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Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859


* Horace Greeley's overland journey

* Stops at Salt Lake City, Utah

Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in rou... See More  

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Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #672794

June 25, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870 

* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"

* Very first excursion published newspaper (#7)

This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 is... See More  

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Indians disrupting work on the transcontinental railroad...

Item #669956

June 20, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 20, 1867  Page 3 begins with an interesting report: "Union Pacific Railroad" which comments on the construction efforts of the transcontinental railroad, including: "...work would have to be abandoned on the Union Pacific Railroad unless more protection was furnished against Indians...the track continues to be laid at the rate of two m... See More  

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Lincoln initiates the building of a transcontinental railroad...

Item #668414

September 04, 1862

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Sept. 4, 1862 

* Pacific Railway Acts

* Transcontinental Railroad

* President Abraham Lincoln

* American Civil War era

Most of the ftpg. and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the very historic; "Pacific Railroad Bill", actually the first of two (the 2nd in 1864) which would provide federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction ... See More  

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Nice report on the transcontinental railroad... Celebrations at Promontory Point, Utah...

Item #665883

May 12, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1869  Page 7 has very nice reporting on the historic joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads at Promontory Point, Utah, with the ceremonies of the driving in of the final, golden spike signifying the completion of joining the East & West. 

The headlines include: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "Ceremonies At The Completion"
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1885 Auburn, California...

Item #649786

October 24, 1885

THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, Placer County, California, October 24, 1885

* Rare Old West title

Placer mining in the Auburn area was very good, with the camp first becoming known as the North Fork Dry Diggings, later changed to Woods Dry Diggings. The area soon developed into a mining camp, and it was officially named Auburn in 1849. In 1851 Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County. Gold ... See More  

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Its history tied to the California Gold Rush...

Item #644261

November 05, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 5, 1868  Although known to all as the current capital of California, this city got its start thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by John Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riv... See More  

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President Taft on Vacation....

Item #177535

August 28, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 28, 1909  There is a color cover on this issue.The front page of this issue has a photo of "The Chief Umpire of the Great War Game."

This issue has an article and photos of "How Boston was Taken" by William Inglis. There is an illustration of "A Book-Worm's Paradise" by Vernon Howe Bailey and there is a photo of &... See More  

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Baseball... Cleveland, Ohio...

Item #175446

November 09, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 9, 1889 Entire ftpg. is a fine illus. of: 'William Ewing, Capt. of the N.Y. Baseball Club'. Four prints of: 'American Game Birds' & fullpg: 'New York's New Music Halls' includes a nice view of Carnegie Hall. Dblpgctrfld: 'The City of Cleveland, Ohio' shows 9 scenes.

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Named after the editor's mule... 9 issues...

Item #180010
THE DAILY BOOMERANG, Laramie, Wyoming, 1891 (nice condition)  A collection of nine issues of this fascinating newspaper from the Old West. As for the unusual title? It was named for the editor's mule. These issues were printed just one year after statehood.

Laramie was founded in the mid-1860's as a tent city near the Overland Stage Line route and the Union Pacific portion of the f... See More  

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Item #130465
OGDEN JUNCTION, Utah, 1873 Here is a great paper from Ogden, which is rather close to Promontory Point where the completion of the transcontinental railroad was celebrated just five years previous. Signifying that event, this newspaper includes wood engravings of two trains coming together, head to head (see the photo below). A great piece of Western Americana! A 4 page issue of folio size, some l... See More  

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One of the romanticized towns of the true "Old West"...

Item #130321

January 01, 1887

LARAMIE WEEKLY SENTINEL, Wyoming (Territory), 1887  Certainly a very rare title from the true "Old West", and one of the more romanticized towns from the cowboy and gunslinger era. This issue was printed three years before statehood.

Laramie was founded in the mid-1860's as a tent city near the Overland Stage Line route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinen... See More  

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Great title from the Old West...

Item #130067

January 01, 1891

THE DAILY BOOMERANG, Laramie, Wyoming, 1891  A fascinating newspaper from this much romanticized Old West town. As for the unusual title? It was named for the editor's mule. This issue was printed just one year after statehood.

Laramie was founded in the mid-1860's as a tent city near the Overland Stage Line route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad... See More  

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First European settlement in Utah...

Item #130003
THE OGDEN JUNCTION, Utah, 1873  The masthead features a nice illustration symbolizing the "junction" of the east & west railroads with the completion of the transcontinental railroad which happened not far from here in 1869.

Ogden was originally named Fort Buenaventura, it was the first permanent settlement by people of European descent in what is now Utah. It was established i... See More  

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Transcontinental railroad is complete... Cuban revolution...

Item #173310

June 05, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 5, 1869  Inside has a very nice half page print: "Completion of the Pacific Railroad - Meeting of Locomotives of the Union and Central Pacific Lines: The Engineers Shake Hands" being a fine display item. A half page illustration is of the "Great Fire at Dayton, Ohio - Destruction of Turner's Opera-House". Three prints on the "Cu... See More  

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New York's cable cars...

Item #175884

January 20, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 20, 1894  Front full pg. illus. of "Clang! - Out of the Way of the Cable Car."

Inside has two 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Recent Fire at the World's Fair." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Annual Reception of the Brooklyn Union League Club." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The New Home of the St. Nicholas Club." Two full pg. illus. of "... See More  

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Scenes of St. Paul, Minnesota...

Item #175818

June 03, 1893

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 3, 1893 Fullpg: 'Sketches In Tangier' fullpg: 'Completion of the Great Northern Railroad--Celebration of the Event in St. Paul, Minn.' shows 10 scenes. Doublepage centerfold: 'An American Trotting Match In Vienna, Austria' Fullpg: 'The Chinese In San Francisco' shows 5 scenes.

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Transcontinental Railroad completed...

Item #173308

May 29, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1869 The key print in this issue is a fine double page centerfold on "Completion Of The Pacific Railroad - The Great Link Connecting Europe With Asia Across the American Continent", which is a great scene of the Transcontinental Railroad with vignettes around the edge. Another nice half page view is the "Interior of a Palace Hotel Car Used On t... See More  

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