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682990

1903 Tom Horn in custody...

Item #682990

November 10, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 10, 1903



* Tom Horn execution by hanging close

* Old West scout, lawman, gunman, outlaw




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GATLING GUNS AWAIT COWBOYS" 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 i... See More  

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$40.00
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
680021

Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...

Item #680021

April 28, 1888

THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, April 28, 1888  Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 years. Only one institution has a substantial holding of this title and its file is not complete.

The content is primarily concerning Texas, with a wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, 19 1/4 b... See More  

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$133.00
679409

Gunfight at the OK Corral, and much more...

Item #679409
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1883 



* Tombstone, Arizona

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




A great issue with much reporting on some of the romance of the Old West. The first article in the issue, "Across Arizona", takes 16 pages and is quite detailed, containing eleven prints, including "Norton's Landing on the Colorado River" a: "Map of ... See More  

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$137.00
679391

Legend of the Lost Dutchman's gold mine...

Item #679391

August 22, 1895

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Aug. 22, 1895  



* Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine

* Superstition Mountains search

* Old West Arizona legend




The middle column of the front page has a great article on one of the more notable stories of lore from the Old West: the search for the Lost Dutchman's gold mine.

Headed: "DUTCH JACOB'S MINE" "Hidden Wealth Once Known in the ... See More  

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$94.00
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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$75.00
678998

Black soldiers in the Spanish-American War...

Item #678998

May 21, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 21, 1898  Nice full ftpg: "Out For A Fight--Adm. Sampson on the Bridge of the 'New York' " is displayable. Fullpg. with 8 photos of: "Scenes in the Capital of Porto Rico" & fullpg. with 5 photos of: "U.S. Regulars at Port Tampa, Florida". "News from the Klondike" includes 7 photos. Doublepage centerfold: &q... 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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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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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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$32.00
678516

Mark Twain gains his "first national headline"....

Item #678516

September 29, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 



* Early Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens

* Clipper "Hornet" disaster report

* First national headline for Twain




The most notable content would be the full page print: "Burning of the California Clipper 'Hornet', One Thousand Miles from Land" not so much for the print but for the accompanying article titled: "Bu... See More  

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678466

1902 Outlaw Harry Tracy on the run...

Item #678466

July 15, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 15, 1902



* Old West outlaw Harry Tracy

* Hunted in the Northwest by posse

* Hole-in-the-Wall Gang member




The top of the front page has a two column heading: "MERRILL'S DEAD BODY FOUND" with subhead. (see) Harry Tracy was an outlaw from the closing days of the Old West and is said to have run with Butch Cassidy & the Hole In The Wall Ga... See More  

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678298

Terrific centerfold shows steam fire engines in 1865...

Item #678298

March 11, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, March 11, 1865  The prime print is the very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Our Volunteer Fire Department--A Series of Illustrations Representing the Various Steam Fire Engines Now Used in New York". This is an excellent print showing 24 steam fire engines (see). A terrific print for display for any collector of fire memorabilia. ... See More  

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678253

1912 Toledo Museum of Art opening...

Item #678253

January 17, 1912

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 17, 1912



* Toledo Museum of Art opens - dedication

* Old West End neighborhood - Ohio




The top of the front page has a three column photo with heading: "TOLEDO'S BIG MUSEUM OF ART OPENED TODAY" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not tot... See More  

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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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$38.00
677301

Uncommon and decorative title...

Item #677301

January 15, 1803

THE WESTMINSTER JOURNAL & OLD BRITISH SPY, London, Jan. 15, 1803



* Rare 19th century publication



I am not sure we've ever offered this title before. Two nice engravings in the masthead and a partial red tax stamp at the top.

Mostly British reports including an account of a mutiny.

Four pages, close-trimmed at the bottom affects some of the last lines at the bottom of the pages. Oth... See More  

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677210

Early from the Arizona Territory...

Item #677210

October 20, 1879

ARIZONA DAILY MINER, Prescott, Oct. 20, 1879



* Very rare Old West publication



A quite early newspaper from territorial Arizona. It would not become a state until 33 years later.

A typical Old West newspaper with a wealth of Western-themed advertisements, several of which are illustrated. News reports are both local & regional.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few small archival m... See More  

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$110.00
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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677078

Fictionalized drama...

Item #677078

May 05, 1873

STREET & SMITH'S NEW YORK WEEKLY, May 5, 1873  This newspaper but the publishers of dime novels & pulp fiction did much to romanticize the Wild West with stories of fictionalized drama.

