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684649

Existed for less than one year...

Item #684649

August 31, 1872

PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, Aug. 31, 1872  This is the volume 1, number 12 issue of a title which lasted less than one year. Quite rare as such.

This town is in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a front page article: "A Confederate Leader on Grant" among the man other articles. A wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, never bound nor tr... See More  

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$57.00
684463

From the Old West... Early Colorado...

Item #684463

February 22, 1882

GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado, Feb. 22, 1882 



* Rare Old West title

* Volume 1 issue




An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains.

Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gun... See More  

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$34.00
684408

From Crested Butte, Colorado... Lasted less than 2 years...

Item #684408

November 16, 1881

CRESTED BUTTE REPUBLICAN, Colorado, Nov. 16, 1881 



* Rare Gunnison County title

* Volume I issue




A rare newspaper which lasted for less than two years. The only institutional holding of this title noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) was the Kansas Historical Society but that collection was purchased in its entirety by us.

In the 1860s and 1870s coal and silver mines b... See More  

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$68.00
683447

The Grattan Indian massacre...

Item #683447

September 11, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 11, 1854 



* Grattan Massacre (1st report)

* United States Army

* Lakota Sioux Indians




The front page has an article headed: "Important from Fort Laramie--An Entire Detachment of United States Troops Massacred by the Indians" Early, 1st report coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the... See More  

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$57.00
682791

Fugitive Indians...

Item #682791

January 16, 1879

HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana (Territory), January 16, 1879 



*  The Fort Robinson massacre

*  Molly Maguire Execution




Several articles on Cheyenne Indians in Fort Robinson incident including: "CHEYENNE HOSTILES" with subhead, "Results of the Chase After the Fugitive Band" and "A Bold Break to Escape Captivity. Several Soldiers and Thirty of the Indians... See More  

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$150.00
682785

"Indians Can go Where They Please"... Sitting Bull...

Item #682785

May 22, 1879

HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana (Territory), May 22, 1879 



* Judge Dundy ruling states Indians can go anywhere



Page 5 lists a telegram stating: "Indians Can go Where They Please", after the Judge Dundy ruling in the Standing Bear v. Crook case.  This ruling was: "regarded by the government as a heavy blow to the present Indian system; that if sustained it will prov... See More  

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$225.00
681884

President Teddy Roosevelt's State of the Union address...

Item #681884

December 08, 1908

THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Dec. 8, 1908 



* President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt

* Presidential State of the Union Address




The front page has: "CONGRESS HEARS THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE"., which discussed President Theodore Roosevelt's State of the Union address, the text of which is included in full on page four. The S.O.U takes nearly the entire page,... See More  

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$62.00
681514

Illustrated ad for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show...

Item #681514

May 07, 1885

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 7, 1885  Page 7 has a column-wide ad for: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a likeness of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 314 (released for January, 2022)...

Added to Catalog 314 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$36.00
681230

Promoting the release of the first color Superman comic strip...

Item #681230

November 04, 1939

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, Nov. 4, 1939



* 1st colored superman comic promotion

* Very early & rare item re. this superhero




As most serious collectors of Superman material know, November 5 was the date of the very first Superman color comic strip to appear in Sunday newspapers. It was obviously a great success.

What many may not be aware of is the promotion in advance of the release.

Pa... See More  

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$200.00
680961

Train robbed by tramps...

Item #680961

July 28, 1901

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, July 28, 1901  The ftpg. has a short report: "Tramp Robbers" noting: "Two tramps held up Nels Peterson & Benj. Anderson on the train near Belle Plaine...robbing both & beating Peterson & shooting Anderson. Anderson was then thrown from the train & his head cut off by the wheels."

Eight pages, irregular at the spine, otherwise ... See More  

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680954

The first newspaper published in Modesto, California...

Item #680954

February 25, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Feb. 25, 1881 



* Rare Old West publication



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.

Four pages, large f... See More  

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$52.00
680900

Photo of the Rocky Mountains in the masthead...

Item #680900

September 22, 1911

MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 22, 1911  One of the few newspapers we have seen which has a photograph in the masthead, in this case a photo of the Rocky Mountains.

