An old mining town, high in the mountains...
Item # 130274 EUREKA DAILY LEADER, Nevada, 1878 A very nice, folio-size newspaper from this small, remote town in northeastern Nevada.
This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 ft. elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 residents. In its heyday when mining was the predominate draw from the mid-1870's until the shutting down of most mines by 1891, the town had a population of 9000.
Newspapers from such short-lived boom towns are quite scarce as they had short lives as well. Here is an issue from 1878 when mining was near its peak, with the ftpg. & bkpg. full of ads--most with a truly western flavor--and various news of the day on the inside pages.
A news agent's stamp in the masthead, otherwise complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed and in nice condition with just a bit of edge wear.
The photo below is "generic" however the issue you receive will have a similar look and will be dated 1878.
Category: The Old West