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702907

Small newspaper from an Alaska mining town...

Item #702907

July 04, 1901

ALASKA FORUM, Rampart, Alaska, July 4, 1901 



* Yukon-Koyukuk

* Klondike gold rush era

* Very rare publication




This is the volume 1, number 41 issue of a newspaper from this mining town which lasted only until 1906. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only the Alaska Historical Society has scattered issues of this title and they do not have this date.

Various local ... See More  

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702880

The Gold Rush in California... Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #702880

April 14, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, April 14, 1849 



* Early California gold rush report

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




Page 3 has: "Interesting From California" which takes over a full column with various news items from the gold region. Some bits include: "...The whole of Lower California was deserted by the men who had gone North to the placer. When Mr. ... See More  

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700874

San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XIX...

Item #700874

January 21, 1985

USA TODAY, Jan. 21, 1985



* San Francisco 49ers win

* Joe Montana vs. Dan Marino

* Super Bowl XIX - NFL Football

* vs. Miami Dolphins at Stanford




The front page has a heading: "S.F. sizzles" with subhead: "Shula agrees: Montana great" and photo of Joe Montana in action. (see) The front page of the sport's section also has a headline: "It's a 49ers' gold... See More  

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698467

Prints from the California Gold Rush...

Item #698467

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 29, 1853  An inside page has: "Photographs From California" which includes three prints, captioned: "Industry Bar" "Sicard, On the Yuba" and "Gold Washing on the Yuba" with related text on the California Gold Rush.

It is rare to find periodicals with illustrations of the on-going California Gold Rush.

Complet... See More  

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698355

This town was founded during the California Gold Rush...

Item #698355

December 02, 1878

THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California, Dec. 21, 1878  Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the California gold rush & was first known as "The Forks" for its location at the confluence of the Downie River and the North Fork of the Yuba River. It was soon renamed after Major William Downie,... See More  

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698344

Gold Rush items in a South Carolina newspaper...

Item #698344

February 21, 1849

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 21, 1849  Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "California" which questions the consequences of the "gold excitement" and people & goods heading west. Another brief article: "California Gold Stories" is a bit tongue-in-cheek.

Four pages, ... See More  

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698142

Great, early California Gold Rush report...

Item #698142

December 12, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848  The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primarily a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848".

A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still continue--every day brings some new deposits to light.... See More  

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698137

People deserting to follow the trail to the gold fields...

Item #698137

November 04, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1848  The front page has news on the Gold Rush headed: "From California", beginning: "In Upper California the gold excitement is on the increase..." with more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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698111

Beware of the infatuation for gold...

Item #698111

December 21, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848 



* California gold rush fever



Page 3 has an article: "Gold" which includes: "...all that has been reported of the gold regions of California to be true...rather a misfortune than a source of congratulation. Visions of golden sands...are filling...the minds of thousands, & if the epidemic continues we may expect t... See More  

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697823

The Mormons' new home... Gold in California...

Item #697823

March 22, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849  



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American continent...to follow after a new Jerusalem ... See More  

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697764

Very first issue of a California title which existed just five months...

Item #697764

November 09, 1871

GRASS VALLEY REPUBLICAN, Nevada County, California, Nov. 9, 1871



* First issue of a very rare old West publication



This is the volume 1, number 1 issue. The very first published.

Grass Valley, which was originally known as Boston Ravine and later named Centerville, dates from the California Gold Rush. Gold was discovered at Gold Hill in October, 1850 and population grew around the mine.
... See More  

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697382

California Gold Rush. amd it's growing population...

Item #697382

August 15, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 15, 1849  Page 3 has an interesting article: "Population Of California" noting that the entire "country" has about 60,000 people, broken down by country of origin. It also notes: "...Of the population already in the country, it is supposed that one-half...are engaged in various business pursuits, and the other half ... See More  

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697231

Difficulties in getting to the California gold fields...

