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643168

Lengthy article on Thomas Edison...

Item #643168

August 24, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 24, 1878 



* Thomas Alva Edison



Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "TOM EDISON" "The Great Electrician Among the Wires in the Western Union Offices" "A Great Invention by Which an Army Can Annihilate Its Enemy" "What He Thinks About Sun-Stroke and Its Causes".



Complete in 12 pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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642988

Rare and very early from the "Alaska Territory"...

Item #642988

June 04, 1887

THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, June 4, 1887 



* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue



Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by ten years.

The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day, being four pages of small folio size (measures 13 by 20 in.)... See More  

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642987

First of this title we have had from the Washington Territory...

Item #642987

July 13, 1883

DEMOCRATIC STATE JOURNAL, Dayton, Columbia County, Washington (Territory), July 13, 1883 



* Rare Old West title



This is a volume 1 issue of a title we have never had before from Washington, 6 years before it would become a state. "Union List of American  Newspapers" notes that it lasted for just 2 years, with just 5 issues held by one institution and scattered issues by a... See More  

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642584

Great title for a Northwest newspaper...

Item #642584

August 24, 1882

THE NEW NORTHWEST, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 24, 1882  A great title for a newspaper from this part of the country in the 19th century. Among the articles are: "Coastward Wanderings Continued" "Letter From Lafayette" "Our Schools" "Practical Politics" "A Man's Requirements" & much more. A great wealth of ads as well.

Eight pages, some sm... See More  

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639195

Great train robbery report, but it was the wrong one...

Item #639195

September 26, 1893

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Sept. 26, 1893  The ftpg. has a nice, full column report on a train robbery headed at the top: "ON THE WRONG TRAIN" "Express Robbers in Missouri Who Didn't Know It Was Loaded" "Successful Trick of the Authorities" "Sent Out a Dummy Train in Charge of Well Armed Officers" "Desperate Battle Waged in the Dark" &... See More  

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639172

Classic 'Wild West' report concerning outlaws...

Item #639172

March 29, 1899

THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Penna., March 29, 1899  Page 2 has over half a column headed: "OUTLAW'S CONFESSION" "May Save Two Innocents Serving Life Sentences For Murder" "An Organized Band of Robbers" with more. A nice, classic "Wild West" report which implicates the Dalton Gang as well (see).

Four pages, evenly toned, some minor margin tears, sho... See More  

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638796

Hangings of three murderers, with much detail...

Item #638796

June 19, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, June 19, 1875  Over half of the front page is taken up with reports on the hanging  executions of  3 criminals, headed: "THE GALLOWS" "Yesterday Proves a Black Friday for Three Murderers" "National Burgess Executed at Effingham, Ills." "Bad Case for John Casey at Paris, Ills." "Austin Hill Passes Through the Vall... See More  

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638795

Hangings of three murderers, with much detail...

Item #638795

June 26, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, June 26, 1875  Over half of the front page is taken up with incredible detail on the hanging of three murders, with column heads: "THE GIBBET" "Three Murderers Meet an Ignominious Fate" "Wagner and Gordon Hung at Thomaston, Maine' "Henry Costley Executed Near Boston" "Gordon Attempts to Cheat the Gallows by Suicide" &q... See More  

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638761

Vigilance Committee in Texas... The Mollie Maguires...

Item #638761

November 18, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 18, 1883  Page 3 has: "Lawlessness In Texas" "Vigilance Committees Recommended  by the Dallas Grand Jury" and also: "Mollie Maguires" "Mooney, the Convict, Relates His Connection with the Band" "A Society of Assassins--The Murder of Mining Superintendents--Shadowed by Detectives".

Twenty pages, a few minor ... See More  

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638659

Reports from the Wild West...

Item #638659

November 09, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 9, 1884  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 than found in eastern newspapers. Page 2 begins with: "A CARNIVAL OF CRIME" "A Bloody Battle in the Streets of a Texas Town" "Half a Dozen Murders in as Many Different Dan... See More  

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638658

Gamblers from the Wild West...

Item #638658

November 09, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 9, 1884  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 than found in eastern newspapers.

Page 7 has: "Frontier Gamblers" "The Games & Dealers of the Wild Southwest" & more. An interesting article on one of the iconic profe... See More  

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638648

The hostile Apache Indians...

Item #638648

July 12, 1885

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 12, 1885  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 than found in eastern newspapers.

Page 3 has over column headed: "HOSTILE APACHES" "Texans Indignant Over a Proposition Looking to Their Settlement in Greer County" "A K... See More  

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638643

Shooting Apache scouts...

Item #638643

August 15, 1885

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 15, 1885 



* Apache Wars



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 than found in eastern newspapers.

