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656405

Making a living lecturing on the outlaw Jesse James...

Item #656405

June 07, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, June 7, 1882  Keeping in mind that Jesse James was killed in nearby St. Joseph just 2 months previous, page 4 has an article: "The James Lecture". The article talks of the ethics of making a living by speaking about Jesse James, and including members of James' family as part of the presentation. One bit notes: "...That the widow should se... See More  

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$47.00
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
656400

On the Younger brothers, the Wild West outlaws...

Item #656400

October 11, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Oct. 11, 1876  Page 5 has half a column taken up with: "THE YOUNGERS" "Interview With Their Brother-in-Law, Richard S. Hall" "Facts of Interest Concerning the Far-Famed Bandits--Affecting Meeting Between the Brothers and Their Sister, in Prison". Interesting reading concerning the infamous outlaws the Younger brothers (see).

O... See More  

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$59.00
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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$49.00
656383

Death of Cochise, the Apache Indian chief...

Item #656383

June 15, 1874

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 15, 1874 



* Tribal Chief Cochise death (1st report)

* Chiricahua Apaches - Indians




Page 7 has: "Obituary - Cochise, the Indian Chief" noting in part: "...announces that Cochise, the famous Indian chief, died on Tuesday last in Arizona. He had been sick a long time, and feeling satisfied that he was afflicted by witchcraft, he refused to let the doc... See More  

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$57.00
656224

Chasing after Jesse James...

Item #656224

November 30, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Nov. 30, 1876  Page 4 has a small item: "On Jesse James' Heels" has some details on those who are after him. The front page has a report concerning: "The Fiendish Atrocities Perpetrated in Louisiana" "Testimony which Will Cause the World to Shutter" with more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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$44.00
656169

Report of the death of Jesse James...

Item #656169

April 05, 1882

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, April 5, 1882 



* Outlaw Jesse James assassination



Page 2 has a brief & quite inconspicuous report reading: "Great satisfaction is expressed in western Missouri over the shooting of Jesse James, the noted bandit. It is said that the shooting was the result of an agreement between Ford and Governor Crittenden to the effect that James was either to be ca... See More  

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$64.00
655491

A "cute" little Colorado Springs newspaper...

Item #655491

February 07, 1892

THE EDGEWOOD SUN, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 7, 1892  



* Rare title



I wouldn't use the term "cute" to describe many newspapers but I think it fits here. Four pages & measuring just 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, it has advertisements, promotional & news tidbits, and various witticisms.

A volume one issue of a little paper that lasted for just 2 1/2 years. T... See More  

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$33.00
655490

What the death of Jesse James has meant to the "romance" of Western outlaws...

Item #655490

May 07, 1883

NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1883  Page 4 has a lengthy & interesting editorial headed: "The Growing Crop of Bandits" which begins: "The death of Jesse James and the disintegration and overthrow of his band of distinguished robbers were very naturally regarded by railway travelers & bankers as events of great importance..." with much more on the career of Jesse James and... See More  

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$58.00
655297

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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$188.00
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
654491

Nice prints of Buffalo Bill and Texas Jack...

Item #654491

April 08, 1873

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, April 8, 1873 



* Buffalo Bill & Texas Jack illustrations - prints

* Famous frontier scouts appearing on stage




This is the very famous folio size newspaper known for its huge & great graphics. An inside page shows various: "Glimpses of the Spring Fashions." But the prime appeal of this issue would be on the back page, which contains three n... See More  

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$135.00
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
654134

Reporting the death of outlaw Jesse James...

Item #654134

April 04, 1882

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, April 4, 1882



* Jesse James assassination

* Robert & Charles Ford

* St. Joseph, Missouri




Near the bottom of the front page is a small report headed: "Vengeance on Train Robbers" which reports: "The city is wild with excitement over the death of Jesse James. The fear of his vengeance has restricted the people from taking extreme action against a... See More  

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$116.00
654133

Jesse James & the Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #654133

July 19, 1881

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 19, 1881



* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery

* Winston, Daviess County, Missouri




Page 2 begins with a quite lengthy account of what was the infamous Rock Island Railroad robbery by the James Gang. It is headed: "The Great Train Robbery" and begins: "Charles Murray...was the messenger of the U.S. Express Compa... See More  

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$166.00
653745

An ad for the O.K. Corral... In a Tombstone newspaper...

Item #653745

April 30, 1886

THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Pima County, Arizona, April 30, '86 (1886)



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable




This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang. I would almost suggest that this titl... See More  

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$698.00
653178

Tombstone Epitaph shortly after the gunfight at the OK Corral...

Item #653178

December 04, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, Dec. 4, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Post 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 this town in po... See More  

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$2,275.00
653062

Navajo Indians of New Mexico cause problems...

Item #653062

September 17, 1906

ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Sept. 17, 1906  Perhaps not unexpected from territorial Arizona (statehood in 1912) but later than one would expect: "NAVAJO INDIANS ON A RAMPAGE; LEAVE NEW MEXICO RESERVATION RAID CATTLE, TERRORIZE THE PEOPLE" .

