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682823

Mormon missionaries arrive in St. Louis... Indian troubles...

Item #682823

June 07, 1854

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 7, 1854



* Mormon missionaries

* Indians harass (Nebraska Territory) and are harassed (New York)




Page 3 has: "FROM SALT LAKE CITY", which tells of a group of missionaries having arrived safely at St. Louis, with some details regarding Mormon emigration.

Another article has: "Nebraska Excitement", which talks of trouble... See More  

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682791

Fugitive Indians...

Item #682791

January 16, 1879

HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana (Territory), January 16, 1879 



*  The Fort Robinson massacre

*  Molly Maguire Execution




Several articles on Cheyenne Indians in Fort Robinson incident including: "CHEYENNE HOSTILES" with subhead, "Results of the Chase After the Fugitive Band" and "A Bold Break to Escape Captivity. Several Soldiers and Thirty of the Indians... See More  

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680751

Great issue on "Seward's Folly", the purchase of Alaska...

Item #680751

April 01, 1867

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 1, 1867  A terrific issue on the purchase of Alaska, as the front page has nearly a full column with heads: "The Russian Treaty - Russian America Ceded To The United States" and: "Washington Territory and the Russian Possessions" and: "The Ceded Territory" with much detail.

Equally as interesting is the page 4 editorial headed: "The ... See More  

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679720

Georgetown, Colorado... Tacoma, Washington Territory...

Item #679720

May 05, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883  The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a mother at the Tombs jail; half page: "The Indian at Work--M... See More  

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678975

Great fire department illustration... F.S. Church print on Thanksgiving...

Item #678975

November 30, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1872  The full front page is a dramatic print: "Boston--Into the Jaws of Death", a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire.

Inside has 3 full pages of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great doublepage centerfold showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also... See More  

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678322

Trip to California... Salt Lake City to receive telegraph...

Item #678322

October 14, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 14, 1858  The top of the front page has: "THE OVERLAND MAIL", "TEN DAYS LATER FROM CALIFORNIA", "INTERESTING FROM OREGON", "News from the Seat of War in Washington Territory", and more. News includes the announcement that the telegraph would soon connect Placerville, California and Salt Lake City - ultimately opening communication ... See More  

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677775

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #677775

December 06, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Dec. 6, 1862  One of the earliest Los Angeles newspapers we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

Articles include: "The Southern Character" "The Policy of the War" "Gov. Morehead's Speech--How the President Receives Delegations" has much on Lincoln; "L... See More  

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677403

Three Acts of Congress signed by President Washington...

Item #677403

June 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 23, 1796  The back page is mostly taken up with three Acts of Congress, each one signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

The most notable and the lengthiest--taking half of the page--is: "An Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States".

Page 3 has a bit headed: "John Paul Jones" c... See More  

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673119

'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #673119

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 



* Gold discovered in California

* Official government report

* Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners




Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.

Although there w... See More  

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670869

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 



* John - Jay's Treaty

* George Washington




A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Artic... See More  

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669557

A hereditary presidency? Selling land in the Northwest territory...

Item #669557

November 02, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 2, 1796  The back page contains an article which begins: "John Adams has said...that as Mr. Washington had no children, the Presidency should be made hereditary in the family of Lund Washington [distant cousin of G. W.]...".

The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
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668223

Exploring & discovering New Mexico...

Item #668223

November 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1849  Page 3 has a full column of text headed: "New Mexico"  which is a very lengthy letter from Santa Fe.

The focus is on an expedition into the Navajo Indian territory which has some detail on interesting discoveries including what is now known as Montezuma's Castle, with reports that they thought they were ruins of
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668131

Some great content on the Burr Conspiracy...

Item #668131

January 28, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 1807 



* Colonel Aaron Burr



The ftpg. has a notable Proclamation signed by William Claiborne, gov. of the Louisiana Territory, concerning the Burr Conspiracy. It begins: "Whereas I have received information that certain persons are combining & confederating in a traitorous project to subvert the authority of the government of th... See More  

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666799

Potential troubles in Mormon country...

Item #666799

June 25, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 25, 1857 



* Utah War - Expedition - Campaign

* Alfred Cumming and Brigham Young




Page 3 has a report headed: "Utah" which mentions in part: "...announcing that Col. Cumming...has been appointed Governor of Utah...difficulties to be encountered in Utah are more numerous & complicated...Among them may be incidentally ... See More  

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666658

The attraction of the Nebraska Territory...

