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Newspaper from the ghost town of Crystal, Colorado...

Item # 698609

November 10, 1888

CRYSTAL RIVER CURRENT, Crystal, Colorado, Nov. 10, 1888  A rare newspaper from a bonafide ghost town.
Crystal was a mining camp established in 1881 & after several decades of robust existence, was all but abandoned by1917. Many buildings still stand in Crystal, but its few residents live there only in the summer.
This is a volume 3 issue, formatted like most newspapers of the day with a mix of local & regional news and a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated. Not surprisingly several of the news items are mining related.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, inside has several small tape mends mostly at the folds and margins, minor wear at the margins.

Item from Catalog 343 (released for June, 2024)

Category: The Old West