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702035

The Apache War in Arizona...

Item #702035

November 08, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Nov. 8, 1879  The front page has: "The Apache War", with subhead "Victorious Band Overtaken and Whipped in Mexico by Major Morrow's Command" - being a derailed report from Tucson.

Four pages, some archival strengthening at the margins, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

Item from Catalog 339 (released for February, 2024)

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$49.00
701432

Major battle in the Modoc Indian War w/ map...

Item #701432

April 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 19, 1873 



* Modoc Indian War

* Lava Beds - Scarface Charley

* Second Battle of the Stronghold




Page 3 has terrific coverage of the Second Battle of the Stronghold during the Modoc War. The top of the page has a four column map with heading: "THE BATTLE GROUND..." Also many one column headings include: "RETRIBUTION" "A Three Days' ... See More  

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$88.00
700277

Is Jesse James dead or alive?

Item #700277

November 08, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 8, 1879 



* Outlaw Jesse James

* False death report




Page 4 has: "The United Bandits" which is a follow-up to a report that Jesse James had been killed. One bit notes: "...has before, fully satisfied that a struggle had taken place...No traces of blood could be seen, however & nothing was learned of the disposition of the remains of the ... See More  

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700268

Great masthead from Oakland in 1884...

Item #700268

July 19, 1884

OAKLAND WEEKLY TRIBUNE, California, July 19, 1884  See the photos for the nice engraving in the masthead, which features a great view of the skyline of Oakland--at that time!

Various news of the day and a wealth of ads. Single-column headings include: ""The Scollard Trial", "For His Life - The Preliminary Struggle om Behalf of George T. Lynch", "Pacific Gro... See More  

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699039

Apostle Wilford Woodruff's Sermon - Salt Lake City pre-Utah Statehood 1882 Newspaper...

Item #699039

December 18, 1882

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, (Utah Territory), June 10, 1882  



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Wilford Woodruff sermon




The front page has 4 1/2 columns dedicated to: "Discourse by Apostle Wilford Woodruff Delivered In The Tabernacle, May 14th, 1882". The topics include: "Liberty of Conscience", "Man Accountable to God", "The Fall of Adam an... See More  

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698452

The slave trade while Kansas was bleeding... Pike's Peak - Boom or Bust (?)

Item #698452

June 14, 1859

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, June 14, 1859



* Pike's Peak - Gold "Boom" or "Bust"?

* Selling Kansan slaves to southern states



Page 2 has a troubling article, "GREELEY MEETS A SLAVE DEALER", which tells of a man thanking Horace Greeley for his efforts to see Kansas and Missouri become free of slaves. The man goes on to state that he himsel... See More  

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698426

1859 Pike's Peak Gold Mining as a marketing ploy...

Item #698426

March 22, 1859

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, March 22, 1859



* Pike's Peak Gold Mining as an advertising hook

* Who should go to Pike's Peak

* Easier for negros in Massachusetts than foreigners (?)



The back page has a bold ad which appears to be seeking workers for the Pike Peak Gold Mines, but upon further inspection, the ad is actually for A. H. ROSE & CO's Store. However, ... See More  

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698406

The Mormon/Utah War... The Kansas problem...

Item #698406

December 29, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1857



* The Mormon/Utah War

* Brigham Young's sermon of defiance

* Give the President a piece of his mind



The front page has the bold single column heading: "THE MORMONS WAR", with subheadings: "Their Prophet Defies the Powers that be, in the name of Israel's God!", and "The Priest and People cry Ame... See More  

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698403

Attack by Mormon gang... The Great Chicago Fire of 1857...

Item #698403

October 27, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1857



* Mormon gang attacks traveler (?)

* Brigham Young mentioned

* Great fire in Chicago



Page 2 has: "The Mormons", which is an article describing a letter from a W. P. Landon who tells of being attacked by a gang of Mormons in Salt Lake City, which necessitated his fleeing to Placerville, California, leaving his wife and chi... See More  

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697764

Very first issue of a California title which existed just five months...

Item #697764

November 09, 1871

GRASS VALLEY REPUBLICAN, Nevada County, California, Nov. 9, 1871  This is the volume 1, number 1 issue. The very first published.

