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680454

From Crested Butte, with a comment on the shooting of Jesse James...

Item #680454

April 12, 1882

CRESTED BUTTE REPUBLICAN, Colorado, April 12, 1882  A rare newspaper which lasted for less than two years. The only institutional holding of this title noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) was the Kansas Historical Society but that collection was purchased in its entirety by us.

In the 1860s and 1870s coal and silver mines began to open in the Crested Butte area and many litt... See More  

Item from Catalog 312 (released for October, 2021)...

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$86.00
679251

The Oklahoma land boom...

Item #679251

April 04, 1885

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

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$73.00
677177

Sitting Bull's situation... Mark Twain...

Item #677177

November 19, 1880

KANSAS CITY DAILY JOURNAL, Missouri, Nov. 19, 1880  Page 2 has over half a column on: "Sitting Bull Starved Out" "The Hungry Savage Makes His Regular Fall Proposition to Surrender--Report of General Terry's Scout, Allison".

Page 6 has: "Mark Twain's Talk" "He Tells How the Result Was Brought About--Bill Barnum".

Eight pages, irregular at the s... See More  

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675647

The Plains Indians... Building the Pacific Railroad...

Item #675647

October 23, 1867

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Oct. 23, 1867  The front page has: "The Indians" which reports from the Plains & at Fort Larned. Included as well is a letter from Fort Sumner, New Mexico concerning the Indian situation mentioning the Navajos, Apaches, and Utahs.

Page 6 has: "The Pacific Railroad" "Railroad Contractors Compelled to Carry On War--The Kansas Indians Fighti... See More  

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$29.00
675014

The Northfield Bank robbery...

Item #675014

September 08, 1876

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, Sept. 8, 1876 



* Famous Jesse James gang robbery

* Northfield, Minnesota bank




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 Ja... See More  

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$78.00
674696

Rare title from Grand Junction, Colorado...

Item #674696

January 26, 1895

GRAND VALLEY STAR-TIMES, Grand Junction, Colorado  Jan. 26, 1895 



* Rare publication



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 c... See More  

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$46.00
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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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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$260.00
663060

A boom & bust mining town in Colorado...

Item #663060

December 11, 1885

WHITE PINE CONE, White Pine, Gunnison County, Colorado, Dec. 11, 1885



* Very rare Old West title

* Ghost town - silver mining




An interesting newspaper from a fascinating town which went through two boom & bust periods.

White Pine
began in 1880 as a fledgling mining camp just west of the Continental Divide, boomed in the mid-1880's then went bust by 1893. But in 1930 thru 1944 corp... See More  

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$157.00
661305

Dalton Gang robs its last train...

Item #661305

July 15, 1892

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 15, 1892 



* The Dalton Gang

* Adair, Oklahoma

* Last train robbery




The back page has a nice article headed: "DARING EXPRESS ROBBERY" "Train Held Up at Adair, I.T., and $50,000 Taken" "The Highwaymen Have a Hard Fight for Their Booty" with the dateline from Parsons, Kansas. The photos show the entire report, which contains s... See More  

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648278

Terrific travelogue of a trip West on the Union Pacific...

Item #648278

December 26, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1866  Page 3 has an interesting and lengthy article: "After The Buffaloes" "The Union Pacific Railway--Nine Days o the Plains of Kansas--A Buffalo Hunt--Journalists on the Rampage". This is a great account of a train trip on the Union Pacific, at least to its terminus at this point (Leavenworth, Kansas). Included is a fine account of a buf... See More  

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$63.00
648212

Frank James is found not guilty...

Item #648212

September 07, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 7, 1883



* Outlaw Frank James found not guilty

* Jesse James gang - Gallatin, Missouri trial




The only text on the ftpg. (over half of the page is advertisements) is headed: "NOT GUILTY" "So say the twelve Men in the James Case" "Mr. Wallace Delivers a Brilliant Argument for the Prosecution" "How the Verdict is Received Elsewh... See More  

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648196

Frank James in the court room...