Page 4 has: "Shooting Apache Scouts - Lieut Davis' Method of Dealing with Treacherous Redskins", a report from New Mexico. Als... See More  

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638641

Front page article on Lillie Langtry... Notre Dame University...

Item #638641

August 24, 1885

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 24, 1885 



* Lily Langtry

* Notre Dame University




The front page has an interesting article titled: "Lily Langtry - The Lonsdale-Chetwynd Quarrel" which takes close to half a column. A subhead is: "Mrs. Lingtry's New Play" Langtry was a celebrated actress & producer known for her relationships with noblemen.

Page 3 has a nice a... See More  

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638577

Classic train robbery from the Old West...

Item #638577

September 26, 1893

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 26, 1893 



* Old west style train robbery



The front page has over a column of text headed; "TRAIN ROBBERS TRAPPED" "Police Filled The Cars" 'Two of the Outlaws Killed and Four Captured" "A Bandit Betrays His Fellows" and more. Actually a great report as it reads like a classic train robbery from the Wild West, the text beginn... See More  

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638576

Sitting Bull and his Indians bands...

Item #638576

May 03, 1878

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 3, 1878  The front page has about half a column headed: "Sitting Bull And His Bands" with various subheads including: "Reported Disposition of the Wily Savage to Make Peace--Letters Received by Gen. Miles from Fort Keogh..." and more.

Ten pages, a few minor margin tears, evenly toned, good condition but should be handled carefully.

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637767

Report from the Frank James trial...

Item #637767

April 12, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 12, 1883 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Dick Liddil




The top of pg. 2 has: "MISSOURI'S OUTLAWS" "Dick Liddill's Value as a Witness for the State in the James Trial" "Charley Ford's Opinion of His Testimony--Jail Delivery at Quincy--Burrill in the Penitentiary--Convicted of Libel--Unearthing a Skeleton--The... See More  

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637147

From Arizona 19 years before statehood...

Item #637147

October 11, 1893

ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 11, 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.

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

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637140

Capture of the colorful horse thief Doc Middleton...

Item #637140

July 28, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 28, 1879 



* Doc Middleton gang

* Outlaws - horse thieves




Page 3 has a great "gunslinger" type report from the Old West, headed: "A Frontier Fight" "How Doc. Middleton & Other Border Ruffians Were Routed" "A Desperate Encounter as Described by One of the Captured." This report is very detailed and takes 1 12 colu... See More  

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636572

The trial of Frank James...

Item #636572

June 21, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, June 21, 1883 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial




Page 7 has two-thirds of a column headed: "FRANK JAMES" "The Prosecution Unmasked by the Unexpected Postponement of the Trial" "Mrs. Hite's Presence a Surprise--Dick Liddill on Parole--Craig and Timberlake Too Energetic to Please the Defense" wi... See More  

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635258

Founding the Lick Observatory... Property values in Northern California...

Item #635258

March 01, 1876

WELDON & LEONARD'S REAL ESTATE CIRCULAR & PRICE LIST, San Francisco, California, March 1, 1876 



* Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton founding



The ftpg. has: "Another Monument" which begins: "When James Lick executed his deed of gift, donating his immense property to various benevolent & scientific societies of this state, he provided that $750,000 should be ... See More  

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634212

Bank robbery in the Old West...

Item #634212

October 22, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, October 22, 1890  Just what we hope to find on the front page of a newspaper from the Old West is in this issue: "Daring Robbery" "The Watchman Gagged & Bound and $2000 Secured" with some details. Not a lengthy nor conspicuous report, but great to have in this title.

Other news of the day with many interesting adve... See More  

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633688

Brothers in crime: the Hildebrands... Thomas Edison...

Item #633688

August 31, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 31, 1878 



* Outlaw Bill Hildebrand

* Southeast Missouri Bushwhacker

* Inventor Thomas Edison




The top of page 3 has heads including: "BRED IN THE BONE" "Bill Hildebrand Following in Sam's Footsteps" which begins: "William Hildebrand, a brother of the renowned Missouri desperado, Sam Hildebrand, following the apparent instinct ... See More  

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633486

Nice Phoenix newspaper from the 1890's...

Item #633486

October 27, 1895

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 27, 1895 



* Rare old West title

* Maricopa County




Difficult to find 19th century newspapers from Phoenix but here is one. This was published 17 years before Arizona statehood.

Various news & ads of the day including "Colonization Scheme...For the Establishment of a Colony...Of European People on Lands Near Tucson, in Arizona Territory" ... See More  

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633251

Early from this Northern California town...

Item #633251

February 28, 1873

PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, Feb. 28, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Sonoma County




This town is in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. A quite early title with a wealth of various local and national news of the day, and an interesting wealth of advertisements, many of which have the "typical Old West" look to them.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition... See More  

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633003

Early report on Jesse & Frank James...

