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687369

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #687369

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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Added to Catalog 318 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$82.00
686065

Four very early issues from San Diego...

Item #686065

September 23, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



A lot of four issues which are 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. 

All four pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisement... See More  

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$72.00
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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$46.00
685263

Stanford University founder murdered ?......

Item #685263

March 24, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 24, 1905



* Funeral of Jane Stanford - murder mystery ?

* Stanford University founder




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "TEN THOUSAND PAID A FAREWELL TRIBUTE" with subhead. (see) Nice to have in a California publication. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find i... See More  

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$42.00
685022

Newspapers of Stanford University from 1901...

Item #685022

September 21, 1901

DAILY PALO ALTO, Stanford University, California, 1901 A lot of ten issues, dates of September & October, 1901, of the school newspaper published by this now prestigious university in northern California, with various news tidbits, items about school and many ads as well.

Each is complete in 4 pages, measures 11 by 15 1/2 inches. A little irregular along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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$44.00
684649

Existed for less than one year...

Item #684649

August 31, 1872

PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, Aug. 31, 1872  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 of ads as well.

Four pages, never bound nor tr... See More  

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$57.00
682487

From the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains...

Item #682487

June 19, 1875

THE TUOLUMNE INDEPENDENT, Sonora, California, Jan. 21, 1888  From this old, beautiful town at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was founded by Mexican miners during the gold rush era.

Various news and advertisements of the day. The back page has a nice print of the newspaper's office.

Complete in 8 pages, never bound nor trimmed, some fold foxing to the front page, news a... See More  

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$48.00
682486

Its fame is tied to the gold rush era...

Item #682486

January 17, 1873

THE PLACER WEEKLY ARGUS, Auburn, California, Jan. 17, 1873 A quite early and rare title from this town in Northern California. Its history is intimately tied to the Gold Rush of the mid to late 1800's. Typical news and ads of the day.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

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$69.00
682483

Rare title from this very small town...

Item #682483

July 04, 1879

ALPINE SIGNAL, Markleeville, California, July 4, 1879  A very rare title which lasted less than one year, and only one institution has scattered issues. This small town is located at the "elbow" of California on the Nevada border. The population in 2010 was 210.

Four pages, evenly toned, news agent's stamp in the masthead, a few margin tears, generally good condition.

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$76.00
682481

From the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas...

Item #682481

January 24, 1874

FOOT-HILL WEEKLY TIDINGS, Grass Valley, California, Jan. 24, 1874  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 issue.

Perhaps the notable feature is a printing of: "A Visit from ... See More  

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$47.00
682469

First issue of this Napa, California newspaper...

Item #682469

April 03, 1884

THE NAPA JOURNAL, Napa, California, April 3, 1884  This is the first issue published, the volume 1, number 1 issue. Page 2 begins with: "Our Introduction" in which the publisher states the format of the newspaper. Much reporting from California & other news as well.

Four pages, various chipping at th3e margins, some margin tears, the front page is foxed.

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$67.00
682313

From this famous mining town in Nevada...

Item #682313

March 14, 1871

THE DAILY STATE REGISTER, Carson City, Nevada, March 14, 1871  Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its heyday during the mining era has various news, ads and notices on the front page, with much news on page 2.

Carson City is named for the famed mountain man Kit Carson & is about 30 miles south of Reno. It originated as a stopov... See More  

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$38.00
682209

Red Bluff, California....

Item #682209

March 11, 1876

THE PEOPLE'S CAUSE, Red Bluff, California, March 11, 1876  An interesting title from Northern California. Quite scarce as well, as we only had 3 issues.

Red Bluff was originally known as Leodocia, but was renamed to Covertsburg in 1853. It got its current name in 1854. Located at the head of navigation on the Sacramento River the town flourished in the mid to late 19th century as a landi... See More  

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$54.00
682191

The Custer Massacre...

Item #682191

July 08, 1876

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July 8, 1876  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. 

Page 2 has: "The Indian Fiasco" which is a very lengthy editorial, written not long after the Custer Massacre. Page 3 has: "The Indian Battle -... See More  

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$177.00
681475

Early title from Santa Rosa...

