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Actor Edwin Booth assassination attempt... Tombstone: a miner's dream...



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April 24, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, April 24, 1879 

* Actor Edwin Booth & Mark Gray
* Attempted assassination (1st report)
* Early Arizona mining discoveries


Page 4 has an article headed: "'A CRAZY CRITIC" "Edwin Booth Narrowly Escapes Assassination" "Two Shot Fired at the Distinguished Actor" and more on the brother of John Wilkes Booth.
Page 3 has: "Some Recent Discoveries in Arizona" which notes: "...but it remains for an Eastern journal to describe the greatest mining district ever discovered in America--the Tombstone. Situated about 70 miles south of Tucson...no mills working yet...the Tombstone District presents to the miner the realization of his brightest dreams...".
Eight pages, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War