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692804

The Pike's Peak Gold Rush...

Item #692804

March 24, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1859 



* Pike's Peak gold rush



The top of the front page has: "The New El Dorado Of The West" "Rich Products of Cherry Creek--The Best Route for Emigrants--Difference of Opinion Thereon--Important Statements of Returned Miners" with reports from Nebraska City which take nearly 1 1/2 columns. This would be known as the Pike's Peak ... See More  

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$67.00
692773

Minting California gold coins...

Item #692773

November 10, 1849

OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, November 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



The back page has: "California Facts" which includes: "...Within a few days gold coins of the value of ten dollars made from the California metal have been issued by Messrs. Moffatt and Co...and by Messrs. Wright & Co...of San Francisco. They are very similar in appearance and also strongly resemble the ... See More  

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692766

Early report on the California Gold Rush...

Item #692766

December 16, 1848

BOSTON MUSEUM, Dec. 16, 1848  Page 4 has: "California Gold" which includes: "All of our brethren are having their say about the California gold discoveries...But California, nor any other unsettled country, should not be peopled by fortune hunters. The wilderness wants practical men, not visionary drones...The mining fever is raging here as well as elsewhere...one of our citize... See More  

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689251

From North Carolina, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #689251

June 01, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, June 1, 1850  Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

Most of the front page is taken up with the printing of the short story: "Lizzie Leigh, by Charles Dickens" this being chapter 1 (of 4). Page 2 has a full column on a: "California Letter" from the Gold Rush era.

Four pages, very condit... See More  

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689196

A Napa newspaper extols the virtues of the Napa wine-growing region...

Item #689196

October 04, 1873

THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Oct. 4, 1873  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 ranches.

Terrific that the front page has a 1 1... See More  

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689180

Not found in any institution...

Item #689180

November 23, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Nov. 23, 1898  What could be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one?

Jamestown figured prominently in two gold rush eras, the first from 1848 to the early 1850's during the great rush precipitated by the gold at Sutter's Mill, and then again in the latter part of the 19th century when new methods were available to extra... See More  

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688935

Great Hawaii prints... Gold in the Klondike...

Item #688935

August 07, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897 



* Klondike gold rush

* Hawaiian Islands




The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike... See More  

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688845

From the California Gold Rush...

Item #688845

January 11, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 11, 1849  Page 2 has several Gold Rush reports under the heading: "California Items" including: "...number of passengers who have already sailed, or are on the point of sailing from this port for California, is 370...are now between 20 and 30 vessels at this port up for California...The state than $2,00,000 worth of the dust was at San Francisco...tha... See More  

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688826

Two terrific letters from the early days of the California Gold Rush... Discovered by a Mormon...

Item #688826

September 28, 1848

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1848  Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush.

It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with some rich gold mines. The people there have been seized with madn... See More  

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688825

News from the California Gold Rush...

Item #688825

January 13, 1849

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Jan. 13, 1849  Page 2 has an article: "From California" which includes: "...the price of gold dust in the 'diggins' had  fallen to six  dollars an ounce, being less than one third its real value at the U.S. Mint...There was much suffering at the mines & even apprehensions of famine in consequence of the multitudes arriving... See More  

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688752

Reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #688752

September 19, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 19, 1849  This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day.  Page 3 has several reports from the gold rush region headed: "Latest From California". Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian tribes including Oregon, Choctaws, Ch... See More  

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688711

President Garfield is very near death... A town founded during the Gold Rush...

Item #688711

September 19, 1881

GRASS VALLEY DAILY TIDINGS & FREE LANCE, California, Sept. 19, 1881  Grass Valley, which was originally known as Boston Ravine and later named Centerville, dates from the California Gold Rush.

Gold was discovered at Gold Hill in October, 1850 and population grew around the mine. When a post office was established in 1851, it was renamed Grass Valley the next year for unknown reasons. The... See More  

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688615

Caribou Bill death... Yukon gold rush...

