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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
September 02, 1869
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 2, 1869
* Jack Helm, lawman, cowboy, gunfighter
* Sutton-Taylor feud - Dewitt County, Texas fame
Page 7 has a small and somewhat inconspicuous report headed: "Texas" "Fight Between Outlaws and Troops Near San Patricio" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages in nice condition.... See More
July 29, 1881
BRENHAM DAILY BANNER, Texas, July 29, 1881
* Very rare Southwestern publication
The first of this title we have located. Gregory's "Union List of Newspapers" notes only 1 of 5 institutions have holding from the19th century.
This city in East central Texas has a population under 16,000 today. A typical Western newspaper of the day with news & many Western-style ... See More
July 21, 1878
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 21, 1878
* Death of Sam Bass (1ST REPORT)
* American train robber & outlaw
The top of the front page has column heads: "THE JIG IS UP" "Sam Bass and His Gang Come to Grief" "A Running Fight With the Texas Desperadoes" "Their Attempt to Rob to Bank at Round Rock" "Barnes Shot Dead & His Chief ... See More
February 11, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 11, 1863
* Port Hudson, Louisiana map
* Lebanon TN Tennessee
* Sabine Pass - Galveston TX Texas
The front page is dominated by a Civil War map titled: "Situation Of Port Hudson" which shows the vicinity as well, from Baton Rouge to the south, to St. Francisville & Bayou Sara to the north. Many one column war-related heads as well including: "... See More
April 08, 1873
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, April 8, 1873
* Buffalo Bill & Texas Jack illustrations - prints
* Famous frontier scouts appearing on stage
This is the very famous folio size newspaper known for its huge & great graphics. An inside page shows various: "Glimpses of the Spring Fashions." But the prime appeal of this issue would be on the back page, which contains three n... See More
March 27, 1884
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, March 27, 1884 Page 2 has over half a column taken up with: "TEXAS BANDITS" "Bold Attempt to Rob a Bank at Wichita Falls" "One of the Robbers Shot Dead by a Ranger and Another Captured--A Book Agent's Peril". A great article, beginning: "At 3:30 p.m. to-day occurred here one of the most daring attempts at bank robbery this coun... See More
May 01, 1878
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 1, 1878
* The hunt for Sam Bass
* American train robber & outlaw
The bottom of page 3 has a small item: "A Fight With Train Robbers" datelines from Texas & noting in part: "...sheriff of Denton County & a posse with Peak's Rangers chased the train robbers Sam Bass, Frank Jackson and Bill Underwood from Denton Cross Tim... See More
November 03, 1882
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 3, 1882 Page 2 has a somewhat brief article headed: "Dick Liddell [Liddil] Released on Bond" noting in part: "...the case of Dick Liddel, on trial for conspiracy in connection with the Mussel Shoals robbery, committed by Frank and Jesse James and Bill Ryan..." with more (see). Page 5 has: "Taught To Be Cowboys" "The Practical ... See More
September 03, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 3, 1883
* 19th century Texas Rangers
Page 2 has a nice article headed: "The Texan Rangers" "How They Clean Out Desperadoes in the Lone Star State" which is very descriptive of the Texas Rangers. Page 3 has: "The Grand Avenue Out Bat and Out Field the Black Stockings" with the box score as well.
Ten Pages, very nice conditio... See More
October 22, 1899
ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, Oct. 22, 1899
* Rare old West title
A complete four page issue of this territorial newspapers, as Arizona did not became a state until 13 years later. Various news & ads of the day with the ftpg. having: "Gold Strike in Texas" "New Use For Copper" "Reliable News Meager" "Germany On The War" and more. Subscription l... See More
August 11, 1879
NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 11, 1879
* Doc Middleton described
* James M. Riley - David C.
* Outlaw & horse thief
The top of page 2 has an interesting & lengthy article headed: "MIDDLETON, THE OUTLAW" "Something About The Bandit of the Niobrara" "How He Became A Robber & A Murderer--Incidents In His Career". The article takes three-quarters of a col... See More
October 02, 1875
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 2, 1875 Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Were They The James Boys? "Two Men Stop a Texas Express Wagon & Rob It of a Large Amount of Money". The article is very detailed and is a terrific account of a stage coach robbery (see), but this robbery was apparently not the work of Jesse & Frank James.
Twelve pages, nice condition.... See More
December 01, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 1, 1883 Full ftpg. shows: "The Evacuation Day Centennial---Grand Marine Procession Passing Up the East River" showing the Brooklyn Bridge. Prints inside include: "Texas--Types of the Cowboys of the Plains" "Louisiana--Sketches in & About New Orleans"; great doublpg. centerfold shows view of the grand parade cele... See More
November 18, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 18, 1883 Page 3 has: "Lawlessness In Texas" "Vigilance Committees Recommended by the Dallas Grand Jury" and also: "Mollie Maguires" "Mooney, the Convict, Relates His Connection with the Band" "A Society of Assassins--The Murder of Mining Superintendents--Shadowed by Detectives".
Twenty pages, a few minor ... See More
November 09, 1884
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 9, 1884 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 2 begins with: "A CARNIVAL OF CRIME" "A Bloody Battle in the Streets of a Texas Town" "Half a Dozen Murders in as Many Different Dan... See More
August 04, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 4, 1883 This was certainly one of the best newspapers at reporting now iconic events of the Old West, this issue including; "Through The Trap--Henry Lee, A Virginia Murderer, Executed at Richmond--The Doomed Man Goes to His Death Stolidly" "Shot Dead by a Gambler" "A Texas Cowboy on a Drunken Frolic at Hallettsville" "Cattle T... See More
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
February 03, 1879
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Feb. 3, 1879 The top of the last front page column has: "Wild Bill's Last Shot" "The Career of a Desperado Cut Short by a Bullet" "He Wounds a Gambler and Then Drops Out of Existence" is a report from Denison, Texas of: "...a desperado from the Indian Territory named William Worts, alias Jack Murray, alias Wild Bill, ... See More
January 04, 1890
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Jan. 4, 1890 From six years before Utah would become a state. Inside has: "The Idaho Test Oath Case" which takes most of the page. Also: "And What Next? "Immorality Sanctioned by City Ordinance at San Antonio, Texas" "One Woman Sues Another for Having Alienated Her Husband's Affections" and other ite... See More
December 21, 1889
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, December 21, 1889
* Old West train robbery
The front page has: "Texas Train Robbery" with the detail, including: "...was approached by four men who drew pistols and ordered him to throw up his hands..." with more (see photos).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, light dirtiness & foxing to the top hal... See More
October 27, 1881
GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Gunnison, Colorado, October 27, 1881 An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.... See More
Very early for Colorado. A few
Very early for Colorado. A few
February 24, 1868
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, Sacramento, California, February 24, 1868
* Old West original from California
* Uncommon Title
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 & ... See More
November 01, 1881
GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado, Nov. 1, 1881 An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.
Four pages, nice condition.
January 01, 1882
FREE PRESS, Gunnison, Colorado, 1882 An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.
January 01, 1882
GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado 1882 An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.
Complete in four pages, small folio size, a few binding h... See More
January 01, 1884
GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Colorado 1884 An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.
Four pages, bit browned at edges, even toning,... See More
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