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September 21, 1881

THE DESERT NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 21, 1881

* President James A. Garfield
* Assassination death (1st report)
* 19th century era original

From 15 years before Utah statehood. Page 8 has all columns black-bordered due to the: "Death Of President Garfield" (see), being an early report without many details. The front page has: "Willful Murder" "Attempt to Shoot" "The Park Shooting" & other news items.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, very nice condition.

Category: The Old West