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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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$1,150.00
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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$55.00
677757

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #677757

July 12, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, July 12, 1862 



* Rare West Coast publication

* American Civil War era




One of the earliest Los Angeles newspapers we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

Articles include: "The Law of Treason" "The Barbarities of the South" "A Soldier's Opinion" &quo... See More  

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$98.00
677165

Creating the "Great Seal" of the state of California... Constitution of the state of Deseret...

Item #677165

December 22, 1849

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 22, 1849 



* State of Deseret Constitution

* Mormons - Mormonism - Utah

* Great Seal of California adopted




The front page has an article which includes a very nice engraving captioned: "The Great Seal of the State of California" and a related article which begins: "The Convention yesterday adopted the above design of a Great Seal for the new... See More  

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$420.00
677163

Very early from San Diego...

Item #677163

February 12, 1873

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, Feb. 12, 1873  



* Rare Old West publication



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

Among the articles are: "The Murderer of Rodriguez--Another Shooting Affray--More of the Tin Mine..." "Our Julian Letter" and so much more.

Four pages, a small bit fr... 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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676350

The first newspaper published in Modesto, California...

Item #676350

October 14, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Oct. 14, 1881  An early newspaper from this city in North-central California which when it began in 1868 was the first newspaper in Modesto. In 1881 the population of the town was less than 1000.

Various news events of the day, local, regional and national, with a wealth of advertising.

Page 2 has a report: "The Apache" which inc... See More  

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$57.00
676174

The Modoc Indian War of 1873...

Item #676174

May 24, 1873

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



* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois

* Modoc War - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack fame




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

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

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$38.00
675691

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675691

March 03, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 3, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 5, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Boise City--Street Sc... See More  

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675689

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675689

April 21, 1866

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

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

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675687

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675687

May 05, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 5, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Leaving San Francisco--... See More  

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$36.00
675640

Trouble with the Indians in Idaho...

Item #675640

June 08, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 8, 1878  The front page has: "The Indian Outbreak" "Latest News from Idaho--Col. Bernard in the Field in Pursuit of Hostile Indians".

The report notes in part: "...Five men scouting up the Braneau Valley found...settlers gathered at Robinson's ranch...valley had been raided by Indians...Colonel Bernard with sixty cavalry are ... See More  

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675639

Indian troubles in Oregon and Idaho...

Item #675639

June 16, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 16, 1878  The top of the front page has: "The Indian War" "The Outbreak in Oregon and Idaho" which takes three-quarters of a column and has some great detail.

Four pages, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

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675638

Indian troubles in Idaho...

Item #675638

June 20, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 20, 1878  The front page has: "The Indian War" "Hot Work Going on in Idaho" which mentions in part: "...reports serious depredations...have burned Diamond Ranch in Happy Valley...Indians have captured over 400 horses...Troops and supplies are greatly needed...report the mountain full of Indians...They are in hot pursuit of the Ban... See More  

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675637

Indian troubles in the West...

Item #675637

June 27, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 27, 1878  The front page has: "The Indian War" "Colonel Bernard's Attack a Decided Success" and: "Additional Particulars" then: "A Large Camp of Squaws and Non-combatants" "with: "A Formidable Contest Impending--Disaffection of the Whole Indian Population--Chief Moses on the War Path".

Four pages... See More  

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675635

Klamath Indians are getting restless for war...

Item #675635

June 29, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 29, 1878  The front page has; "The Indian War" "Later From Oregon--The Klamath Indians Growing Restless" mentioning in part: "...from Oregon is that the Klamath braves are getting restless, and are eager to join in the war. They have already commenced murdering settlers and stealing stock..." with more.

Four pages, archival ... 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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675633

Elizabeth Cady Stanton shines at the Woman's Suffrage National Convention...

Item #675633

January 10, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Jan. 10, 1878  



* National American Woman Suffrage Association



The front page has half a column taken up with: "Woman's Suffrage National Convention" with a nice account of the meeting in Washington, D.C. One bit mentions: "...None of the long speeches thus far, except those of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mrs. Hooker, have risen above m... See More  

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675628

Edison refutes a report that his light is a failure...

Item #675628

April 25, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, April 25, 1879  



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Electric light bulb a failure ?




Near the top of the front page is: "Edison's Electric Light" concerning mistruths that his light: "...was known to be a failure..." according to a London Times report. Thomas Edison refutes the report, with some detail.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the... See More  

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675627

On an interview with Sitting Bull...

Item #675627

July 03, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 3, 1879  Near the bottom of the front page is: "Sitting Bull" "The Herald Prints a Sensational Story". It mentions in part: "...prints...interview...just from Sitting Bull's camp...reciting the story of their wrongs under the treaty of 1868; furnishing new particulars of the Custer massacre..." and more.

Four pages, a bi... See More  

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675625

Murder of the Shellenbach brothers by renegade Apache Indians...

