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703619

Very early Billy Joel in 1972...

Item #703619

February 10, 1972

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Feb. 10, 1972



* Very early Billy Joel performance ad

* American singer - songwriter - pianist

* Bread - soft rock band concert advertisement




Page 38 has a advertisement for upcoming concerts at the Academy of Music including a performance by the "J. Geils Band" with an opening act by a young "Billy Joel" This is i... See More  

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703473

1968 Timothy Leary leaves Millbrook...

Item #703473

May 16, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, May 16, 1968



* Dr. Timothy Leary - American psychologist

* Leaves Millbrook for California w/ photo

* Includes famous quote: "turn on, tune in, drop out"

* Lysergic acid diethylamide - lysergide - LSD




A great issue of this famous counter-culture newspaper as the front page has a photo of Timothy Leary with heading: "Ecstatic Saints: Turn-On &... See More  

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703408

1969 Timothy Leary pot conviction overturned...

Item #703408

May 22, 1969

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, May 22, 1969



* Dr. Timothy Leary - American psychologist

* Leary v. United States - Supreme Court decision

* Marijuana possession conviction overturned

* Lysergic acid diethylamide - lysergide - LSD fame




The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "Leary Ruling May Ease Pot Laws" (see images)

I suspect this to be an extr... See More  

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703078

Jourdon Anderson's letter to his former slave master

Item #703078

March 07, 1865

(for reference only - item does not exist) SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Sep. 23, 1865  Jourdon Anderson's letter to his former slave master

Jourdon Anderson's letter to his former slave master
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702991

1916 Great Northern Railway avalanche...

Item #702991

March 18, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 18, 1916



* Panama-California Exposition OPENS - canal

* In a San Diego publication (very rare)




The front page has a banner headline: "EXPO OPENED TO WORLD" with subhead. (see images" Nice for display. Much more inside with related photos. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find ... See More  

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702902

Death of famed actress Jean Harlow...

Item #702902

June 08, 1937

SAN FRANCISCO CHRTONICLE, California, June 8, 1937 



* Actress Jean Harlow death (1st report)

* 1930's sex symbol - Blonde bombshell




The top of the front page has a photo headed: "HER UNPLAYED ROLE - Death Rewrote Her Script", which is followed by the related article: Death Ends Career of Jean Harlow. She was 26 years old. The article includes in part: "Jean Harlow, t... 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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702621

Pony Express - collecting mail for the very first run...

Item #702621

April 02, 1860

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 2, 1860



* Pony Express - prior to 1st trek

* Saint Louis, Missouri




Page 3 has a very interesting article concerning the beginning of the Pony Express service, outlining the charges. The text is headed: "The California Pony Express" and is datelined St. Louis, with portions including: "We learn...that they commence receiving despatches for the Cal... See More  

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702609

Frank Costello charged gambling racket...

Item #702609

March 12, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 12, 1949



* Frank Costello - Mafia gangster - mob boss

* "The Prime Minister of the Underworld"

* Charged for slot machines gambling racket




The front page has a two column heading: "Costello 'Slot Machine' Czar Of U. S., California Charges" (see images)

Complete with all 30 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.... See More  

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702581

Seabiscuit wins San Juan Capistrano Handicap...

Item #702581

March 07, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 7, 1937



* Seabiscuit wins San Juan Capistrano Handicap

* Thoroughbred racehorse racing




Page 9 of the sport's section (inside) has a banner headline: "Crowd of 45,000 Sees Seabiscuit Score in $10,000 Added Santa Anita Race" with subheads and racing summary. (see) First report coverage on famous racehorse, Seabiscuit, winning the San Juan Capistrano Han... See More  

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702571

First woman, Jackie Cochran, breaks sound barrier.....

Item #702571

May 19, 1953

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 19, 1953



* Jacqueline Cochran breaks the sound barrier

* 1st ever woman to do so - jet airplane




The top of page 32 has a one column heading: "MISS COCHRAN TOPS THE SPEED OF SOUND" with subhead and photo of Cochran. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Comp... See More  

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702558

Founding the Lick Observatory... Property values in Northern California...

Item #702558

March 01, 1876

WELDON & LEONARD'S REAL ESTATE CIRCULAR & PRICE LIST, San Francisco, California, March 1, 1876 



* Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton founding



The ftpg. has: "Another Monument" which begins: "When James Lick executed his deed of gift, donating his immense property to various benevolent & scientific societies of this state, he provided that $750,000 should be ... See More  

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702556

San Jose California... Woodhull, Claflin & Col. Blood trial...

