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682575

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

Item #682575

October 13, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 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, a little stray period writing within the ma... See More  

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682543

1900 Jerome, Arizona gold rush...

Item #682543

April 02, 1900

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 2, 1900



* Jerome, Yavapai County, Arizona (ghost town)

* Gold rush - mine mining discoveries




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "FABULOUS RICHNESS, ARIZONA GOLD MINE" 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 fragi... See More  

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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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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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680526

1898 Dawson City fire disaster... Klondike fame...

Item #680526

November 14, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 14, 1898



* Dawson City, Yukon Territory fire

* Klondike gold rush fame




The front page has a one column heading: "Dawson Burned" 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, 23 x 19... See More  

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679760

Five issue set detailing the Klondike gold rush...

Item #679760

August 30, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California  A lot of five consecutive issues: Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1, 2 & 3, 1897  Each issue has on page 3 a very lengthy & continuing article with column heads: "THE TRUE STORY OF THE KLONDIKE" "Told by Joseph Ladue, a Returned Miner" "A Long Battle For Gold" How the Hardships Have Been Magnified" "Plain tale... See More  

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679724

Great letter on the rush to the gold fields of California...

Item #679724

December 08, 1848

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 8, 1848  The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many persons have collected in one day, of the finest grade gol... See More  

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679495

1897 Klondike Gold Rush... Yukon... Alaska...

Item #679495

August 06, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 6, 1897



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "CLAIMS LOCATED" 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 librar... See More  

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679450

Chasing after California gold in 1848...

Item #679450

December 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 



* California gold rush fever



The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More  

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679228

1849 gold rush...

Item #679228

April 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page three has "Gold" which begins: "We notice that many person doubt the reports of finding lumps, or pieces of pure gold, in California, of several pounds weight. We are assured... a lump of pure gold weighing thirty-two pounds, was discovered in a vein or seam of... See More  

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679160

1897 Klondike Gold Rush... Yukon... Alaska...

Item #679160

July 21, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 21, 1897



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GOLDEN VISIONS" 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 libra... See More  

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679154

1901 SS Islander shipwreck....

Item #679154

August 19, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 19, 1901



* SS Islander sinking

* Klondike gold rush era




The front page has a one column heading: "Many Lives Lost in a Steamer Wreck" (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 8 pages, small library sta... See More  

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679060

1897 Klondike Gold Rush... Yukon... Alaska...

Item #679060

October 02, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Oct. 2, 1897



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada

* Skagway & Dawson City




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "FROM THE DIGGINGS" 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.

Com... See More  

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678932

New invention for separating gold...

Item #678932

March 15, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1856  The front page features a nice print of a: "Machine For Washing & Separating Gold" with a related article headed: "Addison's Improved Gold Separator". Perhaps not surprising that just a few years after the California gold rush that relating inventions would come to fruition.

The balance of the issue is filled with var... 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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678665

1901 Klondike gold rush...

Item #678665

June 08, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 8, 1901



* Klondike gold rush

* Sulphur Creek, Yukon




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "A GIANT NUGGET" 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 8 pages, small library s... See More  

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678554

Early from the wine country of California...

Item #678554

November 15, 1873

THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Nov. 15, 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.

News & ads of the day, 4 pages, a... See More  

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678355

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

Item #678355

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848  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 were earlier newspaper reports of gold discovery, this was the first "official" ... See More  

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676041

Early California prints from the Gold Rush era...

Item #676041

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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675072

Engraving of the Seated Liberty dollar coin... The California Gold Rush...

Item #675072

December 19, 1849

THE DOLLAR NEWSPAPER, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1849  Interesting that the masthead features an engraving of the United States Seated Liberty dollar coin, in circulation at that time.

Page 2 has several reports concerning the California Gold Rush.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, some margin wear.

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674495

San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XIX...

Item #674495

January 21, 1985

USA TODAY, Jan. 21, 1985



* San Francisco 49ers win

* Joe Montana vs. Dan Marino

* Super Bowl XIX - NFL Football

* vs. Miami Dolphins at Stanford




The front page has a heading: "S.F. sizzles" with subhead: "Shula agrees: Montana great" and photo of Joe Montana in action. (see) The front page of the sport's section also has a headline: "It's a 49ers' gold... See More  

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673988

Death of President Polk, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #673988

June 23, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849 



* James K. Polk death

* Best title to be had ?