Item #697231

December 12, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1849  Page 3 has a great half column report: "From California" concerning the on-going Gold Rush. It has two letters, the first from "Camp on St. Mary's River" which details the travails of the overland route to Calif. with some interesting detail. It ends saying: "...From my experience I would not advise no... See More  

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696645

Latest news from the Gold Rush...

Item #696645

August 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has a variety of reports under: "From California" which has the latest reports concerning the Gold Rush, a few bits noting: "...Gold is plenty, large quantities being brought every day from the placers...The quantity was thought inexhaustible...The healt... See More  

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695590

Uncommon title from this California gold rush town...

Item #695590

October 16, 1875

WEEKLY TRINITY JOURNAL, Weaverville, California, Oct. 16, 1875  



* Rare old West publication



A rare issue from this town in Northwest California.

Weaverville is a historic California Gold Rush town. Located at the foot of the current Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, Weaverville was once home to approximately 2,000 Chinese gold miners and had its own Chinatown. Logging and tourism were the... See More  

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695585

Mining camp newspaper from over 100 years after its boom...

Item #695585

February 23, 1905

THE GOLDFIELD REVIEW, Columbia, Goldfield Mining District, Nevada, Feb. 23, 1905  



* Rare ghost town publication

* Suburb of Goldfield

* Gold mining hey day era




This is the first of this title we've discovered. It is the volume 1, number 18 issue.

Goldfield was the scene of the biggest gold bonanza in the United States since the Alaskan Gold Rush.

At the peak of the
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693777

Dawson, Yukon Territory, from during the Klondike gold rush...

Item #693777

December 16, 1899

THE KLONDIKE NUGGET, Dawson, Y. T., Dec. 16, 1899



* The Klondike/Yukon Gold rush era



A very rare newspaper from the Yukon Territory during the period of the Klondike Gold Rush (see the web for more details).

When gold was discovered in 1896 a stampede of prospectors headed to this region and spurred an entirely new era of romance of the West, the quest for gold, and the many hardships which... See More  

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693632

Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #693632

March 31, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, March 31, 1849 



* Early California gold rush report

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news... See More  

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693631

A city of gold...

Item #693631

February 10, 1849

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, February 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



Page 3 has a report headed: "A Golden Joke" which focuses on a letter from San Francisco which includes in part: "After a journey of several thousand miles, during which we have suffered more than I was formerly led to believe human beings could endure, we have at last arrived on the borders of the... See More  

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693467

A wonderful issue on the California Gold Rush...

Item #693467

December 06, 1848

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 1848  



* President James K. Polk

* State of the Union Address

* Discovery of California gold




A great newspaper to find the state-of-the-union address by a President, and this issue has all of pages 1, 2, and a bit of page 3 taken up with that signed in type by: James K. Polk.

Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space ... See More  

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692804

The Pike's Peak Gold Rush...

Item #692804

March 24, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1859 



* Pike's Peak gold rush



The top of the front page has: "The New El Dorado Of The West" "Rich Products of Cherry Creek--The Best Route for Emigrants--Difference of Opinion Thereon--Important Statements of Returned Miners" with reports from Nebraska City which take nearly 1 1/2 columns. This would be known as the Pike's Peak ... See More  

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692773

Minting California gold coins...

Item #692773

November 10, 1849

OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, November 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



The back page has: "California Facts" which includes: "...Within a few days gold coins of the value of ten dollars made from the California metal have been issued by Messrs. Moffatt and Co...and by Messrs. Wright & Co...of San Francisco. They are very similar in appearance and also strongly resemble the ... See More  

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692766

Early report on the California Gold Rush...

Item #692766

December 16, 1848

BOSTON MUSEUM, Dec. 16, 1848  Page 4 has: "California Gold" which includes: "All of our brethren are having their say about the California gold discoveries...But California, nor any other unsettled country, should not be peopled by fortune hunters. The wilderness wants practical men, not visionary drones...The mining fever is raging here as well as elsewhere...one of our citize... See More  

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692665

This town was founded during the California Gold Rush...