Item #702556

May 24, 1871

SAN JOSE DAILY PATRIOT, California, May 24, 1871 



* Rare Old West title from the Santa Clara Valley
* Victoria Woodhull, Colonel James Harvey Blood, Tennie Claflin scandal


In 1850 San Jose became just the 2nd incorporated city in California (Sacramento was first) & was on the Butterfield mail route. The ftpg. is mostly ads with news items & more ads inside, many of which ... See More  

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702237

Aimee Semple McPherson death...

Item #702237

September 28, 1944

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, September 28, 1944



* Sister Aimee Semple McPherson

* California evangelist death

* Best publication to be had ?




The front page has a banner headline: "'SISTER AMIEE' DIES SUDDENLY" with subheads and photo. (see images) More on pages 6 & 7. Full back page pictorial as well.

Complete 1st section only with 12 pages, a little margin wear, generally ... See More  

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702035

The Apache War in Arizona...

Item #702035

November 08, 1879

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



* Apache Wars in the Southwest

* United States Army




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

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

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701956

The "Battle of Los Angeles" during World War II...

Item #701956

February 25, 1942

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Feb. 25, 1942 



* Battle of Los Angeles - Air Raid

* Japanese airplane attack ? UFO's ?




The front page has a two column headline: "War in California: Intern Japs, Congressmen Demand; Sub Raider Is Still Loose" with subheads. (see images)

This is a report on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles".  This event was a curious inci... See More  

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701834

1929 Blackburn Cult... religouis movement...

Item #701834

October 07, 1929

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Oct. 7, 1929



* The Blackburn Cult

* The Great Eleven Club

* May Otis Blackburn

* Queen & High Priestiss

* Willa Rhoads corpse




The bottom of the front page has a one column heading: "'Princess' Buried With 7 Dead Dogs" with subhead. (see image)

Complete with 26 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, generally good.



wikipedia no... See More  

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701815

1929 Mount Taylor (New Mexico) airplane disaster...

Item #701815

September 07, 1929

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, Sept. 7, 1929



* Airplane crash disaster

* "the City of San Francisco"

* Mount Taylor Stratovolcano

* Near Grants, New Mexico




The front page has a nice banner headline: "SEARCH GOES ON FOR MISSING AIR LINER" with subheads. (see images) Nice for display.

Complete with 20 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally in go... See More  

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701352

1968 be-in... MLK funeral... Black Panthers...

Item #701352

April 18, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, April 18, 1968



* Central Park be-in against racism (Yippies)

* Martin Luther King Jr. assassination - funeral

* Eldridge Cleaver & Bobby Hutton - Black Panthers




The front page has a heading: "Sunday in the Park: Yip-Out or Has-Been?" with 4 related photos. (see images) Coverage continues inside.

The top of page 5 has a heading... See More  

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701139

Premiere of "Top Gun", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #701139

May 11, 1986

CALENDAR SECTION only of the Los Angeles, California, May 11, 1986



* Best "Top Gun" advertisement

* Grand Opening Day (5 days prior) movie premiere

* Military action drama film - Tom Cruise




A nice issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Top Gun" and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment indust... See More  

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700594

Califronia rowing crew wins national title in 1935....

Item #700594

June 29, 1935

NEW YORK TIMES, June 29, 1935



* University of California Golden Bears crew

* Wins national championship in men's rowing

* Long Beach - California




Page 10 has a one column heading: "CALIFORNIA'S CREW DEFEATS SYRACUSE" with subheads. (see images) First report coverage on the University of California crew winning the collegiate national championship.

Complete with 32 pages... See More  

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700527

Rolling Stone death reports: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison...

Item #700527

May 14, 1970

3-Issue Set of ROLLING STONE, San Francisco, California, Oct. 15 & 29, 1970 and Aug. 5, 1971  



 Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison...

*  3 issues featuring their death reports

*  Drug overdoses (27 club) - nice front pages




Within a 12-month span Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison, three of the most iconic musicians of the late 60... See More  

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700273

The Vintage in California... a highly sought after wine making print...