Item #688615

November 03, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 3, 1933



* Caribou Bill death

* Yukon gold rush

* Dog sled fame




The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "W. F. COOPER DEAD; FAMOUS IN YUKON" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of William F. Cooper, known for his exploits in the gold region of Alaska. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event... See More  

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688549

News from the Gold Rush... Colonel Jefferson Davis...

Item #688549

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 



* Uncommon publication

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




An uncommon title, and the volume 1, number 5 issue. Near the top of the ftpg. is: "From California" with a San Francisco dateline, & including: "The anchorage is crowded with vessels & more arriving daily...Provision & clothing are abundan... See More  

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688548

Great content from the early period of the California Gold Rush...

Item #688548

January 10, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




The front page has: "Gold Region" noting in part: "...such astonishing news from California that they dare not publish it. If published the marvelous tale as to the length & breadth of the Gold Region would not be credited...Col. Fremont...acquainted with the existence of extensive ... See More  

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688311

1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt... slave ad...

Item #688311

September 29, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 1849 



* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper




The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

Four pages, dark stain along the top, blank margin (se... See More  

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687936

From the California state capital before the Civil War...

Item #687936

January 12, 1859

 SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Jan. 12, 1859  



* Wild Old West

* Rare publication

* Pre Civil War




A wealth of local and regional news reports as well as a wealth of advertisements as well.

An early California newspaper from nearly two years before the Civil War, and ten years after the historic Gold Rush began.

Four pages, nice condition.

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687827

1872 Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #687827

March 21, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 21, 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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687268

Rare title from the mining area of Northern California...

Item #687268

September 19, 1901

GEORGETOWN GAZETTE, El Dorado County, California, Sept. 19, 1901



* Rare gold mining town publication



A very rare title from this now-historical site, the most northeastern town in California's Mother Lode mining territory\ near the Nevada border.

Less than 1000 people reside there today but in its heyday of the 1850's & 1860's the population exceeded 3000. Gold mining contin... See More  

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687011

Mormons are settling at the Great Salt Lake... Wonderful letter on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #687011

June 28, 1849

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



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Page 2 has 1 1/3 columns taken up with great content headed: "Affairs In California" which is prefaced with: "The following letter from Col. Stevenson to a friend in New York contains a very interesting statement of the cond... See More  

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687005

Early "Postscript" notice of the death of President Polk... Great content on the Gold Rush.... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #687005

June 19, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849  The most notable report is the black-bordered "Postscript" at the upper right of page 3 which is headed: "Death Of Ex-President Polk" with the brief report noting: "...announcing; the melancholy news of the decease of Ex-President Polk at Nashville..." with a bit more.

We have never had an earlier re... See More  

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686994

The Gold Rush... Mormons settle by Utah Lake... Santa Fe...

Item #686994

May 21, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 21, 1849  Page 3 has: "The Californians On The Frontier" which is followed by: "Affairs at San Francisco", both related to the ongoing Gold Rush.

Also: "Expedition to the Great Salt Lake" which does mention: "...in which the Mormons have made a settlement on the inner edge of the basin near Utah Lake...&qu... See More  

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686993

The California Gold Rush... The Astor Place Riot...

Item #686993

May 17, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 17, 1849 



* Astor Place Opera House riot

* California gold rush - 49ers




Page 3 also has: "Three Weeks Later From California" which reports on the Gold Rush, and page 2 has a terrific article: "Commercial Importance of California" which takes nearly 2 1/2 columns.

Also inside: "The New York Riots" which r... See More  

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686992

California Gold... The Mormon Temple... Astor Place Riot...

Item #686992

May 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 16, 1849  The front page has two columns taken up with the reports from various newspapers on the Astor Place Riot which resulted in nearly 30 deaths.

Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Later From California" with reports from the on-going gold rush. Also: "Mexico--California". 

Another article is headed: "Na... See More  

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686987

On emancipation in Kentucky, and the gold in California...

Item #686987

May 05, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 5, 1849  The top of page 3 has: "Emancipation In Kentucky" which has a report from the Convention of the Friends of Emancipation. This is followed by: "Late From California" which has half a column of reports concerning events related to the gold rush.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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686985

John James Audubon... The Comanche Indians... The California Gold Rush...