Grass Valley, which was originally known as Boston Ravine and later named Centerville, dates from the California Gold Rush. Gold was discovered at Gold Hill in October, 1850 and population grew around the mine. When a post office was established in 1851, it was
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697718

From Nebraska... A train robber captured...

Item #697718

March 13, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 13, 1883  We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' notes that the only institution holding any issues of this title is the Nebraska Historical Society, an... See More  

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697521

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #697521

October 25, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 25, 1871  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. 

The front page has: "Summary OF The Chicago Fire" "Terrible Riot In Los Angeles - Chinese Murder a Policeman--They are Surrounded by a Mob--Seven Chinamen Hung & Nine More to be Strung U... See More  

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697417

From the territory of Washington...

Item #697417

March 31, 1881

WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT, Pomeroy, Columbia County, Washington Territory, March 31, 1881  A volume one issue from this small town in Southeastern Washington, published 8 years before statehood. Various news and ads of the day.

Gregory notes that only 2 institutions have any holdings of this title. This is just one of 2 or 3 issues remaining in our inventory.

Four bags, older tape at the insid... See More  

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697337

How to make a wine market in California...

Item #697337

July 27, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, July 27, 1868  A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well. Page 2 has an article: "California Wine--How to Make a Market" which obviously worked out well.

Four pages, a very large size newspaper, never bound nor trimmed, some wear at fold junctures, minor margin tears. The folder size noted is for ... See More  

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697108

A "cute" little Colorado Springs newspaper...

Item #697108

January 15, 1892

THE EDGEWOOD SUN, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jan. 15 1892  I wouldn't use the term "cute" to describe many newspapers but I think it fits here.

Six pages & measuring just 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, it has advertisements, promotional & news tidbits, and various witticisms. A volume one issue of a little paper that lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Toned but in good conditio... See More  

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697094

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #697094

October 24, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 24, 1871  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 pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisements as well, several of which are illustrated.

Complete as a 4 page issue, 12 ... See More  

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696864

From Nebraska... A train robber captured...

Item #696864

March 12, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 12, 1883 



* Home of the Cornhuskers



We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' notes that the only institution holding any issues of this title is th... See More  

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696863

Very graphic masthead... Great article on the Bear Flag Revolt...

Item #696863

May 31, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, May 31, 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 have seen, featuring three vignettes: one of settlers traveling, one of a bear, and another ... See More  

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696849

From the territory of Washington...

Item #696849

March 03, 1881

WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT, Pomeroy, Columbia County, Washington Territory, March 3, 1881  



* Very rare old West publication



A volume one issue from this small town in Southeastern Washington, published 8 years before statehood. Various news and ads of the day.

Gregory notes that only 2 institutions have any holdings of this title. This is just one of 2 or 3 issues remaining in our invento... See More  

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696770

Rev. J.W.C. Pennington letter - purchase of a slave...

Item #696770

June 02, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 2, 1854  Page 3 provides an exchange of letters between Rev. Dr. J. W. C. Pennington, Jacob Grove, and Stephen Pennington. The content relates to the purchase of a slave and is quite interesting. 

Other reports include: "Southern Views on Foreign Emigration", "Alexander Hamilton on the Powers of the Government", "Arrival of the Asia&qu... See More  

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696652

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

Item #696652

June 07, 1882

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

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696647

Col. Fremont's disastrous fourth expedition...

Item #696647

March 29, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 29, 1849  



* John C. Fremont

* Fatal 4th expedition




The top of the front page has a nicer account headed: "Col. Fremont--A Distressing Report" which is concerning his fateful fourth expedition in the West during which his party was caught in a snowstorm in Colorado causing loss of ten of his men & 130 of his pack mules. Near... See More  

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696645

Latest news from the Gold Rush...

Item #696645

August 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has a variety of reports under: "From California" which has the latest reports concerning the Gold Rush, a few bits noting: "...Gold is plenty, large quantities being brought every day from the placers...The quantity was thought inexhaustible...The healt... See More  

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696633

Work of the 'Hole In The Wall Gang' with rare mention of 'Butch Cassidy' (well, almost)...

