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702555

The formal end to the Spanish-American War...

Item #702555

March 18, 1899

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, March 18, 1899 



* Treaty of Paris signed by Queen

* End of Spanish-American War




The top of one of the ftpg. columns reports the formal end of the Spanish-American War with the signing of the treaty of peace by the queen of Spain. "Treaty Of Peace Signed by Queen" "Official Closing of the Drama" "An Important Page" "The Po... See More  

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$75.00
702035

The Apache War in Arizona...

Item #702035

November 08, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Nov. 8, 1879  



* Apache Wars in the Southwest

* United States Army




The front page has: "The Apache War", with subhead "Victorious Band Overtaken and Whipped in Mexico by Major Morrow's Command" - being a derailed report from Tucson.

Four pages, some archival strengthening at the margins, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

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$49.00
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  

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

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$690.00
698453

The most famous newspaper from the Old West...

Item #698453

January 06, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Tombstone, Arizona, Cochise County, January 6, 1882  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 concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture.

This issue was published less tha... See More  

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

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$2,350.00
698046

One of our last...

Item #698046

September 15, 1879

DAILY ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, Sept. 15, 1879  Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last. And it is a volume one issue in nice condition.

A nice assortment of news articles and ads. The front page is mostly taken up with ads although it does have a "Grand Jury Report". Page 2 has more ads and various small news t... See More  

Item from Catalog 341 (released for April, 2024)

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$136.00
697875

From the Arizona Territory...

Item #697875

February 27, 1875

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Arizona Territory, Feb. 27, 1875  Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last.

A nice assortment of news articles including: "Loss By Indians--Claims for Depredations by Indians..." "Local Mining Affairs" "Pueblo Viejo Valley" "Texas and Pacific Bill" and more.

Four pages,... See More  

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$150.00
692358

An ad for the O.K. Corral... In a Tombstone newspaper...

Item #692358

April 30, 1886

THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Pima County, Arizona, April 30, '86 (1886)



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable




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. I would almost suggest that this titl... See More  

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691509

Tombstone Epitaph shortly after the gunfight at the OK Corral...

Item #691509

December 04, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, Dec. 4, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Post 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 this town in po... See More  

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$2,175.00
690236

Rare title from Prescott, Arizona Territory...

Item #690236

April 09, 1880

WEEKLY ARIZONA DEMOCRAT, Prescott, April 9, 1880 



* Very rare old West publication

* Chief Victorio - Apaches Indians



A quite rare title, in fact this may be the first of this title we have ever offered. It lasted but 6 months under this title, this being volume 1 number 12.

The front pager has: "A Big Cattle Drive" and a report concerning the chase of the Apaches under Vict... See More  

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$174.00
689615

Early and rare newspaper from Tucson...

Item #689615

November 21, 1875

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, (Arizona Territory), Nov. 21, 1875  



* Very rare publication



A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona published 37 years before Arizona would become a state.

Among the articles: "Arizona Indian Affairs" "Local Mining Affairs" "Growing 'Cheeky' If Not Rich" "Mohave Items" and more.

Four pag... See More  

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688946

From territorial Arizona (1879)...

Item #688946

October 06, 1879

DAILY ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, Oct.6, 1879 



* Very rare Old West title



Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this is among our last. And it is a volume one issue from the Territory of Arizona as it did not become a state until 1912.

A nice assortment of news articles and ads with page 2 having an ad for the famous "Delmonico Re... See More  

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$155.00
688937

Rare Johnny Ringo mention in a Tombstone Epitaph...

Item #688937

January 21, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, January 21, 1882 



* Best old West title to be had

* Johnny Ringo mention




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 this to... See More  

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$2,550.00
688912

Early and rare newspaper from Tucson...

Item #688912

November 14, 1874

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. (Arizona Territory), Nov. 14, 1874



* Very rare territorial publication



 A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona published 38 years before Arizona would become a state.

Among the articles: "The Indian Question" "Tonto Creek & Basin--Old Ruins" "Pima County Officers" and more.

Four pages, water stai... See More  

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687623

Early Phoenix...

