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Features an engraving of the mining town of Salida, Colorado...

Item # 673887

May 13, 1882

MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, May 13, 1882

* Very rare Old West title
* Town view print

Printed in the masthead is: "Colorado Produces Millions of Silver, and Silver Is King." A very rare title, as there are no institutions noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) which have any holdings of this title. The holdings of the only one listed (Kansas St. Hist. Soc.) was purchased by us.
This newspaper would change its name in 1885 to the "Mail", of which 3 institutions have holdings, the earliest from 1889. The town of Salida was founded just two years previously in 1880. Today the 5200 pop. community is basically a tourist destination.
The top half of page 2 features a very nice engraving captioned: "Salida, Colorado, Looking North-West From the Foot of First Street."It is a nice engraving showing the small town with the Rocky Mountains in the background.
An accompanying note mentions: "In to-day's paper we present an engraving of a bird's-eye view of Salida...The drawing was not what the artist promised us, and the engraving is not what we had a right to expect, yet the general view of the town & surroundings is such as to give a pretty correct idea of how the land lays."
Four pages, an archival repair near the top barely touches the sky in the engraving, archivally rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.

Category: The Old West