Item #696633

August 31, 1900

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Aug. 31, 1900  The top of page 3 has column heads: "BANDITS GOT $100,000" "Thrilling Hold Up of Union Pacific Express Train" "Money Belonged to Uncle Sam" "it Was En Route for Manila to Pay American Soldiers--Famous Outlaw Band the Robbers--Now Fighting Desperately to Escape".

The report is datelined from "Table ... See More  

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696616

The Apaches and the Sioux...

Item #696616

August 19, 1880

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, Aug. 19, 1880  Among the front page articles are: "Crime & Criminals" "Oklahoma - Arrival of Captain L. D. Payne at Fort Smith Under Rest" "After the Apaches" "Hostile Sioux Surrendered" and much more.

Four pages, large folio size, good condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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696445

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #696445

October 22, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 22, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



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, several of w... See More  

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695899

From the year it became a state...

Item #695899

August 23, 1912

TUCUMCARI SUN, New Mexico. Aug. 23, 1912  



* Rare Southwest publication



A quite uncommon title from this small New Mexico town in Eastern New Mexico, great to have from the year New Mexico became a state.

The front page has a photo of the county court house and jail.

Tucumcari, located on the old Route 66, has an interesting history and has been mentioned often in popular culture (Rai... See More  

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695602

Uncommon title from the very top of California...

Item #695602

April 30, 1892

SCOTT VALLEY NEWS, Fort Jones, California, April 30, 1892



* Rare old West publication

* Siskiyou County




 This small town has a population of just 839 and is located at the very top of California. It was once a military outpost--hence the name--protecting the various mining communities in the vicinity. It appears to be just the second issue of this title we have offered in our 47 years.... See More  

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695601

Focused on the prohibition of alcohol... The first of this title we have offered...

Item #695601

February 25, 1884

STATE PROHIBITIONIST, Sacramento, California, Feb. 25, 1884



* Rare temperance movement publication

* Old West original - abstinence of alcohol




 Apparently a quite rare title as it is not even listed in Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers". This is the volume 1, number 20 issue, and the first we have located in our 47 years.

As the title would suggest the focus o... See More  

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695599

Utah, pre-statehood...

Item #695599

December 18, 1872

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, (Utah Territory), Dec. 18, 1872  



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Pre Statehood




Various news of the day from the capital of the Mormons, and from 24 years before Utah would become a state. A great wealth of ads as well.

Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 pages, just as it came off the press so never bound nor trimmed & folding out to one large sheet, great cond... See More  

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695598

Famous title from San Francisco...

Item #695598

August 31, 1878

DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, Aug. 31, 1878



* Old West publication



 A typical newspaper of the day from this famous city.

Complete in 8 pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half. Nice condition.

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695597

First of this title we have offered...

Item #695597

March 05, 1881

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE, California, March 5, 1881  



* Very rare publication



Our records indicate this is the first of this title we have offered in our 47 years, having come from the private collection.

San Luis Obispo is on the California Central Coast, about midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. A typical newspaper of the day with a great wealth of local advertisements among... See More  

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695593

From a bona fide ghost town...

Item #695593

April 15, 1883

DAILY FREE PRESS, Bodie, California, April 15, 1883  A quite rare issue from this remote, Northern California mining town of the 19th century, preserved today as a State Park and a popular "ghost town" tourist attraction. 

Most of the front page is taken up with ads, with news of the day--and more ads--found on inside pages.

Complete in four pages, archivally strengthened at ... See More  

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695592

From this famous mining town in Nevada...

Item #695592

December 28, 1871

THE DAILY STATE REGISTER, Carson City, Nevada, Dec. 28, 1871  Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its heyday during the mining era has various news, ads and notices on the front page, with much news on page 2.

Carson City is named for the famed mountain man Kit Carson & is about 30 miles south of Reno. It originated as a stopove... See More  

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695591

Existed for just 3 years in Sonoma County...

Item #695591

February 08, 1879

CLOVERDALE NEWS, Sonoma County, California, Feb. 8, 1879  A rare weekly newspaper that existed for just 3 years, this being a volume3 issue. Gregory notes only one American institution has any holdings of this title. This is the first we have offered in our 47 years.

