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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
680550

Newspaper from San Francisco Bay: the first issue...

Item #680550

March 30, 1881

THE WEST END NEWS, Alameda, California, March 30, 1881  Alameda is essentially an island in San Francisco Bay, adjacent to Oakland.  This is the volume 1, number 1 issue containing various news items and a wealth of ads. This title would soon change its name to: "The Alemeda Weekly News"

Four pages, several archival mends including at the spine, evenly toned, minor margin wear... See More  

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$70.00
680435

Peace with the Apache Indians in Arizona...

Item #680435

October 14, 1871

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871  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 Vincent Collyer--His Version of the Apache Business".

Four pages... 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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679761

Last train robbery of the "Hole In The Wall Gang"...

Item #679761

July 04, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California  July 4, 6 and 11, 1901 A trio of issues each with a front page report on the very last train robbery by Kid Curry & others of the infamous Hole-In-the-Wall gang.

The articles have heads: "Robbers Loot A Train And Shoot Passengers" with the detailed reporter taking over one-third of a column. Also: "BANDITS CORNERED" &qu... See More  

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679760

Five issue set detailing the Klondike gold rush...

Item #679760

August 30, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California  A lot of five consecutive issues: Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1, 2 & 3, 1897  Each issue has on page 3 a very lengthy & continuing article with column heads: "THE TRUE STORY OF THE KLONDIKE" "Told by Joseph Ladue, a Returned Miner" "A Long Battle For Gold" How the Hardships Have Been Magnified" "Plain tale... See More  

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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  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.

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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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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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679297

Heppner flood of 1903... Oregon...

Item #679297

June 15, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, June 15, 1903



* Heppner flood of 1903

* Marrow County, Oregon

* Willow Creek disaster




The front page has a three column headline: "TOWN SWEPT AWAY BY WALL OF WATER" 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 er... 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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679291

1903 Santa Fe Township, Illinois Negro lynching...

Item #679291

May 20, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, May 20, 1903



* Mulberry, Polk County, Florida

* Negroes lynchings - hangings




The front page has a one column heading: "HIRED ASSASSINS QUICKLY LYNCHED" 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.

C... 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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679287

1903 Santa Fe Township, Illinois Negro lynching...

Item #679287

April 27, 1903

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



* Santa Fe Township, Illinois

* Clinton County Negro lynching




 Page 2 has a one column heading: "NEGRO LYNCHED BY ILLINOIS 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.

Compl... 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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678894

1872 Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #678894

March 14, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 14, 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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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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678554

Early from the wine country of California...

Item #678554

November 15, 1873

THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Nov. 15, 1873  Although in the heart of the wine region, for which this city is famous today, its beginnings were centered more on the California Gold Rush of 1849. This city became a refuge for miners during the first severe winter of mining & later became an important center for lumber & cattle ranches.

News & ads of the day, 4 pages, a... 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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$34.00
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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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  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 pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, good condition.... See More  

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676353

Attacked & killed near Tombstone...

Item #676353

July 29, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, July 29, 1881  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.

Page 3 has a report: "Death of Stocktonians in A... See More  

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676352

Life & career of famed Texas Ranger John B. Jones...

Item #676352

September 02, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Sept. 2, 1881  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.

The back page has an interesting article taking over ... 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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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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675639

Indian troubles in Oregon and Idaho...

Item #675639

June 16, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 16, 1878  The top of the front page has: "The Indian War" "The Outbreak in Oregon and Idaho" which takes three-quarters of a column and has some great detail.

Four pages, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

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675609

A fine report of the White River Massacre...

Item #675609

October 29, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1879



* Meeker Massacre (early report)

* Battle of Milk Creek

* United States Army

* White River Utes - Indians




 Over half of the first column of the ftpg. has: "The White River Massacre" :safety of Mrs. Meeker and the Women and Children of the Agency--Details of the Tragedy".

This was the White River Massacre, also known as t... 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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675502

An Apache raid...

Item #675502

February 06, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 6, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "An Apache Raid at Old Camp Crittenden--Ten Men Reported Killed". Other news of the day.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition. A bit fragile so should be handled carefully.