The front page is part of a continuing article: "Denver's Assets" with a photo.

A volume one issue, 16 pages, 9 by 12 inches, printed on glossy stock newsprint, nice condition.

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$29.00
680784

Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #680784

August 29, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  A large size newspaper of four pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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$38.00
680745

Surrender of the Apache Indians...

Item #680745

May 14, 1873

THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, May 14, 1873  From this town in Northern California just south of the Oregon border. It was once a lumbering town & today the entire city is a state historic landmark with its many Victorian homes, etc.

A typical newspaper of the day with varied news reports & a great wealth of advertisements.

Page 2 has a report beginning: "We have ne... See More  

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$57.00
680742

An uncommon title from this Northern California town...

Item #680742

November 01, 1879

DEMOCRATIC WEEKLY DISPATCH, Ukiah City, California, November 1, 1879  Very nice newspaper from this Northern California town, recently voted the #6 best place to live in the United States. It is rare that we have issues from this city to offer.

Various news and ads of the day. Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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$39.00
680735

Illustrated ad for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show...

Item #680735

October 02, 1885

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 2, 1885  Page 7 contains an advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a nice print of him. Good text on those in the show, with special mention that the show: "...features the Renowned Sioux Chief, Sitting Bull..." with more.

Twelve pages, various browning, should be handled carefully.

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680705

Bank robbery, then robbers caught... Broadside...

Item #680705

September 04, 1878

THE ADVANCE, Red Wing, Minnesota, Sept. 4, 1878  Page 2 has: "Treaty With Indians" which begins: "Generals Howard, Wheaton, Sawhille...met Indian chiefs at Umatilla, Oregon & had a general pow-wow...". Also: "A Missouri Daytime Bank Robbery" which has much on a robbery in Concordia, Minnesota including: "...three men entered the bank...jumped over the co... See More  

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680700

The Dalton Gang is "wiped out"...

Item #680700

October 06, 1892

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Oct. 6, 1892 



* Dalton brothers gang killed

* Coffeyville, Kansas raid




Page 6 has a very nice, and uncommonly lengthy report headed: "The Dalton Gang Wiped Out" "A Desperate Battle In Kansas" "Five Bandits and Four Citizens" with subheads: "Killed in an Encounter at Coffeyville--The Gang Attempted to Rob Tw... See More  

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680696

Dalton Gang & the Red Rock train robbery...

Item #680696

June 02, 1892

DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1892  The back page has an item headed: "A Train Looted By Robbers" "They Don't Hurt the Passengers But Entirely Empty the Safe" with the text noting: "...passenger train was held up last night be masked robbers at Red Rock in the Cherokee strip...The robbers entered the express car, broke open the safe & secured t... See More  

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680595

One of the Younger brothers' gang...

Item #680595

March 03, 1877

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 3, 1877  The top of the back page has an article headed: "Jim Younger" "It is Claimed by a St. Louis Detective That He is Not in the Stillwater Prison". He was one of the infamous Younger brothers' gang of outlaws.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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680435

Peace with the Apache Indians in Arizona...

Item #680435

October 14, 1871

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871 



* Great Chicago Fire disaster

* Apaches Indians & peace ?




The front page has some content concerning the Great Chicago Fire, including: "Appeal From Chicago" "Prospects Brightening" and more. Also: "Arizona" "The Peace with the Apaches--All Received on Reservations--Their Friendly Reception of V... See More  

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680336

Tiny 19th century newspaper from Colorado Springs...

Item #680336

June 22, 1891

THE SUN, Colorado Springs, June 22, 1891 



* Rare miniature, amateur title



This is the volume 1, number 7 issue of a newspaper which lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Plus Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records only one institution as having any issues and we purchased all the holdings from them. Obviously printed on a small amateur press as it is of very small size, measuring ju... See More  

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$44.00
679762

How rhe Younger and James brothers could rob banks...

Item #679762

July 05, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, July 5, 1901  Page 7 has over a full column taken up with: "TACTICS OF BANDITS" "A Raid That Was All Carefully Planned In Advance" "How Men Like three Younger and the James Brothers Could Ride Into a Town in Broad Daylight, Rob a Bank and Get Away". A fascinating article.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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679737

Life in the Wild West...

