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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
December 13, 1879
MISSION MIRROR, San Francisco, Dec. 13, 1879 Printed in the masthead is: "The only Paper Wholly Printed and Published at the Mission, a Locality Containing 20,000 Inhabitants." This would be the famous Mission Delores, still located on 16th St. (see photos & the hyperlink).
Page 2 has a political notice supporting: "For president in 1880, Ulysses S. Grant, of Illino... See More
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
March 20, 1867
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 20, 1867 Page 7 has a very lengthy--nearly two columns--article headed: "Life In Washington" "The Capitol--It's Architecture & Decorations--The Rotunda Paintings--Miss Ream's Statues and Busts--The Passages and the Speaker's Room--Leutze's Fresco--Hall of Representatives".
The text begins: "Above the muddy waste of ... See More
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
August 03, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849
* Early life in California
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".
Thi... See More
August 10, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1849 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 health at the placers is very bad...A kind of Lynch law remai... See More
August 24, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1847 The top of page 3 has a report: "From The Western Plains" with a rather rare report on the famed Kit Carson: "...it seems probable that Kit Carson, who was going out with dispatches to California, has lost all his horses and mules. He was seen near the Pawnee Rock & afterwards heard from by a party who said they... See More
December 23, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - mine
The front page has not one but three articles on the California Gold Rush including: "California Adventurers" beginning: "The 'stream of human life' is now setting as irresistibly towards California...The gold attraction is so strong that few are willing to lose the ... See More
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
November 20, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1857
* Mormons - Mormonism
* Governor Brigham Young
* Proclamation of martial law
* Utah War delcaration
Page 3 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Treason" which is primarily occupied by the: "Proclamation By The Governor" which is signed in ty... See More
August 12, 1873
THE SEMI-WEEKLY ARGUS, Port Townsend, Washington Territory, August 12, 1873
* Rare Old West title
* Territorial original
Quite early from Washington, and 16 years before it became a state! Half of the front page is taken up with ads including one for the "Seattle Brewery". with news on pages 1 & 2.
Four pages of small folio size measuring 9 by 12 3/4 inches... See More
July 13, 1883
DEMOCRATIC STATE JOURNAL, Dayton, Columbia County, Washington (Territory), July 13, 1883
* Rare Old West title
This is a volume 1 issue of a title we have never had before from Washington, 6 years before it would become a state. "Union List of American Newspapers" notes that it lasted for just 2 years, with just 5 issues held by one institution and scattered issues by a... See More
March 05, 1892
THE MERCURY, Coronado, San Diego County, California, March 5, 1892
* Uncommon title
* Hotel del Coronado fame
A very rare newspaper from this island community in San Diego Bay, famous for the Hotel del Coronado which is its prime feature. Indeed, a pg. 2 item notes: "A visit to San Diego without seeing the Hotel Del Coronado would be like going to Washington without seeing ... See More
February 02, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1858 Page 3 has: "Latest News From Utah" which is a report from Camp Scott noting: "...all hands engaged making comfortable for the winter...Plenty of good grass and buffalo very fat...Mormons continuing to fortify between army and Salt Lake..." & more (see).
Four pages, great condition.
January 01, 1879
WALLA WALLA STATESMAN, Washington Territory, Jan. 1, 1879
* Rare Old West title
Printed ten years before Washington became a state. Among the articles within are: "Radical Dirt Eaters" "Cariboo News" "Public Lands For Settlers Only" "Jefferson Davis--The Assassination Plot" and much more. A wealth of ads as well, several illustrated.
Four pages,... See More
September 23, 1874
PUGET SOUND DAILY COURIER, Olympia, Washington Territory, Sept. 23, 1874
* Rare title from the early Pacific Coast
* 19th century Old West original
An early issue from the Northwest which features a nice engraving of Puget Sound in the masthead (see). Most of the ftpg. is taken up with advertisements, several of which are illustrated, with both news & more ads on the inside. Four ... See More
March 08, 1890
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, March 8, 1890 This newspaper is a "territorial" issue, printed six years before Utah would become a state. The front page has a short yet interesting item concerning Buffalo Bill, datelined from Rome & reading: "An Italian journal, commenting on the Wild West show, makes the astounding announcement that Buffalo Bill held the grand rank... See More
April 15, 1871
WALLA WALLA STATESMAN, Walla Walla WA, April 15 1871. 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. Very early for Washington. Nice con... See More
Item #204772WALLA WALLA STATESMAN, Washington, 1867 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. Very early for Washington. Nice condition.&... See More
January 01, 1881
WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT, Pomeroy, Columbia County, Washington Territory, 1881 A volume one issue from this small town in Southeastern Washington, published 8 years before statehood.
It has a population of about 1500 today, and has an interesting history as noted in Wikipedia: "The Nez Perce trail existed in the area before history was recorded, and the first written record of Cauc... See More
September 11, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 11, 1880 Front full page Thomas Nast illustration of "The Widow's Wants". Full page Thomas Nast illustration of "Wade Hampton's Dilemna". Full page W.A. Rogers illustration of "The Settler's First Home in the Far West".
Doublepage centerfold of "English Church Architecture - Carlisle Cathedral". 2/3... See More
Item #180161Wild West Collection II - A Broad View - Each set contains a total of 5 issues, one issue each from 5 different old west states, revealing a broad view of this formative period in American history. Includes issues from five of the following old west locations: California, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon, and include such titles as The Daily Boomerang. All issues ar... See More
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