Item #687623

August 30, 1901

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Aug. 30, 1901  



* Rare old West title

* Maricopa County




A territorial newspaper as Arizona would not join the Union until eleven years later. At this time the population of Phoenix was just 5,500.

Various news reports and advertisements of the day.

Eight pages, various chipping at the margins, rejoined at the spine. Good condition but somewhat fragile &a... See More  

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$37.00
687619

Early Tucson, from twelve years before statehood...

Item #687619

August 11, 1900

ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, Aug. 11, 1900  





* Rare old West publication

* Turn of the 20th century

* Bob Fitzsimmons boxing victory




A territorial newspaper as Arizona did not join the Union until 12 years later.

The top of the front page has column heads: "FITZSIMMONS THE WINNER" "He Does the Trick Easily in the Sixth Round" with more on the Bob Fitzsimmons vs. ... See More  

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687599

From perhaps the most famous town of the Old West...

Item #687599

July 15, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, July 15, 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 this town in p... See More  

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$2,580.00
687598

From perhaps the most famous town of the Old West...

Item #687598

July 14, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, July 14, 1881  



* Best old West title to be had

* Virgil Earp report




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 this town in popular cultu... See More  

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$2,365.00
687264

Very early from San Diego...

Item #687264

August 22, 1874

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, Aug. 22, 1874



* Rare Old West publication



A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,300.

Among the articles are: "Arizona" with several reports; "The Black Hills" "From Lower California" "All About San Diego" and much more.

Four pafges, never... See More  

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$35.00
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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$420.00
684312

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #684312

October 06, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 6, 1871  Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead. 

The front page has: "Arizona - Gen. Crook at Fort Whipple" with several reports.

Four pages, 12 by 18 inches, printed on high-quality newsprint, very nice condition.

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684311

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #684311

October 05, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 5, 1871  Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead. 

The front page has a column taken up with: "A Trip in the Mountains" which mentions the town of Julian and many others.

Also on the front page: "Arizona Correspondence--Letter from Tucson--A... See More  

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684212

From the fabled Old West town of Tombstone... Deputy Sheriff Earp...

Item #684212

November 18, 1880

THE DAILY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, November 18, 1880 



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare Wyatt Earp mention




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 a year before... See More  

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683223

Hanging of Thomas Harper, friend of Curly Bill...

Item #683223

July 11, 1881

THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, July 11, 1881 



* Cowboy Thomas Harper hanging

* Outlaw Curly Bill Brocius friend




The back page has a rather brief article headed: "A Cowboy Hanged" "Thomas Harper's Behavior on the Scaffold--A Warning Letter".

It notes: "Thomas Harper, a cowboy, was hanged at Tucson, Arizona, yesterday for the murder of John Soliday last September.... See More  

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682489

Early and rare newspaper from Tucson...

Item #682489

January 16, 1875

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. (Arizona Territory), Jan. 16, 1875  A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona published 37 years before Arizona would become a state.

Among the articles: "The Killing of William Moore" "Improvements About Town" "Local Mining Operations" "Chiracahua Apaches" "What an Observant Stranger Thinks of ... See More  

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682482

Various crime-related reports, including from Tombstone...

Item #682482

October 29, 1881

THE WEEKLY OREGONIAN, Portland, Oct. 29, 1881 



* Rare Old West publication



A wealth of crime-related reports are found within, including a back page report from Tombstone, Arizona, on a prison escape. In a few days would be the report of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, some archival strengthening at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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$33.00
682456

The battle of Fort Apache...

Item #682456

September 05, 1881

THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, Sept. 5, 1881  



* Battle of Fort Apache

* Indian massacre ?

* Eugene Asa Carr




The front page has most of a column taken up with what is known as the Battle of Fort Apache, which occurred in eastern Arizona Territory on September 1.

The top of a column is headed: "THE APACHE MASSACRE" "Confirmations of the Disaster To General Carr's Command&q... See More  

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$56.00
682346

Rare title from Bisbee, Arizona: shootout at Wilson Ranch...

Item #682346

April 16, 1899

THE WEEKLY ORB, Bisbee, Arizona, April 16, 1899  



* Rare publication



A territorial newspaper as Arizona didn't join the Union until 1912.

