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672650

The very beginning of the Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672650

September 18, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 18, 1873. This issue has fine early coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There is an article on pg. five, "PANIC IN STOCKS - GREAT EXCITEMENT IN THE STREET YESTERDAY", which takes nearly a full column of text. Another somewhat related article appea... See More  

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$158.00
672647

Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672647

September 22, 1873

THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 1873  This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There is a front page article, "THREE DAYS OF PANIC", which continues on Pg. 8, followed by a 1 & 3/4 column article: "FORMER PANICS IN THIS COUNTRY". See photos... See More  

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$158.00
672646

Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672646

September 23, 1873

THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 1873  This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as: "The Panic of 1873", which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There are several reports with one column head including; "A BRIGHTER PROSPECT - BETTER FEELING IN WALL STREET ...", "JAY COOKE & CO. - A STATEMENT OF ASSET... See More  

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671697

1873 S.F. Chinatown sex slaves...

Item #671697

July 31, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 31, 1873



* Chinatown's sex slaves (girls)

* San Francisco, California Chinese

* Human trafficking - Tong Wars




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "HIP YEE TONG" "An Infamous Secret Chinese Society in San Francisco" and more. (see)

Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

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671092

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #671092

September 19, 1873

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 19, 1873  This issue has fine coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There are several reports with column heads including; "The Suspension of Henry D. Cooke & Co. and the First National Bank" "A Bolt From the Blue" "Washingtonians Aghast at... See More  

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670760

Terrific, early views of San Francisco and Sacramento...

Item #670760

November 29, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851 



* Early San Francisco city view print 

* California gold rush era & Sacramento




The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out..."... See More  

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670757

Short-lived labor newspaper with an article by Karl Marx's daughter...

Item #670757

March 22, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 22, 1884 



* Rare publication



During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

Page 3 has an article concerning Charles Delescluze, a French revolutionary leader, journalist, and military commander of the Paris Commune. It is signed in ... See More  

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$56.00
670519

The Modoc Indian War of 1873...

Item #670519

May 13, 1873

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 13, 1873 



* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois

* Modoc War - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack fame




The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "An Attack by the Indians" "Captain Jack Strutting in the Uniform of General Canby" and more. Also: "The Dixon Horror" "Particulars of the Fearful Bridge Disast... See More  

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669220

Traveling to San Francisco in 1871....

Item #669220

August 14, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 14, 1871



* Westward migration of Americans

* Emigration to the West Coast (San Francisco)

* Hardships of 19th century travel




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "AFTER THE SETTING SUN" "From The Narrows To The Golden Gate" "Over the Three Great Mountain Ranges" "A Flying Visit To The Mormons" and more with many small... See More  

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668038

Very early California, death of Henry Clay, a notable duel...

Item #668038

August 03, 1852

PLACER TIMES & TRANSCRIPT, San Francisco, California, Aug. 3, 1852  Certainly one of the earlier newspaper we have offered from California, during the midst of the Gold Rush.

And page 2 has two notable reports, one being the death of Henry Clay in two articles, both headed: "Death of Henry Clay" with black borders.

There is also a nice account of a: "Fatal Duel--Death of ... See More  

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$97.00
666179

Early farming newspaper from California...

Item #666179

June 22, 1854

THE CALIFORNIA FARMER, San Francisco June 22, 1854 



* Rare Old West title

* Gold mining era


* Nice decorative masthead




This is quite early for a California newspaper. A nice engraving in the masthead with much of the content having a farming theme, although there are other items as well. This is a volume 1 issue.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 12 by 18 inches, staining at the ... See More  

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$42.00
665945

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

Item #665945

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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665884

Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad...

Item #665884

May 11, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, May 11, 1869 



* Completing the Transcontinental railroad

* Last spike driven at Promontory Point




A great issue celebrating the completion of the historic transcontinental railroad. East meets West.

The first column begins with nice heads: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "The Last Rail Laid and the Last Spike Drive" "San Francisco and New York Linked to... See More  

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$177.00
665417

Shot over a card game...

Item #665417

July 15, 1872

DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, July 15, 1872  The top of the ftpg. has: "Shooting Affray - Dangers of Arbitrating in a Game of Cards" which reports on a shooting over a card game.

Four pages, discrete archival strengthening at the spine, very nice condition.

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$29.00
664773

Short-lived labor newspaper with much on the Paris Commune...

Item #664773

March 15, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 15, 1884 



* Rare publication



During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

The ftpg. has a print of: "Delescluse - The Tancred of the Commune" being the famous Paris Commune. The balance of the ftpg. is concerning the Commune, ... See More  

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663697

Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #663697

December 01, 1877

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July Dec. 1, 1877



* 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 the... See More  

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662359

Short-lived labor newspaper...

Item #662359

February 23, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, Feb. 23, 1884  During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

The ftpg. has: "William Morris" "What the Poet, Artist, Decorator and Socialist Has to Say" "He Writes A 'Fable' for the People"

Four pages, archival... See More  

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$48.00
662031

Capture of the bandit Vasquez...

