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690527

The first newspaper published in Modesto, California...

Item #690527

February 25, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Dec. 10, 1880  An early newspaper from this city in North-central California which when it began in 1868 was the first newspaper in Modesto. In 1880 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 folio size, minimal margin wear, ni... See More  

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$44.00
689073

From the American Riviera...

Item #689073

September 10, 1883

DAILY INDEPENDENT, Santa Barbara, California, Sept. 10, 1883  



* Rare Old West publication



A volume one issue from this famous West Coast city, known as the "American Riviera". Various news reports and a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, lightly toned, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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$38.00
688442

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

Item #688442

May 17, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, May 17, 1879  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 of a detailed mining scene.

The front page has a lengthy & descriptive article: ... See More  

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$76.00
688411

Very first automobile advertisement... Early Catalina Island...

Item #688411

September 17, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 17, 1898  A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the first automobile advertisement ever published in America is on the back page (not the very first appearance, which was in the July 30, 1898 issue). 
The top of the back page has an advertisement h
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$58.00
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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$33.00
687815

Early newspaper from 1873 Los Angeles...

Item #687815

May 20, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, May 20, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Many advertisements

* 19th century era original




A very early newspaper from this now-famous city on the West Coast. News of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound, minor margin wear, nice condition.

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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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687268

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

Item #687268

September 19, 1901

GEORGETOWN GAZETTE, El Dorado County, California, Sept. 19, 1901



* Rare gold mining town publication



A very rare title from this now-historical site, the most northeastern town in California's Mother Lode mining territory\ near the Nevada border.

Less than 1000 people reside there today but in its heyday of the 1850's & 1860's the population exceeded 3000. Gold mining contin... See More  

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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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687263

Early woman's suffrage newspaper...

Item #687263

January 28, 1871

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Jan. 28, 1871 



* Early Women's suffrage movement



Uncommon women's suffrage paper founded just the year prior, produced by--among others--Lucy Stone, Alice Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Livermore.

Among the articles: "Concerning Women" "Mrs. General Sherman and 1000 Other Ladies Against Woman Suffrage" "How To Succ... See More  

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$70.00
687262

Uncommon title from Southern California...

Item #687262

October 16, 1880

SAN BERNARDINO WEEKLY TIMES, California, Oct. 16 1880



* Wild Old West

* Rare publication




An early issue of this uncommon title from Southern California. It was named in 1810. Following the American conquest of California, the community was incorporated as a city in 1854. The city grew significantly in the late 19th century as a commercial hub at the crossroads between Southern California an... See More  

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$38.00
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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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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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
683289

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #683289

September 20, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Sept. 20, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



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 advertisements as well, several of ... See More  

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683239

Not found in any institution...

Item #683239

August 03, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Aug. 3, 1898 



* Very rare publication



Could there be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one? Gregory's Union List of Serials notes no holdings of this title in any institution.

Jamestown figured prominently in two gold rush eras, the first from 1848 to the early 1850's during the great rush precipitated by the gold dis... See More  

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682862

Adolph Sutro, of Comstock Lode fame...

Item #682862

October 31, 1893

POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, California, Oct. 31, 1894 



* Adolph Sutro - mayor of San Francisco

* Virginia City, Nevada Comstock Lode fame




True to its title, this issue is filled with political reports including images of 19 politicians. Also of interest is a back page print captioned: "Our Sutro", being Adolph Sutro who was running for mayor of San Francisco. He would wi... See More  

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682769

Much on the great Chicago Fire...

Item #682769

October 17, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 17, 1871  



* Chicago fire disaster

* Old wild West original

* Interesting advertisements




Not only a very early San Diego newspaper (pop. was just 2300), but the front page has nearly 2 1/2 columns taken up with fine & detailed reporting on the great Chicago Fire.

Top of a column as: "THE CHICAGO FIRE" "Full Details--The Begin... See More  

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682768

Early from San Diego... The Peshtigo Fire...

Item #682768

October 20, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 20, 1871 



* Peshtigo fire disaster - Wisconsin

* Old wild West original

* Interesting advertisements




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 full column taken up with: "A More Dreadful Calamity" "The Fires in Wi... See More  

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682629

Last of the bare knuckles boxing matches...

Item #682629

July 09, 1889

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 9, 1889  



* John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain

* Last bare knuckles boxing match 




A very significant issue in the world of boxing, as it contains--on the front page no less--a fine account of the very last bare knuckles boxing match, fought between John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain on the day before.

The top of the first column has heads: &qu... See More  

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682481

From the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas...

Item #682481

January 24, 1874

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



* Rare old West publication

* Many interesting advertisements




This town in Northern California was formally named "Boston Ravine" and then "Centerville". It began as a mining town, situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Northeastern Calif. This is the volume 1, number 3 issu... See More  

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682469

First issue of this Napa, California newspaper...

Item #682469

April 03, 1884

THE NAPA JOURNAL, Napa, California, April 3, 1884 



* Rare Old West publication

* Wine country




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... 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  



* Rare old West publication



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 cli... See More  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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678984

Playing pool in a Paris cafe...

Item #678984

May 04, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York May 4, 1872  The full front page has 4 political cartoons: "Shakespeare on the 'Liberal' Campaign of Slander".

Almost a fullpg: "Playing Pool in a Paris Cafe". Another full page: "A Modern Version of the Good Samaritan"; a 3/4 page print: "At The Door of the Opera House"; a full page Nast cartoon: "It Is The I... 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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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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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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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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$55.00
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