Item #692665

December 14, 1878

THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California,  Dec. 14, 1878 



* Rare Old West title

* Gold mining town

* Sierra County




Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the California gold rush & was first known as "The Forks" for its location at the confluence of the Downie River and the North ... See More  

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692506

Beginning of the Australian Gold Rush: New South Wales would be changed forever...

Item #692506

September 20, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Sept. 20, 1851 



* First Australian gold rush

* Colony of New South Wales




The back page begins with over a full column of reports concerning the New South Wales Gold Rush in Australia.

The gold rush began a bit earlier in 1851. This period in the history of New South Wales resulted in a rapid growth in the population and significant boost to the economy of the colony... See More  

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692466

Terrific news items from the Gold Rush

Item #692466

August 14, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "California Matters" which takes over a full column with a wide variety of reports. Included is: "...an outline of the measures to be submitted to the Convention for framing a State Government..." which lists eleven items. Then there is nearly a full column with a great wealth of reports ... See More  

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692177

On vegetarians... Fugitive Slave... Traveling to California...

Item #692177

July 06, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, July 6, 1850  Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

This issue is chock full of interesting articles, a few on the front page including: "Effects of a Vegetable Diet" which is a curious item with refutations from "...a beef-eating German..."; "Milwaukie" [Milwaukee] which conce... See More  

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691704

Latest news from California, and the gold mines...

Item #691704

October 15, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 1852  



* California gold rush



Page 3 has: "From California" with various reports, a few bits including: "...Our population has been increased by the arrival of a large number of passengers...The crops are coming on in fine style...Quartz mining is fast gaining a stronghold among our business men...that rich gold de... See More  

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691164

Beginning of the Australian Gold Rush: New South Wales would be changed forever...

Item #691164

September 19, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Sept. 19, 1851 



* First Australian gold rush

* Colony of New South Wales




Page 4 has over two columns taken up with an excellent article concerning the New South Wales Gold Rush in Australia.

The gold rush began a bit earlier in 1851. This period in the history of New South Wales resulted in a rapid growth in the population and significant boost to the economy of the... See More  

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690553

Rare and very early from the "Alaska Territory"...

Item #690553

July 31, 1886

THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 31, 1886 



* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue



Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 39 issue of this title.

The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day,... See More  

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690280

Nice content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #690280

June 09, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1849  Among the articles on the Gold Rush and Westward Expansion are: "The Travel Over The Western Plains" "From San Francisco" "Virginia Gold Mines" and two articles covering the Washington Monument. Also an interesting item on New York's Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, among the most renowned cemeteries in t... See More  

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689872

Great Gold Rush centerfold...

Item #689872

May 03, 1856

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, May 3, 1856  The tipped-in doublepage centerfold is one of the best period images from the Gold Rush in California to be had. Captioned: "California Gold Diggers--A Scene From Actual Life at The Mines" it shows men digging and panning for gold.

Other prints include: "Temple of a Thousand Images Near Miami, Japan" and: "Searching for Re... See More  

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689652

Early from the wine country of California...

Item #689652

November 15, 1873

THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Nov. 15, 1873



* Rare old West publication

* From the 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 &... See More  

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689251

From North Carolina, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #689251

June 01, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, June 1, 1850 



* Rare Antebellum publication



Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

Most of the front page is taken up with the printing of the short story: "Lizzie Leigh, by Charles Dickens" this being chapter 1 (of 4). Page 2 has a full column on a: "California Letter" from the Gol... See More  

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689196

A Napa newspaper extols the virtues of the Napa wine-growing region...

Item #689196

October 04, 1873

THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Oct. 4, 1873 



* 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 ranc... See More  

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689180

Not found in any institution...

Item #689180

November 23, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Nov. 23, 1898  



* Very rare publication



What could be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one?