Item #666658

February 26, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 1857 



* Western expansion



Page 3 has: "Nebraska Territory" which is a letter from Fort Calhoun which begins: "This most interesting Territory is rapidly settling up. No part of our great country presents such attracting inducements to the emigrant..." with more.

Also inside: "The Reported Treaty With Mex... See More  

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666647

Mormons arrive from Liverpool... Nebraska described..

Item #666647

January 05, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 5, 1857  Page 2 has a report: "Arrival Of Mormons" which notes the arrival of a ship from Liverpool with 221 Mormons, with a bit more on this.

Page 2 has a nearly full column article: "The Territory of Nebraska" which is a detailed description of it.

Four pages, minor binding indents at the blank spine, nice condition.... See More  

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666645

Brigham Young is the law of the land...

Item #666645

April 01, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 1, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Utah Terrirtory law




The top of page 3 has a report headed: "From Utah" which tells of the rule of law in the Utah Territory.

A portion notes: "...It seems to be a settled fact that the laws of Congress cannot be carried out or put in force in this Territory;... See More  

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666643

Brigham Young is the head of the Mormons...

Item #666643

April 14, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young




Page 3 has a report headed: "Affairs In Utah Territory" which includes in part: "...Brigham Young, the Governor of Utah Territory, is the acknowledged head of he 'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints', commonly called 'Mormons', and as suc... See More  

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666623

The Treaty of Cusseta; Creek Indian Nation & the United States...

Item #666623

April 05, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1832 



* Treaty of Cusseta

* Creek Nation - Indians




The ftpg. begins with over a column headed: "Treaty With The Creek Indians - Articles Of A Treaty" which begins: "The Creek tribe of Indians cede to the United States all their land East of the Mississippi River...".

This was the Treaty of Cusseta between the Unite... See More  

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665457

Creating the Territory of California...

Item #665457

December 08, 1846

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1846  Page 2 has a very early report: "From California" which is quite historic on the creation of the state of California: "The Proclamation of Commodore Stockton, the governor of California" in which he makes the very significant statement: "...do hereby make known to all men that, having by right of conquest t... See More  

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662251

Creating the Jefferson Territory...

Item #662251

November 26, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 26, 1859 



* Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson

* Pre Colorado Territory




Page 2 has an intriguing article: "A New Territory" "The New Territory of Jefferson--Election for Delegate to "Congress--Meeting of the Legislature..." which is followed by: "Governor's Message - History of the Organization of the New Territor... See More  

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660402

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #660402

July 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795



* Jay's Treaty - John

* George Washington




A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,

concluding in the issue of the... See More  

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657766

The Mexican War: the capture of Tabasco... Early news on California...

Item #657766

July 30, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1847 



* Tabasco, Mexico captured

* Mexican-American War

* Matthew C. Perry




Fine content on the  Mexican War with page 2 having 1 1/2 columns taken up with a lengthy & detailed report headed: "The Capture of Tabasco" "Extract of a Letter from an Officer on Board the U.S. Steamer Spitfire at Tabasco".

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657728

Early fromm New Mexico... The Mexican War...

Item #657728

July 28, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 28, 1847  Page 3 has half a column concerning: "Interesting from Santa Fe" with early reports from the territory of New Mexico (see). Also a report: "California Affairs--A letter dated Monterey, Feb. 1" talks of setting up the government there.

There are reports on the Mexican War under: "On the Progress of the War... See More  

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657122

Gold in California, and getting there...

Item #657122

December 28, 1849

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



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




The top of pg. 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 ... See More  

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655436

Execution of the Andersonville Prison warden...

Item #655436

November 25, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 25, 1865  Several prints on the execution of Henry Wirz, the Andersonville Prison warden found guilty of cruelty. Among them are a ftpg. of: "Preparing the Prisoner For Execution--Putting on the Black Robe" and: "Interior of Wirz's Room Just as He Left It." There is also a full page print captioned: "Execution of Capt... See More  

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655321

Buchanan's 1857 state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #655321

December 09, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1857 



* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

* Best title to be had - rare a such




A portion of the front page and most of page 2 are taken up with: "The President's Message" which was the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to the nation, signed in type at its conclusion: James Buchan... See More  

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655297

Brigham Young's Proclamation of martial law throughout Utah...

Item #655297

November 20, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Proclamation of martial law

* Utah War delcaration




Page 3 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Treason" which is primarily occupied by the: "Proclamation By The Governor" which is signed in ty... See More  

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653652

Mormons... Gold Rush in the Northwest... The slavery issue...