Item #686985

May 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 2, 1849  



* John James Audubon

* American ornithologist




Page 3 has a report beginning: "Col. Webb, commander of a large California expedition...They give quite a gloomy account of their adventures. Mr. Audubon remained behind, and had determined to prosecute his journey towards California with a party..." with more.

Also on ... See More  

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686957

The Mormons' new home... Gold in California...

Item #686957

March 22, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849  



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American continent...to follow after a new Jerusalem ... See More  

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686930

A great letter on the decrepit state of California due to the rush for gold...

Item #686930

February 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1849



* California gold rush

* Hardships for 49ers




 Page 3 has: "For California" which reports of several ship heading to California. The back page has over half a column headed: "California--Gold Mines" which is a terrific letter relaying the situation in California at the time, at least that writer's tell... See More  

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686920

The California gold draws the attention of Congress...

Item #686920

January 13, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 1849  



* California gold rush - 49ers

* United States Congress - statehood ?




The front page has over a full column headed: "The Gold Region - A System of Government Proposed". With the recent gold discovery, Congress wanted to act quickly to make California a part of the Union.

The report begins: "In common with t... See More  

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686843

Dawson, Yukon Territory... gold...

Item #686843

May 13, 1900

THE SEMI-WEEKLY NUGGET, Dawson, Y. T., May 13, 1900 



* Gold rush



A very rare newspaper from the Yukon Territory during the period of the Klondike Gold Rush (see the web for more details). When gold was discovered in 1896 a stampede of prospectors headed to this region and spurred an entirely new era of romance of the West, the quest for gold, and the many hardships which caused the hop... See More  

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686089

1875 Black Hills gold rush...

Item #686089

July 05, 1875

NEW YORK HERALD, July 5, 1875



* Newton-Jenney Party

* Black Hills gold discovery

* French Creek diggings




Page 3 has an lengthy article with heading: "THE BLACK HILLS" and subheads. (see) Text text up almost 2 columns.

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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685764

California gold mining news... Fort Yuma...

Item #685764

January 30, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 1853  



* California gold rush

* Yuma, Arizona earthquake




Page 3 has a full column taken up with: "The News From California" which focuses on gold mining. Subheads include: "Famine Nat The Mines" and details on: "Earthquake At Fort Yuma".

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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685728

The California Gold Rush...

Item #685728

January 12, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 12, 1849 (misdated as Jan. 11)



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has several nice reports from the California Gold Rush under the heading: "California Items", including: "...The gold fever at Charlestown, Va., has begot a scheme for a company of 50 to go to California at $250 each, which 25 most useful and respectable citizens ... See More  

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685166

The Mexican War, with thoughts of California joining the Union... End of the Mormon War...

Item #685166

October 17, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 17, 1846   Page 3 has: "Illinois. The Mormon War ended" which is an interesting account taking close to a full column. It notes in part: "...Articles of capitulation...drawn up to the following effect:..." followed by the four articles, which include: "The Mormon population to leave the State, or disperse immediately.... See More  

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684866

Early from San Francisco...

Item #684866

July 02, 1867

THE TIMES, San Francisco, California, July 2, 1867  Various news and ads of the day in this early San Francisco newspaper, just 18 years after the California Gold Rush.

Four pages, very large size, never bound nor trimmed, minimal fold wear, minor fold foxing. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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684840

Early from Stockton...

Item #684840

November 29, 1870

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Nov. 29, 1870   The city, founded in 1849, is named after Robert F. Stockton and it was the first community in California to have a name not of Spanish or Native American origin. Built during the California Gold Rush, Stockton's seaport serves as a gateway to the Central Valley and beyond.

Various news of the day and a wealth of ads. Four pages... See More  

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684562

From the California state capital before the Civil War...

Item #684562

September 17, 1859

 SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Sept. 17, 1859  A wealth of local and regional news reports as well as a wealth of advertisements as well.

