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702558

Founding the Lick Observatory... Property values in Northern California...

Item #702558

March 01, 1876

WELDON & LEONARD'S REAL ESTATE CIRCULAR & PRICE LIST, San Francisco, California, March 1, 1876 



* Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton founding



The ftpg. has: "Another Monument" which begins: "When James Lick executed his deed of gift, donating his immense property to various benevolent & scientific societies of this state, he provided that $750,000 should be ... See More  

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698139

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

Item #698139

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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$235.00
697953

How to make a wine market in California...

Item #697953

July 18, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, July 18, 1868  A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well.

Among the articles: "A Man With Eight Wives Who Does Not Live in Utah" "Lynch Law in Minnesota--Letter From Gov. Marshall" "Letter From Lake Tahoe" & more.

Four pages, a very large size newspaper, never bound nor tr... See More  

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$34.00
697348

Newspaper for the "Native Sons"...

Item #697348

May 01, 1886

THE GOLDEN WEST - Official Organ Of The Native Sons, San Francisco, California, May, 1886  



* Rare old West publication



This is the volume 12, number 2 issue of this organization which still exists.

The primary purpose of the Native Sons of the Golden West The primary mission of the Native Sons of the Golden West is to preserve the spirit of the "Days of' 49" and the... See More  

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697337

How to make a wine market in California...

Item #697337

July 27, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, July 27, 1868  A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well. Page 2 has an article: "California Wine--How to Make a Market" which obviously worked out well.

Four pages, a very large size newspaper, never bound nor trimmed, some wear at fold junctures, minor margin tears. The folder size noted is for ... See More  

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695598

Famous title from San Francisco...

Item #695598

August 31, 1878

DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, Aug. 31, 1878



* Old West publication



 A typical newspaper of the day from this famous city.

Complete in 8 pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half. Nice condition.

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695591

Existed for just 3 years in Sonoma County...

Item #695591

February 08, 1879

CLOVERDALE NEWS, Sonoma County, California, Feb. 8, 1879  



* Very rare old West publication

* San Francisco Bay Area




A rare weekly newspaper that existed for just 3 years, this being a volume3 issue. Gregory notes only one American institution has any holdings of this title. This is the first we have offered in our 47 years.

Cloverdale is a city in the wine region of Sonoma County. I... See More  

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693031

Descriptive of California... Much on the Indians...

Item #693031

April 13, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, April 13, 1874  The front page has: "The Indians' "The Situation at Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Agencies--Insolence of the Savages" which is an interesting report datelined from Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory.

Also on the front page is: "Triple 'Execution" "Three Indians Hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas" about which much can be found on th... See More  

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692534

Early from Salinas, California...

Item #692534

October 16, 1880

THE MONTEREY DEMOCRAT, Salinas City, Monterey County, California, Oct. 16, 1880 



* Rare publication

* Old Wild West




An early title from the county seat of Monterey County, just south of San Francisco. Very typical of newspapers from the era with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements, some illustrated. The top of page 2 has a notice supporting: "Winfield Scott Hancock&qu... See More  

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$42.00
690694

Uncommon title from Vallejo, California...

Item #690694

December 27, 1873

THE PEOPLE'S  INDEPENDENT, Vallejo, California, Dec. 27, 1873  



* Rare Old West publication



A quite scarce newspaper from this town in the northern portion of the San Francisco Bay. It was named after Don Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the famed California general and statesman. He was a leading proponent of California's statehood and one of the first members of the California ... See More  

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690691

Early newspaper from the Napa Valley...

Item #690691

September 23, 1887

ST. HELENA STAR, Napa County, California, Oct. 9, 1874  



* Rare old West publication



This is a small town north of the San Francisco Bay area, and this is the third issue published: the volume 1, number 3 issue.

Page 2 has: "Our Valley Home" with subheads including: "Beautiful Town" "Napa Valley" "Supremacy of Beauty" "Soil & Climate&quo... See More  

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690689

Published by the Odd-Fellow organization...

Item #690689

January 30, 1875

PACIFIC ODD-FELLOW, San Francisco, Jan. 30, 1875



* Independent Order of Odd Fellows

* Rare Old West publication




This is the volume 2, number 5 issue. Although focused on the fraternal organization of this name, they consider themselves a "family journal". An unusual & ornate masthead.

This title is not listed in Gregory's 'Union List of Newspapers'.

Eight pages,... See More  

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690669

Early from Oakland...

