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702907

Small newspaper from an Alaska mining town...

Item #702907

July 04, 1901

ALASKA FORUM, Rampart, Alaska, July 4, 1901 



* Yukon-Koyukuk

* Klondike gold rush era

* Very rare publication




This is the volume 1, number 41 issue of a newspaper from this mining town which lasted only until 1906. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only the Alaska Historical Society has scattered issues of this title and they do not have this date.

Various local ... See More  

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702508

1882 Gunnison, Colorado original...

Item #702508

May 09, 1882

GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado, May 9, 1882



* Rare Old West title

* Volume 1 issue




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.

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698454

From Tombstone in 1880...

Item #698454

April 08, 1880

THE WEEKLY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, April 8, 1880  This may well be the consummate Old West town, much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang.

This rare issue was printed less than two years before this famous gunfight and is replete with advertisements with a distinctively W... See More  

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698352

A boom & bust mining town in Colorado...

Item #698352

September 11, 1885

WHITE PINE CONE, White Pine, Gunnison County, Colorado, Sept. 11, 1885  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 corporate mining resurrected in White Pine, only to go bust ... See More  

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692665

This town was founded during the California Gold Rush...

Item #692665

December 14, 1878

THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California,  Dec. 14, 1878 



* Rare Old West title

* Gold mining town

* Sierra County




Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the California gold rush & was first known as "The Forks" for its location at the confluence of the Downie River and the North ... See More  

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689180

Not found in any institution...

Item #689180

November 23, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Nov. 23, 1898  



* Very rare publication



What could be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one?

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 at Sutter's Mill, and then again in the latter part of the 19th century when new ... See More  

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688543

A newspaper from the ghost town of Austin, Nevada...

Item #688543

February 14, 1883

DAILY MORNING DEMOCRAT, Austin, Lander County, Nevada, Feb. 14, 1883 



* Very rare old West publication



Sometimes unusual incidents are the reason good things happen. Such is the case with Austin. The town was actually discovered in 1862 by a horse belonging to a W. H. Talbott. The horse accidentally kicked up a piece of quartz containing gold & silver. Talbott sent the piece to Virg... 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



* Rare gold mining town publication



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 contin... See More  

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687226

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #687226

June 04, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, June 4, 1889  



* Very rare wild West publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame




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 co... See More  

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684838

From Nevada City, California...

Item #684838

December 20, 1879

NEVADA DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Nevada City, California,  Sept. 13, 1879  



* Rare Old west publication



This town (formerly known as Deer Creek Dry Diggins) was the most important mining town in California in the 1850's. It is situated close to the Nevada border a bit northwest of Lake Tahoe. The historic district today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Four pages... See More  

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684643

From 'Deer Creek Dry Diggins'...

Item #684643

April 23, 1870

WEEKLY NATIONAL GAZETTE, Nevada, California, April. 23, 1870  



* Rare old West publication

* Gold mining town




This town (formerly known as Deer Creek Dry Diggins) was the most important mining town in California in the 1850's. It is situated close to the Nevada border a bit northwest of Lake Tahoe. The historic district today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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684598

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

Item #684598

April 16, 1880

GEORGETOWN GAZETTE, El Dorado County, California, April 16, 1880 



* Rare gold mining town publication



A very rare title from this now-historical site, the most northeastern town in California's Mother Lode mining territory, near the Nevada border. This is the volume 1, number 2 issue.

Less than 1000 people reside there today but in its heyday of the 1850's & 1860's the ... See More  

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684595

Once famous gold mining town...

Item #684595

April 16, 1870

WEEKLY CALAVERAS CHRONICLE, Mokelumne Hill, California, April 16, 1870  



* Rare Old West title

* Mark Twain fame

* Gold mining town




An uncommon title from this county made famous by Mark Twain. 

Mokelumne Hill was one of the richest gold mining towns in California. Founded in 1848, the placers were so rich that the miners risked starvation rather than head to Stockton to repleni... See More  

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684585

From the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas...

Item #684585

January 17, 1874

FOOT-HILL WEEKLY TIDINGS, Grass Valley, California, Jan. 17, 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 2 issu... See More  

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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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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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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
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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585459

Mining town of Eureka, Nevada...

Item #585459

August 09, 1879

EUREKA DAILY LEADER, Nevada, August 9, 1879 



* Rare mining town title 

* Wild Old West original w/ Jackson House Hotel ad
 



A very nice, folio-size newspaper from this small, remote  town in northeastern Nevada. This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 feet elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 resi
... See More  

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$42.00
571260

1890 Auburn CA... mining town...

Item #571260

April 05, 1890

THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, California, April 5, 1890  This 8 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 & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis.



Light browning with little staining an... See More  

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$32.00
209255

A newspaper from the ghost town of Austin, Nevada...

Item #209255

January 01, 1883

DAILY MORNING DEMOCRAT, Austin, Lander County, Nevada, 1883  Sometimes unusual incidents are the reason good things happen. Such is the case with Austin. The town was actually discovered in 1862 by a horse belonging to a W. H. Talbott. The horse accidently kicked up a piece of quartz containing gold & silver. Talbott sent the piece to Virginia City for assay, staked out a claim, and ... See More  

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209251

"One of the wildest mining camps in the West" & a very short-lived newspaper...

