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Reports from the "wild" West...

Item # 683228

February 20, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 20, 1880  The front page has a wealth of articles that are iconic of the Wild West, including: "Dangerous Freaks of a Colorado Cattle King" "He Attempts to Slaughter a Car Full of People" "Moonshiners Arrested" "Cattle Thieves Arrested" "Indicted for Murder" "Suffering Negroes--Distress Among the Colored Emigrants at Kansas City" "Killed His Divorced Wife" and more.
Also of curious interest is: "Strange Scenes" reporting on preparations for a hanging of two assassins, noting: "...erecting long, high tiers of seats for the accommodation of persons desiring to reserve elevated positions at 25 cents per head...fat carcasses were roasted over live coals...large number of spectators...smacking their lips at the savory ordor...barbecuing fat pigs and sheep & many other preparations looked to a day of general jollity...".
Eight pages, good condition.

Category: The Old West