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November 23, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Nov. 23, 1898  

* Very rare publication

What could be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one?
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 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 they have 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, evenly toned, minor loss at the blank spine margin, very nice, clean condition.

Item from Catalog 327 (released for February, 2023)...

Category: The Old West