Eight pages, irregular at the blank spine, good condition.

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$39.00
652873

A Cheyenne wants a dead commissioner...

Item #652873

September 17, 1875

MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, Sept. 17, 1875  The top of a ftpg. middle column has heads: "THE INDIANS" "Progress f the Work o the Commissioners at Red Cloud Agency--Reward for Gallant Service" "A Cheyenne Wants a Dead Commissioner--The Threat Creates Considerable Excitement". The text takes nearly an entire column.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine and a sma... See More  

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$35.00
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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$195.00
652667

Early Washington territorial newspaper...

Item #652667

August 12, 1873

THE SEMI-WEEKLY ARGUS, Port Townsend, Washington Territory, August 12, 1873 



* Rare Old West title 

* Territorial original




Quite early from Washington, and 16 years before it became a state! Half of the front page is taken up with ads including one for the "Seattle Brewery".  with news on pages 1 & 2.

Four pages of small folio size measuring 9 by 12 3/4 inches... See More  

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$75.00
652264

From Arizona 19 years before statehood...

Item #652264

November 07, 1893

ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, Nov. 7, 1893



* Rare old West title

* Maricopa County




This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 19 years before it joined the Union. Varied news reports both local & national with a nice wealth of ads as well, many of which are illustrated.

Among the articles; "He Wanted to Be A Gambler" "A City'sRuin" "A Shipment of Dynamite ... See More  

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$43.00
651183

From territorial New Mexico...

Item #651183

January 11, 1901

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL-DEMOCRAT, New Mexico, Jan. 11, 1901 



* New Mexico Territory



Actually a territorial newspaper as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. Eight pages, typical news & ads of the day, very nice condition.

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$77.00
651133

A hanging gone bad...

Item #651133

September 01, 1876

WEEKLY GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, St. Louis, Sept. 1, 1876  The ftpg. includes: "Chocked To Death--Sickening Scenes at an Execution in Ohio--The Murderer of Col. Dawson Strangled--One Rope Breaks, but  Second Does the Work..." which begins: "The most disgusting  execution ever seen in this state occurred at Dayton to day...". Also: "Mob Rule--Ripley County, Mo., Infest... See More  

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$29.00
651022

Territorial New Mexico...

Item #651022

December 20, 1898

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, Dec. 20, 1898 



* Rare title



A territorial issue as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. Typical news and advertisements of the day. Four pages with archival mends criss-crossing pages 2 & 3. Some edge and fold wear.... See More  

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$42.00
651010

First of this title we have offered...

Item #651010

March 07, 1901

THE FARMINGTON HUSTLER, New Mexico, March 7, 1901 



* Rare territorial issue

* San Juan County




A quite scarce title, in fact the first we have discovered. This lasted but two years before merging with the Times to become the "Farmington Times-Hustler". "Union List Of Serials" notes that no institution in the country has any issues from this year. 

Farmington is... See More  

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$158.00
650930

Great baseball report... After the Comanche Indians...

Item #650930

May 22, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 22, 1875  Near the top of the back pagte is; "THREE  TO ONE" "Western Muscle Yields to Red Stocking Skill" "Sweazy's Pony Team Achieves a Brilliant Victory" which is a quite lengthy & detailed baseball game report taking an entire column. 

Also on the bkpg: "After the Comanches" "Lt. Bullis in the Fi... See More  

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$32.00
650649

From territorial Arizona...

Item #650649

October 06, 1879

DAILY ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, Oct.6, 1879 



* Very rare Old West title



Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this is among our last. And it is a volume one issue from the Territory of Arizona as it did not become a state until 1912.

A nice assortment of news articles and ads with page 2 having an ad for the famous "Delmonico Re... See More  

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$155.00
650417

From territorial Albuquerque...

Item #650417

November 08, 1898

ALBUQUERQUE MORNING DEMOCRAT, New Mexico, Nov. 8, 1898 



* Before joining the Union



Actually a territorial newspaper as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. We've offered a number of titles from Albuquerque but this (and a few others) is the first of this title to come into our inventory.

Eight pages, minimal wear at the central fold, very nice condition.... See More  

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$89.00
650413

From territorial Albuquerque...

Item #650413

November 02, 1898

ALBUQUERQUE MORNING DEMOCRAT, New Mexico, Nov. 2, 1898 



* Before joining the Union



Actually a territorial newspaper as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. We've offered a number of titles from Albuquerque but this (and a few others) is the first of this title to come into our inventory.

Eight pages, small wear hole at fold juncture of front leaf, two cut outs from the bac... See More  

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$64.00
650408

A ghost town in New Mexico Territory...

Item #650408

March 17, 1911

THE CUERVO CLIPPER, Cuervo, Guadalupe County, New Mexico, March 17, 1911 



* Rare ghost town publication



Essentially a ghost town today having been split by interstate 40, and from when New Mexico was still a territory as it did not gain statehood until 1912. The entire county has less than 4700 in population.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$96.00
649949

A newspaper from the ghost town of Austin, Nevada...