Item #653652

August 13, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 13, 1858 



* Fraser River gold rush

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Slavery in America




A full column of the ftpg. is on the gold discoveries & mining in the Northwest with: "The Frazer River Gold Mines" "Disappointment, Revulsion of Feeling & Suffering Among the Miners" "Important Gold Discoveries in Washington Territory" with more (s... See More  

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652719

Washington proclaims a day of thanksgiving... Both plates included...

Item #652719
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1789 

The issue begins with a continuation of the "History of the American War" which takes 8 pages & continues in a future issue. Other articles include: "Memoirs of the Bastille" "A Short Description of the Country between North River and Morristown, near New Windsor, New Jersey" includes the related full page... See More  

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652667

Early Washington territorial newspaper...

Item #652667

August 12, 1873

THE SEMI-WEEKLY ARGUS, Port Townsend, Washington Territory, August 12, 1873 



* Rare Old West title 

* Territorial original




Quite early from Washington, and 16 years before it became a state! Half of the front page is taken up with ads including one for the "Seattle Brewery".  with news on pages 1 & 2.

Four pages of small folio size measuring 9 by 12 3/4 inches... See More  

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652497

The Fraser Canyon gold rush... News from Hawaii...

Item #652497

July 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 28, 1858.  The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "News From Frazer River" "The Excitement On The Pacific Coast" "Yield Of The New Mines" "Important Letter from Ex.-Gov. Stevens, of Washington Territory" "Our Rights In The New Gold Region" "Twenty-five Thousand Californians en route for the British El Dorado"
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649792

Mississippi Territory hopes to join the Union...

Item #649792

January 06, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 1816  The back page has a lengthy article on the: "Mississippi Territory" which concerns the: "...praying for admission into the Union as an independent state." Before the following year would end Mississippi would become the 20th state of the Union.

Also on the bkpg. is: "The Algernine Treaty" signed in type by ... See More  

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649041

An 1816 visit with Daniel Boone...

Item #649041

June 15, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1816  An inside page has half a column headed: "Colonel Boone" which tells of a visit to Fort Osage, Missouri Territory, by Daniel Boone, including in part: "We have been honored by a visit from col. Boone, the first settler of Kentucky...He has established a colony or settlement...on the Missouri...The colonel cannot live wi... See More  

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643792

Sale of mineral lands in the Midwest... Mexican War...

Item #643792

February 19, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 1847 



* Western expansion

* Mexican War




The top of the ftpg. has a document: "By the President of the United States" concerning the sale of land in the Iowa Territory, plus another very similar for the sale of land in Arkansas, and yet another for the sale of land in Wisconsin (see).

Pg. 3 has various items concerning the Mexican W... See More  

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642987

First of this title we have had from the Washington Territory...

Item #642987

July 13, 1883

DEMOCRATIC STATE JOURNAL, Dayton, Columbia County, Washington (Territory), July 13, 1883 



* Rare Old West title



This is a volume 1 issue of a title we have never had before from Washington, 6 years before it would become a state. "Union List of American  Newspapers" notes that it lasted for just 2 years, with just 5 issues held by one institution and scattered issues by a... See More  

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642840

Creating the state of Franklin... Benjamin Martin, famed optician...

Item #642840

August 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785  Near the back is a small bit headed: "American News" which mentions that: "...the counties of Washington, Sullivan, and Green have declared themselves independent of the state of North Carolina..." because they: "...found themselves grievously taxed for the support of government without enjoying the blessings of it."... See More  

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636642

Charles Dickens... Washington Territory...

Item #636642
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, September, 1870  Within this is issue is a 5+ page article "Footprints of Charles Dickens" which begins "Charles Dickens was dead. It was hard to realize, but realized it was at last; and then there was no look or voice in London but repeated it over and over -- Charles Dickens is dead!..."

Also within the issue are articles &q... See More  

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633480

Charles Dickens... Washington Territory...

Item #633480
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, September, 1870  Within this is issue is a 5+ page article "Footprints of Charles Dickens" which begins "Charles Dickens was dead. It was hard to realize, but realized it was at last; and then there was no look or voice in London but repeated it over and over -- Charles Dickens is dead!..."

Also within the issue are articles &q... See More  

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603891

Chief Joseph... Nez Perce Indians...

Item #603891

November 09, 1877

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, November 9, 1877  The front page of the issue has a one column heading: "General News"; "The Feeling in Washington Over Gen. Miles' Victory"; and more. (See photos for text on the decision of the U.S. military to send Chief Joseph and his followers to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas).

