... See More  

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Early report of the gold diggings in California... Slave ship captured...

Item #639193

December 16, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848  The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.

Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.

Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More  

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Life in the Wild West...

Item #638762

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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Train robbers... The Mormon faith...

Item #638729

December 18, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 18, 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 3 has: "The Arizona Train Robbers Attacked & Defeated" with much detail, taking over one-third of the first column.

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Very early Mormon report...

Item #637898

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832  Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More  

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Charles Dickens... Dr. Livingstone... Brigham Young...

Item #636094

November 28, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1857   The front page article: 'Dr. Livingstone's Discoveries in Africa' includes a nice nearly half-page illustration of the famous 'The Victoria Falls of the Leeambye or Zambesi River, Called by the Natives Mosyoatunyo (Smoke-Sounding)'.

A text article: "The Mormon War" which is dealing with the quarrel over hos... See More  

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Scenes at Salt Lake City, Utah... Life in the Canadian Rockies...

Item #633558

April 08, 1893

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 8, 1893  Within are four scenes of: "Hunting Life in the Rockies", all in British Columbia with 3 showing Indians. Great fullpg: "A Week With the Mormons" has 8 prints including two of Mormon currency. Also a halfpg. photo of: "The New Mormon Temple at Salt Lake City, Utah".

Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Rabbit-Shooting... See More  

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Great reporting from the Old West...

Item #631453

August 04, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 4, 1883  This was certainly one of the best newspapers at reporting now iconic events of the Old West, this issue including; "Through The Trap--Henry Lee, A Virginia Murderer, Executed at Richmond--The Doomed Man Goes to His Death Stolidly" "Shot Dead by a Gambler" "A Texas Cowboy on a Drunken Frolic at Hallettsville" "Cattle T... See More  

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A Mormon print... Various scenes near Baton Rouge...

Item #621389

August 05, 1871

EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, Aug. 5, 1871  Among the prints inside is once captioned: "Among The Mormons--A Dangerous Gentile" with a related article: "Among the Mormons". Other prints within include a fullpg: "A Cypress Swamp In Louisiana" "A Sugar House" "Ruins of the Louisiana State House at Baton Rouge" "Mos-Gatherers near Baton Rouge"... See More  

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Utah War... Mormons...

Item #617086

February 22, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 22, 1858

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Utah War expedition

The front page has an article headed: "The News from the Utah Expedition" "Col. Johnston Intends Marching on Salt Lake City When the Weather Moderates--Description of the Route From Fort Birdger" (see)

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

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A great Western-themed cover print...

Item #616741

July 01, 1893

THE DESERET WEEKLY, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 1, 1893  This paper calls itself a: "Pioneer Publication of the Rocky Mountain Region - Truth and Liberty".  See the photo below for the very decorative & large front page illustration, which shows settlers traveling, the Mormon temple, an early train, etc.  Among the many articles are: "Utah Women in Chicago" &q... See More  

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Latest news from Mormondom...

Item #613398

October 10, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 10, 1860  Page 2 has almost the entire first column taken up with: "Affairs In Utah--Federal Officers in the Territory--The Weather, Crops, etc.--Criminal Incidents--General Intelligence, etc." This article begins: "Much as it may be regretted by the majority of the American people, still it does seem, after all the fuss & smoke, that the Mormon peo... See More  

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News from the Mormon capital...

Item #612917

October 30, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 20, 1860  Page 5 contains nearly a full column on: "Affairs In Utah" "Departure of the Delegate--Agricultural Fair in Utah--Serious Indian Hostilities--Miscellaneous News" with an interesting variety of tidbits from this Mormon stronghold (see for portions).

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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