An early California newspaper from nearly two years before the Civil War, and ten years after the historic Gold Rush began.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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684538

Just four years after the California Gold Rush began...

Item #684538

May 04, 1853

SAN FRANCISCO DAILY HERALD, California, May 4, 1853  A very early newspaper from California, just four years after the start of the famous California Gold Rush of 1849.

Various news of the day & a great wealth of ads, many of the ads relating to land sale and mining-related concerns.

Four pages, good condition.

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683704

The 'Peoria Party', early trail-blazers on the Oregon Trail...

Item #683704

November 23, 1839

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 23, 1839  The front page begins with a legal-focused report concerning: "The Case of the Amistad", made famous by the 1997 Stephen Spielberg movie of the same name.

But more intriguing is a front page article: "Emigration West" which reports on travelers heading west from 10 years before the California gold rush. Irt notes in... See More  

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682884

Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #682884

September 01, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Sept. 1, 1868 



* Rare old West title



A large size newspaper of six pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture & with a few discrete archival mends at folds.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue ... See More  

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682730

The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #682730

July 26, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 26, 1897 



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "NUGGETS OF NEWS" "From the Klondike Gold-Seeking Craze--The Rush" "Four Hundred Miners" "Leave on the Mexico for the Land of the Midnight Sun and Golden Grains--The Alien Act". ... See More  

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682728

The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #682728

August 25, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 25, 1897 



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "BUCKETS OF GOLD" "But He Was Compelled to Live on Beans and Bacon" "Disgusted Diggers" "On the Return Trip from Skagway--Give the Place a Black Eye--Stores Being Built There".

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682387

1900 Dawson City fire disaster... Klondike fame...

Item #682387

January 16, 1900

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 16, 1900



* Dawson City, Yukon Territory fire

* Klondike gold rush fame




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "DAWSON FIRE SWEPT" 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 in paper.

Complete with 4... See More  

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682254

Dawson, Yukon Territory, from during the Klondike gold rush...

Item #682254

December 16, 1899

THE KLONDIKE NUGGET, Dawson, Y. T., Dec. 16, 1899



* Gold rush



A very rare newspaper from the Yukon Territory during the period of the Klondike Gold Rush (see the web for more details).

When gold was discovered in 1896 a stampede of prospectors headed to this region and spurred an entirely new era of romance of the West, the quest for gold, and the many hardships which caused the hopes of w... See More  

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682232

Detailed report on the gold from California...

Item #682232

December 14, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 1848  Page 3 contains nearly a full column headed: "The California Gold Specimens" which is an early report on the 1849 Gold Rush. Included is a letter from the director of the U.S. Mint concerning the quality of gold received from California.

Also on pg. 3: "The Proposed Panama Railroad" which admits: "...the necess... See More  

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681279

Great, early content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #681279

December 23, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848  The front page has several items on the California Gold Rush including: "California Adventurers" beginning: "The 'stream of human life' is now setting as irresistibly towards California...The gold attraction is so strong that few are willing to lose the time necessary to go by water round the cape or by the overla... See More  

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681073

1898 Klondike Gold Rush... Yukon... Alaska...

Item #681073

January 03, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 3, 1898



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "ALASKAN TREASURE" 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 in paper.

Complete with 4 pages, small libr... See More  

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$38.00
680974

The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #680974

July 24, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 24, 1897 



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "KLONDYKE KRAZE" "Continues o Gather Its Victims All Along the Line" "Canada Gets Greedy" "There Will be Telegraph, Express and Other  Facilities Next Year in Dawson City".

... See More  

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680960

Early California prints from the Gold Rush era...

Item #680960

November 06, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Nov. 6, 1852  Of interest is the nice page 4 half page print of: "Sutter's Mill With a View of Coloma, California" and the facing page half page print: "Mission of San Carlos, California".

There is a related article: "California Views" which mentions in part: "...This as the spot where the first discovery of gold was mad... See More  

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$53.00
680784

Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #680784

August 29, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  A large size newspaper of four pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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$38.00
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