Item #690669

October 13, 1869

OAKLAND DAILY TRANSCRIPT, California, Oct. 13, 1869 



* Rare Old West publication



Quite early from this city across the bay from San Francisco. It was not incorporated as a city until 1852. News of the day and a great wealth of ads, with page 2 including: "The Negro Vote in the South" and: "Assaulting Chinamen" and more.

Four pages, minor binding indents at the blank... See More  

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689869

Print of San Francisco... The new Mormon Temple...

Item #689869

July 25, 1857

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 25, 1857  



* Very early view of San Francisco

* Salt Lake Tabernacle under construction




Formatted much like the more common Harper's Weekly, this illustrated paper printed several years earlier.

The front page features a print of a: "View Of San Francisco, California" which a related article on it as well. Very early view of the young... See More  

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$148.00
689862

Much reporting on the Spanish-American War...

Item #689862

May 11, 1898

BOSTON EVENING JOURNAL, May 11, 1898  The banner headline announces: "UNITED STATES TROOPS LANDED" "Two Companies Safely Established Within Fifty Miles of the City of Havana" with subhead: "Troops & Munitions Will Leave San Francisco for the Philippines Before Sunday Night".

Presumed complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

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689717

Very graphic masthead... Great article on the Bear Flag Revolt...

Item #689717

May 24, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, May 24, 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 have seen, featuring three vignettes: one of settlers traveling, one of a bear, and another ... See More  

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689664

Samuel Tilden elected... False report...

Item #689664

November 08, 1876

THE DAILY BEE, Sacramento, Nov. 8, 1876 



* President Rutherford B. Hayes

* Presidential election false victory reporting




Page two of this issue contains the column headline "THE NEXT PRESIDENT" and reports "If he shall live until that time Samuel J. Tilden will become President of these United States on the 5th day of March as appears by the election returns at hand as w... See More  

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689649

Early San Francisco...

Item #689649

August 01, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 1, 1868 



* Rare old West publication



A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well. The front page has: "Letter From Monterey - Condition of the Town - Rural & Aquatic Beauties - Old Settlers - Mineral Resources of the Country - Fisheries & Other Things".

Four pages, a very large si... See More  

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689443

California, Charleston, Egypt, and more...

Item #689443

December 11, 1869

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 11, 1869  The front page shows; "Central Park--Preparing a Model in Clayh of the Great Elephant at the Old Arsenal".

Prints within include: "Bronze Statue Erected to the Memory of Bishop Brownell, Founder of Trinity College, Hartford: "Southern Scenes--Pay-Day on the Plantation--Coming from the Store".

The centerfold ha... See More  

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689440

Mormons in the Salt Lake Valley...

Item #689440

January 22, 1870

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 22, 1870  



* Salt Lake City, Utah scene

* Mormonism - Mormons

* Connecting to Pacific Railroad




A full page has three scenes: "Scene In Salt Lake Valley -- Fortified House On The Plains" "Transporting Railway Ties Across Salt Lake" and "Utah -- Mormons Hauling Wood From The Mountains". Another nice full p... See More  

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689289

Chief Red Cloud addresses New Yorkers on the wrongs done to his people...

Item #689289

July 02, 1870

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 2, 1870



* Chief Red Cloud

* Indians rights




 The front page shows: "The Sioux Chief, Red Cloud, in the Great hall of the Cooper Instituted, Surrounded by the Indian Delegation of Braves & Squaws...On the Wrongs Done to His People." There is a related article.

Among prints within: "California  Interesting Ceremony M... See More  

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689199

San Francisco scenes... Hotel for miners... Jewish Synagogue...

Item #689199

November 14, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 14, 1874 



* Jewish Synagogue

* San Francisco 49ers

* Ulysses S. Grant




Inside has five illustrations of notable buildings in San Francisco: "The "What Cheer House, A Celebrated Hotel For Miners" "The Jewish Synagogue On Sutter Street" "The Merchant's Exchange" "The California Theatre" and the &quo... See More  

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688804

Early San Francisco...

Item #688804

August 03, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 3, 1868  A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well.

Four pages, a very large size newspaper, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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688616

Hetch Hetchy Valley description in an uncommon title...

Item #688616

November 25, 1882

WASHINGTON WORLD AND CITIZEN-SOLDIER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1882  Although the content is wide-ranging, as the title indicates, a fair amount of the articles relate to the military & government.

