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689266

Capture of the outlaw Frank James...

Item #689266

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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$88.00
689073

From the American Riviera...

Item #689073

September 10, 1883

DAILY INDEPENDENT, Santa Barbara, California, Sept. 10, 1883  A volume one issue from this famous West Coast city, known as the "American Riviera". Various news reports and a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, lightly toned, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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688946

From territorial Arizona (1879)...

Item #688946

October 06, 1879

DAILY ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, Oct.6, 1879 



* Very rare Old West title



Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this is among our last. And it is a volume one issue from the Territory of Arizona as it did not become a state until 1912.

A nice assortment of news articles and ads with page 2 having an ad for the famous "Delmonico Re... See More  

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688927

From Territorial New Mexico...

Item #688927

January 06, 1893

LAS VEGAS DAILY OPTIC, New Mexico (Territory), Jan. 6, 1893 



* Very early for this state



An uncommon territorial newspaper from 19 years before statehood. The fist column has: "THE CATTLEMEN IN COURT" "The Wyoming Cattlemen Must Lay Aside Their Fire-Arms While in Cheyenne" "Dead-Lock In Colorado" and more.

Four pages, large folio size, archivally rejoined ... See More  

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688513

Very graphic masthead...

Item #688513

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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688442

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

Item #688442

May 17, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, May 17, 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 have seen, featuring three vignettes: one of settlers traveling, one of a bear, and another of a detailed mining scene.

The front page has a lengthy & descriptive article: ... See More  

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688364

Trial of Frank James in a Missouri newspaper...

Item #688364

August 21, 1883

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



* Outlaw Frank James... Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

* Nice to have on the front page of a Missouri newspaper




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 Proceedi... See More  

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687815

Early newspaper from 1873 Los Angeles...

Item #687815

May 20, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, May 20, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Many advertisements

* 19th century era original




A very early newspaper from this now-famous city on the West Coast. News of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound, minor margin wear, nice condition.

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687369

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #687369

May 15, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Tiburcio Vasquez captured

* California bandido

* Los Angeles outlaw




The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many hid... See More  

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687268

Rare title from the mining area of Northern California...

Item #687268

September 19, 1901

GEORGETOWN GAZETTE, El Dorado County, California, Sept. 19, 1901  A very rare title from this now-historical site, the most northeastern town in California's Mother Lode mining territory\ near the Nevada border.

Less than 1000 people reside there today but in its heyday of the 1850's & 1860's the population exceeded 3000. Gold mining continued here longer than most Gold Rush ... See More  

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687264

Very early from San Diego...

Item #687264

August 22, 1874

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, Aug. 22, 1874  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: "Arizona" with several reports; "The Black Hills" "From Lower California" "All About San Diego" and much more.

Four pafges, never bound nor trimmed, nice con... See More  

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687262

Uncommon title from Southern California...

Item #687262

October 16, 1880

SAN BERNARDINO WEEKLY TIMES, California, Oct. 16 1880  An early issue of this uncommon title from Southern California. It was named in 1810. Following the American conquest of California, the community was incorporated as a city in 1854. The city grew significantly in the late 19th century as a commercial hub at the crossroads between Southern California and the American Southwest. 

Fou... See More  

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687226

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #687226

June 04, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, June 4, 1889  We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is perhaps the most uncommon. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

The content is much as would be expected from a mining town, including many legal notices concerning mines, etc. A wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, various chipping n... See More  

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687170

The Indians out west... General Crook to General Sherman...

Item #687170

July 18, 1876

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, July 18, 1876   The front page has a letter signed by General: Geo. F. Crook to General Sherman concerning the situation with the Indians with mention of the camp on the Little Horn. 

Page 2 has: "The Black Hills Prospects--Troops & Supplies for Terry".

Four pages, large folio size, the folder size noted is for the iss... See More  

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686842

On the death of Jesse James...

Item #686842

April 05, 1882

THE EVENING TELEGRAPH, Philadelphia, April 5, 1882 



* Outlaw Jesse James assassination



Page 4 has a great editorial concerning the recent (killed 2 days prior) death of Jesse James which includes: "It is somewhat of a shock to the moral sense...to ear the frank statement of the Governor of Missouri that the deliberate murder of the outlaw James was the result of an understanding be... See More  

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686641

Mormons from Sweden, Denmark, etc. emigrate to U.S....

Item #686641

May 04, 1858

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, May 4, 1858



* Mormons from Sweden, Denmark, etc. emigrate to U.S.

* Uncommon title from Ohio

* Gang goes on a murderous rampage




The bottom of page 2 has "Arrival of Mormons at New York", which states in full: "A company of 90 Mormons, 81 of them from Sweden, Denmark and Norway, and nine from England, arrived in New York… on board of the e... See More  

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686065

Four very early issues from San Diego...

Item #686065

September 23, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



A lot of four issues which are 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 advertisement... See More  

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685737

The trial of Frank James coming to an end...