Item #681475

October 01, 1879

DAILY EVENING TIMES, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, Oct. 1, 1879 



* Rare Old West publication



This is the largest city in the California wine country and is the county seat for Sonoma County. This is the volume 1, number 9 issue with various news & ads of the day.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, lightly toned, very nice condition.... See More  

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681349

Very first issue of a newspaper from Berkeley...

Item #681349

February 02, 1905

BERKELEY ADVANCE, California, Feb. 2, 1905 



* Vol. 1 No. 1 issue



This is the volume one, number one issue. Nearly half of the front page is taken up with a report on the purpose of the paper.

Tabloid size, 8 pages, mild wear.

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681304

From a small mining town (Jackson) in Northern California...

Item #681304

January 24, 1880

AMADOR DISPATCH, Jackson, California, Jan. 24, 1880  Jackson was founded in 1848 around a year-round spring, settled by American pioneers and then gold-seekers upon its discovery at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It was also a convenient stopping place on the road from Sacramento to the southern mines.

The back leaf has a 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 piece clipped out, otherwise nice condition.... See More  

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$26.00
681268

Vassar College life... The Apaches...

Item #681268

July 04, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885  The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle Ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More  

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681241

Ku-Klux Klan... Women's Suffrage and Victoria Woodhull...

Item #681241

June 02, 1871

OAKLAND DAILY NEWS, California, June 2, 1871  The front page reports: "More Ku-Kluxism at the South" with "...a band of sixty masked persons visited the plantation of the Rev. Dr. Jones, in Spartenburg county dragged him from his house and murdered him..."

Page two has a terrific article: "A Prudent Resolution" which is on Woman Suffrage Convention in Bos... See More  

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681240

Very scarce title from Vallejo, California...

Item #681240

January 12, 1872

VALLEJO DAILY INDEPENDENT, California, Jan. 12, 1872 



* Rare Old West publication



A quite scarce newspaper (this is the vol. 1, number 6 issue) 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 ... See More  

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$58.00
681215

First of this title we have offered...

Item #681215

October 06, 1883

THE WEEKLY TOCSIN, Red Bluff, California, Oct. 6, 1883 



* Rare Old West publication



This is the first of this title we have offered, and is the volume 1, number 2 issue. Gregory notes that only one institution had any holdings, but those have likely all been deaccessioned.

Red Bluff was originally known as Leodocia, but was renamed to Covertsburg in 1853. It got its current name in 185... See More  

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680954

The first newspaper published in Modesto, California...

Item #680954

February 25, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Feb. 25, 1881 



* Rare Old West publication



An early newspaper from this city in North-central California which when it began in 1868 was the first newspaper in Modesto. In 1881 the population of the town was less than 1000.

Various news events of the day, local, regional and national, with a wealth of advertising.

Four pages, large f... See More  

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$52.00
680742

An uncommon title from this Northern California town...

Item #680742

November 01, 1879

DEMOCRATIC WEEKLY DISPATCH, Ukiah City, California, November 1, 1879



* Rare Old West publication



Very nice newspaper from this Northern California town, recently voted the #6 best place to live in the United States. It is rare that we have issues from this city to offer.

Various news and ads of the day. Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.... See More  

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680435

Peace with the Apache Indians in Arizona...

Item #680435

October 14, 1871

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871 



* Great Chicago Fire disaster

* Apaches Indians & peace ?




The front page has some content concerning the Great Chicago Fire, including: "Appeal From Chicago" "Prospects Brightening" and more. Also: "Arizona" "The Peace with the Apaches--All Received on Reservations--Their Friendly Reception of V... See More  

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$31.00
680251

Two Famous Frederick Remington prints...

Item #680251

February 02, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 2, 1889 The full front page is an illustration by Remington of "Hunting the Prong Horn Antelope in California." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Hon. W. D. Washburn, the Newly Elected United States Senator from Minnesota"; a half page of "Destruction of a Derelict by a United States Naval Cruiser." The doublepage centerfold is: &quo... See More  

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$136.00

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679762

How rhe Younger and James brothers could rob banks...