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675264

Sequoia National Park is created...

Item #675264

September 27, 1890

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1890 



* Sequoia National Park is created



Page 2 has a very notable yet inconspicuous report on the creation of Sequoia National Park.

Under the heading: "General Washington News" is a subhead: "The 'Big Trees' National Park" with the text noting: "Secretary Noble has promulgated rules & regulations for the gover... See More  

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675020

California cowboys, a lynching party, firemen, Edison...

Item #675020

September 30, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 30, 1882  The full front page is a cowboy scene: "California--Extermination of Wild Geese in Colusa County...". Inside has a fullpg. with 6 images of: "Humorous Scenes & Incidents at the Democratic State Convention at Syracuse."; a terrific & dramatic full page: "New York City: An Alarm of Fire--Turning a Sharp C... See More  

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674672

Two eye-witness accounts of the Great Chicago Fire...

Item #674672

October 29, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1871 



* The great Chicago fire

* Accounts by eyewitnesses




The top of the middle column has: "LETTER FROM CHICAGO" "Desciption of the Fire by an Eye-Witness--A Graphic Account--After the Fire--The Future--A Hopeful Outlook". This is followed by another letter with column heads.

The text concerning the historic Chicago Fire... See More  

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674526

Red Bluff, California....

Item #674526

March 18, 1876

THE DAILY PEOPLE'S CAUSE, Red Bluff, California, March 18, 1876 



* Rare old West publication



An interesting title from Northern California. Quite scarce as well, as we only have 3 issues. Various news of the day both local & national, with a wealth of advertisements as well.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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674525

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

Item #674525

September 20, 1879

AMADOR DISPATCH, Jackson, California, Sept. 20, 1879 



* 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.

Various news of the day both local & nat... See More  

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674059

From 1871 Northern California...

Item #674059

December 30, 1871

THE SENTINEL, Red Bluff, California, Dec. 30, 1871



* Rare Old west title



This is from 5 years before the city would be incorporated. Located in Northern California, there is much news of the day both local & national. May advertisements as well.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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673744

Early from the wine country of California...

Item #673744

March 14, 1874

THE NAPA REPORTER, Napa City, California, March 14, 1874 



* Rare old West title

* Wine country




Although in the heart of the wine region, for which this city is famous today, its beginnings were centered more on the California Gold rush of 1849. This city became a refuge for miners during the first severe winter of mining & later became an important center for lumber & cattle ra... See More  

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673743

From 1880 San Rafael, California...

Item #673743

November 13, 1880

MARIN COUNTY TOCSIN, San Rafael, California, Nov. 13, 1880 



* Rare old West publication



An uncommon title from the Bay Area, just north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a variety of local, regional, and national reports, plus a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp in the top margi... See More  

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$59.00
673741

Newspaper of Stanford University...

Item #673741

April 18, 1894

DAILY PALO ALTO, Stanford University, California, April 18, 1894  This was the school newspaper published by this now prestigious university in Northern California, with various news tidbits, items about school and many ads as well. All are volume one issues, from the first year of its existence.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few minor margin tears & slightly irregular at the bl... See More  

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$28.00
673409

Very graphic masthead in 1879...

Item #673409

March 22, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, March 22, 1879 



* Rare Old West publication

* Santa Clara Valley

* Nice masthead for display




The masthead notes: "Devoted To The Interests Of The Pioneers of California And the Resources of the Golden State." The masthead is one of the more graphic we ave seen featuring three vignettes, one of settlers traveling, one of a bar, and another o... See More  

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$56.00
673091

1871 Chinese massacre....

Item #673091

October 26, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 26, 1871



* Anti- Chinese riot massacre

* Chinatown hangings

* Los Angeles, California




The top of page 7: "The California Vigilants" "Bloody Chinese Riot in Los Angeles" "Sixteen Chinese Hung by a Mob--One Woman and Three Men Shot" (see) First report coverage on the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles, California.

Other news of... See More  

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$57.00
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