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Item # 592542

September 09, 1881

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, September 9, 1881

* The great thumb fire - Huron
* regarding James A. Garfield assassination

The front page has one column headlines that include: "SCENES OF HORROR", "The Fire in Michigan Still Burning", "Unparalleled Destruction of Life and Property", "The Loss of Property Passes Comprehension" and more. The text takes up about 3 full columns. Also much on the downward health of President James A. Garfield after being shot on on the front page. He would eventually die about one week later.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, very minor margin wear, otherwise nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War