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679796

The Grattan Indian massacre...

Item #679796

September 12, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 12, 1854 



* Grattan Massacre

* United States Army

* Lakota Sioux Indians




The back page has an article headed: "Indian Outrages" "Important News from Fort Laramie--Indians Attacking the Fort...." Early coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the First Sioux War, fought between... See More  

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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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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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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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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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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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676530

Unusually nice issue on the death of 'Buffalo Bill' Cody...

Item #676530

January 10, 1917

MILWAUKEE DAILY NEWS, Wisconsin, Jan. 10, 1917



* Buffalo Bill death

* William Cody




This issue has one of the better reports on the death of Buffalo Bill Cody, as other reports we've encountered tend to be related to an inside pages with small reports. This is in the center of the front page with a very nice graphic, and mention of him in the banner headline: "...'BUFFALO BILL&... See More  

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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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676073

The Pony Express delivers the news to California...

Item #676073

July 24, 1860

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, July 24, 1860  The top of the front page has much reporting headed: "Further By The Pony Express" "Details of Eastern News". Also on the ftpg. is: "Atlantic Items Per Pony Express".

The Pony Express was a short-lived and much romanticized mail service that operated from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861, between Missouri and ... See More  

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676071

Very early issue from the Utah Territory...

Item #676071

March 01, 1855

DESERET NEWS, Great Salt Lake City, (Utah Territory), March 1, 1855  This title was the very first newspaper in the Utah Territory, having begun a bit over 4 years earlier. This is the volume 4, number 51 issue.

The ftpg. has part of a continued article headed: "History of Joseph Smith" which takes 1 1/2 columns, with a lengthy: "Report of the First Presidency" sign... See More  

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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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675040

Judge resigns over frustrations with the Mormons...

Item #675040

May 05, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, May 5, 1857  Page 2 has: "Affairs in Utah" taking one-third of a column, detailing the 6 (quite biased) reasons why one of the justices of the Utah Territory supreme court has resigned. A few include in part: "...Brigham Young, the governor...is the acknowledged head of the 'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints', commonly called '... See More  

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675030

Dalton Gang member is killed...

Item #675030

June 09, 1894

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, June 9, 1894  Page 2 has an article: "Bill Dalton Dead" "The Noted Outlaw Cornered & Shot Through the Heart". The dateline is from Ardmore, I.T. (Indian Territory, or what is now Oklahoma). The report begins: "Bill Dalton, the noted outlaw & leader of the Longview bank robbers, lies dead in this city, pierced through by a win... See More  

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675021

The Mormons in Utah... Electricity comes to Utah...

Item #675021

November 26, 1879

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 26, 1879  This newspaper was published 17 years before it became a state. Included is an interesting report concerning a stagecoach robbery. Also Mormon-related items, with articles headed: "The Mormons And The Indians" & "Sugar Made In Utah" "Murder" and "Discourse Delivered by Elder Geo. Q. Cannon at the Tab... See More  

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675014

The Northfield Bank robbery...

Item #675014

September 08, 1876

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, Sept. 8, 1876  The top of the ftpg. has column heads; "Bold Attempt to Rob a Bank--The Cashier Murdered and His Assistant Wounded--Two of the Robbers Killed and One Wounded". This is a report of the Northfield Bank Robbery in Minnesota committed by Jesse James and his James-Younger Gang, although this report was too new for them to have kno... See More  

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674977

Eye-witness on the Custer Massacre... Northfield Bank robbery...

Item #674977

September 08, 1876

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1876  The front page has two-thirds of a column taken up with: "The Custer Massacre" "Story Of An Eye Witness" with some interesting detail. Alongside it is a report on the Northfield Bank Robbery headed: "Robbers' Raid" "Charge of Eight Men on the Northfield Bank".

Eight pages, a few minor margin tears, good co... See More  

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674976

From famous Virginia City... The Camp Grant Massacre...

Item #674976

July 28, 1871

DAILY TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE, Virginia (City), Nevada, July 28, 1871  Page 2 has a report headed: "The Camp Grant Massacre--The Official Report" which tell of the attack upon the Apaches who surrendered to Camp Grant, Arizona.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, a few mends near the margins, generally nice condition.... See More  

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674801

Very graphic masthead...

Item #674801

March 29, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, March 29, 1879  The masthead notes: "Devoted To The Interests Of The Pioneers of California And the Resources of the Golden State." The masthead is one of the more graphic we ave seen featuring three vignettes, one of settlers traveling, one of a bar, and another of a detailed mining scene.

This title is not recorded in Gregory's "Union L... See More  

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674696

Rare title from Grand Junction, Colorado...

Item #674696

January 26, 1895

GRAND VALLEY STAR-TIMES, Grand Junction, Colorado  Jan. 26, 1895  A quite rare title as it lasted from just 1893 to 1896 with this title, and Gregory notes only one institution having but 3 issues as we purchased the holdings from Kansas Historical Society (although the A.A.S. records 17 issues).

Eight pages, evenly toned, loose at the spine, some minor margin chipping, small mend to th... See More  

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674695

Among the Mormons: Lawyers and polygamy...