Page 2 has two-thirds of a column taken up with a detailed account of the shootout at Wilson Ranch, headed: "Cold Blooded" at which the Halderman brothers killed two officers. The front page has: "The Pursuit" concerning: &quo... See More  

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680961

Train robbed by tramps...

Item #680961

July 28, 1901

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, July 28, 1901  The ftpg. has a short report: "Tramp Robbers" noting: "Two tramps held up Nels Peterson & Benj. Anderson on the train near Belle Plaine...robbing both & beating Peterson & shooting Anderson. Anderson was then thrown from the train & his head cut off by the wheels."

Eight pages, irregular at the spine, otherwise ... See More  

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$35.00
680830

Arizona outlaw James Fleming Parker hanged...

Item #680830

June 03, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 3, 1898



* James Fleming Parker hanging

 * Arizona outlaw - murderer




The front page has a small one column heading: "Noted Outlaw Hanged" (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 4 pages, 23 x 19 1... See More  

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$40.00
680745

Surrender of the Apache Indians...

Item #680745

May 14, 1873

THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, May 14, 1873 



* Rare Old West publication



From this town in Northern California just south of the Oregon border. It was once a lumbering town & today the entire city is a state historic landmark with its many Victorian homes, etc.

A typical newspaper of the day with varied news reports & a great wealth of advertisements.

Page 2 has a ... See More  

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$57.00
680058

1899 New Orleans yellow fever pandemic...

Item #680058

August 30, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 30, 1899



* Yuma AZ fire disaster

* Arizona Territory




The front page has a two column heading: "YUMA IN FLAMES" with subhead and brief text. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 4 pages, a few sma... See More  

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679358

1901 Williams, Arizona fire disaster...

Item #679358

July 02, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 2, 1901



* Williams, Arizona fire disaster

* Coconino County - Route 66




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "WILLIAMS BURNED" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 8 pa... See More  

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$40.00
677210

Early from the Arizona Territory...

Item #677210

October 20, 1879

ARIZONA DAILY MINER, Prescott, Oct. 20, 1879



* Very rare Old West publication



A quite early newspaper from territorial Arizona. It would not become a state until 33 years later.

A typical Old West newspaper with a wealth of Western-themed advertisements, several of which are illustrated. News reports are both local & regional.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few small archival m... See More  

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$110.00
677175

Early and rare newspaper from Tucson...

Item #677175

November 07, 1874

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. (Arizona Territory), Nov. 7, 1874  



* Very rare publication



A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona published 38 years before Arizona would become a state.

Among the articles: "Lands Near Tucson" "The Pima Indians--Their Location" "Local Mining & Mining Prospects" among others.

Four pages, water s... See More  

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$127.00
676409

Territorial Oklahoma...

Item #676409

February 06, 1903

THE RECORD, Moore, Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 1903 



* Pre-statehood



This is actually a "territorial" newspaper, as Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, one of only 3 of the contiguous 48 to join the union in the 20th century (New Mexico & Arizona the other two).

A volume 1 issue of a paper which apparently only lasted a year, with no institutional holdings outside of Oklaho... See More  

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$48.00
675625

Murder of the Shellenbach brothers by renegade Apache Indians...

Item #675625

August 07, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Aug. 7, 1879  The front page has over half a column taken up with: "Arizona" "The Murder of the Shellenbach Brothers by Renegade Apaches". The article is quite detailed.

Four pages, some archival strengthening at the margins, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

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$39.00
675624

Tombstone maintains its reputation...

Item #675624

September 12, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Sept. 12, 1879  



* Tombstone, Arizona murders



The front page has: "Arizona Items" which has reports from Tombstone, noting in part: "The Tombstone section is keeping hip ts reputation in cutting & shooting...Thos. Bridge, who was stabbed on August 10th while playing a game of cards in Clark & Miffin's saloon, died...A shooting ... See More  

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675503

A 'classic' Wild West stagecoach robbery...

Item #675503

February 06, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 6, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "Robbery of the California and Arizona Stage--The Robbers captured and Property Recovered". And this is followed by another report: "Later--Indignation Against the Robbers".