Other news of the day throughout including various... See More  

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599602

The Great Spokane, Washington fire of 1889...

Item #599602

August 09, 1889

THE COLDWATER REPUBLICAN, Coldwater, Michigan, August 9, 1889



* Spokane, Washington

* "The Great Fire" (1st report)




The front page has one column headlines: "Complete Destruction" "Rages Through the Business Part of Spokane Falls" "Thirty Blocks Laid In Ashes" and more. See photos for 1st report coverage on the great fire at Spokane, Washington Territ... See More  

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597479

Sale of Indian lands...

Item #597479

September 16, 1857

THE WASHINGTON UNION, Washington, D.C., September 16, 1857  See the photo for the back page "Proclamation" permitting the sale of Indian lands in the Kansas Territory, previously held in trust by the U. S. Government. The proclamation is detailed and takes about a 1/3 of the column. It is signed in type: Franklin Pierce. Complete in four pages and is in good condition.... See More  

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592351

The Great Spokane, Washington fire of 1889...

Item #592351

August 06, 1889

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, August 6, 1889



* Spokane, Washington

* "The Great Fire" (1st report)




The front page has one column headlines: "Wiped Out", "The City Of Spokane, W.T.", "Visited by a Fire that Destroys Twenty-Five Business Squares", "A Terrible Destruction" and more. See photos for 1st report coverage on the great f... See More  

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589752

The great Spokane, WA fire...

Item #589752

August 06, 1889

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, August 6, 1889



* Spokane, Washington

* "The Great Fire" (1st report)




The front page has one column headings that include: "REDUCED TO ASHES", "Spokane Falls, W. T., Swept by a Destructive Fire", "Twenty-Five Business Blocks Burned Down", "A Strong Wind Aids The Progress Of The Flames" and more. See ... See More  

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584615

Territorial Washington...

Item #584615

January 01, 1879

WALLA WALLA STATESMAN, Washington Territory, Jan. 1, 1879 



* Rare Old West title



Printed ten years before Washington became a state. Among the articles within are: "Radical Dirt Eaters" "Cariboo News" "Public Lands For Settlers Only" "Jefferson Davis--The Assassination Plot" and much more. A wealth of ads as well, several illustrated.

Four pages,... See More  

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578867

Early from the far Northwest...

Item #578867

September 23, 1874

PUGET SOUND DAILY COURIER, Olympia, Washington Territory, Sept. 23, 1874 



* Rare title from the early Pacific Coast

* 19th century Old West original




An early issue from the Northwest which features a nice engraving of Puget Sound in the masthead (see). Most of the ftpg. is taken up with advertisements, several of which are illustrated, with both news & more ads on the inside. Four ... See More  

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577949

Pittston coal mining tragedy...

Item #577949

September 02, 1871

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, September 2, 1871 Halfpage illustration inside: "Suffocation Of A Score Of Men And Boys In The Eagle Shaft, Pittston, (Pa.)--Bringing Up The Bodies." And a report on another page: "The Colliery Disaster." Almost a halfpage: "Washington Territory--View Of Kalama, On The Columbia River, Western Terminus Of The Northern Pacific Railroad", ... See More  

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554226

White River Falls, Columbia River...

Item #554226

November 29, 1875

DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, November 29, 1875 



* White River Falls in Washington Territory print 



The back page has a 12 1/2 by 9 1/2 inch illustration: "A View Of The White River Falls, Columbia River, Washington Territory."



Other prints and text throughout.



Slight crease in the upper left corner of the illustration, small archival mends to tears in the left margi... See More  

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$32.00
549122

Gold discovered at Pike's Peak...

Item #549122

August 29, 1858

THE WASHINGTON UNION, Washington, D.C., August 29, 1858 



* Pike's Peak gold discovered 

* Cherry Creek 

* Start of Colorado gold rush
 



A page 2 report headed "Newly Discovered Gold Mines" says: "Monsieur Borden and company have arrived in Kansas City, from Pike's Peak, Nebraska Territory. He reports newly discovered mines. He brought with him several... See More  

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548043

Robert John Walker...

Item #548043

July 22, 1857

WASHINGTON UNION, Washington D.C., July 22, 1857 



* Kansas troubles 

* Robert John Walker 




Page 2 has a "Proclamation" addressed "To The People Of Lawrence", signed in type: R. J. Walker, the Governor of the Kansas Territory.



A page 2 report about the visit of the "railroad excursionists" includes a letter signed in type: James Buchanan.

... See More  

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