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Women's Suffrage in 1920....

Item #654585

August 20, 1920

FITCHBURG DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, August 20, 1920


* Woman's Suffrage (19th Amendment)

* about a week prior

The front page has a two line, two column heading: "RATIFICATION OF SUFFRAGE MAY BE RECONSIDERED," with the subhead: "Such is the Statement of Speaker Walker of the Lower Branch of the Tennessee Legislature." A related front page article has: &quo... See More  

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Formal opening of the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #654413

June 02, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 2, 1883  Prints within include: "General Crook's Apache Guide" "General George H. Crook"; a nice print of: "General Crook's Apache Campaign--Crook's Command of White Mountain Apache Scouts...Now in Pursuit of the Apaches in Mexico" ."Tennessee--View of the Drill Ground at Nashville...".

A full ... See More  

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Gordonsville and Yorktown...

Item #654254

August 15, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 15, 1862 

* Rare rebel publication

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, with war reports from the Confederate perspective. The front page includes: "Movements of the Enemy On James River" "From Gordonsville" 'From Yorktown" "Summary Of News". There are also many Acts from the Confederate Cong... See More  

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Preparing for the famous Oklahoma Land Rush...

Item #654072

January 19, 1889

PUBLIC LEDGER, Memphis, Tennessee, Jan. 19, 1889 

* Oklahoma land rush close

* Boomers and Sooners

The front page has a one column head: "The Promised Land" "A Raid 5000 Strong to be Made on Oklahoma".  This is an interesting article on plans for the huge land rush which would occur on April 22. The article mentions Pawnee Bill (see).

Complete in 8 pages, even... See More  

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James H. Meredith shot.. Civil Rights...

Item #653756

June 07, 1966

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 7, 1966

* James Howard Meredith shot

* 1st University of Mississippi African-American student

* Civil Rights march for voting

The front page has a four column headline: "Wounded Meredith Vows: 'A Shall Return' To Miss." with two related photos. (see) 1st report coverage on James Meredith being shot during his Civil Rights march fro... See More  

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The Civil War in Tennessee...

Item #653395

March 12, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 12, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The War In Tennessee" "The Pursuit Of Van Dorn" "The Rear Guard Overtaken" "Reported Escape of Col. Coburn and 2,000 Men" "The New British Piratical Fleet".

Eight pages, uncut, nice condition.

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Reporting on the John Scopes "monkey trial"...

Item #652887

July 07, 1925

NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1925 

* Scopes Monkey Trial

* Dayton, Tennessee 

* William Jennings Bryan 

* Clarence Darrow

 The top of a front page column reports on the historic & controversial Scopes "monkey" trial with: "SCOPES FAILS TO GET FEDERAL INJUNCTION; STATE TRIAL FRIDAY" and subheads: "Judge Gore Rules Tennessee Officers Are Acting in t... See More  

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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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The John Scopes "monkey trial"...

Item #652502

July 08, 1925

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 8, 1925  The top of the first column has heads: "WOULD BAR EVOLUTION BY CONSTITUTION" "Bryan Group is Prepared to Go the Limit" "Adverse Decision to Be Appealed Through" with the text carrying over to page 11. 

This reports on the famous evolution vs. creation trial of teacher John Scopes in Dayton, Tennessee. ... See More  

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Indian troubles...

Item #652396

October 20, 1875

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, Oct. 20, 1875  the ftpg. has: "Indian Affairs - Recommendations of the Commissioners Charged with the Investigation of the Red Cloud Agency". Also: "Holly Springs, Miss." "Speech by General West--Able Review of the Situation--Negroes Joining the Conservative Club...".

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition. Fo... See More  

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina...

Item #651972

April 25, 1862

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1862 

* Elizabeth City, North Carolina 

* Siege of Yorktown, Virginia

* Nashville, Tennessee

This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "Important From Fortress Monroe" "Union Account of the Fight Near Elizabeth City... See More  

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The John Scopes evolution trial...

Item #651944

July 11, 1925

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 11, 1925  The last column of the ftpg. has heads on the famous Scopes "monkey" trial at Dayton, Tennessee: "SEEK TO BAR THE EVIDENCE OF SCIENTISTS" "Prosecution in the Scopes Case Against It" "Its Exclusion Would Shorten Length of Trial" with the text carrying over to page 11.

Twelve pages, a bit irregular at ... See More  

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Union rule at Chattanooga...

Item #651646

October 01, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 1, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Rosecrans' Army" "No Further Demonstrations by the Rebels" "Interesting From the South" "Gillmore's Batteries at Work Again" "Rumored Evacuation by Burnside of East Tennessee" "The Union Rule at Chattanooga" and more.

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Ernest Hemingway wins Nobel Prize....

