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Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...
Item # 680021
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April 28, 1888
THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, April 28, 1888
* Very rare Southwest publication
Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 years. Only one institution has a substantial holding of this title and its file is not complete.
The content is primarily concerning Texas, with a wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, 19 1/4 by 12 1/4 inches, two small pieces torn from a lower corner, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good. Slightly fragile so it should be handled carefully.
Category: Post-Civil War