Item #679762

July 05, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, July 5, 1901  Page 7 has over a full column taken up with: "TACTICS OF BANDITS" "A Raid That Was All Carefully Planned In Advance" "How Men Like three Younger and the James Brothers Could Ride Into a Town in Broad Daylight, Rob a Bank and Get Away". A fascinating article.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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679521

1903 Joplin, Missouri Negro lynching & riot...

Item #679521

April 16, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, April 16, 1903



* Joplin, Missouri

* Negro lynching & riot




The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "NEGRO HANGED BY A MISSOURI MOB" with subhead. (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... See More  

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679485

Seven early issues from Marysville, California...

Item #679485

January 01, 1879

MARYSVILLE WEEKLY APPEAL, California, 1879 



* Rare Old West publication



A lot of 7 issues from this year, all complete in 4 pages, some wear at the margins, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp in the upper right. Various news & ads of the day.... See More  

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$46.00
679324

The first issue from this scenic coastal town...

Item #679324

October 06, 1877

THE MENDOCINO BEACON, California, Oct. 6, 1877 



* Rare Old West coastal title



A quite rare title from this little community sitting on the scenic cliffs overlooking the Pacific north of San Francisco, now a popular tourist town and artist's community. It is also the fictional "Cabot Cove" of the popular television series "Murder, She Wrote"

This is the volume 1,... See More  

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$75.00
679308

1903 Hanna, Wyoming mine explosion disaster...

Item #679308

June 30, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, June 30, 1903



* Hanna, Carbon County, Wyoming

* Coal mine tunnel explosion disaster




 The top of the front page has a three column headline: "OVER TWO HUNDRED MINERS IMPRISONED" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fra... See More  

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679296

Alexander I of Serbia & Queen Draga assassination...

Item #679296

June 11, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, June 11, 1903



* Alexander I of Serbia

* Queen Draga Mašin

* Assassination - murder




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "ALEXANDER'S REIGN ENDS IN BLOODSHED" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totall... See More  

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679295

1903 William Kissam Vanderbilt marries...

Item #679295

April 25, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, April 25, 1903



* William Kissam Vanderbilt

* Anne Harriman Rutherford

* Wedding - Weds - Marries




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "VANDERBILT WEDS WEDS MRS. RUTHERFORD" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not tota... See More  

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679294

1903 East St. Louis flooding disaster...

Item #679294

June 10, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, June 10, 1903



* East St. Louis flooding

* Mississippi River disaster




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "EAST ST. LOUIS IS TOTALLY SUBMERGED" with subhead. (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... See More  

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679293

1903 Gainesville, Georgia tornado disaster...

Item #679293

June 02, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, June 2, 1903



* Gainesville, Georgia tornado

* Hall County storm disaster




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GEORGIA TORNADO KILLED A HUNDRED" 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 ... See More  

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679292

1903 "Bloody Breathitt" Jackson, Kentucky...

Item #679292

May 28, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, May 28, 1903



* Jackson, Kentucky shootout

* "Bloody Breathitt" county

* James B. Marcum murder




The front page has a two column heading: "GUNS CRACKED AT JACKSON" with subhead. (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... See More  

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679288

1903 Frank Slide... rockslide disaster...

Item #679288

April 27, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, April 27, 1903



* Frank Slide - Northwest Territories

* Massive rockslide - Turtle Mountain

* Alberta, Canada landslide disaster




 The top of the front page has a three column headline: "VOLCANO ERUPTED WITH AWFUL EFFECT" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very h... See More  

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679286

1903 Outlaw James McKinney killed...

Item #679286

April 20, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 20, 1903



* James McKinney killed

* Tulare County outlaw

* Bakersfield, California shootout




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "OUTLAW MET A TRAGIC END" with subhead. (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... See More  

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679173

Rare issue from Weaverville, California...