Item #700273

October 05, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 5, 1878 



* Great wine making illustration

* Paul Masson Vineyards

* Saratoga, California

* Santa Clara County




Certainly the most desired print in this is the terrific, hard to find, double-page centerfold captioned: "The Vintage in California--At Work at the Wine Presses", which is the quintessential print for any lover of American win... See More  

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700268

Great masthead from Oakland in 1884...

Item #700268

July 19, 1884

OAKLAND WEEKLY TRIBUNE, California, July 19, 1884  See the photos for the nice engraving in the masthead, which features a great view of the skyline of Oakland--at that time!

Various news of the day and a wealth of ads. Single-column headings include: ""The Scollard Trial", "For His Life - The Preliminary Struggle om Behalf of George T. Lynch", "Pacific Gro... See More  

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699947

Yom Kippur War begins in 1973...

Item #699947

October 10, 1973

PALO ALTO TIMES, California, Oct. 10, 1973



* Valley of Tears - Golan Heights

* Yom Kippur War beginning

* Israel vs. Egypt - Syria & more

* Arab-Israeli conflict - Arab States

* Jews - Jewish - Judaica

* FRONT LEAF ONLY ****




The front page has a headline: "Israel retakes Golan Heights" (see images)

FRONT LEAF ONLY (pages 1 & 2)... See More  

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699761

1st Women's Air Derby death... Marvel Crosson...

Item #699761

August 21, 1929

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, August 21, 1929



* 1st Women's Air Derby

* "Powder Puff Derby"

* Marvel Crosson's crash & death




The front page has a seven column headline: "CHARGE GIRL FLYER VICTIM OF MANIAC" with subheads. (see images)

Complete with 24 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally very nice.



wikipedia notes: The first Wo... See More  

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699525

"The Big Freeze" in California Redlands (1913)...

Item #699525

January 07, 1913

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 7, 1913



* "The Big Freeze" - Redlands

* California citrus fruit disaster




The top of the front page has a four column headline:: "INCALCULABLE HARM DONE TO LEMONS, ORANGES AND VEGETABLES BY COLD; MERCURY DOWN TO 24.9 AT 6:15" with subheads and more. (see images) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp&qu... See More  

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699448

1940 Hillsborough, California kidnapping...

Item #699448

September 21, 1940

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Sept. 21, 1940



* Marc de Tristan Jr. child heir kidnapping

* Hillsborough, San Mateo County, California




The front page has a banner headline: "KIDNAP CHILD; ASK $100,00" with subheads and small related map. Three related photos and heading on the back page. (see images)

Complete with 30 pages, light toning at the margins, some small binding holes along the... See More  

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699413

On the U.S. Navy's considering San Diego as a naval base...

Item #699413

May 25, 1918

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, May 25, 1918  



* Naval Base San Diego to be created

* United States Navy considers S.D.

* Best title to be had ? - very rare




A nice issue on the founding era of the United States Navy's relationship with San Diego, one which has grown tremendously ever since 1918 to become the home port of the Pacific Fleet, a base composed of 13 piers, with... See More  

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699400

Stanford University founder murdered ?......

Item #699400

March 15, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 15, 1905



* Funeral of Jane Stanford - murder mystery ?

* Stanford University founder




The front page has a one column heading: "FUNERAL OF MRS. STANFORD" with subhead. (see images) Nice to have in a California publication. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are no... See More  

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699382

Ramon Salcido spree killings... Sonoma County, California...

Item #699382

April 15, 1989

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 15, 1989



* Spree killer Ramon Salcido

* Sonoma County, California

* Wine country killings - murders




The front page has a one column heading: "Rampage in N. California Leaves 5 Dead" (see images) First report coverage continues on pages 28 & 29 with photo of Salcido and related map.

Complete with all sections (140+ pages), great condition.... See More  

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699313

Very first Santa Anita Handicap horse race...

Item #699313

February 24, 1935

SPORT'S SECTION ONLY of the New York Times, Feb. 24, 1935



* Very first Santa Anita Handicap

* Thoroughbred horse race - racing

* Arcadia, California racetrack




The top of the front page of this section has a two column heading: "AZUCAR BEATS LADYSMAN IN $127,000 COAST STAKE WITH EQUIPOISE SEVENTH" with subheads and photo. (see images)

Complete sport's section only with al... See More  

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699096

1923 Berkeley, California fire disaster...

Item #699096

September 18, 1923

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Sept. 18, 1923



* Berkeley, California fire

* Alameda County disaster

* San Francisco Bay area

* Near University of Cal.




