Central City, 1876. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-2093
24 x 18", folded, wraps, two sheets (four pages) each. Fold creases, January has light toning and a few edge tears, September is toned (especially the front sheet), small stain on front, small holes on fold creases, lacks tips of two corners, many edge tears. Both issues are two sheets each, not joined together. Pre-statehood/not quite two months after statehood. Some of the highlights: horror at the Denver House of Representatives not allowing religion to be brought up/used in sessions, Sheriff's sale of the Black Hawk Gold Mining Company, General Crook's rout of an Indian encampment near Fort Laramie and it was suspected that the Indians "were of Sitting Bull's command...spoils of the Custer massacre were found", Brig. Gen. Alfred Terry sending Major Reno and the seventh Cavalry to Wolf Point due to the "considerable appearance of hostile Sioux", arson fire at the Gunnel mine. A sampling of the ads: Teller House, Schneider's Stearing Wax Mining Candles, The Ice Skating Rink At Black Hawk, Laflin-Rand Powder Company Fresh Mining Powder, Black Hawk Foundry, Mrs. Mary Davis wants a nursing job, "Grand Centennial Drawing At The Belvidere Theatre, Central City," farm property for sale near Denver, mining applications. The newspaper was in business 1868-1877. Central City, founded 1859, was the center of the Colorado mining industry for many years. Colorado achieved statehood on January 13, 1876. extremely SCARCE newspaper. Sold as a lot only.