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition with some minor archiv... See More  

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675501

Massacre of settlers by the Apaches...

Item #675501

February 07, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 7, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "The Massacre of Settlers in the Sonoita by Apaches--Special Message in the Territorial Legislature by Gov. Safford--The Recent Military Administration Sharply Criticized--Immediate Action Necessary".

This is followed by: "Sonora" "General Mariscal Establishing His Au... See More  

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$38.00
675495

John Clum and the 'renegade' Apaches... Death of Parson Brownlow...

Item #675495

May 04, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, May 4, 1877 



* Rare & early from Southern California



Among the front page articles: "Arizona" "Agent Clum Completely Successful in Hunting up the Renegade Apaches--Latest Sonora News". Clum is John Clum who would go on to publish the famous newspaper Tombstone Epitaph. and more.

Also on the ftpg. is a lengthy article: "Death... See More  

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673127

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #673127

August 23, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 23, 1889 



* Very rare Western 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 just the 2nd time we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

Various mining-related items as well as regional & national news reports. ... See More  

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671923

From perhaps the most famous town of the Old West...

Item #671923

October 31, 1880

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880 



* 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 this town in... See More  

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$2,300.00
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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$2,100.00
670489

Very early from San Diego, and with good content...

Item #670489

October 12, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 12, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



Not jusst a very early newspaper from San Diego (a vol. 2 issue) but with nice content as well, as the front page has column-wide heads: "CHICAGO" "The Latest News--Extent of the Burnt District--The Entire Northern Division Swept Clean--The People Camped on the Prairie".

In... See More  

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$84.00
664666

From Territorial Arizona...

Item #664666

December 07, 1889

MOHAVE COUNTY MINER, Kingman, Arizona, Dec. 7, 1889 



* Very rare title from the Arizona Territory



A very rare and early newspaper from the Arizona Territory, 23 years before it would become a state. Various news of the day with a great deal of fascinating, brief tidbits which provide a glimpse of life in the Old West during the 1880's A wealth of ads as well, some of which are illus... See More  

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$137.00
656859

From Arizona 17 years before statehood...

Item #656859

November 10, 1893

ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, April 9, 1895 



* Rare old West title

* Maricopa County




This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 17 years before it joined the Union. Varied news reports both local & national with a nice wealth of ads as well, many of which are illustrated.

The front page has: "The Rio Verde Outfit in the Field" "Many Men & Horses to Be Employed&... See More  

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$43.00
654405

From Arizona 19 years before statehood...

Item #654405

November 09, 1893

ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, Nov. 9, 1893 



* Rare old West title

* Maricopa County




This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 19 years before it joined the Union. Varied news reports both local & national with a nice wealth of ads as well, many of which are illustrated.

Among the articles: "A Peculiar Find - A Box Full of Dynamite Found"  Eight pages,  nice c... See More  

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$43.00
646568

On the Apache wars...

Item #646568

August 18, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 18, 1883  



* Mexico-Arizona Apache Wars

* General George Crook




The top of pg. 8 has column heads: "CROOK'S PETS" "The Apaches Again on the War-Path in the Southwest" "150 of Them Terrorizing the Country About Sonora--Recent Murders & Outrages". This article takes  1/4 columns.

Twelve pages, rejoined at the spine... See More  

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$31.00
646421

Early Phoenix, Arizona...

Item #646421

October 06, 1887

ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 6, 1887 



* Very rare issue from the Arizona Territory



This is an extremely early and uncommon newspaper from Arizona Territory (it wasn't a state until 1912). Filled with various news of the day both local and national, and a wealth of ads--most very "Western" looking and many illustrated.

The front page has almost a full column of: "Lo... See More  

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$125.00
643462

From Arizona 19 years before statehood...

Item #643462

October 03, 1893

ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 3, 1893 



* Rare old West title

* Maricopa County




This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 19 years before it joined the Union. The ftpg. has: "Three Men Wounded" "A Desperate Shooting Affray in Oakland" "Two Innocent Men are Killed in the Melee" and "Dynamite in New Mexico" and pg. 2 has: "Witches In Mot... See More  

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$43.00
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