Item #650912

October 28, 1954

MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR, Tennessee, October 28, 1954

* Ernest Hemingway

* Nobel Prize for Literature

Page 20 has a one column heading: "1954 Nobel Prize To Hemingway" with subhead and photo. (see) First report coverage on famous American writer, Ernest Hemingway, winning the 1954 Nobel Prized in literature.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 40 pag... See More  

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Battle of Chattanooga...

Item #650777

November 30, 1863

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 30, 1863  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Meade's Army" "Fighting On Friday" "The Strength of Our Position" "A Cavalry Engagement on Thursday" "Gen. Meade's Advance" "From Tennessee" "Longstreet Recalled From Knoxville" "A Part o the Town Burned" ... See More  

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Great coverage of the Scopes 'monkey' trial...

Item #650439

July 09, 1925

NEW YORK TIMES, July 9, 1925 

* Scopes Monkey Trial

* Dayton, Tennessee 

* William Jennings Bryan 

* Clarence Darrow

This issue has considerable coverage of the famous John Scopes "monkey trial" with a one column heading at the top of the front page: "BRYAN THREATENS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BAR EVOLUTION" with subheads. (see)

This very famous trial involve... See More  

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Woodhull & Claflin in their libel suit...

Item #648973

March 05, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, March 5, 1874 

* Victoria Woodhull

* Tennessee Celeste Claflin

The back page has: "The Woodhull & Claflin Case" "The Challis Libel Suit Commenced--Two Jurors Obtained" takes close to have a column & begins: "The long-ending trial of Victoria C. Woodhull, Tennie C. Claflin, and Col. James H. Blood, charged with libeling Luther C. Challis ... See More  

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Huge front page map...

Item #648871

April 21, 1863

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1863 The front page has an 11 1/2 by 14 inch map: "IMPORTANT CONTEMPLATED OPERATIONS IN TENNESSEE." "The Great Battle Field of the Rebels Under General Joe Johnston and the Union Forces Under General Rosecrans." Relates heads on pg. 2: "The Coming Struggle" "Tennessee and Its Lines of Operation" "Where the Rebels Have Take... See More  

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Great stock market headline...

Item #648675

November 12, 1929

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, November 12, 1929

* Stock market crash of 1929 (post initial crash)

* Nice front page headline (rare)

* Great Depression at the beginning

This 30 page newspaper has a six column headline on the front page: "Stocks Continue Drop; New Lows Recorded"

with subheads (see images). Nice to have this report on the front page and very unusua... See More  

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1929 stock market crash...

Item #648674

November 14, 1929

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, November 14, 1929 

* Great stock market crash of 1929

The Great depression at the beginning...  Nice headline after initial crash

This 24 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page:

"Market Strength Restores Buying Confidence" with subheads (see photos). Nice to have this report on the front page and very unusual fo... See More  

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Gold discovered in the Black Hills...

Item #648456

June 24, 1875

DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, June 24, 1875 

* Castle Creek - South Dakota

* Black Hills gold discovery

The ftpg. has: "Gold at Black Hill" which has a dispatch beginning: "I have discovered gold in small quantities on the north bend of Castle Creek...About 15 miners have located a camp on the creek above here..." and more.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, ... See More  

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Teaching Evolution Banned...

Item #648082

March 24, 1925

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, March 24, 1925

* Tennessee bans the teachings of human evolution

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Tennessee Bans the Teaching of Evolution; Governor Says the Bible Disproves Theory" First report coverage on Tennessee being the first state to ban evolution teachings that would eventually lead to the famous Scopes' monkey t... See More  

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Much on the military actions of Andrew Jackson, in his own words...

Item #647664

February 26, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 26, 1814  Within its pages is: "Events of the War" which consume nearly 7 of the 16 pages with the latest news from the on-going War of 1812. Among the reports and subheads are: "Vigilance"; a letter signed in type by: James Monroe; "Baltimore Vessels" "Additional Rules for the Recruiting Service"; 3 letters signed i... See More  

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Andy Jackson gets a promotion... Attacking Texas...

Item #647655

June 04, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 4, 1814  Inside has over 6 pages taken up with: "Events of the War" reporting on the on-going War of 1812. Among the reports are a letter from Col. Hawkins concerning the Creek Indian War, plus a lengthier letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson, with more reporting on the Creek War.

Another document is headed: "Traitors" beg... See More  

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From New Orleans from the earliest days of Butler's occupation... Fort Donelson...

Item #647349

February 15, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 15, 1862 

* Rare Confederate title from the deep South

Among the front page item are: "The Federal Raid Up the Tennessee River--Gen. Johnston's Order Disregarded" "What the Morning Journals Say" "Fort Donelson" "The 'Sinews of The War' -- Troubles of the Federal Treasury". There are also 14... See More  

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The Siege of Charleston... The Averill Raid...