All columns on all 4 pages are black-bordered for the report which appears on pg. 3 headed: "Death of Ex-President Polk...". Page 3 also has a letter "From California" concerning the Gold Rush & the success--or lack of it--among many there.

Always nice to have a Pre... See More  

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673979

Gold Rush of 1849, in an 1848 newspaper...

Item #673979

December 05, 1848

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 5, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




California Gold Rush reports from 1848 are rather rare but we've found some through the years, such as this one.

A bottom corner of the front page has: "Gold Mines of California" noting: "These mines are represented as very productive & of immense value...making rapi... See More  

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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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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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672636

Very early report of the California gold rush...

Item #672636

September 30, 1848

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT (Greensboro), North Carolina, Sept. 30, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 contains a notable report, being the first report in this newspaper of the discovery of gold in California.

With a small heading: "Gold Fever in California" the report includes: "The gold mania rages in California & the whole population hav... See More  

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671615

Horace Greeley's Overland Journey - Pike's Peak...

Item #671615

August 23, 1859

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 23, 1859 



* Horace Greeley

* Go West, young man

* Emigration




Page 5 has the 20th installment of Horace Greeley's "An Overland Journey - XX. THE EMIGRATION", which has more than two columns on his observations during his visit to Pike's Peak and the surrounding region. Quite interesting. See images for considerable details.

The fro... See More  

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671007

Latest information from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671007

March 24, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 24, 1849  Page 3 has: "The Gold Region" with the latest from the California gold rush. A few bits include: "...Emigrants were flocking in by the thousands...by next August 1200,000 persons would have entered California...almost every one not engaged in gold digging was preparing to go to the mines in the Spring...At San Francisco real ... See More  

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671005

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671005

October 20, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1849  Page 2 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Sacramento still yields a good dividend of something like ten to fifteen dollars a day to all industrious laborers...The Feather River, where the finest gold has been found, is yet a favorite stream among the diggers...About 3,000 persons are now engag... See More  

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671004

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671004

September 29, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 1849  Page 2 has: "California" with the latest news, bits including: "...has been one of the fortunate 'hunters' having accumulated during his short sojourn in California between 11,000 and 12,000 dollars worth of the 'stuff'...".

Much more on the gold rush with subheads: "The Climate and Soil" "... See More  

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671003

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671003

September 22, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Empire City brings over $600,000 in species and gold dust...An attack had been made by a party of rowdy Americans in San Francisco...emigrants from Missouri...are now arriving daily...In the gold... See More  

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671002

Latest from the California Gold Rush... Lake Pontchartrain...

Item #671002

September 01, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...gold is to be obtained only by hard labor, in large quantities. I saw a number who came from the 'diggins' with from two to three thousand dollars and a ruined constitution from exposure and an unhealthy climate. Labor is uncommonly high...Sailors ... See More  

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670931

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #670931

July 28, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 28, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...New towns were being laid out in different spots around the bay & building lots, in wilderness sites, were selling from $1500 to $2000 each...San Francisco was full of people & it is not an uncommon thing for 20 to 30 individuals to occupy one smal... See More  

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670929

News from the gold fields in California... Death of President Polk...

Item #670929

June 23, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 23, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* James K. Polk death




Page 2 has a half column article headed: "Letter From The Diggings" with a dateline from "Valley of the Sacramento". It is a fine, first-hand letter of the situation concerning the gold diggings.

Page 2 also has a black-bordered report: "Death Of Mr. Polk" whi... See More  

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670926

Much on the California gold rush...

Item #670926

February 03, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1849  The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Mode Of Extracting Gold From the Ore"  being a timely article given the recent discovery of gold in Calif. But the article begins with: "...The metallic grains found in the sands of rivers in California do not require to be subjected to a metallurgic process."

Page 3 begins wit... See More  

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670760

Terrific, early views of San Francisco and Sacramento...

Item #670760

November 29, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851 



* Early San Francisco city view print 

* California gold rush era & Sacramento




The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out..."... See More  

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670739

The "fever" for California gold has begun...

Item #670739

September 30, 1848

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has a nice report headed: "The Gold Region" with bits including: "...accounts heretofore received of he existence of gold on the borders of various rivers in California and the made excitement that prevails in all that region to share in the spoils...sailors, prin... See More  

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668613

1858 Fraser River Gold discoveries...

Item #668613

September 29, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 29, 1858.



