First edition. Stiff pic. wrappers, 193pp., num. illus. A collection of articles originally published in the "Silver City Enterprise", the newspaper of Silver City, New Mexico, between November, 1882 and May, 1883. "An assortment of local, territorial, national and international news, as well as stories, anecdotes, jokes and advertisements. It is a unique look at the lives, opinions and concerns of the people living in a small mining town in the southwest territory of the United States in the 1880s, as reported by the newpapers of the time. There are tales of stagecoach robberies, Indian raids, mining strikes, and outlaws, some whose names are still recognizable today. It is historical - 'The Washington monument is now up to the height of 322 feet and it is said, will be finished in June 1884,' interesting - 'A bar of gold weighing 450 pounds, and valued at about $115,000, was cleaned up in the North Bloomfield hydraulic mine, Nevada county, California, after a run of twenty days - it is the largest bar ever cast in the United States,' and fun 'It is reported that Fred Gebhardt is losing his mind. He will not miss it, and the finder of it will be no richer thereby."' Also included are photographs from the period and maps showing downtown Silver City and Southwest New Mexico. Very slight crease to front wrapper, else near fine.
Inventory Number: 14035