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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
680550

Newspaper from San Francisco Bay: the first issue...

Item #680550

March 30, 1881

THE WEST END NEWS, Alameda, California, March 30, 1881  Alameda is essentially an island in San Francisco Bay, adjacent to Oakland.  This is the volume 1, number 1 issue containing various news items and a wealth of ads. This title would soon change its name to: "The Alemeda Weekly News"

Four pages, several archival mends including at the spine, evenly toned, minor margin wear... See More  

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$70.00
680435

Peace with the Apache Indians in Arizona...

Item #680435

October 14, 1871

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871  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 Vincent Collyer--His Version of the Apache Business".

Four pages... See More  

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$31.00
679761

Last train robbery of the "Hole In The Wall Gang"...

Item #679761

July 04, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California  July 4, 6 and 11, 1901 A trio of issues each with a front page report on the very last train robbery by Kid Curry & others of the infamous Hole-In-the-Wall gang.

The articles have heads: "Robbers Loot A Train And Shoot Passengers" with the detailed reporter taking over one-third of a column. Also: "BANDITS CORNERED" &qu... See More  

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$83.00
679485

Seven early issues from Marysville, California...

Item #679485

January 01, 1879

MARYSVILLE WEEKLY APPEAL, California, 1879  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.

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$46.00
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
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
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
678554

Early from the wine country of California...

Item #678554

November 15, 1873

THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Nov. 15, 1873  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 ranches.

News & ads of the day, 4 pages, a... See More  

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$65.00
677775

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #677775

December 06, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Dec. 6, 1862  One of the earliest Los Angeles newspapers we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

Articles include: "The Southern Character" "The Policy of the War" "Gov. Morehead's Speech--How the President Receives Delegations" has much on Lincoln; "L... See More  

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$58.00
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
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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$35.00
677155

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #677155

December 02, 1874

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Dec. 2, 1874  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 pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, good condition.... See More  

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$55.00
676353

Attacked & killed near Tombstone...

Item #676353

July 29, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, July 29, 1881  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.

Page 3 has a report: "Death of Stocktonians in A... See More  

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$57.00
676352

Life & career of famed Texas Ranger John B. Jones...

Item #676352

September 02, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Sept. 2, 1881  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.

The back page has an interesting article taking over ... See More  

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$75.00
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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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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675689

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675689

April 21, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 21, 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 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Equable Clime of Cal... See More  

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675640

Trouble with the Indians in Idaho...

Item #675640

June 08, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 8, 1878  The front page has: "The Indian Outbreak" "Latest News from Idaho--Col. Bernard in the Field in Pursuit of Hostile Indians".

The report notes in part: "...Five men scouting up the Braneau Valley found...settlers gathered at Robinson's ranch...valley had been raided by Indians...Colonel Bernard with sixty cavalry are ... See More  

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675639

Indian troubles in Oregon and Idaho...

Item #675639

June 16, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 16, 1878  The top of the front page has: "The Indian War" "The Outbreak in Oregon and Idaho" which takes three-quarters of a column and has some great detail.

Four pages, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

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675609

A fine report of the White River Massacre...

Item #675609

October 29, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1879



* Meeker Massacre (early report)

* Battle of Milk Creek

* United States Army

* White River Utes - Indians




 Over half of the first column of the ftpg. has: "The White River Massacre" :safety of Mrs. Meeker and the Women and Children of the Agency--Details of the Tragedy".

This was the White River Massacre, also known as t... See More  

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675503

A 'classic' Wild West stagecoach robbery...

Item #675503

February 06, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 6, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "Robbery of the California and Arizona Stage--The Robbers captured and Property Recovered". And this is followed by another report: "Later--Indignation Against the Robbers".

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition with some minor archiv... See More  

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675502

An Apache raid...

Item #675502

February 06, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 6, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "An Apache Raid at Old Camp Crittenden--Ten Men Reported Killed". Other news of the day.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition. A bit fragile so should be handled carefully.

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674526

Red Bluff, California....

Item #674526

March 18, 1876

THE DAILY PEOPLE'S CAUSE, Red Bluff, California, March 18, 1876 



* Rare old West publication



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.... See More  

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$54.00
674525

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

Item #674525

September 20, 1879

AMADOR DISPATCH, Jackson, California, Sept. 20, 1879 



* Rare old West publication



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 & nat... 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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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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$59.00
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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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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671596

Shot down in a saloon... Founder of gold in California...

Item #671596

September 22, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 22, 1884 



* James W. Marshall - California gold fame



This title always had a wealth of typically Western-themed reports as well as ads.

Page 2 has: "Slain In A Saloon" "A Grandson of Henry Clay Shot by a Louisville Alderman" "Shot Through the Heart--Drunken Ruffians--A Rancher Killed--A Texan Murderer Arrested in Georgia" as... See More  

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$45.00
671514

Four very early issues from San Diego...

Item #671514

September 21, 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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$68.00
671513

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #671513

September 21, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Sept. 21, 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 ... See More  

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670757

Short-lived labor newspaper with an article by Karl Marx's daughter...