Item #662031

May 16, 1874

THE WORLD, New York, May 16, 1874 



* Californio bandido

* Los Angeles outlaw




On the front page in the second column below the fold is rather inconspicuous report  under "Crime" that is headed: "The Capture Of The Bandit Vasquez And Two Of His Gang--Vasquez Not Seriously Wounded."

The report, datelined "San Francisco, May 15", reads, in part: "Th... See More  

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661793

Expedition to Greenland... Earthquake in San Francisco...

Item #661793

March 29, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856  Inside has 2 pages of text with  7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.

Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More  

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661005

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #661005

May 15, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Tiburcio Vasquez - the Californio bandido

* Los Angeles area 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 ... See More  

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660998

Nellie Bly's trip around the world...

Item #660998

January 14, 1890

THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 14, 1890 



* Nellie Bly's trip around the World

* Best title to have




Page 2 has the  report on the return home of Nellie Bly from her round-the-world trip, an excursion which was sponsored by this newspaper. It also ran a contest to guess to exact length of time for her trip (see photos).

The report is headed: "Guess Early & Often" which... See More  

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656907

Chinese bound for San Francisco...

Item #656907

April 29, 1876

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 29, 1876  Inside are several prints on "The War in the Herzegovina", a full page: "Map of a Portion of Africa" and a doublepg. centerfold: "Chinese Emigration to America: Sketch on Board the Steamship Alaska, Bound for San Francisco".

Complete in 24 pages, very nice, clean condition.

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655252

Great wealth of mining reports from California...

Item #655252

February 26, 1877

DAILY STOCK REPORT, San Francisco, California, Feb. 26, 1877 



* Rare title



This title is mostly taken up with advertisements, and what few newsy report that are present are mostly about mining. The ftpg. has: "Letters From The Mines" with 15 different mines noted. The bkpg. has a full column headed: "The Comstock" with reports from 20 different mines.

Four pages, ve... See More  

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652957

Robert Louis Stevenson & Treasure Island...

Item #652957

September 30, 1887

ST. HELENA STAR, Napa County, California, September 30, 1887 



* Rare old West title

* Robert Louis Stevenson




This is a small town north of the San Francisco Bay area. The front page features a chapter from the serialized "Treasure Island, by Robert L. Stevenson", with a front page illustration from the book as well. It first appeared in book form just 5 years previous.

Four... See More  

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652582

Uncommon California periodical from 1873...

Item #652582
SAN FRANCISCO NEWS-LETTER & CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, March 20, 1873 



* Rare Old west title



The subtitle in the masthead notes: "Devoted To The Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast". The content is varied and includes a wide range of ads as well.

An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Franc... See More  

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$39.00
652520

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

Item #652520

November 14, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 14, 1874  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 "Chinese Mercantile Houses In Dupont Street".

The front page ... See More  

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652519

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

Item #652519

November 14, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 14, 1874  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 "Chinese Mercantile Houses In Dupont Street".

The front page ... See More  

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652060

Samuel Tilden elected... False report...

Item #652060

November 08, 1876

THE DAILY BEE, Sacramento, Nov. 8, 1876  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 we write! ... You and I may not agree with them concerning their mode of doing things, b... See More  

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$72.00
649543

Extolling the virtues of California...

Item #649543

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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$46.00
649229

Uncommon California periodical from 1873...

Item #649229
SAN FRANCISCO NEWS-LETTER & CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, 1873  The subtitle in the masthead notes: "Devoted To The Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast". The content is varied and includes a wide range of ads as well.

An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Francisco, and the seal of the county of Sa... See More  

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$26.00
649011

The Bahamas, St. Augustine, Oakland... Schuylkill Navy at Philadelphia...

Item #649011

May 11, 1878

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 11, 1878  The ftpg. shows: "President Hayes...A Review of the Schuylkill Navy at Philadelphia". Inside ha a full page of 4 scenes of: "...From Lathrop, on the Central Pacific Railroad to Oakland, in San Francisco Bay" & a fullpg. with 7 scenes of: "Incidents of a Trip from New York to Nassau & Havana...& Milita... See More  

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648982

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #648982

May 15, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Californio 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 hideouts and received their name... See More  

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$82.00
648286

The Civil War officially comes to an end...

Item #648286

April 07, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1866 



* Civil War officially ends

* PEACE




Page 4 contains the historic announcement of the official end of the Civil War with the headings: "PEACE" "Proclamation By the President" which also deals with the reconstruction of the Southern states, signed in type: Andrew Johnson and dated April 2, 1866. The text takes a full column.

Pa... See More  

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$47.00
647687

Overland Mail initiates the first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco...

Item #647687

October 10, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 10, 1858 



* First transcontinental mail service success

* Arrives at San Francisco, California




Page 4 has a report noting the very first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco, with: "Very Late From California" "Arrival of the First Overland Mail" "Short Trip Across the Plains" with several dispatches. See the hyperlink for fu... See More  

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$42.00
643377

Boxing's first world championship... The Pony Express....

