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August 08, 1874

OWYHEE AVALANCHE, Silver City, Idaho, Aug. 8, 1874 

* Rare Old West original

This is a quite rare newspaper from  16 years before Idaho became a state. This is an interesting issue containing a wide variety of news items and other tidbits.
Silver City is a living ghost town located in southwest Idaho. It is not a tourist town, but a place where visitors can get a feel of what the West might have felt like in its booming days.  Silver City even had a brewery and a bottling plant. Some of the mines produced ore well into the millions of dollars during their lifetime. Silver City started its decline about 1889 when the inevitable began to appear. Even at that time the city still had six general stores, two hotels, a newspaper, two lumber yards and several doctors and lawyers.
Some of the articles are headed "Chrome Steel" "Ill Effects of Early Rising" "Insane Convicts" "North Idaho Items" "Boise County Items" "Woman's Rights" "Mining Stocks & Bullion" and more. There are many ads as well.
Complete in 4 pages, very clean condition, partially loose and somewhat irregular at the spine from disbinding.

Category: The Old West