Item #679737

November 16, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 16, 1883  Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West, much more than any found in eastern newspapers.

Page 7 begins with: "AT THE STAKE" "A Colorado Ranchman Tortured by a Band of Robbers" "The Victims Burned & Bastina... See More  

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679717

Newspaper from territorial New Mexico...

Item #679717

December 03, 1896

THE ALBUQUERQUE DAILY CITIZEN, New Mexico, July 13, 1900 



* Before joining the Union



A territorial newspaper as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. Typical news and ads of the day.

Four pages, folio size, archivally rejoined at the spine, some minor  margin tears, generally good.... See More  

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$68.00
679485

Seven early issues from Marysville, California...

Item #679485

January 01, 1879

MARYSVILLE WEEKLY APPEAL, California, 1879 



* Rare Old West publication



A lot of 7 issues from this year, all complete in 4 pages, some wear at the margins, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp in the upper right. Various news & ads of the day.... See More  

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$46.00
679391

Legend of the Lost Dutchman's gold mine...

Item #679391

August 22, 1895

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Aug. 22, 1895  



* Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine

* Superstition Mountains search

* Old West Arizona legend




The middle column of the front page has a great article on one of the more notable stories of lore from the Old West: the search for the Lost Dutchman's gold mine.

Headed: "DUTCH JACOB'S MINE" "Hidden Wealth Once Known in the ... See More  

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$94.00
679364

Jesse James...

Reacting to the romanticizing of the killing of Jesse James in a same-state newspaper...

Item #679364

April 13, 1882

THE REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Missouri, April 13, 1882  Page 4 has an article with column heads: "The Killing Of Bandit James" "More Comfort for the Murderer's Friends". This is an interesting editorial groaning about the those who mourn about how he was killed, and including: "...True, a pistol was not placed in his hands and he told to 'defend himself'...&q... See More  

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$244.00
679351

Very rare New Mexico newspaper...

Item #679351

May 03, 1888

SOUTHWEST SENTINEL, Silver City, New Mexico, May 3, 1888



* Very rare issue from the Southwest

* Billy the Kid was arrested here twice




This is a very scarce newspaper from the territory of New Mexico, 26 years before statehood.

The front page has some news items and ads, with inside pages almost entirely taken up with advertisements. A terrific opportunity for a rare & early title ... See More  

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$192.00
679325

Fourteen issues from the Territory of Arizona...

Item #679325

January 01, 1902

ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, 1902  A lot of 14 territorial issues (Arizona became a state in 1912), each complete in 8 pages. Pulpish, mostly loose at the spine, various tears at margins including the top margin, some chipping at margins as well.

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$83.00
679324

The first issue from this scenic coastal town...

Item #679324

October 06, 1877

THE MENDOCINO BEACON, California, Oct. 6, 1877 



* Rare Old West coastal title



A quite rare title from this little community sitting on the scenic cliffs overlooking the Pacific north of San Francisco, now a popular tourist town and artist's community. It is also the fictional "Cabot Cove" of the popular television series "Murder, She Wrote"

This is the volume 1,... See More  

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$75.00
679251

The Oklahoma land boom...

Item #679251

April 04, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 4, 1885  The front page haws 4 prints with the caption: "Kansas - The Proposed Invasion of Oklahoma - Scenes at the Boomers' Camp at Arkansas City" plus there is a related article on an inside page. Inside also have a one-third pg. print: "Indian Territory - The Proposed Invasion of Oklahoma - General Hatch's U.S. Cavalry ... See More  

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$73.00
679173

Rare issue from Weaverville, California...

Item #679173

May 20, 1876

WEEKLY TRINITY JOURNAL, Weaverville, California, May 20, 1876  A rare issue from this Northern California town and uncommon to find from the 19th century. The Weekly Trinity Journal gives an inside peek to daily life 100 years after the founding of The United States of America. Quirky and fascinating headlines include: "A MIGHTY LIVELY RAT HUNT", "CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS" a... See More  

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$40.00
678651

The Modoc Indian War...

