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675932

1903 hanging of Tom Horn...

Item #675932

November 20, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 20, 1903



* Tom Horn execution by hanging

* Old West scout, lawman, gunman, outlaw

* Early, same day first report




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "HORN WAS HANGED WITHOUT RIOTING" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not... See More  

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$92.00
675211

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

Item #675211

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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$39.00
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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$37.00
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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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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$37.00
673147

Supplement issues from Stockton, California...

Item #673147

October 01, 1872

STOCKTON INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT, California 



* Uncommon Old West publication



A lot of nine single sheet "Supplement" issues of this newspaper, not dated but they are from Sept. thru November, 1872. All in very nice, clean condition with a wide variety of news items and other reports.

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$45.00
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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$577.00
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
672605

1868 Sacramento, California...

Item #672605

November 12, 1868

 SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Nov.12, 1868

 

* Wild Old West

* Rare title

* Post Civil War




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 ofte... See More  

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$30.00
672433

When Denver was the "Old West" in 1881...

Item #672433

October 24, 1881

DAILY DENVER TIMES, Colorado, Oct. 24, 1881 



* Rare Old West title

* Was a Western outpost




An early newspaper from Denver filled with local & national news reports and a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, light damp staining, minor margin wear, generally nice.

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671964

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

Item #671964

April 14, 1888

THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, April 14, 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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671936

The Big Springs, Union Pacific Railroad robbery...

Item #671936

September 29, 1877

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 29, 1877  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 Spite of His Mask" "A Visit to the Camp of the Sleeping Bandits". This w... See More  

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$75.00
671923

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

Item #671923

October 31, 1880

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880  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 popular culture. This issue was printed just under a year before the fam... See More  

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671921

Fetterman Fight massacre....

Item #671921

December 27, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, December 27, 1866  The bottom of the front page under: "Massacre At Fort Laramie" "Three Officers And Ninety Soldiers Surrounded And Butchered" is a rather brief & inconspicuous report on the Fetterman Fight, reading in full: "A terrible massacre occurred on the 22d, near Fort Phil. Kearny. Brevet Col. Fetterman, Capt. Brown, and Lieut. Gammond, ... See More  

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$53.00
671309

1879 Buffalo Bill...

Item #671309

November 15, 1879

WOODLAND STANDARD, Woodland, California, Nov. 15, 1879 



* Original Old West item - uncommon title



Certainly one of the less common newspapers from the "Old West", currently a city of about 56,000 and a suburb of Sacramento. An interesting front page article taking half a column: "How Buffalo Bill Served a Writ". It begins: "Buffalo Bill in his autobiography tel... See More  

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671182

The first newspaper published in Modesto, California...

Item #671182

February 04, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Feb. 4, 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.

Most of the ftpg. is... 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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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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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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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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667994

Early report on the historic Custer Massacre...

Item #667994

July 07, 1876

ARIZONA WEEKLY MINER, Prescott, July 7, 1876 



* Custer Massacre - Indians

* George Armstrong Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Rare Old West publication




Page 2 has not one but three reports concerning the Custer Massacre in Montana.

The earliest report notes: "...General Custar [sic] with five companies of the 7th Cavalry mete about 2,000 Sioux Indians at Stillwater, Montana.... See More  

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667793

Item from Sojourner Truth...

Item #667793

March 11, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 



* Sojourner Truth

* Black Woman

* Woman's Activist




Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and he... See More  

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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
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$98.00
666324

Rare title from the far north of California...

Item #666324

December 13, 1879

SHASTA COUNTRY RECORD, Millville, California, Dec. 13, 1879 



* Rare Old West publication



A quite rare title from this small town in the far north of California. Various news of the day both local & regional, with a great wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor tears at margins, good condition.... See More  

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$55.00
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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666268

The Custer massacre at Little Big Horn...

Item #666268

July 08, 1876

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ARGUS, Merced, California, July 8, 1876 



* General George Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Massacre by Indians




This issue has a nice page 4 report providing all the details and particulars on the famous Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn. In the middle of the report is mention that several members of the Custer family were killed in the battle. Note that it also ... See More  

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666179

Early farming newspaper from California...

Item #666179

June 22, 1854

THE CALIFORNIA FARMER, San Francisco June 22, 1854 



* Rare Old West title

* Gold mining era


* Nice decorative masthead




This is quite early for a California newspaper. A nice engraving in the masthead with much of the content having a farming theme, although there are other items as well. This is a volume 1 issue.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 12 by 18 inches, staining at the ... See More  

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$42.00
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
665451

Extolling the virtues of Escondido...

Item #665451

November 30, 1894

THE ADVOCATE, Escondido, San Diego County, California, Nov. 30, 1894 



* Rare Old West publication



Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a very detailed article on the virtues of Escondido. Four pages, some old tape mends inside, toned, minor wear at the margins.

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665450

Bias against the "coolies" in California...

Item #665450

August 25, 1888

THE TEMPLETON TIMES, San Luis Obispo County, California, Aug. 25, 1888 



* Rare Old West publication

* "Coolies" China laborers




The first of this title we have offered. The ftpg. has: "Ousting The Coolies" "Fruitmen and Vineyardists Prefer White Boys" "Very Successful Experiment". Other news of the day.