Item #675625

August 07, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Aug. 7, 1879  The front page has over half a column taken up with: "Arizona" "The Murder of the Shellenbach Brothers by Renegade Apaches". The article is quite detailed.

Four pages, some archival strengthening at the margins, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

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675624

Tombstone maintains its reputation...

Item #675624

September 12, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Sept. 12, 1879  



* Tombstone, Arizona murders



The front page has: "Arizona Items" which has reports from Tombstone, noting in part: "The Tombstone section is keeping hip ts reputation in cutting & shooting...Thos. Bridge, who was stabbed on August 10th while playing a game of cards in Clark & Miffin's saloon, died...A shooting ... See More  

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675622

On the Battle of Milk Creek & the Meeker Incident...

Item #675622

October 02, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 2, 1879  



* Meeker Massacre

* Battle of Milk Creek

* United States Army

* White River Utes - Indians




Most of the first column is take up with reports under: "New Indian Outbreak" "Disaster to Major Thornburgh's Command--Three Companies of Cavalry Ambuscaded--Major Thornburg and Other Officers Killed--Captains Payne and Price ... See More  

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675618

Trouble with the Western Indians...

Item #675618

October 08, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 8, 1879  The front page has several reports on the Indian Situation, including: "The Ute Outbreak" "The Agent at White River and All the Employees Massacred" "Freighters Murdered" "Letter From Price--The Troops Holding Out Well" and: "A Panic Throughout Colorado".

Four pages, a bit fragile but in nice con... See More  

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675616

The Ute Indian War...

Item #675616

October 15, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 15, 1879  The front page has: "The Ute War" "After Murdering Our Soldiers They Want to be Let Alone" "Scene at White River Agency--Frightful Atrocities".

This rather detailed account of trouble with the Indians takes over a full column.

Four pages, some archival strengthening near the margins, a bit fragile but in nice cond... See More  

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675614

The Apache Indian War... The Utes of Colorado...

Item #675614

October 17, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 17, 1879  The front page has: "A Formidable Apache War - Large Bodies of Well Armed Warriors in Morton" "This is followed by: "Terrible Apache Depredations in the Rio Grande Valley--A General War Opened--Volunteers Defeated--Forty People Murdered in the Last Five Days".

And this is followed guy: "The Colorado Utes" &quo... See More  

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675600

Indian trouble in the West...

Item #675600

July 12, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 12, 1878  The front page has an article: "The Indian War" The Hostiles Whipped Into the Mountains" concerning the General Howard and the Indian tribes of the Columbia Valley in Oregon.

Also on the ftpg: "Our Red Wards" "A Council with Red Cloud" datelined from the Red Cloud Agency.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the sp... See More  

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675599

Indian trouble in the West...

Item #675599

July 16, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 16, 1878  The front page has an article: "The Indian War" A Sharp Fight Near Cayuse Station--The Hostiles to be Attacked in Force--Our Gallant Bernard in the Front, as Usual--Warm Work Expected".

Also on the ftpg: "Our Red Wards" "A Council with Red Cloud" datelined from the Red Cloud Agency.

Four pages, a bit fragile ... See More  

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675584

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877... The Indian War in Montana..

Item #675584

July 22, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 22, 1877  Nearly  three columns of the front page are taken up with a fine account of the Pittsburgh Railroad Strike of 1877, part of the larger Great Railroad Strike which resulted in over 100 deaths including women & children. The incidents followed repeated reductions in wages and sometimes increases in workload by railroad companies, during a... See More  

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675583

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877...

Item #675583

July 24, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 24, 1877 



* Great railroad strike

* Riots in many cities




Over three columns of the front page are taken up with a fine account of the Pittsburgh Railroad Strike of 1877, part of the larger Great Railroad Strike which resulted in over 100 deaths including women & children. The incidents followed repeated reductions in wages and sometimes increas... See More  

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675571

John Taylor is Brigham Young's successor...

Item #675571

September 11, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Sept. 11, 1877  The front page has: "Salt Lake" "John Taylor Succeeds Brigham" with the account noting in part: "...John Taylor, Senior Apostle, and acting President of the Twelve, was unanimously sustained in that position...".

Four pages, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

Item from Catalog 340 (released for March, 2024)

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$95.00
675566

Pair of issues on the Big Springs train robbery...

Item #675566

September 20, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Sept. 20 and 28, 1877 



* Union Pacific Big Springs robbery

* Old West outlaw - train robber Sam Bass




A pair of issues with the front page of the 20th including over a full with reports of the Big Springs train robbery of the Union Pacific Railroad, with heads including: "Great Train Robbery" "Express Train on the Union Pacific Railroad St... See More  

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675561

President Rutherford B. Hayes' message to Congress...