Item #646447

December 22, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 22, 1863 

* Charleston SC South Carolina siege

* General William W. Averell raid

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Among the front page items are: "The Averill Raid" "From Northern Virginia" "From East Tennessee--From Northern Georgia--The Siege of Charleston" and other smaller i... See More  

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Andrew Jackson addresses the people of Florida...

Item #643243

November 10, 1821

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 10, 1821  Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "General Jackson" which is his address to the citizens of Florida in which he announces the temporary organization of the government of Florida. This address takes over a full page and is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson, Gov. of the Floridas.

Among the other reports in thi... 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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Actress Grace Moore & Al Capone deaths...

Item #638234

January 27, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 27, 1947

* Grace Moore killed in airplane crash

* Opera singer & actress - Tennessee Nightingale

* Gangster Al 'Scarface' Capone death

The top of the front page has a two column  headline: "GRACE MOORE DIES IN BURNING PLANE; PRINCE ALSO KILLED" with subheads that include: "Crash In Denmark" "Take-Off Mishap Fatal to Sing... See More  

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Falmouth, Virginia... Winchester is evacuated...

Item #636724

November 26, 1862

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Nov. 26, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads are: "THE LATEST NEWS" "Another Bold Dash of the Rebel Cavalry" "They Cross the Potomac..." "Affairs In Tennessee" "Late News From New Orleans" "From General Burnside's Army" "Letter from Falmouth, Va." "An Army on the March" "Appearan... See More  

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John Buchanan Floyd's death...

Item #633600

August 31, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 31, 1863  Among the many ftpg. one column heads on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT REBEL NEWS" "An Attack Upon the Rebel Rifle Pits on Wednesday" "The Shelling of Charleston" "Explosion of Shells in Streets & Warehouses" "Death of John B. Floyd" "Important From New Orleans" "Commerce of the Mississippi&quo... See More  

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee...

Item #633583

November 15, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 15, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Rebels Reported in Force in the Rear of Our Army" "Col. Ford Preparing a Defense" "From the Army of the Potomac" "Retreat of The Rebels at The Front" "Their Rear Guard Driven by Pleasanton" "Indications of an Evacuation of Culpepper" "J... See More  

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Tennessee Centennial at Nashville...

Item #631402

January 16, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 16, 1897  The cover has "The Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Nashville, 1897 -- Bird's Eye View" with accompanying article. Also inside is: "Manufacture of Papier Mache Busts"; "Reno Inclined Elevator at the Brooklyn Bridge";  and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, never bo... See More  

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Alfred A. Taylor death... "War of the Roses"....

Item #630594

November 26, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 26, 1931

* Alfred A. Taylor death

* "War of the Roses" campaign

* Governor of Tennesse

Page 27 has a one column heading: "EX. GOV. ALF TAYLOR OF TENNESSEE DEAD" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Alfred A. Taylor, best known for his "War of the Roses" campaign against his brother for governor of T... See More  

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Nashville, Tennessee Train Collision in 1918.....

Item #629642

July 10, 1918

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, July 10, 1918


* Nashville, TN Train No. 1

* Great train wreck of 1918

This 12 page newspaper has one column headlines the front page:

"RAIL WRECK DEATH TOLL AT LEAST 100" and "Most of Victims of Head-On Collision Near Nashville Negroes on Way yo Powder Plant" with smaller subheads.

Other news of the day with much on Wor
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1955 Spring City, Tennessee School bus & train disaster...

Item #628356

August 23, 1955

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, August 23, 1955

* Spring City, Tennessee 

* Train - school bus wreck disaster 

This 18 page newspaper has a two column headline near the bottom of the front page: "10 Killed, 31 Injured In Tennessee As Freight Train Rams School Bus"

Tells of the freight train that demolished a school bus full of children in Spring City, Tennessee.

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James T. Scales lynching... Pikeville, TN...

Item #628347

November 24, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, November 24, 1944 

* James T. Scales, Pikeville, Tennessee lynching 

* Great World War II coverage 

The back page has one column headings: "YOUTH IS LYNCHED AT A REFORMATORY" "Negro Taken From Tennessee Jail and Shot After Warden's Daughter Is Slain" (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negro teen James T. Scale... See More  

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Illinois Rose Bowl victory in 1947

Item #627993

January 02, 1947

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, January 2, 1947

* Rose Bowl: Illinois Fighting Illini vs. UCLA Bruins

* Orange Bowl: Rice Owls vs. Tennessee Volunteers

* Sugar Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

* Cotton Bowl: Arkansas Razorbacks vs. LSU Tigers

The sport's section (page 25) has a banner headline: "Illinois' Victory Bracketed With Michigan's of 1902" wit... See More  

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Prints of Memphis & vicinity...