Four pages, large folio size, various older... See More  

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$64.00
664771

1872 Portland, Oregon.....

Item #664771

January 10, 1879

MORNING OREGONIAN, Portland, Jan. 10, 1879



* Rare title 

* Old West era
 



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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$28.00
664666

From Territorial Arizona...

Item #664666

December 07, 1889

MOHAVE COUNTY MINER, Kingman, Arizona, Dec. 7, 1889 



* Very rare title from the Arizona Territory



A very rare and early newspaper from the Arizona Territory, 23 years before it would become a state. Various news of the day with a great deal of fascinating, brief tidbits which provide a glimpse of life in the Old West during the 1880's A wealth of ads as well, some of which are illus... See More  

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$137.00
664627

Very rare title... Early scenes from the Old West...

Item #664627

September 17, 1881

THE GREAT WEST, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 17, 1881 



* Very rare Old West title



Certainly a great name for a newspaper from the Old West. The front page has a: "View of Main Street, Gunnison City" which would have to be one of the earliest prints of the town to be found in any periodical. Other prints on the ftpg. are: "Parlin's" being a ranch; and "A Western G... See More  

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$137.00
664217

Early from Stockton, California...

Item #664217

September 12, 1878

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Sept. 12, 1878 



* Wild Old West

* Rare title




A wide range of content including a ftpg. item: "He Killed it in Self-Defense" and pg. 3: "Sierra Nevada - A Calm Survey of the Present Situation".



Four pages, very nice, clean condition.... See More  

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$37.00
664203

Early Arizona newspaper...

Item #664203

July 09, 1887

PRESCOTT MORNING COURIER, Arizona (Territory), July 9, 1887 



* Very rare title

* Wild Old West




From 25 years before Arizona would become a state. Articles include: "The Opium Habit" "Lynching in Oregon" "Two Men Killed by Caving Earth" and more.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, new agent's stamp in the masthead, tape at the inside spine, good cond... See More  

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$93.00
664157

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #664157

January 30, 1875

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Jan. 30, 1875 



* Wild Old West 

* Rare publication




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, good condition.... See More  

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$58.00
664130

From Eureka, California...

Item #664130

December 17, 1873

THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, Dec. 17, 1873 



* Rare Old West title



From this town in Northern California just south of the Oregon border. It was once a lumbering town & today the entire city is a state historic landmark with its many Victorian homes, etc.

A typical newspaper of the day with varied news reports & a great wealth of advertisements.

Four pages, somewh... See More  

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$49.00
664088

From this historic mining town in Southern Oregon...

Item #664088

November 01, 1876

OREGON SENTINEL, Jacksonville, Nov. 1, 1876 



* Rare Old West publication

* Historic gold mining town




A quaint & historic small town in Southern Oregon designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966, the site of the first placer gold claims in the area.

The content is typical for the day, with a blend of local & regional news items and a wealth of advertisements, many with a ... See More  

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$48.00
663807

Very early from San Diego...

Item #663807

June 03, 1873

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, June 3, 1873 



* Rare Old West title



A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,300.

The ftpg. has some reports on the Modoc Indian War with: "...Surrender of Modocs--Approaching Wind up of Captain Jack". Page 3 has a report on a: "Dash To Julian", east of San... See More  

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$37.00
663805

News from Northern California...

Item #663805

September 11, 1878

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Sept. 11, 1878 



* Rare Old West title

* Yellow fever epidemic




The ftpg. and pg. 3 have reports concerning the Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic.  An interesting ftpg. report: "A Kentucky Bear--Mr. Wilson's Struggle for Life With a Bear in Rowan County".

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$32.00
663697

Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #663697

December 01, 1877

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July Dec. 1, 1877



* 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 the... See More  

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$38.00
663169

Terrific account of the legendary life of Wild Bill Hickok...

Item #663169

August 25, 1876

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 25, 1876 



* "Wild Bill" Hickok biography

* American old West folk hero




Page 2 has perhaps the finest obituaries we have seen on the death of Western legend Wild Bill Hickok.

Fully 1 1/2 columns contain all the details, with the top of a column headed: "WILD BILL" "A Tribune to the Memory of James B. Hickock" "Reminiscences... See More  

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$575.00
662805

Rare Confederate Memphis broadside...

Item #662805

April 20, 1861

DAILY APPEAL EXTRA, Memphis, Tennessee, April 20, 1861 



* Very rare Confederate broadside

* Beginning of the Civil War

* Vicksburg MS Mississippi




An extremely scarce item, being a broadside edition (printed on one side only) of a newspaper from early in the Confederacy from a city which was only "Confederate" until the battle of Memphis, June 6, 1862, after which it was in Y... See More  

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$645.00
662382

Confederate newspaper from Louisiana...

Item #662382

September 15, 1861

SUNDAY DELTA, New Orleans, Sept. 15, 1861 



* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South

* Battle of Carnifex Ferry




Among the front page items are: "The War On the Potomac" "The War in Missouri" "The War in Western Virginia" "The Civil War in America".

Inside includes: "The Fight In Western Virginia" 'Rosecranz's Army Badly W... See More  

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$124.00
662244

Great Tombstone newspaper printed 3 months before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #662244

July 26, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, July 26, 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... See More  

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$2,600.00
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