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Mining town of Eureka, Nevada...

Item # 585459

August 09, 1879

EUREKA DAILY LEADER, Nevada, August 9, 1879 

* Rare mining town title 
* Wild Old West original w/ Jackson House Hotel ad

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 feet 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 1879 when mining was near its peak, with the front page & back page full of ads--most with a truly western flavor--and various news of the day on the inside pages.

Complete 4 page issue, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War