Item #648196

January 25, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 25, 1883  The first two columns on page 5 are headed: "The Bandit At The Bar" "Frank James as He Appeared in the Kansas City Court Room" and more (see). One of the subheads: "Prospects of Acquittal of the Charge of Complicity in the Blue Cut Robbery".

Twelve pages, bit irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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638648

The hostile Apache Indians...

Item #638648

July 12, 1885

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 12, 1885  Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West than found in eastern newspapers.

Page 3 has over column headed: "HOSTILE APACHES" "Texans Indignant Over a Proposition Looking to Their Settlement in Greer County" "A K... See More  

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638577

Classic train robbery from the Old West...

Item #638577

September 26, 1893

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 26, 1893 



* Old west style train robbery



The front page has over a column of text headed; "TRAIN ROBBERS TRAPPED" "Police Filled The Cars" 'Two of the Outlaws Killed and Four Captured" "A Bandit Betrays His Fellows" and more. Actually a great report as it reads like a classic train robbery from the Wild West, the text beginn... See More  

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620938

Frank and Jesse James...

Item #620938

April 25, 1882

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, April 25, 1882  Page 2 has half a column of text headed: "Frank Or A Fraud" "Brother of the Dead Bandit at Kansas City" "Sensational Stores of Frank James at St. Joe and Vicinity" "One of the Texas Train Robbers Said to Have Been Captured" " "Frank James Again" "Bagging the Train Robbers" and ... See More  

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612995

A mind-reader interviews Jesse James...

Item #612995

May 05, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 5, 1882 



* Outlaw Jesse James



Page 8 has a very interesting article taking almost an entire column: "Brown, The Mind--reader" "He Tells of an Interview He Had with the Late Jesse James" "How He was Mistaken for a Detective & Told to Skip Out of Kansas City--His Visit to the Youngers at Stillwater & His Connection with the Ch... See More  

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592602

The death of Jim Bridger...

Item #592602

July 20, 1881

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, Wheeling, West Virginia, July 20, 1881 



* Death of Jim Bridger

* Mountain men - trappers




The very bottom of the front page has a brief report headed: "An Old Scout Dead" with a Kansas City dateline, reading: "James Bridger, an old-time frontiersman and scout, who took General Fremont across the plains, died yesterday near New Santa Fe, this co... See More  

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$46.00
591713

Was it the Bill Doolin & the "Wild Bunch" ?

Item #591713

November 08, 1893

ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORTER, Wellsville, New York, Nov. 8, 1893 



* Outlaw Bill Doolin

* Wild Bunch gang




The top of the first column has: "Bandits Corralled" "Arkansas Train Robbers At Bay In The Mountains" with further subheads. The report notes in part: "...report from Batesville, Ark...This little mountain town has been in the midst of most intense excitement al... See More  

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564127

Garfield's assassin is a "moral idiot"...

Item #564127

July 09, 1881

LEAVENWORTH DAILY STANDARD, Kansas, July 9, 1881



* Charles J. Guiteau

* President James Garfield assassination




The top of the front page has: "The Assassin" which begins: "Guiteau is provoked because his victim has not died and is anxious for all possible notoriety..." which is concerning the President James Garfield assassination. A subhead includes: "A Moral Idiot... See More  

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564126

Garfield's assassin is a "moral idiot"...

Item #564126

July 09, 1881

LEAVENWORTH DAILY STANDARD, Kansas, July 9, 1881  The top of the ftpg. has: "The Assassin" which begins: "Guiteau is provoked because his victim has not died and is anxious for all possible notoriety..." which is concerning the President James Garfield assassination. A subhead includes: "A Moral Idiot, and Should Be Killed".

Much other news of the day, four page... See More  

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204795

Haywood California...

Item #204795
ALAMEDA COUNTY ADVOCATE, Haywood, California, 1872 (Only one remains in our inventory in good condition)



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 o... See More  

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$48.00
130289

Because it's from the middle of the continent...

Item #130289

January 01, 1889

THE MID-CONTINENT, St. Louis & Kansas City, Jan. 1889  A tabloid-size newspaper, subtitled "Formerly the St. Louis Evangelist ". Contains mostly religious content.

Spine wear & edge tears & flaking. Minor staining.

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$27.00
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