Page 7 has an interesting article headed: "A Rival to Yosemite", which tells of another dramatic valley slight to the north of Yosemite: Hetch Hetchy. Many decades later much of th... See More  

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687856

Great article on life in San Francisco...

Item #687856

May 04, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 4, 1853  Page 3 has over half a column on: "Life In California" which is datelined from San Francisco, beginning: "The city is growing rapidly as a consequence of the rapid settlement of the country & development of its natural resources..." with much more, on the early growth and development of this notable Californi... See More  

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687827

1872 Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #687827

March 21, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 21, 1872



* Rare Old West title



In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of t... See More  

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687369

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #687369

May 15, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Tiburcio Vasquez captured

* California bandido

* Los Angeles outlaw




The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many hid... See More  

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686898

re. 1898 Battle of Manila Bay....

Item #686898

May 08, 1898

THE CALL, San Francisco, May 8, 1898



* Post-Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines

* Admiral George Dewey's victory

* Spanish-American War




The front page has a nice banner headline: "TROOPS TO LAND IN CUBA TODAY, THE QUEEN READY TO LEAVE SPAIN" with subheads and related illustration. (see)

Fourteen pages, a little margin wear, more so along the spine with a few small tape mends a... See More  

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685736

Extolling the virtues of California...

Item #685736

January 13, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 13, 1884  Almost the first two columns of page 9 are taken up with a great article extolling the virtues of California, headed; "CALIFORNIA'S PROSPERITY" "A Glance at the State's Growth in the Past Year" "Rapid Increase of San Francisco in Wealth and Trade--All Industries Prosperous Except gold Mining--Some Hints to Settlers--A B... See More  

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685225

On the Mountain Meadows Massacre... The 'Bloody Benders'...

Item #685225

April 07, 1877

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, April 7, 1877  



* Mountain Meadow Massascre

* Mormons - Mormonism


* Bloody Benders family

* Serial Killers arrested ?




Page 2 has: "The Bender Family", the Kansas family of serial killers known as the "Bloody Benders", the report beginning: "The Kansas detectives think they have the Bender family this time, certain. These are... See More  

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684865

America now owns Alaska...

Item #684865

June 23, 1867

THE TIMES, San Francisco, California, June 23, 1867  



* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia




The top of the front page has column heads including; "Formal Ratification of the Russian Treaty" which refers to the purchase of Alaska from Russia, or known as "Seward's Folly".

The report is very brief, just noting: "The final exchan... See More  

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684864

Indian murders on the Plains... Santa Anna...

Item #684864

June 22, 1867

THE TIMES, San Francisco, California, June 22, 1867  The top of page 3 has column heads including: "The Surratt Trial" "Santa Anna Back in Mexico" "More Indian Murders on the Plains" and more.

Four pages, very large size, never bound nor trimmed, minimal fold wear, minor fold foxing. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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684843

A supplement issue from Alameda...

Item #684843

February 13, 1875

THE ALAMEDA ENCINAL--SUPPLEMENT, California, Feb. 13, 1875  



* Wild Old West    

* Rare publication




From this city which is adjacent to and south of Oakland, also east of San Francisco.

This is a single sheet "Supplement" lacking any news and ads of the day as it is entirely consumed--front and back--with tax related notices. Over half of the issue is a le
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$27.00
684832

Early from San Francisco...

Item #684832

July 03, 1867

THE TIMES, San Francisco, California, July 3, 1867  Page 2 has: "Murders by Indians vs. Murders by Rebels" and a wealth of other reports of the day.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, large folio size, folder size not4ed is for the issue folded in half.

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$38.00
684831

Broadside newspaper on the financial market...

Item #684831

June 12, 1872

STOCK REPORT & CALIFORNIA STREET JOURNAL, San Francisco, June 12, 1872  



* Rare publication



A broadside (single sheet, printed on one side only) issue mostly taken up with a list of various prices. The balance of the front page are various brokerage advertisements.

Single sheet, very nice condition.... See More  

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684830

Fire at the famous San Quentin prison...

Item #684830

March 02, 1876

SAN RAFAEL HERALD, California, March 2, 1876  An uncommon title from this city in the North Bay area of San Francisco Bay.

A typical newspaper of the day with a wealth of local news and a wealth of advertisements as well. Page 3 has a lengthy report headed: "SAN QUENTIN" "Disastrous Fire at the State Prison" "The Workshops Completely Destroyed' 'Server loss t... See More  

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$58.00
684821

From 1880 San Rafael, California...