This issue features a very large & dramatic front page print which accompanies the story: "Wild Kathleen or, Old Bob, the Prairie Outlaw".

Page 2 has a portion of the serialized sto... See More  

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675032

A farming-themed newspaper from San Francisco...

Item #675032

February 08, 1873

PACIFIC RURAL PRESS, San Francisco, Feb. 8, 1873 



* Original Old West publication

* Nice masthead for display




The front page features a nice print of:"Peculiarity in the Leaves of Peaches" with a related article. As might be imagined by the title, much farming-related content.

Decorative masthead, 11 1/2 by 16 inches, 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the marg... 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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673887

Features an engraving of the mining town of Salida, Colorado...

Item #673887

May 13, 1882

MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, May 13, 1882



* Very rare Old West title

* Town view print




Printed in the masthead is: "Colorado Produces Millions of Silver, and Silver Is King." A very rare title, as there are no institutions noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) which have any holdings of this title. The holdings of the only one listed (Kansas St. Hist. Soc.) was ... See More  

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673805

Full page baseball team print...

Item #673805

July 25, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1874 



* Early baseball team print

* Old West scene




Although this issue includes many very nice & displayable prints, by far the most desirable would be the great full page captioned: "International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics" which shows individual, full-figure illustrations of the baseball players in uniform, most with... See More  

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$132.00
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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673618

"Democratic Platform Made Easy" - showing blacks among various vignettes...

Item #673618

November 06, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 6, 1869 



* The Democratic Party platform

* Democrats are racists - anti-black

* 19th century illustration - print




The prime feature is the double-page centerfold titled: 'Democratic Platform Made Easy' with many vignettes, several which portray Blacks in various uncomplimentary and stereotypical settings/charicatures.The front page of th... See More  

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673608

A Tombstone newspaper with an ad for the O.K. Corral...

Item #673608

November 21, 1886

THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Arizona, November 21, '86 (1886)



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable




This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang. I would almost suggest that this title is more ... See More  

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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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673329

From 1883 territorial Montana...

Item #673329

September 04, 1880

THE HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana, Sept. 4, 1880



* Pre statehood Montana

* Rare Old West title




This newspaper is from 9 years before Montana statehood. Contains news of the day with several interesting advertismeents.

Four pages, irregular along the spine, generally very nice..

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673127

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #673127

August 23, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 23, 1889 



* Very rare Western publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame




We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is just the 2nd time we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

Various mining-related items as well as regional & national news reports. ... See More  

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673125

Only known issues are held by us...

Item #673125

July 10, 1882

SALIDA DAILY SENTINEL, Colorado, July 10, 1882



* Very rare Old West publication



An exceedingly rare title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only one institution had any issues of this title & they were recently purchased by us. No other issues are recorded in any institution. Actually a very typical newspaper of the period with news items of the day--much of it lo... See More  

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$146.00
672726

Nice editorial on the War of 1812...

Item #672726

August 27, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Aug. 27, 1812  The front page has a full column editorial concerning the: "Present State of Our Affairs" relating to the War of 1812. Bits include: "The government of our country have deliberately chosen their opportunity to make a trial of  their strength with Great Britain...the President should be authorized to fill up the old army, to raise a new one,&n... See More  

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$29.00
672584

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #672584

September 29, 1871

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



* Old Wild West Original

* Interesting Advertisements




Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead.  All four pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisements as well, ... See More  

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671936

The Big Springs, Union Pacific Railroad robbery...

Item #671936

September 29, 1877

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 29, 1877 



* Union Pacific Big Springs robbery

* Old West outlaw - train robber Sam Bass




The front page has over a full column taken up with reports of the Big Springs train robbery of the Union Pacific Railroad, with heads including: "Daring Detectives" "How the Western Train Robbers Were Hunted Down" "The Leader Identified in Sp... See More  

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671925

An in-house newspaper for a dry goods store...

Item #671925

June 01, 1882

THE GUNNISON ADVERTISER, Colorado, June, 1882 



* Rare Old West publication

* In-house publication for dry goods




This is an interesting "newspaper", actually more an advertising piece: "Published Semi-Occasionally by S. E. Dawson & Co., Dealers in Dry Goods, Millinery, Notions..." as noted at the top of page 2. The content is almost entirely taken up with adverti... See More  

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$46.00
671923

From perhaps the most famous town of the Old West...