Item #633003

February 02, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, Feb. 2, 1875 



* Early Jesse & Frank James gang



Page 2 has over half a column taken up with a report headed: "The James Boys" "Sketch of the Parties Who Have Been Captured--Some New Facts & Some More Guesses" being an interesting article on their pursuit and concerning some of their confederates. An early report on the James br... See More  

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632819

Bob Dalton involved in a jail fight...

Item #632819

October 23, 1894

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Oct. 23, 1894  Page 2 has a rather small item: "Outlaws Fight In Jail" noting in part: "A desperate fight occurred here in the jail between Eli Levy, Chulee Star and Bob Dalton, all of whom were under sentence of death..." with a bit more (see).

Eight pages, evenly toned, partially loose at the spine, is fragile & must be handled car... See More  

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632119

Nice report on the Bill Cook gang...

Item #632119

October 24, 1894

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 1894  The top of page 2 has column heads: "MANY OUTLAWS LOOSE" "The Cook Gang Doing Wholesale Robbery in the West" "Aquia Creek Booty Recovered" plus various subheads. The text takes over a full column. The great article begins: "The latest performance in the grand carnival of crime which is now holding the boards ... See More  

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631762

Train robbers have an easy job of it...

Item #631762

April 15, 1892

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, April 15, 1892  The top of the front page has an interesting article headed: "ROBBED A TRAIN WITH EASE" "Three Men Hold Up an Express Seventy Miles from New Orleans" "They Didn't Have to Fire A Shot" "Glitter of Their Revolvers Induced the Engineer, Fireman and Express Messenger to Surrender Without a Struggle--Bloodhounds ... See More  

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631453

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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631002

The hanging of Captain Jack & others...

Item #631002

October 04, 1873

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 4, 1873 



* Captain Jack execution 

* Lava Beds War 

* Modoc Indians 




The top of page 2 has an article: "Execution of the Modocs" which mentions in part: "...the day fixed by order of the President for the execution of the Modoc prisoners at Fort Klamath, Oregon...hanging of Captain Jack, Boston Charley..." and o... See More  

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630681

From the Oklahoma Territory...

Item #630681

September 06, 1894

THE POND CREEK TRIBUNE, O.T. [Oklahoma Territory], September 6, 1894



* Very rare title



All 19th century newspapers from the Oklahoma Territory are quite scarce. Oklahoma didn't join the Union until 1907. As noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) this title is held by only one institution, as the holdings of the other institution were purchased by us.

A typical newspaper of... See More  

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626678

1875 Bakersfield, California...

Item #626678

March 11, 1875

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Bakersfield, March 11, 1875



* Rare Old West title



An uncommon & early title from this California town.

Four pages, a wealth of ads, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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626167

Lillie Langtry and various crimes...

Item #626167

July 22, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 22, 1883  Among the articles within are: "Chronicles of Crime--A Georgia Hackman's Throat Cut from Ear to Ear" "Fatal Affray Between Farmers" "Telephone Transmitters" "A Child Roasted Alive" "Mrs. Langtry In A New Role" which is about the famed Lillie Langtry.

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

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626163

Capture of the outlaw Frank James...

Item #626163

October 15, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 15, 1876 



* Jesse James Gang

* Outlaw Frank captured




The top of page 4 has column heads including: "FRANK JAMES" "The Notorious Outlaw in the St. Louis Calaboose" "The Police of This City Effect the Capture in a Creditable Manner" "Frank Denies His Identity as a James boy--But He is Certainly the Northfield Robber Wounde... See More  

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625501

Nice Phoenix newspaper from the 1890's...

Item #625501

March 21, 1895

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, March 21, 1895 



* Rare Old West title

* Maricopa County




Difficult to find 19th century newspapers from Phoenix but here is one. This was published 17 years before Arizona statehood.

Various news & ads of the day including a column of: "Local Briefs" with small news tidbits; "Rode With A Skull--Terrible Experience of an Arizona Cowboy Co... See More  

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624731

Comments on the defense of the Jesse James & Younger brothers band of outlaws...

Item #624731

March 13, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, March 13, 1875 



* Jesse James Gang

* Younger Brothers




Page 3 has: "The Jameses and the Youngers" which takes almost an entire column on these outlaws, including in part: "...the course of your contemporary, the St. Louis Dispatch, in relation to the noted outlaws--the James-Younger band...lost no opportunity of espousing the cause of thes... See More  

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624730

Thoughts on the capture of Jesse James...

Item #624730

October 16, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 16, 1876 



* Outlaw Jesse James captured ?