The front page has a nice banner headline: "FIRE SWEEPS BERKELEY, CAL." with subhead. (see images) Nice for display.

Complete with 38 pages, light toning and a little wear along the spine, more so along the spine, generally good.... See More  

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698855

Sweetwater Dam failure... San Diego County...

Item #698855

January 29, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 29, 1916



* Lower Otay Reservoir dam failure

* Great Southern California flood of 1916

* Best title to be had ? - rare as such




The front page has a terrific banner headline in large lettering: "TIJUANA UNDER WATER" and more with subheads. (see images) Great for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp&quo... See More  

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698651

Black Sunday begins... Dust bowl...

Item #698651

April 14, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 14, 1935



* Black Sunday begins

* Dust Bowl




The top of page 31 has a one column heading: "DUST STORM HEADS FOR PACIFIC COAST" with subheads that include: "Only Low Pressure Protects California as Slit Pours on New Mexico, Arizona" "New Clouds In Oklahoma" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 38 page... 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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698403

Attack by Mormon gang... The Great Chicago Fire of 1857...

Item #698403

October 27, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1857



* Mormon gang attacks traveler (?)

* Brigham Young mentioned

* Great fire in Chicago



Page 2 has: "The Mormons", which is an article describing a letter from a W. P. Landon who tells of being attacked by a gang of Mormons in Salt Lake City, which necessitated his fleeing to Placerville, California, leaving his wife and chi... 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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698345

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #698345

March 24, 1875

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, March 24, 1875  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.

Four pages, some ink stains, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin teras, good condition.

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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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698327

California gold...

Item #698327

July 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,July 11, 1849  Page 3 has a relatively short article: "California Gold" noting in part: "...that the amount of the precious metal from the 'diggings' already deposited at the Mint for coinage is within a small fraction of two millions of dollars...". and more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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698313

No better newspaper for the report of her death...

Item #698313

March 01, 1905

THE DAILY PALO ALTO, Stanford University, California, March 1, 1905  This is the school newspaper published by this now prestigious university in northern California, and the content which consumes most of the front page--although tragic--could not be better in any other newspaper.

The banner headline announces: "MRS. STANFORD DIES SUDDENLY IN HAWAII" "End Came Unexpectedly to... See More  

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698308

Dinner for 40 cents, or step up to a 75 cent dinner...

Item #698308

December 07, 1917

ATASCADERO NEWS, California, Dec. 7, 1917  This city is about midway between Los Angeles & San Francisco. Ann advertisement notes that it is a town where: "...We have pure air and atmosphere where refined people and busy business men, with their families, find great comfort and a good time...".

Eight pages, tabloid-size, very nice condition.

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698195

Great article on the Bear Flag Revolt...

Item #698195

June 14, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, June 14, 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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698182

Early successes with the light bulb...

Item #698182

December 29, 1879

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 29, 1879  The entire last column on the front page and most of the first column on page 2 are taken up with: "ELECTRIC LIGHT IN PARIS" "Success Of the Werdermann System" "Reports of Dr. Merz, of California, In Its Behalf--Improvements in Details--Trial at the Opera--The Jablochkoff Candle Eclipsed".

Complete in 8 pages, even toning, chip... 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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698096

Execution of the outlaw Vasquez...

Item #698096

March 20, 1875

NEW-YORK TIMES, March 20, 1875  



* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)

* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit




The front page has: "Execution Of The Bandit Vasquez" "Hanged At San Jose, Cal., Yesterday--No Attempt At Rescue--He Is Cool To The Last."

The report about the execution of this colorful outlaw who claimed he never killed a man reads in part: &qu... See More  

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697953

How to make a wine market in California...

Item #697953

July 18, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, July 18, 1868  A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well.

Among the articles: "A Man With Eight Wives Who Does Not Live in Utah" "Lynch Law in Minnesota--Letter From Gov. Marshall" "Letter From Lake Tahoe" & more.

Four pages, a very large size newspaper, never bound nor tr... See More  

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697894

Gold in California, and getting there...

Item #697894

December 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1849  The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Additional From California" which has much concerning the growth of the territory. One bit includes: "The immigrants by the overland route were continuing to arrive...It is said that numbers are now coming by the northern trail...The emigrants think that much of the suffering ... See More  

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