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First transcontinental excurision from coast to coast...
210224    1870-01-01    This is a complete reprint collection of all 12 issues of a fascinating newspaper titled the "Trans-Continental".  The "Trans-Continental" was a stroke of historical genius in the mind of its editor, W. R. Steele. On May 24, 1870 over 130 passengers boarded a beautiful eight car Pullman train built under special orders of George M. Pullman sp ... See More    $12.00

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Virginia City NV 1872 Circus Ad...
201946    1872-09-12    VIRGINIAN EVENING CHRONICLE, Virginia [City], Sept. 12, 1872. The inset shows just a part of a full 20 inch column ad for the "Conklin Bros. Great Philadelphia Circus!" which appears on pg. 3. Lists all the performers and attractions with mention that "Every Performer [is] New to this Coast". Considering the fact that the Transcontinental Railway was completed just three years earlier, this may we ... See More    $43.00

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130003       THE OGDEN JUNCTION, Utah, 1873. See the photo below for the nice illustrated masthead symbolizing the "junction" of the east & west railroads with the completion of the transcontinental railroad which happened not far from here in 1869. Scarce newspaper.  The issue shown is representative of the condition and look of the issue you will receive from 1873.  Actual dates vary. ... See More    $38.00

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130465    1874-01-01    OGDEN JUNCTION, Utah, 1873 Here is a great paper from Ogden, which is rather close to Promontory Point where the completion of the transcontinental railroad was celebrated just five years previous. Signifying that event, this newspaper includes wood engravings of two trains coming together, head to head (see the photo below). A great piece of Western Americana! A 4 page issue of folio size, some l ... See More    $31.00

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173308    1869-05-29    Harper's WEEKLY, May 29, 1869 Full ftpg. shows: "The Lullaby" showing a mother & father rocking their child to sleep. Key item here is a fine dblpgctrfld. on "Completion Of The Pacific Railroad--The Great Link Connecting Europe With Asia Across the American Continent" is a great scene of the Transcontinental R.R. with vignettes around the edge. Nice halfpg. view: "Interior of a Palace Hotel C ... See More    $55.00

The above item in second rate condition.    $29.00

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