Cloverdale is a city in the wine region of Sonoma County. It is both the westernmost and the northernmost city in the San Fran... See More  

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695044

From Wyoming, with 78 cattle brands...

Item #695044

August 09, 1905

THE PINEDALE ROUNDUP, Pinedale, Wyoming, Aug. 9,1905



* Very rare publication

* Sublette County

* Cattle brands - prints




 Certainly a great title from the Wild West, as Wyoming was at the time. This appears to be the first of this title we have offered.

The focus is on farming and cattle raising, as the front page has illustrations of 78 cattle brands, and the owners of the brands. Th... See More  

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694472

From 1883 territorial Montana...

Item #694472

January 08, 1883

THE HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana, Jan. 8, 1883



* Pre statehood Montana

* Rare Old West title




This newspaper is from 6 years before Montana statehood. Contains news of the day with several interesting advertismeents.

Four pages, some creasing and minor wear along the central fold, otherwise nice.

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693196

Death of the President, as reported out West...

Item #693196

September 21, 1881

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Sept. 21, 1881  



* President James A. Garfield assassination death



This was the very first newspaper to publish in Utah, having begun in 1850.

Page 8 has all columns black-bordered and a report: "Death Of President Garfield" and also: "Full Particulars".

Complete in 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out... See More  

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692665

This town was founded during the California Gold Rush...

Item #692665

December 14, 1878

THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California,  Dec. 14, 1878 



* Rare Old West title

* Gold mining town

* Sierra County




Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the California gold rush & was first known as "The Forks" for its location at the confluence of the Downie River and the North ... See More  

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692534

Early from Salinas, California...

Item #692534

October 16, 1880

THE MONTEREY DEMOCRAT, Salinas City, Monterey County, California, Oct. 16, 1880  An early title from the county seat of Monterey County, just south of San Francisco. Very typical of newspapers from the era with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements, some illustrated. The top of page 2 has a notice supporting: "Winfield Scott Hancock" for President.

Gregory's 'Uni... See More  

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692526

From Nebraska during the Wild West era...

Item #692526

March 10, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 10, 1883 



* Rare publication

* Lancaster County




We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' notes that the only institution holding any issues of this... See More  

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692524

From Nebraska during the Wild West era...

Item #692524

March 24, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 24, 1883 



* Rare publication

* Lancaster County




We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' notes that the only institution holding any issues of this... See More  

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692518

The 'Black Jack' Ketchum Gang robs a train...

Item #692518

September 09, 1897

HELENA WEEKLY HERALD, Montana, Sept. 9, 1897 



* Tom Edward 'Black Jack' Ketchum gang

* Twin Mountain - New Mexico train robbery




The top of the front page has a report headed: "TRAIN ROBBED" "Two Masked Robbers Hold up Passenger Train Near Twin Mountain, Colorado" "The Brutally Use Express Messenger and Force Him to Open the Safe" "Supposed to... See More  

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692481

Death of Cochise, the Apache Indian chief...

Item #692481

June 15, 1874

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 15, 1874 



* Tribal Chief Cochise death (1st report)

* Chiricahua Apaches - Indians




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

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692465

Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #692465

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849  Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".

This is perhaps the best description... See More  

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692358

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

Item #692358

April 30, 1886

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



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable




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

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692306

From 1872 Red Bluff, California...

Item #692306

January 20, 1872

THE SENTINEL, Red Bluff, California, Jan. 20, 1872



* Rare Old west title



This is from 4 years before the city would be incorporated. Located in Northern California, there is much news of the day both local & national. Many advertisements as well.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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691795

A proposed bill meant to "crush out" polygamy in the Utah Territory...

Item #691795

February 28, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 28, 1874  



* Mormonism - polygamy ? - Mormons



The front page begins with a half-column article: "Execution of The Laws In Utah - A Bill Reported from the Committee on Territories--Severe Provisions Against the 'Peculiar Institution' ".

One bit near the beginning mentions: "...There would seem to be little more needed than this bill to crush o... See More  

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691509

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

Item #691509

December 04, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, Dec. 4, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Post Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in po... See More  

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691354

Nice report on the Bill Cook gang...

Item #691354

October 24, 1894

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 1894  



* Bill Cook Gang



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... See More  

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