Item #209251
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Pioche, Nevada, 1875 Pioche is located about 180 miles northeast of Las Vegas, hanging on the side of a mountain of Nevada's high desert. In the 1870's it was considered one of the wildest mining camps in the West. According to a number of sources, hired gunmen were imported at the rate of about twenty a day during boom times to fight mining claim encroachments. Evidence of the... See More  

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209248

From Reno, Nevada...

Item #209248
RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1877 This is an 4 page newspaper which features news on pages 2 & 3 with a wealth of ads on the front & back pages, several of which are illustrated. Now a gambling mecca not far from Lake Tahoe, during the 1870's it was a mining town. This issue was never bound nor trimmed and is in very nice condition with a news agent's stamp in... See More  

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209242

From Reno, Nevada...

Item #209242
WEEKLY NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1876.  This 4 page newspaper features news on the front page as well as pages 2 & 3 but with  ads as well. Now a gambling mecca not far from Lake Tahoe, during the 1870's it was a mining town. This issue was never bound nor trimmed and is in nice condition with some minor margin wear or tears. The photo below is "gene... See More  

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209232

From Reno, Nevada...

Item #209232
RENO WEEKLY GAZETTE, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1879 The masthead includes a nice engraving showing the Sierra Nevada mountains which surround this picturesque city and an inset with some buildings (see photo). This is an 8 page newspaper which features news on the front page as well as many inside pages but with a wealth of various Western-themed ads as well, several of which are illustrat... See More  

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209219

Great name for a mining town...

Item #209219
EUREKA DAILY LEADER, Eureka, Nevada, 1879 A very nice, folio-size newspaper from this small, remote  town in northeastern Nevada. This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 ft. elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 residents. In its heyday when mining was the predominate draw from the mid-1870's until the shutting down of mos... See More  

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130588

Very rare mining town newspaper from Northern California...

Item #130588
 HAVILAH MINER, Havilah, Kern County, California, 1872  A very rare title from the mining district from during its heyday. This is a volume 1, of which only a few remain.



Various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. Much chipping at the spine with some loss (see photo), both leaves loose at the spine, browning and very fragile.  Clear, archival mends are also present.&nbs... See More  

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130476

From the mining district...

Item #130476

January 01, 1880

NEVADA DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Nevada City, California, 1879 This town (formerly known as Deer Creek Dry Diggins) was the most important mining town in California in the 1850's. It is situated close to the Nevada border a bit northwest of Lake Tahoe. The historic district today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This is a volume one issue with various news of the day and Western... See More  

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$31.00
130071

Famous mining town in Colorado...

Item #130071

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,
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130179

Old West mining town at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas...

Item #130179

January 01, 1880

FOOTHILL WEEKLY TIDINGS, Grass Valley, California, 1880  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.   

A rare issue from the Old West with various news and ads of the day.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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$46.00
130277

Rare title from an old Nevada mining town...

Item #130277

January 01, 1883

DAILY MORNING DEMOCRAT, Austin, Nevada, 1882  Sometimes unusual incidents are the reason good things happen. Such is the case with Austin. The town was actually discovered in 1862 by a horse belonging to a W. H. Talbott. The horse accidentally kicked up a piece of quartz containing gold & silver. Talbott sent the piece to Virginia City for assay, staked out a claim, and when word got out,... See More  

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$40.00
130274

An old mining town, high in the mountains...

Item #130274
EUREKA DAILY LEADER, Nevada, 1878 A very nice, folio-size newspaper from this small, remote  town in northeastern Nevada.

This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 ft. elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 residents. In its heyday when mining was the predominate draw from the mid-1870's until the shutting down of most ... See More  

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$41.00
175352

Santa Claus is captured by children...

Item #175352

December 15, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 15, 1888  The very nice doublepage centerfold is captioned: "Santa Claus Captured" showing him on a rooftop surrounded by children. The entire front page is a nice print: "A Light In Darkness on a Wintry Christmas Eve" showing people going to church on a snowy evening. Other prints within include: "Women Voting at the Municipal ... See More  

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174344

The dog show at Gilmore's Garden...

Item #174344

April 26, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 26, 1879  Front full pg. Nast illus. of "He (The Solid South) Will Soon Be Let Alone." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Spring." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The German Band." 1/3 pg. illus. of "An Arab Caravansary."

Doublepage centerfold of "Sketches at the Dog Show at Gilmore's Garden." Full pg. Nast illus. ent... See More  

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175370

Displayable firemen print...

Item #175370

February 16, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 16, 1889 Full ftpg. is a great scene of: 'The Toboggan Spill' on a toboggan run.

Dramatic doublepage centerfold: 'Firemen At Work' chopping into a burning building. Small illus. of: 'Pleasant Valley Junction, Utah'

Complete in twenty pages.

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176210

"Inauguration Day in Washington"... Mining in Randsburg, Californi...

Item #176210

March 06, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 6, 1897  Full ftpg. shows: 'Skating at Van Cortlandt Park, New York City'. Nice fullpg. with 5 photos of: 'The New Mining town of Randsburg, in Southern Calif.'. Terrific doublepage centerfold : 'Inauguration Day in Washington' is an elevated view of the Washington skyline.  A serialized story entitled "The Pursuit of the ... See More  

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