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The most famous newspaper from the Old West...

Item # 698453

January 06, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Tombstone, Arizona, Cochise County, January 6, 1882  Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture.
This issue was published less than three months after the famous gunfight at the OK Corral. Contains a wealth of typically Western reporting (desperadoes captured, gold and silver mines, a Wild West murder case, the mention of the Tombstone Corral, etc.) and an unusual number of illustrated ads, including one of a stagecoach measuring 3 1/2 by 4 inches on the front page.
Complete as a four page newspaper, loose at the spine, a few minor mends at the blank margins, generally in very nice, clean condition.
A true item of Western America from during the time Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday and the other famous names from this famous town were roaming the Tombstone streets. An unusually rare and desirable newspaper.

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

Category: Post-Civil War