Item #649949

February 14, 1883

DAILY MORNING DEMOCRAT, Austin, Lander County, Nevada, Feb. 14, 1883  Sometimes unusual incidents are the reason good things happen. Such is the case with Austin. The town was actually discovered in 1862 by a horse belonging to a W. H. Talbott. The horse accidentally kicked up a piece of quartz containing gold & silver. Talbott sent the piece to Virginia City for assay, staked out a claim... See More  

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$58.00
649562

Mrs. Jesse James on tour as a novelty attraction...

Item #649562

March 11, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, March 11, 1884 



* re. Outlaw Jesse James



Page ten has a nice article: "Mrs. Jesse James" "The Bandit's Wife One of the Attractions of a Pittsburg Dime Museum" which begins: "Among the attractions in the city now seeking public admiration is a lady who claims to be the widow of the notorious outlaw, Jesse  James. She is now trav... See More  

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$38.00
649555

Great account of an attempted bank robbery in 1884 Texas...

Item #649555

March 27, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, March 27, 1884  Page 2 has over half a column taken up with: "TEXAS BANDITS" "Bold Attempt to Rob a Bank at Wichita Falls" "One of the Robbers Shot Dead by a Ranger and Another Captured--A Book Agent's Peril". A great article, beginning: "At 3:30 p.m. to-day occurred here one of the most daring attempts at bank robbery this coun... See More  

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$36.00
649554

Dakota Territory marshal killed by a desperado...

Item #649554

April 10, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 10, 1884  The top of a page 3 column has heads: "CRIMINAL CALENDAR" "A Dakota Town Marshal Killed by a Desperado" "Murder of a Missouri Farmer--Blowing an Express Safe--Brutal Murder of a Child." The first report begins: "Hank Lewis, a notorious desperado, keeping a saloon, murdered City Marshal J. Pierce early this morning...... See More  

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$38.00
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
649540

No pardon for outlaw Dick Liddil...

Item #649540

February 04, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 4, 1884 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Dick Liddil pardon ?




Page 2 has a great article on the notorious outlaw Dick Liddil with column heads: "DICK LIDDELL" "A Pardon Denied the Late Bandit by Governor Crittenden" "Effect of the Executive's Action on the Frank James Trial--Incompetency of Liddell's Testimony i... See More  

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649539

Gunfight with a desperado in Colorado...

Item #649539

February 08, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 8, 1884 



* Old West street gun fight



Page 3 has a great item from the lore of the Old West: "Battle With A Cowboy" "Desperate Encounter in the Streets of Montrose, Colorado" with some nice detail of the shooting of the town marshal.

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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$36.00
649390

Chasing the train robber Sam Bass...

Item #649390

May 01, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 1, 1878 



* The hunt for Sam Bass

* American train robber & outlaw




The bottom of page 3 has a small item: "A Fight With Train Robbers"  datelines from Texas & noting in part: "...sheriff of Denton County & a posse with Peak's Rangers chased the train robbers Sam Bass, Frank Jackson and Bill Underwood from Denton Cross Tim... See More  

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649388

A year of outlawry... The Younger brothers...

Item #649388

May 13, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 13, 1878  The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "A BOY'S BLUFF" "The Veritable Bandit of the Wabash Bagged' "His Desperate Struggle With Five of His Pursuers" "Deputy Sheriff Cleary Again Shot by the Desperado" "Exiting Adventures During a Year of Outlawry" "The Youngers Preparing to Bid Adieu to Stillwat... See More  

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649385

Deadwood and Sidney described...

Item #649385

May 27, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 27, 1878 



* Sidney, Nebraska & Deadwood, South Dakota



The ftpg. has column heads: "HE NEW EL DORADO" "Sights & Incidents During a Trip to the Black Hills" "Sidney and Deadwood Described by an Observant Traveler". A very descriptive article on Deadwood and Sidney, the latter being in Nebraska. Sidney is described in part... See More  

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$58.00
649361

Buffalo Bill endorses snake oil...

Item #649361

June 02, 1892

FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachuetts, June 2, 1892  The bottom of the front page has a illustration captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody - 'Buffalo Bill' " which is essentially an endorsement by him of a patent medicine. He had become: "...afflicted with malaria. Knowing the virtues of Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, Mr. Cody sent...for this wonderful Indian remedy, & after using ... See More  

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$42.00
649290

From Reno, Nevada... Famous town of the Wild West...

Item #649290
(5) RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Nevada, early 1880's. A lot of five issues, all are complete and are in very nice condition.  Great to have from this well-known town from the "Old West".

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$95.00
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
649257

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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$39.00
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.

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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
648530

Dalton Gang & the Red Rock train robbery...

Item #648530

June 03, 1892

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 3, 1892 



* Red Rock, Oklahoma

* The Dalton Gang

* Train robbery




The front page has an item headed: "An Express Train Held Up" "Two Hundred Shots Exchanged Between The Robbers And The Express Messengers". The report includes: "Train robbers held up the s9outhbound Chicago & Galveston passenger train on the Santa Fe...Just as the train... See More  

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$92.00
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