Item #670757

March 22, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 22, 1884 



* Rare publication



During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

Page 3 has an article concerning Charles Delescluze, a French revolutionary leader, journalist, and military commander of the Paris Commune. It is signed in ... See More  

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670755

Great Tombstone newspaper printed ten days before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #670755

October 16, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre 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 th... See More  

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$2,265.00
670570

Early newspaper from 1873 Los Angeles...

Item #670570

August 13, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, August 13, 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, period writing: "Mechanics Institute" above the masthead (see), nice condition.... See More  

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$44.00
670489

Very early from San Diego, and with good content...

Item #670489

October 12, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 12, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



Not jusst a very early newspaper from San Diego (a vol. 2 issue) but with nice content as well, as the front page has column-wide heads: "CHICAGO" "The Latest News--Extent of the Burnt District--The Entire Northern Division Swept Clean--The People Camped on the Prairie".

In... See More  

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$84.00
666831

Execution of noted outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez...

Item #666831

March 20, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, March 20, 1875  



* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)

* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit




A great issue as the first column of the front page is mostly taken up with: "TIBURCIO VASQUEZ" "The Noted California Bandit Executed at San Jose" "His Splendid Nerve Maintained Him to the Last" "History of His Life and Blood... See More  

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$188.00
666576

From Alhambra, California...

Item #666576

April 25, 1890

ALHAMBRA REVIEW, California, April 25, 1890 



* Very rare publication



This is the volume 1, number 24 issue of this scarce title from Los Angeles County. According to Gregory it only lasted about a year.

A four page issue of tabloid size mostly taken up with local tidbits and a wealth of advertisements. Minor fold wear, good condition.

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$64.00
665945

The rare "steamer edition" of an early California newspaper...

Item #665945

October 06, 1856

SAN FRANCISCO HERALD, California, Oct. 6, 1856  A very rare & early newspaper from California as this is the "San Francisco Herald For The Steamer" as noted at the top of pages 2-8, more commonly known as the "steamer edition". Such editions are much more rare than the "regular" editions.

Note that the masthead specifies what the market is for this edition: ... See More  

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$275.00
665744

From Arroyo Grande, California...

Item #665744

November 17, 1888

ARROYO GRANDE HERALD, San Luis Obispo County, California, Nov. 17, 1888 



* Rare Old West publication



This is the first newspaper we have found from Arroyo Grande, in fact it is the only 19th century newspaper to publish in the town. This is the vol. 2, number 5 issue. Records indicate that only the Bancroft Library at Berkley has any holdings of this title.

Four pages with typical news... See More  

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$148.00
665457

Creating the Territory of California...

Item #665457

December 08, 1846

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1846  Page 2 has a very early report: "From California" which is quite historic on the creation of the state of California: "The Proclamation of Commodore Stockton, the governor of California" in which he makes the very significant statement: "...do hereby make known to all men that, having by right of conquest t... See More  

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$88.00
664773

Short-lived labor newspaper with much on the Paris Commune...

Item #664773

March 15, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 15, 1884 



* Rare publication



During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

The ftpg. has a print of: "Delescluse - The Tancred of the Commune" being the famous Paris Commune. The balance of the ftpg. is concerning the Commune, ... See More  

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$56.00
664677

One of the earliest San Diego newspapers to be found...

Item #664677

August 10, 1872

THE WEEKLY WORLD, San Diego, California, Aug. 10, 1872 



* Very rare from Southern California



This is the volume one, number three issue of this title, making it one of the earliest newspapers from San Diego we have offered.

Page 2 has an ad supporting: "For President, Horace Greeley..." (see). Various articles are headed: "Arizona City" "Indians Love Music"... See More  

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$118.00
664217

Early from Stockton, California...

Item #664217

September 12, 1878

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Sept. 12, 1878 



* Wild Old West

* Rare title




A wide range of content including a ftpg. item: "He Killed it in Self-Defense" and pg. 3: "Sierra Nevada - A Calm Survey of the Present Situation".



Four pages, very nice, clean condition.... See More  

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$37.00
664157

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #664157

January 30, 1875

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Jan. 30, 1875 



* Wild Old West 

* Rare 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.

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

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$58.00
664130

From Eureka, California...

Item #664130

December 17, 1873

THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, Dec. 17, 1873 



* Rare Old West title



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.

Four pages, somewh... See More  

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$49.00
663807

Very early from San Diego...

Item #663807

June 03, 1873

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, June 3, 1873 



* Rare Old West title



A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,300.

The ftpg. has some reports on the Modoc Indian War with: "...Surrender of Modocs--Approaching Wind up of Captain Jack". Page 3 has a report on a: "Dash To Julian", east of San... See More  

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663805

News from Northern California...

Item #663805

September 11, 1878

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Sept. 11, 1878 



* Rare Old West title

* Yellow fever epidemic




The ftpg. and pg. 3 have reports concerning the Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic.  An interesting ftpg. report: "A Kentucky Bear--Mr. Wilson's Struggle for Life With a Bear in Rowan County".

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

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$32.00
663062

Early San Diego...

Item #663062

June 01, 1877

SAN DIEGO NEWS, California, June 1, 1877  This is a volume one issue from this now-famous Southern California city. Various news reports of the day and a great wealth of advertisements.

Four pages, a portion from the spine causes some text loss, plus a few smaller bits from the spine margin as well. Somewhat fragile & must be handled carefully.

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$32.00
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