Item #626262

September 23, 1871

EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, Sept. 23, 1871  The full ftpg. shows: "Hannah Binding Shoes". Inside has a nice fullpg. print of: "Ratisbon Cathedral" and: "Charles Dickens as Capt. Bobadill" "The Four-in-Hand Club, St. James's St., London. But perhaps the best print is a very nice full page; "A View of Memphis, Tennessee" showing the river as well, wi... See More  

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Park Place building explosion disaster...

Item #622299

August 24, 1891

THE MEMPHIS APPEAL AVALANCHE, Tennessee, August 24, 1891

* Park Place, New York City

* Building explosion disaster

The front page has a a one column heading: "DEAD ! DEAD ! DEAD !" with subheads that include: "Corpse After Corpse in New York" and more. (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise go... See More  

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Negro lynching in 1891 Arkansas

Item #622296

July 20, 1891

THE MEMPHIS APPEAL-AVALANCHE, Tennessee, July 20, 1891

* Dermott, Chicot County, Arkansas

* Negro lynching - lynched - hanging

The front page has a a one column heading: "A SUNDAY LYNCHING" with subheads. (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise good. Somewhat fragile and should be handled carefully.... See More  

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1891 Galveston, Texas hurricane...

Item #622293

July 06, 1891


* Galveston, Texas hurricane disaster

The front page has a a one column heading: "A GALE ON THE GULF" with subheads that include: "Galveston Swept by Wind and Wave" and more. (see) This is not the infamous hurricane of 1900.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, a little margin... See More  

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Charleston, West Virginia train wreck...

Item #622291

July 08, 1891


* Charleston, West Virginia

* Kanawha and Michigan Railroad

* Train wreck disaster

The front page has a a one column heading: "THIRTEEN LIE DEAD" with subheads that include: "The Worst Wreck That Ever Occurred in West Virginia" and more. (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, light bro... See More  

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Bombardment of Ft. Pillow...

Item #619419

May 03, 1862

MOORE'S RURAL NEW YORKER, Rochester, New York, May 3, 1862

* Fort Pillow, Tennessee

* Small diagram

Mostly farm & home-related content but also news of the day, plus several war reports inside, including "Bombardment of Ft. Pillow" which features a small map/diagram of the fort.

Other war related news as well as other topics throughout. Has an ornate masthead. Uncommon ... See More  

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The Battle of Antietam...

Item #618227

September 29, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Sept. 29, 1862  Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Various reports inside include: "Another View of the Question" "Progress & Events of the War" "Tennessee Female Tories" "Casualties in the Sumter Light Guar... See More  

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Yellow Fever epidemic...

Item #618154

July 27, 1879

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 27, 1879

* Yellow fever - jack

* Memphis, Tennessee crisis

The front page has: "THE GRASP OF THE RIVER" "Memphis Rapidly Becoming Deserted" and more.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light browning, minor margin wear, should be handled with care.

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John Webb, Knoxville, Tennessee hanging...

Item #616229

August 14, 1875

THE JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, August 14, 1875

* John C. Webb hanging - execution

* Knoxville TN Tennessee public

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

The front page has a small one column heading: "Murderer Hung" (see)

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

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Negroes lynching in Tennessee...

Item #615568

September 16, 1880

DAILY JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, September 16, 1880

* Robertson County, Tennessee

* Negroes lynchings (1st report)

The front page has an article headed: "'Quiet And Orderly'" "Is the Way Tennessee Lynchers do Their Work" "Wholesale Hanging Of Negro Murderers At Saddlersville, KY." See images for text here.

This issue is not fragile as newsprint back... See More  

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Tazewell, Tennessee...

Item #615567

August 17, 1862

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 17, 1862 

* Tazewell TN Tennessee

* Baton Rouge LA Louisiana

Among the ftpg. Civil War heads are: "Interesting From New Orleans' "The Negro Brigade Controversy Still Pending" "Commerce & Trade Increasing" "General Butler's Measures to Relieve the Poor of New Orleans' "A Grant Melee Between the Police & A... See More  

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On Kit Carson's trusted companion...

Item #615159

May 21, 1881

THE DAILY AMERICAN, Nashville, Tennessee, May 21, 1881 

* Albert H. Pfeiffer death

* Kit Carson

Page 3 has a nice article: "Kit Carson's Companion" "A Picturesque Story of an Old Pioneer" which is actually an article on Col. Albert H. Pfeiffer who had recently died. See the web for much on his life and his relationship with Kit Carson.

Four pages, small address... See More  

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