Item #643377

May 07, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* First World boxing championship match




Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not h... See More  

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$175.00
640585

From Northern California...

Item #640585

November 07, 1878

VALLEJO EVENING CHRONICLE, California, November 7, 1878



* Rare Old West title



From this city just north of San Francisco with various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, a little margin wear, more so along spine, archival mend on page 2, otherwise nice.

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$30.00
636975

The Molly Maguires...

Item #636975

August 04, 1875

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 4, 1875 



* Molly Maguires

* Coal miners

* Pennsylvania




One of the more successful of the early California newspapers. The ftpg. includes: "Mollies of Pennsylvania--A Secret Religious Organization on the War Path--They Commit Murder & Other Deeds of Violence in the Coal Regions" "Bonds Not Gold" "The New Mint"... See More  

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636828

A golf-themed print on the front page...

Item #636828

July 31, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1897 



* William Thomas Smedley

* Golfing illustrations




The full front page is an illus: "I Felt Her Seize My Hand and Shake It." which shows a woman greeting a man with a golf club, with caddies & others in the background. This print accompanies a story inside titled: "Colonel Bogie, A Golf Story" where also is found a pr... See More  

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$75.00
635258

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

Item #635258

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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$87.00
634325

For stamp collectors...

Item #634325
FILATELIC FACTS & FALLACIES, San Francisco, Jan., 1894  Calls itself: "A Monthly Magazine for Stamp Collectors and Dealers" with the contents focused primarily on this hobby. Sixteen pages plus outer wrappers, measures 5 3/4 b 9 inches, nice condition.

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$18.00
633612

For stamp collectors...

Item #633612
FILATELIC FACTS & FALLACIES, San Francisco, Dec., 1892  Calls itself: "A Monthly Magazine for Stamp Collectors and Dealers" with the contents focused primarily on this hobby.

Twenty pages plus outer wrappers, water staining at the margins, \5 3/4 b 9 inches, generally nice.

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$17.00
632254

From Petaluma, California...

Item #632254

April 28, 1873

PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, April 28, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Sonoma County




This town is in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. Various news items from the locality as well as worldwide, with a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated.

Some margin tears, irregular at the bottom of the back leaf not affecting any text, generally good.
... See More  

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$38.00
630384

Mary Patton, the "Daughter of Boston"...

Item #630384

February 18, 1857

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, February 18, 1857  Page four carries "A Heroine of the Sea" which tells the story of Mary Patton, the wife of Captain Joshua Patton. After her husband became seriously ill on a voyage to San Francisco and finding the first mate being incompetent, Mary took charge and placed herself in the role of Captain as well a doctoring her husband, also while being pregn... See More  

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628892

Laura Fair murder trial...

Item #628892

May 01, 1871

RICHMOND DAILY WHIG, Virginia, May 1, 1871



* Laura Fair murder trial

* "The Woman in Black"

* Alexander P. Crittenden

* Love triangle case




The front paged has an article headed: "The San Francisco Murder Trial" with subhead. (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$13.00
621788

Modoc War... Ben Wright's Massacre... Hanging of "Chicken Devine"...

Item #621788

May 14, 1873

DAILY CALL, San Francisco, California, May 14, 1873 



* Modoc War ends - Lava Beds

* Ben Wright Massacre

* John Levine hanged




The front page has an entire column taken up with a detailed account headed: "Ben Wright's Massacre" "A Narrative of the Affair by One Who Was Present". This was an affair with the Modoc Indians in 1852 which would eventually lead to a mo... See More  

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$54.00
613485

Themed on hunting, sports, fire departments, etc...

Item #613485

June 08, 1867

CALIFORNIA SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, San Francisco, June 8, 1867  The masthead has a sporting them, plus in the masthead is: "A Weekly Chronicle Devoted to the Turf, Field Sports, Regattas, Hunting, Angling, Cricket...Fire Department & General News of California." The content is just that.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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$44.00
612085

Transcontinental Express train...

Item #612085

June 05, 1876

THE JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, June 5, 1876



* Transcontinental Express Train

* San Francisco arrival




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "Across The Continent" "The Progress Of The Fast Train" "Greatest Feat of the Nineteenth Century" and more. (see) Text ... See More  

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$33.00
611611

1872 San Francisco California...

Item #611611

October 19, 1872

CALIFORNIA EVENING REPUBLICAN, San Francisco, CA, May 25, 1872. 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 California... See More  

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$31.00
606857

Charles Cora & James Casey hangings...

Item #606857

June 27, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 27, 1856



* Charles Cora & James Casey executions

* San Francisco Committee of Vigilance




The front page has a one column heading: "Important From California" "Cora And Casey Hung In San Francisco" Report is actually on page 4 under the heading: "Important from California" See image for text.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pa... See More  

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$28.00
606615

Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #606615

January 19, 1866

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, January 19, 1866 



* 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 o... See More  

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$34.00
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