Item #685737

September 02, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Sept. 2, 1883 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin trial ending




Page 4 has most of a column headed: "NEARING THE END" "Th Trial of Frank James at Gallatin Drawing to a Close" "Testimony All In and Arguments to Begin Monday" "The Court's Order Concerning Instructions t the Jury--Mrs. Hite's To... See More  

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685736

Extolling the virtues of California...

Item #685736

January 13, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 13, 1884  Almost the first two columns of page 9 are taken up with a great article extolling the virtues of California, headed; "CALIFORNIA'S PROSPERITY" "A Glance at the State's Growth in the Past Year" "Rapid Increase of San Francisco in Wealth and Trade--All Industries Prosperous Except gold Mining--Some Hints to Settlers--A B... See More  

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685182

From 1883 territorial Montana...

Item #685182

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, a little irregular along the spine, generally very nice..

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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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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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683382

Lengthy article on Thomas Edison...

Item #683382

August 24, 1878

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

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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683381

Great title for a Northwest newspaper...

Item #683381

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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683289

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #683289

September 20, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Sept. 20, 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 four 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... See More  

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683268

Ad for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show... John Philip Sousa...

Item #683268

August 31, 1894

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 31, 1894  Page 11 has a nice, illustrated advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill. Just above it is an ad for "Sousa's Band" being the famed John Philip Sousa.

Complete in 12 pages, lightly browned, some small margin tears, binding indents at the blank spine, otherwise good.

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683241

Nice masthead in this early Utah newspaper...

Item #683241

September 09, 1873

THE OGDEN JUNCTION, Utah, Sept. 9, 1873  The masthead includes prints of two trains coming together, signifying the celebration at nearby Promontory Point of the joining of the East and West Coast by railroad. This issue is from 23 years before Utah statehood.

The front page reports on: "A Fearful Land-Slide". Inside has: "Murder & Mystery" "Clever Capture" ... See More  

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683239

Not found in any institution...

Item #683239

August 03, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Aug. 3, 1898  Could there be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one? Gregory's Union List of Serials notes no holdings of this title in any institution.

Jamestown figured prominently in two gold rush eras, the first from 1848 to the early 1850's during the great rush precipitated by the gold discovery at Sutter's Mill, a... See More  

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683201

Jesse James' last train robbery...

Item #683201

September 09, 1881

THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, Sept. 9 and 10, 1881  A two issue set, the back page of each having a report on the last train robbery of the Jesse James Gang: robbery of the Alton train at Bluecut, Missouri.

Sept. 9 has: "At The Mercy of Masked Men" "A Bold Train Robbery Near Independence, Missouri". Sept. 10 has: "Hunting the Train Robbers" "All the Searching Par... See More  

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683200

Mormons ask for a reward for the Cane Creek Massacre culprits...

Item #683200

August 24, 1884

ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Aug. 28, 1884  This is a territorial newspaper from 28 years before statehood.

The front page has a report headed: "A Reward" from Tennessee, noting: "Four leading Mormon elders to-day presented a sworn petition to Gov. Bate asking that a reward be offered for the apprehension of those engaged in the Lewis county massacre...", being what is known... See More  

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682884

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

Item #682884

September 01, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Sept. 1, 1868 



* Rare old West title



A large size newspaper of six 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 & with a few discrete archival mends at folds.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue ... See More  

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682862

Adolph Sutro, of Comstock Lode fame...

Item #682862

October 31, 1893

POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, California, Oct. 31, 1894 



* Adolph Sutro - mayor of San Francisco

* Virginia City, Nevada Comstock Lode fame




True to its title, this issue is filled with political reports including images of 19 politicians. Also of interest is a back page print captioned: "Our Sutro", being Adolph Sutro who was running for mayor of San Francisco. He would wi... See More  

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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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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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682778

Lynch mob murders an inmate...

Item #682778

March 18, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 18, 1880  The top of the front page has column heads: "Masked Murderers" "the Jail at Winchester, Illinois, Seized by a Mob" "One of the Prisoners Confined There is Riddled With Bullets" with much detail on the lynching.

Page 2 has: "Indian Affairs - Our On the White River Massacre".

Ten pages, irregular at th... See More  

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682768

Early from San Diego... The Peshtigo Fire...

Item #682768

October 20, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 20, 1871 



* Peshtigo fire disaster - Wisconsin

* 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. 

The front page has a full column taken up with: "A More Dreadful Calamity" "The Fires in Wi... See More  

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682741

The cause of earthquakes...

Item #682741

November 10, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Nov. 10, 1868



* Wild Old West

* Rare publication

* Post Civil War




Among the articles in this issue are: "A Hypothesis as to the Cause for Earthquakes" "Political Changes in California" "Woman's Rights" "The Loss of Hooker - A Touching Tribute to a Stricken and Bereft Soldier". 