Item #675561

October 17, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 17, 1877 



* Rare & early from Southern California

* President Rutherford B. Hayes




Among the front page articles is: "The President's Message" to Congress, taking nearly two columns and signed in type by him: R. B. Hayes.

Four pages, some archival strengthening at the margins, a bit fragile but in nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
675525

Death of anti-slavery publisher William Lloyd Garrison...

Item #675525

May 28, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California May 28, 1879  The front page includes: "Death Of Lloyd Garrison", who was publisher of the famous anti-slavery newspaper 'The Liberator'. Much on his life.

Four pages, tiny binding indents at the blank spine, slightly fragile, very nice condition.

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$38.00
675524

Objection to the Chinese in California...

Item #675524

June 11, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California June 11, 1879 



* Rare & early from Southern California



The front page includes: "The Chief Objection To Chinese" and: "The Old Abolitionists" is a reflection on those of the past, with the recent death of William Lloyd Garrison.

Another ftpg. item: "At Grayson, Kentucky, a farmer named Jones attempted to take a prostitute int... 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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675502

An Apache raid...

Item #675502

February 06, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 6, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "An Apache Raid at Old Camp Crittenden--Ten Men Reported Killed". Other news of the day.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition. A bit fragile so should be handled carefully.

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675501

Massacre of settlers by the Apaches...

Item #675501

February 07, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 7, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "The Massacre of Settlers in the Sonoita by Apaches--Special Message in the Territorial Legislature by Gov. Safford--The Recent Military Administration Sharply Criticized--Immediate Action Necessary".

This is followed by: "Sonora" "General Mariscal Establishing His Au... See More  

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675497

Regarding John D. Lee's confession on the Mountain Meadows Massacre...

Item #675497

April 11, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, April 11, 1877 



* John D. Lee confession (execution)

* Mountain Meadows Massacre




Among the front page articles: "The Mormons--John D. Lee's Last Confession" which mentions in part: "...in regard to the last confession of John D. Lee, the Mountain Meadows murderer...The affiant also says that in the confession as published by Howard, s... See More  

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675495

John Clum and the 'renegade' Apaches... Death of Parson Brownlow...

Item #675495

May 04, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, May 4, 1877  Among the front page articles: "Arizona" "Agent Clum Completely Successful in Hunting up the Renegade Apaches--Latest Sonora News". Clum is John Clum who would go on to publish the famous newspaper Tombstone Epitaph. and more.

Also on the ftpg. is a lengthy article: "Death of Parson Brownlow" "A Sketch of His Pr... See More  

Item from Catalog 339 (released for February, 2024)

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$43.00
675494

The Mormon rebellion...

Item #675494

May 10, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, May 10, 1877  Among the front page articles: "UTAH" "The Rebellious Latter-Day Saints--Belligerent Talk in the Tabernacle" and more.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition. A bit fragile so should be handled carefully.

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$37.00
675493

The Mormon rebellion...

Item #675493

May 16, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, May 16, 1877  Among the front page articles: "UTAH" "The Mormon Rebellion--Alarm Among the Gentiles" and more.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition. A bit fragile so should be handled carefully.

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$45.00
675492

Situation with the Mormons...

Item #675492

May 24, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, May 24, 1877  Among the front page articles: "UTAH" "No Danger of any Outbreak, According to 'The Tribune's' Correspondent" and more.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition. A bit fragile so should be handled carefully.

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$37.00
675490

The Mormon trials...

Item #675490

June 07, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 7, 1877  Among the front page articles: "UTAH" "The Mormon Trials" "The Stories Lately Published Contradicted by Gentile Residents" and more.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition. A bit fragile so should be handled carefully.

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$38.00
675489

A boasting Sitting Bull...

Item #675489

June 17, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 17, 1877 



* Rare & early from Southern California

* Chief Sitting Bull




Among the front page articles are: "Sitting Bull" "He Seeks Shelter in the British Possessions and Boasts of His Many Victories" "A Conference Held with the Wily Chief" and more.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally goo... See More  

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$38.00
674526

Red Bluff, California....

Item #674526

March 18, 1876

THE DAILY PEOPLE'S CAUSE, Red Bluff, California, March 18, 1876 



* Rare old West publication



An interesting title from Northern California. Quite scarce as well, as we only have 3 issues. Various news of the day both local & national, with a wealth of advertisements as well.

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

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$54.00
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
671596

Shot down in a saloon... Founder of gold in California...

Item #671596

September 22, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 22, 1884 



* James W. Marshall - California gold fame



This title always had a wealth of typically Western-themed reports as well as ads.

Page 2 has: "Slain In A Saloon" "A Grandson of Henry Clay Shot by a Louisville Alderman" "Shot Through the Heart--Drunken Ruffians--A Rancher Killed--A Texan Murderer Arrested in Georgia" as... See More  

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671513

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #671513

September 21, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Sept. 21, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



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, several of ... 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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