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August 03, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Aug. 3, 1898 

* Very rare publication

Could there be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one? Gregory's Union List of Serials notes no holdings of this title in any institution.
Jamestown figured prominently in two gold rush eras, the first from 1848 to the early 1850's during the great rush precipitated by the gold discovery at Sutter's Mill, and then again in the latter part of the 19th century when new methods were available to extract gold from the huge quartz deposits. It was in 1898 when the first steam railroad came to the area. Today Jamestown has a tourism-based economy for the 3000+ residents. 
This was the only newspaper ever printed in Jamestown, which today is a California Historical Landmark due to its mining heritage.
Complete in 4 pages, minor chip from the top of the blank spine, good condition.

Category: The Old West