Item #671923

October 31, 1880

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in... See More  

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670755

Great Tombstone newspaper printed ten days before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #670755

October 16, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept th... See More  

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$2,265.00
670570

Early newspaper from 1873 Los Angeles...

Item #670570

August 13, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, August 13, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Many advertisements

* 19th century era original




A very early newspaper from this now-famous city on the West Coast. News of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound, period writing: "Mechanics Institute" above the masthead (see), nice condition.... See More  

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$44.00
669592

1874 Henrietta Weibel "The Baby Burner" arrested......

Item #669592

August 01, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 1, 1874



* Henrietta Weibel "The Baby Burner"

* 13 Year old girl fiend of New York City

* West Farms, Bronx murder attempt




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "A FIENDISH GIRL" "A Child of Thirteen with a Mania for Baby Burning" "A Street Walker At Eleven" and more. (see) Text takes up just over a full column.

Other news ... See More  

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669106

Rare Jack Helm, Old West gunfighter mention......

Item #669106

September 02, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 2, 1869



* Jack Helm, lawman, cowboy, gunfighter

* Sutton-Taylor feud - Dewitt County, Texas fame




Page 7 has a small and somewhat inconspicuous report headed: "Texas" "Fight Between Outlaws and Troops Near San Patricio" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages in nice condition.... See More  

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668707

From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

Item #668707

June 20, 1882

BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, Nov. 24, 1878 



* Very rare & desired publication

* Famous wild West town

* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame




This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light.

This issue is ... See More  

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668432

Shot in a saloon fight... Murdered & robbed...

Item #668432

October 18, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 18, 1884 



* Old Western style gunfight at a saloon



This title always had a wealth of typically Western-themed reports as well as ads.

Page 3 begins with: "Criminal Calendar" "Two Men Fatally Shot in a Saloon Fight at Bois D'Arc, Mo." "The LaCrosse Tragedy--Killed by Cowboys--A Missing Bank Cashier--The Daily Record" "... See More  

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668423

Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Virgil & Wyatt Earp, Frank Stilwell, Johnny Behan...

Item #668423

August 10, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in ... See More  

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$2,750.00
668045

Rare title from Sundance, Wyoming...

Item #668045

October 07, 1892

THE SUNDANCE GAZETTE, Wyoming, Oct. 7, 1892 



* Very rare Old West publication



We were fortunate to fine just three issues of this quite rare newspaper from the Northeast corner of Wyoming. The first we have seen. The first we have seen. Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" notes only one institution has this title, it having just a single issue from 1884.

By the ... See More  

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$146.00
667995

One of the last Old West outlaws is dead...

Item #667995

August 07, 1902

THE WEEKLY REPUBLICAN, Denver, Colorado, Aug. 7, 1902 



* Harry Tracy suicide death

* Old West outlaw




The front page has a two column head: "TRACY DIES BY HIS OWN HAND" with a subhead: "Red Handed Outlaw, Twice Badly Wounded in Fight With Farmers, Shoots Himself" plus more. He killed himself to avoid being captured.

Harry Tracy was an outlaw from the closing days of... See More  

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$64.00
666390

Early Ulysses S. Grant well before he was famous... Assaults upon the Mormons...

Item #666390

July 20, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 20, 1839 



* Very early Ulysses S. Grant

* West Point cadet admission




A fascinating and extremely early mention of Ulysses S. Grant, as the front page contains a "...list of cadets admitted into the institution in June last:..." and what follows is those admitted from each of the states amongst which is: "Ohio--Robert
... See More  

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$98.00
666296

19th century newspaper from Berkeley...

Item #666296

January 02, 1895

THE GAZETTE, Berkeley, California, Jan. 2, 1895 



* Rare Old West title



A small paper covering mostly local events, plus a wealth of ads.

Four pages, two folds, foxing at the vertical fold, mild wear at the margins & folds.

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$37.00
665744

From Arroyo Grande, California...

Item #665744

November 17, 1888

ARROYO GRANDE HERALD, San Luis Obispo County, California, Nov. 17, 1888 



* Rare Old West publication



This is the first newspaper we have found from Arroyo Grande, in fact it is the only 19th century newspaper to publish in the town. This is the vol. 2, number 5 issue. Records indicate that only the Bancroft Library at Berkley has any holdings of this title.

Four pages with typical news... See More  

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$148.00
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