* Fraser Canyon Gold Rush

* Fraser River discoveries




Front page has: The Fraser River Gold Mines--Indian Outbreak. Other news of the day includes: "Important From The Pacific" "Arrival of $1,570,924 in Gold Dust" "Quicksilver Mines Worth $40,000,000 in Dispute" "The Indian War In Oregon" and more. Comp
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668532

1875 Black Hills gold rush...

Item #668532

July 13, 1875

NEW YORK HERALD, July 13, 1875



* Black Hills gold rush

* Black Elk Peak (Harney)




Page 4 has an article with headings: "THE BLACK HILLS" "An Unsuccessful Attempt to Ascend Harney's Peak" "Plenty of Gold 'Over Yonder,' but No Pay Streak Discovered "The Power OLf The Sioux" and more. Text text up almost 2 1/2 columns.

Complete with 12 pages, nice... See More  

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668297

The President addresses the discovery of gold in California...

Item #668297

December 07, 1848

ROCHESTER DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Dec.7, 1848 



* President James K. Polk

* State of the Union Address

* Discovery of gold in California




All of the front page & most of page 2 are taken up with the "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE!" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: James K. Polk.

Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space to ... See More  

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668282

Reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #668282

February 07, 1849

ILLINOIS JOURNAL, Springfield, Feb. 7, 1849  Page 3 has two articles concerning the California Gold Rush.

"California Items" is mostly concerning the passengers at Chagres, Panama, mid-way on their journey to California. Also: "...that Lt. Frisby...has written to his family that he has accumulated $200,000 worth of gold dust...". And: "Distress In the Gold Region&quo... See More  

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668217

Wealth of fine content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #668217

October 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 1849  Page 3 has over a full column of reports from California, mostly focused on the Gold Rush. Subheads include: "Placer Intelligence" "A Trinity River Expedition" "Successful Gold Diggings" with details; "The Mines" "Improvements at San Francisco" and more.

A wealth of fine reading f
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668212

Planning to be a part of the California Gold Rush...

Item #668212

October 04, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has: "California Items" which has various news items which relate to the California Gold Rush. Much concerning transportation plans for the West.

Page 2 has: "The Astor Place Rioters".

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

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668186

The tribulations of those heading west...

Item #668186

August 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 1849 



* Wagon trains heading West

* California gold rush era




Page 3 has a terrific report headed: "From the Western Plains" which provides a sense of the romance, at least in hindsight, of the wagon trains heading west.

But the truth was much more dangerous. A few bits include: "...advices from the Plains have been... See More  

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667986

Small newspaper from an Alaska mining town...

Item #667986

July 04, 1901

ALASKA FORUM, Rampart, Alaska, July 4, 1901 



* Yukon-Koyukuk

* Klondike gold rush era

* Very rare publication




This is the volume 1, number 41 issue of a newspaper from this mining town which lasted only until 1906. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only the Alaska Historical Society has scattered issues of this title and they do not have this date.

Various local ... See More  

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666497

Mountain Meadows Massacre... Pike's Peak gold mines...

Item #666497

August 13, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Mountain Meadows Massacre

* Pike's Peak gold rush




A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Mage... See More  

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665833

The California Gold Rush...

Item #665833

December 02, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which includes in part: "...fully confirms the most glowing accounts heretofore received in the States of the richness & extent of the gold region...the gold is found from the tops of the highest mountains to the botto... See More  

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665830

Great, early California Gold Rush report...

Item #665830

December 12, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848 



* California gold rush fever



The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primary a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848".

A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still continue--every day b... See More  

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665823

Early report on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #665823

October 14, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1848 The top of pg. 3 has a column head: "The California Gold Region" which has near the beginning: "The accounts which have reached the United States concerning the auriferous region of country on the Sacramento...induced hundreds, we might say thousands, of our citizens to turn their eyes in that direction..." with more on th... See More  

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665641

Beware of the infatuation for gold...

Item #665641

December 21, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848  Page 3 has an article: "Gold" which includes: "...all that has been reported of the gold regions of California to be true...rather a misfortune than a source of congratulation. Visions of golden sands...are filling...the minds of thousands, & if the epidemic continues we may expect to find them soon abandoning the plo... See More  

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