Item #679173

May 20, 1876

WEEKLY TRINITY JOURNAL, Weaverville, California, May 20, 1876  A rare issue from this Northern California town and uncommon to find from the 19th century. The Weekly Trinity Journal gives an inside peek to daily life 100 years after the founding of The United States of America. Quirky and fascinating headlines include: "A MIGHTY LIVELY RAT HUNT", "CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS" a... See More  

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679169

1905 Gridley, California fire disaster...

Item #679169

July 10, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 10, 1905



* Gridley, Butte County, California

* Fire - conflagration - disaster




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GRIDLEY SUFFERS HEAVILY BY FIRE" 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 p... See More  

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679136

1902 nomination of George Pardee...

Item #679136

August 27, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 27, 1902



* George Pardee nomination

* 21st Governor of California




The top of the front page has a four column headline: "GEORGE C. PARDEE IS THE NOMINEE FOR GOVERNOR" with subhead. (see) Pardee would win and be sworn in early in 1903. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issue... See More  

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678693

1902 Steamer Walla Walla sinking disaster...

Item #678693

January 03, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 3, 1902



* Steamer Walla Walla sinking disaster

* Cape Mendocino, Lost Coast, California




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "HUMAN CARGO IN A WATERY GRAVE" with subhead. (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 ... See More  

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678637

1869 Oakland, California...

Item #678637

November 13, 1871

OAKLAND DAILY TRANSCRIPT, California, November 14, 1871



* Rare Old West publication



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.... See More  

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$32.00
678397

Perhaps the most famous title from the Old West...

Item #678397

June 19, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, June 19, 1881  Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance & lore of the West than this one.

Tombstone is steeped in Western history, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed 4 mo... See More  

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678347

Great prints of 1878 Sacramento...

Item #678347

September 09, 1878

DAILY RECORD-UNION---SUPPLEMENT, Sacramento, California, Sept. 9, 1878  A nice single sheet "Supplement" issue dominated by a very large print of the: "State Capitol, Sacramento, 1878" when it was just 4 years old, as well as a nice view of: "Plaza L and Tenth Streets, Sacramento".

Nice to have both of these displayable prints in a Sacramento newspaper.

Complet... See More  

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677786

From the heart of the California wine country...

Item #677786

March 09, 1871

RUSSIAN RIVER FLAG, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California March 9, 1871  



* Rare Old west publication



A quite scarce title as Gregory notes only two institutions have some scattered issues. Healdsburg is not a small, tourist-oriented town in the heart of the Sonoma wine country.

A volume 3 issue, four pages, various news and ads of the day, good condition.... See More  

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$68.00
677486

Early San Diego in 1870...

Item #677486

July 09, 1870

SAN DIEGO WEEKLY BULLETIN, San Diego, California, July 9, 1870



* Old West publication

* Southern California




An early newspaper from this famous Southern California city. A wealth of news of the day, both local and national, plus many advertisements as well.

Complete in four pages, a few small archival mends on the inside, nice condition.

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$38.00
677163

Very early from San Diego...

Item #677163

February 12, 1873

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, Feb. 12, 1873  



* 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: "The Murderer of Rodriguez--Another Shooting Affray--More of the Tin Mine..." "Our Julian Letter" and so much more.

Four pages, a small bit fr... See More  

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$35.00
677155

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #677155

December 02, 1874

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Dec. 2, 1874  



* Wild Old West 

* Uncommon publication




From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.

Page 2 has a report concerning Navajo Indians reporting 3 of their tribe were killed by Mormons.

Four pag... See More  

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676174

The Modoc Indian War of 1873...

Item #676174

May 24, 1873

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 24, 1873 



* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois

* Modoc War - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack fame




The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "Further Details of Hasbrouck's Successful Scout" "Captain Jack and His Party Leave Clandestinely" and more. (see)

Four pages, never bound, large folio size, good conditi... See More  

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$38.00
675640

Trouble with the Indians in Idaho...

Item #675640

June 08, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 8, 1878  The front page has: "The Indian Outbreak" "Latest News from Idaho--Col. Bernard in the Field in Pursuit of Hostile Indians".

The report notes in part: "...Five men scouting up the Braneau Valley found...settlers gathered at Robinson's ranch...valley had been raided by Indians...Colonel Bernard with sixty cavalry are ... See More  

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