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A Colorado newspaper printed eleven years before statehood...



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September 15, 1865

THE DAILY DENVER GAZETTE, Colorado, Sept. 15, 1865 

* Very rare & early territory publication
* Post Civil War reconstruction era


This is actually a territorial newspaper as Colorado did not become a state until 1876, eleven years after this issue was published. And this is a volume one issue.
Outside of several issues of the Rocky Mountain News we have offered--which was Colorado's first newspaper--this is the earliest Colorado title we have offered. And Gregory notes that it existed only until 1869.
Typical newspaper of the day with the front page and back page filled with ads, and inside having both ads and news reports.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, various dirtiness and smudges, a few small tape mends on page 1.

Category: The Old West