Four pages, great condition... See More  

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682740

California earthquakes...

Item #682740

November 09, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Nov. 9, 1868  Among the articles in this issue are: "The California Earthquakes" "The Speculators' Panic" "The Recent Earthquakes" and more.

Four pages, great condition.

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682720

Great print of the adventurous crossing the Rocky Mountains...

Item #682720

August 30, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1862  The front page features a rather large & dramatic print captioned: "A Pass In The Rocky Mountains - We present our readers above with a view of a pass in the Rocky Mountains, with a band of emigrants en route. It affords a lively idea of the adventurous kind of traveling which the California emigrant meets with in crossing the m... See More  

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682719

On New Mexico statehood, in a New Mexican newspaper...

Item #682719

January 19, 1912

TUCUMCARI SUN, New Mexico. Jan. 19, 1912  A quite uncommon title from this small New Mexico town in Eastern New Mexico, and great to have not only from the year New Mexico became a state, but this issue makes the formal announcement of statehood.

The front page has 2 column heads: "NEW MEXICO IS NOW A FULL-FLEDGED STATE" "Governor William C. McDonald and Other Elective Officia... See More  

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682677

Very rare title from Western Colorado...

Item #682677

April 08, 1898

SEMI-WEEKLY STAR, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, April 8, 1898 



* Very rare Western publication



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".

Various news items and advertisements.

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682604

Rare title from Salida, Colorado...

Item #682604

May 22, 1882

MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, May 22, 1882 



* Very rare old West publication



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.) were recent... See More  

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682486

Its fame is tied to the gold rush era...

Item #682486

January 17, 1873

THE PLACER WEEKLY ARGUS, Auburn, California, Jan. 17, 1873



* Rare old West gold rush town publication



A quite early and rare title from this town in Northern California. Its history is intimately tied to the Gold Rush of the mid to late 1800's. Typical news and ads of the day.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

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682485

Rare title from this once-booming silver mining town...

Item #682485

October 31, 1891

PEOPLE'S ADVOCATE, Austin, Nevada, Oct. 31, 1891 



* Very rare old West publication



A rare title from this small town at the very center of Nevada, at an elevation of 6575 feet. It was a booming silver mining area in the 1800's when the population exceeded 10,000. Today the population is 192. This newspaper lasted less than 2 years and only two institutions have any issues.

Four... See More  

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682482

Various crime-related reports, including from Tombstone...

Item #682482

October 29, 1881

THE WEEKLY OREGONIAN, Portland, Oct. 29, 1881 



* Rare Old West publication



A wealth of crime-related reports are found within, including a back page report from Tombstone, Arizona, on a prison escape. In a few days would be the report of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, some archival strengthening at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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682481

From the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas...

Item #682481

January 24, 1874

FOOT-HILL WEEKLY TIDINGS, Grass Valley, California, Jan. 24, 1874 



* Rare old West publication

* Many interesting advertisements




This town in Northern California was formally named "Boston Ravine" and then "Centerville". It began as a mining town, situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Northeastern Calif. This is the volume 1, number 3 issu... See More  

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682469

First issue of this Napa, California newspaper...

Item #682469

April 03, 1884

THE NAPA JOURNAL, Napa, California, April 3, 1884 



* Rare Old West publication

* Wine country




This is the first issue published, the volume 1, number 1 issue. Page 2 begins with: "Our Introduction" in which the publisher states the format of the newspaper. Much reporting from California & other news as well.

Four pages, various chipping at th3e margins, some margin tears... See More  

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682464

The rare "steamer edition" from 1868...

Item #682464

August 29, 1868

THE ALTA CALIFORNIA - For Circulation In The Atlantic Started, Europe And South America, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  At the top of the first column is: "Steamer Alta California" noting that it is: "...issued trial-monthly on the sailing of each steamer for Panama. It has the largest circulation of any Steamer paper on the Pacific Coast."

 A very rare & early ne... See More  

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682456

The battle of Fort Apache...

Item #682456

September 05, 1881

THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, Sept. 5, 1881  



* Battle of Fort Apache

* Indian massacre ?

* Eugene Asa Carr




The front page has most of a column taken up with what is known as the Battle of Fort Apache, which occurred in eastern Arizona Territory on September 1.

The top of a column is headed: "THE APACHE MASSACRE" "Confirmations of the Disaster To General Carr's Command&q... See More  

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682454

'Notorious desperadoes lynched in Texas...

Item #682454

August 24, 1881

THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, Aug. 24, 1881  



* Orange TX Texas

* Lawlessness - lynchings




Top of the front page has column heads: "EIGHT MEN LYNCHED" "Notorious Desperadoes Summarily Disposed Of In Texas" "An Exasperated Community Compelled to Take the Law in Their Own Hands--A Story of Crime and Punishment".

An uncommonly lengthy & very detailed account of... See More  

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