Page 4 has an interesting editorial headed: "Our Outlaws" which begins: "The story of the capture of Jesse James as told in our local columns of yesterday, reads more like a tale of Apulia or Calabria, or a reminiscence...it is also possible that some of the dangers of his capture may have been exagg... See More  

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622762

A rare territorial title from Oklahoma...

Item #622762

April 06, 1900

NORMAN DEMOCRAT-TOPIC, Norman, Oklahoma, April 6, 1900 



* Rare territorial title



This is actually a "territorial" newspaper, as Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, one of only 3 of the contiguous 48 to join the union in the 20th century (New Mexico & Arizona the other two).



Most of the front page is taken up with various news tidbits of both a local and national... See More  

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622485

Rare Johnny Ringo mention in a Tombstone Epitaph...

Item #622485

January 21, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, January 21, 1882 



* Best old West title to be had

* Johnny Ringo mention




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 to... See More  

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621924

Lengthy coverage of the trial of outlaw Frank James...

Item #621924

August 31, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 31, 1883 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial




The top of the front page has column heads: "PROVING AN ALIBI" "The Defense in the James Case Outlines Its Work" "Testimony Adduced that Frank was Not at Winston" "Gen. Joe Shelby Creates a Scene in the Witness Box" "Breakin... See More  

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621515

The notorious Jesse James in St. Louis...

Item #621515

February 28, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 28, 1880  Page 9 has an article headed: "Jesse James" with subheads; "The Notorious Outlaw in St. Louis--He Tells of Short Creek Camp, and How Shepherd Didn't Shoot Him". Very interesting reading (see).

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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621244

With a small broadside "leaflet" issue...

Item #621244

March 05, 1892

THE MERCURY, Coronado, San Diego County, California, March 5, 1892 



* Uncommon title

* Hotel del Coronado fame




A very rare newspaper from this island community in San Diego Bay, famous for the Hotel del Coronado which is its prime feature. Indeed, a pg. 2 item notes: "A visit to San Diego without seeing  the Hotel Del Coronado would be like going to Washington without seeing ... See More  

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620976

Trial of Frank James in a Missouri newspaper...

Item #620976

August 21, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 21, 1883 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial




The top of the front page has column heads: "FRANK JAMES" "The Missouri Bandit Appears in Court at Gallatin" "The Trial Adjourned Until To-Morrow--Mrs. Hite on Hand--Great Interest in the Proceedings" Note that Mrs. Hite was the wife of outlaw &... See More  

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620938

Frank and Jesse James...

Item #620938

April 25, 1882

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, April 25, 1882  Page 2 has half a column of text headed: "Frank Or A Fraud" "Brother of the Dead Bandit at Kansas City" "Sensational Stores of Frank James at St. Joe and Vicinity" "One of the Texas Train Robbers Said to Have Been Captured" " "Frank James Again" "Bagging the Train Robbers" and ... See More  

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$38.00
620482

Small broadside from California...

Item #620482

August 17, 1881

ALAMEDA NEWS, California, August 17, 1881  This is a small broadside "supplement" (printed on one side only) that has a report about a meeting of the "Town Trustees", plus the weekly "Police Report" and other content. Measures 8 by 5 3/8 inches, lightly browned, nice.

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$45.00
620248

Murder trial of bandit Frank James...

Item #620248

August 29, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 29, 1883 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial




The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "In The Last Ditch" "A Dark Day for the Defense in the Trial at Gallatin" "Liddell's Testimony Corroborated by Unimpeachable Witnesses" "Statement of the Blacksmith Who Shod the Bandit's ... See More  

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619707

Seeking the $15,000 reward for the capture of Vasquez...

Item #619707

January 28, 1874

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, Jan. 28, 1874 



* Rare Old West title

* Tiburcio Vasquez




The front page has a bring article: "After The Reward" concerning hopes of earning the $15,000 reward for the capture of the noted outlaw Vasquez (see).

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.... See More  

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$49.00
618882

Early San Diego...

Item #618882

September 01, 1872

SAN DIEGO DAILY WORLD, California, September 1, 1872 



* Old West title



Not just an early newspaper from this famous Southern California city, but a volume one issue as well. A wealth of news of the day, both local and national, plus many advertisements as well.

Complete in four pages in very nice condition.

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$34.00
617251

Sitting Bull described: a powerful savage... The telephone wars...

Item #617251

September 18, 1879

THE AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, Sept. 18, 1879 A article inside has the heading, "One Thing And Another", which states in part: "Sitting Bull is a powerful savage with a massive face-- as big, say, as a ten quart pail--and with plenty of room on it for the display of deep-plowed lines of decision around the mouth". Directly above this article is another which is notew... See More  

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$34.00
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