Item #678651

April 23, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 23, 1873 



* Modoc Indian War

* Lava Beds - Captain Jack

* Second Battle of the Stronghold



The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE HOSTILE INDIANS" with smaller subheads. Text takes up about 1 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day throughout. Twelve pages, nice condition.... See More  

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678637

1869 Oakland, California...

Item #678637

November 13, 1871

OAKLAND DAILY TRANSCRIPT, California, November 14, 1871



* Rare Old West publication



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis.... See More  

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$32.00
678597

From the San Francisco Mission... Touring Oregon & Washington...

Item #678597

December 13, 1879

MISSION MIRROR, San Francisco, Dec. 13, 1879  Printed in the masthead is: "The only Paper Wholly Printed and Published at the Mission, a Locality Containing 20,000 Inhabitants."  This would be the famous Mission Delores, still located on 16th St. (see photos & the hyperlink).

Page 2 has a political notice supporting: "For president in 1880, Ulysses S. Grant, of Illino... See More  

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678580

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #678580

October 12, 1872

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Oct. 12, 1872  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. Page 2 has: "Death of William H. Seward" and "Indian Affairs in Nevada" among ot... See More  

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678579

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #678579

December 20, 1873

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Dec. 20, 1873  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.

Four pages, minor binding indents at the spine, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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677540

1904 Hole-In-The-Wall outlaws captured...

Item #677540

November 17, 1904

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 17, 1904  Two weeks prior to this issue, two bandits presumed to be from the Hole-In-The-Wall country of Wyoming attempted to rob the First National Bank of Cody, Wyoming. Hearing of the news, the famed frontiersman and showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody reportedly got in into the chase. He is not mentioned in this report.

The top of page 2 has a one c... See More  

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677486

Early San Diego in 1870...

Item #677486

July 09, 1870

SAN DIEGO WEEKLY BULLETIN, San Diego, California, July 9, 1870



* Old West publication

* Southern California




An early newspaper from this famous Southern California city. A wealth of news of the day, both local and national, plus many advertisements as well.

Complete in four pages, a few small archival mends on the inside, nice condition.

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$38.00
677210

Early from the Arizona Territory...

Item #677210

October 20, 1879

ARIZONA DAILY MINER, Prescott, Oct. 20, 1879



* Very rare Old West publication



A quite early newspaper from territorial Arizona. It would not become a state until 33 years later.

A typical Old West newspaper with a wealth of Western-themed advertisements, several of which are illustrated. News reports are both local & regional.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few small archival m... See More  

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$110.00
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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677127

Last holdup of the Jesse James Gang...

Item #677127

September 09, 1881

LAS VEGAS DAILY GAZETTE, New Mexico, Sept. 9, 1881  The front page has over a full column taken up with great detail on the robbery of the Chicago & Alton railroad train. Although not mentioned by name, this was the work of the infamous James Gang. In fact, this was the very last robbery of the James Gang.

The report is headed: "Daring Train Robbery" with many subheads inclu
... See More  

Item from Catalog 314 (released for January, 2022)...

Added to Catalog 314 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$185.00
677070

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #677070

November 20, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Nov. 20, 1889  We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is is perhaps the most uncommon. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

The front page has nearly 1 1/3 columns taken cup with: "The Wham Trial" " 'Frankie' Campbell Relates Her Experience With the Robbers".

... See More  

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$555.00
676409

Territorial Oklahoma...

Item #676409

February 06, 1903

THE RECORD, Moore, Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 1903 



* Pre-statehood



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).

A volume 1 issue of a paper which apparently only lasted a year, with no institutional holdings outside of Oklaho... See More  

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$48.00
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
675926

Very rare title from 19th century Western Colorado...

Item #675926

February 15, 1898

SEMI-WEEKLY STAR, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, Feb. 15, 1898 



* Very rare title

* Mesa County




A nice & very rare newspaper from this town in Western Colorado along the Colorado River. Although Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records a "Grand Junction Star" there is no record of "the Semi-Weekly Star".

The front page has: "GRAND VALLEY... See More  

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$95.00
675692

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675692

February 03, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 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: "Virginia, Montana--Its... See More  

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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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$35.00
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