Item #684821

December 25, 1880

MARIN COUNTY TOCSIN, San Rafael, California, Dec. 25, 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 margin, rag... See More  

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$46.00
684819

Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #684819

July 27, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY STANDARD, California, July 27, 1872



* Rare Old West publication



In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of... See More  

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684698

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #684698

May 30, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 30, 1870 



* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"

* Very first excursion published newspaper (#5)




This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues e... See More  

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684697

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #684697

May 31, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Summit Sierra Nevadas, California, May 31, 1870



* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"

* Very first excursion published newspaper (#6)




This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 i... See More  

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$388.00
684651

A farming-themed newspaper from San Francisco...

Item #684651

August 16, 1873

PACIFIC RURAL PRESS, San Francisco, Aug. 16, 1873  The front page features a nice print of: "Tropical Scene on the Chagres River" in Panama, with a related article." with a related article. As might be imagined by the title, much farming-related content.

Decorative masthead, 11 1/2 by 16 inches, 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large, sheet, great condi... See More  

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684649

Existed for less than one year... old West...

Item #684649

August 31, 1872

PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, Aug. 31, 1872  



* Rare Old West title

* Sonoma County




This is the volume 1, number 12 issue of a title which lasted less than one year. Quite rare as such.

This town is in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a front page article: "A Confederate Leader on Grant" among the man other articles. A wealth o... See More  

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684647

Early San Francisco...

Item #684647

May 31, 1873

DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, May 31, 1873  Among the various articles are: "The Female Detective" "Cave In A Mine" "Two Men Covered Up Nearly Eight Hours and Rescued Alive" "A Fight With a Lunatic" "Crime In Texas" and so much more.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some foxing, nice condition.

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684644

A volume one issue from San Francisco...

Item #684644

February 29, 1884

DAILY EVENING STAR, San Francisco, Feb. 29, 1884  This is a volume one issue (number 12).  Among the front page reports are: "Folsom Fomentation" "Charges Against McComb & Chambers" "Convicted at Last" "A Violent Lodger" "Flotsam and Jetsam"

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some blue pencil marks, a few discrete archival mends, v... See More  

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684601

Newspaper from San Francisco Bay: a volume one issue...

Item #684601

September 05, 1881

ALAMEDA SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, West end, Alameda, California, Sept. 5, 1881 



* Wild Old West    

* Rare publication




Alameda is essentially an island in San Francisco Bay, adjacent to Oakland.  This is the volume 1, number 24 issue.

Typical news reports of the day with a wealth of advertisements. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, very nice condition.... See More  

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$57.00
684594

From the Bay area...

Item #684594

April 05, 1878

THE CONTRA COSTA GAZETTE, Pacheco, California, May 20 1871  



* Rare Old West publication



An early newspaper from northern California, just east of San Francisco on the bay. It published in Pacheco until 1873 when it was removed to Martinez, California.

Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, great condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

... See More  

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$52.00
684561

First of this title we have offered?

Item #684561

August 13, 1874

SAN RAFAEL HERALD, California, Aug. 13, 1874  An uncommon title from this city in the North Bay area of San Francisco Bay. This is the volume 1, number 3 issue.

A typical newspaper of the day with a wealth of local news and a wealth of advertisements as well. Page 2 has a brief item: "Brigham Young has been sending his emissaries among the Shoshones of White Pine with a view of converti... See More  

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$68.00
684538

Just four years after the California Gold Rush began...

Item #684538

May 04, 1853

SAN FRANCISCO DAILY HERALD, California, May 4, 1853  



* Early and rare from California

* During the gold rush




A very early newspaper from California, just four years after the start of the famous California Gold Rush of 1849.

Various news of the day & a great wealth of ads, many of the ads relating to land sale and mining-related concerns.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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$55.00
684498

Second issue of a short-lived newspaper...

Item #684498

January 07, 1882

CALIFORNIA POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, Jan. 14, 1882  This is the volume 1, number 2 issue of a newspaper which lasted just 2 1/2 years. Nice patriotic engraving in the masthead. The front page has a print of William H. Bodfish captioned: "Honest But Queer" and page 3 has a print of; "Old Honesty - Maurice C. Blake, Mayor of San Francisco"

Four pages, a few minor mar... See More  

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$43.00
684497

Gateway to the gold fields...

Item #684497

May 28, 1875

MARYSVILLE WEEKLY APPEAL, California, May 28, 1875



* Rare Old West publication



 In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was on... See More  

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