Item #674695

February 05, 1872

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 5, 1872  Page 7 has: "Utah Territory" "Acting Governor's Message - Lawyers Snubbed in Utah - Polygamy". The full text of the article is seen in the photos.

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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674677

Visit of the Sioux Indian chiefs...

Item #674677

June 14, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 14, 1875  The full ftpg. has a patriotic political cartoon featuring Uncle Sam & Miss Liberty as well as the bald eagle: "A Sad Case of Constitutional Coat" drawn by the famed A. B. Frost.

Inside has a nearly half page print of: "The Visit of the Black Hills Braves---Portraits of the Leading Sioux Chiefs". Other prints as well.

Eight... See More  

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674529

The Mormons in Utah... Electricity comes to Utah...

Item #674529

November 26, 1879

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 26, 1879  This newspaper was published 17 years before it became a state. Included is an interesting report concerning a stagecoach robbery. Also Mormon-related items, with articles headed: "The Mormons And The Indians" & "Sugar Made In Utah" "Murder" and "Discourse Delivered by Elder Geo. Q. Cannon at the Tab... See More  

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674526

Red Bluff, California....

Item #674526

March 18, 1876

THE DAILY PEOPLE'S CAUSE, Red Bluff, California, March 18, 1876  An interesting title from Northern California. Quite scarce as well, as we only have 3 issues. Various news of the day both local & national, with a wealth of advertisements as well.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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674525

From a small mining town (Jackson) in Northern California...

Item #674525

September 20, 1879

AMADOR DISPATCH, Jackson, California, Sept. 20, 1879  Jackson was founded in 1848 around a year-round spring, settled by American pioneers and then gold-seekers upon its discovery at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It was also a convenient stopping place on the road from Sacramento to the southern mines.

Various news of the day both local & national.

Four pages, great conditio... See More  

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674521

Great Western print on the cover...

Item #674521

June 07, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 7, 1890  The full ftpg. is a great illustration which seems as though it was taken from the Western movie, captioned: "Life in the Mining Regions of the Far West--Selling his Life Dearly." showing a cowboy trying to fend off a group of Indians on horseback.

A fullpg. with 9: "Sketches In A Pool Room" and three full pages with... See More  

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674446

How the Fords conspired to kill Jesse James...

Item #674446

August 07, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 7, 1883  The front page has over a full column taken up with considerable round-by-round details of the boxing match between John L. Sullivan and Herbert "Maori" Slade for the heavyweight championship.

But the great article is on page 4, headed: "Charlie Ford and the James Boys" which is a detailed article on Charlie Ford's first meeting... See More  

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674373

Early California from prior to statehood...

Item #674373

August 14, 1850

CALIFORNIA DAILY COURIER, San Francisco, Aug. 14, 1850  A very rare & early newspaper from California which would last only until 1851. This is the volume 1, number 37 issue.

The front page has a letter from San Diego, and an article: "Humoldt & Vicinity" "The Bible" and various advertisements. The top of page 2 has an engraving of the Seal of California. Also ins... See More  

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674319

Very rare ghost town newspaper from Nevada...

Item #674319

July 07, 1869

WHITE PINE DAILY NEWS, Treasure City, Nevada, July 7, 1869  A volume 1 issue of a very rare newspaper from this ghost town in the remote central portion of Nevada.

Treasure City, at 9200 ft. elevation, began in 1868 as a boom town that resulted in 25,000 to 40,000 people migrating to the area where silver ore was for the taking.

Or so it was thought. The boom lasted until the 1870's whe... See More  

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674070

No issues held by any institution...

Item #674070

November 07, 1890

THE WEST SIDE CITIZEN, Villa Park, Colorado, Nov. 7, 1890 



* Very rare publication



Although once a separate town, Villa Park today is a neighborhood of Denver, about 4 miles west of downtown. This is a very rare title, as only one institution is recorded in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) as having any issues and that collection was purchased in its entirety bu us.

An eight... See More  

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674059

From 1871 Northern California...

Item #674059

December 30, 1871

THE SENTINEL, Red Bluff, California, Dec. 30, 1871



* Rare Old west title



This is from 5 years before the city would be incorporated. Located in Northern California, there is much news of the day both local & national. May advertisements as well.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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674030

Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad...

Item #674030

May 07, 1869

NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1869 



* Completing the Transcontinental railroad

* Promontory Point - last spike (eve?)




Near the top of the front page is a report of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad: "Central Pacific Railroad" "The Last Rail to be Laid To-Morrow--A Spike of Solid Gold to Finish the Work--Celebrations in Sacramento, Chicago, and other Cities" w... See More  

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673986

Statehood of Wyoming...

Item #673986

July 10, 1890

THE WORLD, New York City, July 10, 1890  Page three heading "Congress Day By Day" reports "Fixing the Wyoming Bill." "The presiding officer of the Senate (Mr. Ingalls) having signed the bill to admit Wyoming it went to the President to-day. He thereupon referred it to the Attorney-General to ascertain if there were any legal objections to its approval."

Complete... See More  

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673887

Features an engraving of the mining town of Salida, Colorado...