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 at Sutter's Mill, and then again in the latter part of the 19th century when new ... See More  

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689049

Rare print of Mary Todd Lincoln & her sons... The Colorado gold rush...

Item #689049

December 15, 1860

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec., 15, 1860 



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln's wife and kids



The entire front page is taken up with a quite rare print, captioned: "Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, Wife of the President Elect, and Sons" which are  captioned "William" and "Thomas". The top of page 2 has a brief article on them: "Mrs. Lincoln... See More  

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688845

From the California Gold Rush...

Item #688845

January 11, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 11, 1849  Page 2 has several Gold Rush reports under the heading: "California Items" including: "...number of passengers who have already sailed, or are on the point of sailing from this port for California, is 370...are now between 20 and 30 vessels at this port up for California...The state than $2,00,000 worth of the dust was at San Francisco...tha... See More  

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688825

News from the California Gold Rush...

Item #688825

January 13, 1849

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Jan. 13, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers



Page 2 has an article: "From California" which includes: "...the price of gold dust in the 'diggins' had  fallen to six  dollars an ounce, being less than one third its real value at the U.S. Mint...There was much suffering at the mines & even apprehensions of famine in c... See More  

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688752

Reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #688752

September 19, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 19, 1849  This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day.  Page 3 has several reports from the gold rush region headed: "Latest From California". Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian tribes including Oregon, Choctaws, Ch... See More  

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688710

Town was founded in the gold rush era...

Item #688710

September 22, 1881

GRASS VALLEY DAILY TIDINGS & FREE LANCE, California, Sept. 22, 1881 



* Rare old West publication

* Many interesting advertisements




Grass Valley, which was originally known as Boston Ravine and later named Centerville, dates from the California Gold Rush.

Gold was discovered at Gold Hill in October, 1850 and population grew around the mine. When a post office was established in 185... See More  

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688615

Caribou Bill death... Yukon gold rush...

Item #688615

November 03, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 3, 1933



* Caribou Bill death

* Yukon gold rush

* Dog sled fame




The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "W. F. COOPER DEAD; FAMOUS IN YUKON" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of William F. Cooper, known for his exploits in the gold region of Alaska. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event... See More  

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688549

News from the Gold Rush... Colonel Jefferson Davis...

Item #688549

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 



* Uncommon publication

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




An uncommon title, and the volume 1, number 5 issue. Near the top of the ftpg. is: "From California" with a San Francisco dateline, & including: "The anchorage is crowded with vessels & more arriving daily...Provision & clothing are abundan... See More  

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688548

Great content from the early period of the California Gold Rush...

Item #688548

January 10, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




The front page has: "Gold Region" noting in part: "...such astonishing news from California that they dare not publish it. If published the marvelous tale as to the length & breadth of the Gold Region would not be credited...Col. Fremont...acquainted with the existence of extensive ... See More  

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688311

1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt... slave ad...

Item #688311

September 29, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 1849 



* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper




The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

Four pages, dark stain along the top, blank margin (se... See More  

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687857

Fine content from California, shortly after the '49 gold rush...

Item #687857

May 11, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 11, 1853  Page 3 has over half a column on: "California Intelligence" with some fine, early content on this latest state to join the Union. Subheads are: "The Steamer Independence" "From The Mines" and: "The Sonora Expedition".

Four pages, nice condition.

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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
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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687011

Mormons are settling at the Great Salt Lake... Wonderful letter on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #687011

June 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Page 2 has 1 1/3 columns taken up with great content headed: "Affairs In California" which is prefaced with: "The following letter from Col. Stevenson to a friend in New York contains a very interesting statement of the cond... See More  

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$98.00
687009

A different look at the California Gold Rush...

Item #687009

June 23, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849  Page 3 has: "Men and Business In California" which takes a more economic and business-focused look at the situation in California as a result of the rush for gold.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$37.00
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