Item #673887

May 13, 1882

MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, May 13, 1882



* Very rare Old West title

* Town view print




Printed in the masthead is: "Colorado Produces Millions of Silver, and Silver Is King." A very rare title, as there are no institutions noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) which have any holdings of this title. The holdings of the only one listed (Kansas St. Hist. Soc.) was ... See More  

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673795

1903 territory of New Mexico...

Item #673795

November 28, 1903

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, Santa Fe, Nov. 28, 1903



* Before New Mexico became a state



An early "territorial" newspaper as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912, 9 years later.

News of the news with several advertisements. Complete with 8 pages, light toning, minor margin wear, generally nice. Should be handled with care.

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673744

Early from the wine country of California...

Item #673744

March 14, 1874

THE NAPA REPORTER, Napa City, California, March 14, 1874 



* 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 ra... See More  

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673743

From 1880 San Rafael, California...

Item #673743

November 13, 1880

MARIN COUNTY TOCSIN, San Rafael, California, Nov. 13, 1880 



* Rare old West publication



An uncommon title from the Bay Area, just north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a variety of local, regional, and national reports, plus a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp in the top margi... See More  

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673608

A Tombstone newspaper with an ad for the O.K. Corral...

Item #673608

November 21, 1886

THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Arizona, November 21, '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 title is more ... See More  

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673493

Idaho statehood...

Item #673493

July 08, 1890

THE COLDWATER REPUBLICAN (Semi-Weekly), Coldwater, Michigan, July 8, 1890 



* Idaho Territory gains statehood

* Admitted to the Union

* President Benjamin Harrison




Page three has a small, almost discreet report "The United States now comprises 43 states, Idaho being admitted by Congress and the President signing the bill on Thursday last." 

Other news, stories from the ... See More  

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673409

Very graphic masthead in 1879...

Item #673409

March 22, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, March 22, 1879 



* Rare Old West publication

* Santa Clara Valley

* Nice masthead for display




The masthead notes: "Devoted To The Interests Of The Pioneers of California And the Resources of the Golden State." The masthead is one of the more graphic we ave seen featuring three vignettes, one of settlers traveling, one of a bar, and another o... See More  

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673329

From 1883 territorial Montana...

Item #673329

September 04, 1880

THE HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana, Sept. 4, 1880



* Pre statehood Montana

* Rare Old West title




This newspaper is from 9 years before Montana statehood. Contains news of the day with several interesting advertismeents.

Four pages, irregular along the spine, generally very nice..

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673127

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #673127

August 23, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 23, 1889 



* Very rare Western publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame




We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is just the 2nd time we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

Various mining-related items as well as regional & national news reports. ... See More  

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673125

Only known issues are held by us...

Item #673125

July 10, 1882

SALIDA DAILY SENTINEL, Colorado, July 10, 1882



* Very rare Old West publication



An exceedingly rare title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only one institution had any issues of this title & they were recently purchased by us. No other issues are recorded in any institution. Actually a very typical newspaper of the period with news items of the day--much of it lo... See More  

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672805

Exploring the American West... Front page map...

Item #672805

January 23, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 23, 1865 



* Mining the West - Colorado map

* Final months of the Civil War




The front page id dominated by a huge map headed: "THE SPECIE BASIS OF THE REPUBLIC--Map Showing the Parks of Colorado, Fringed with Auriferous Mountains--Central Position of the Isothermal Belt Around the Earth" plus over half of the first column is taken up with various heads co... See More  

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672707

Death of "Buffalo Bill" Cody...

Item #672707

January 11, 1917

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Jan. 11, 1917 



* Buffalo Bill death

* William Cody




The top of a front page column has reports datelined from Denver: "Buffalo Bill's Life Like The Hour Glass" with the text beginning: "Colonel William F. Cody, (Buffalo Bill) is dying in Denver tonight..." with more. But this report is followed by an update: "Buffalo ... See More  

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672584

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #672584

September 29, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Sept. 29, 1871 



* Old Wild West Original

* Interesting Advertisements




Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead.  All four pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisements as well, ... See More  

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672433

When Denver was the "Old West" in 1881...

Item #672433

October 24, 1881

DAILY DENVER TIMES, Colorado, Oct. 24, 1881 



* Rare Old West title

* Was a Western outpost




An early newspaper from Denver filled with local & national news reports and a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, light damp staining, minor margin wear, generally nice.

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672178

Massacre Canyon: last battle between the Plains Indians...

Item #672178

August 14, 1873

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 14, 1873 



* Massacre Canyon - Nebraska

* Great Plains Indians




The top of page 5 has a column with heads: "INDIAN SLAUGHTER" "Great Battle in the Republican Valley" "Bloody Fight Between the Pawnees and Sioux" "Sky Chief, Squaw and Papoose Among the Slaughtered" "Pawnees' Loss in Dead and Wounded Over 100" &quo... See More  

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671992

Mormon conference is adjourned...

Item #671992

April 15, 1872

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1872  The front page has: "UTAH" "Mormon Conference Adjourned--Fanaticism--Secret Organization--Snow-Slides". See the photos for the full text.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, some binding residue at the spine of the back page, good condition.

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$49.00
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