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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 603

White Sulphur Springs, Montana Historic Newspapers

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Featured in this lot is a collection of eight (8) historical newspapers of the Rocky Mountain Husbandman from White Sulphur Springs, Montana which date from 1891 to 1892. The history of the City of White Sulphur Springs goes back to pre-European settlement, when Native Americans coveted the natural healing powers of the city’s namesake mineral springs, having been frequented by even Chief Plenty Coups of the Crow. Previously named Brewer Springs after James Scott Brewer, who laid claim to the thermal springs in 1866. The Smith River Valley, with White Sulphur Springs as its trading center, was once the home of buffalo and later of prospectors working the Castle Mountain lead and silver mines. The newspaper's own description of itself says, "The Rocky Mountain Husbandman is designed to be, as the name indicates, a husbandman in every sense of the term, embracing in its columns every Department of Agriculture, Stock-raising, Horticulture, Social and Domestic Economy." The newspapers are in fragile but otherwise good condition considering their age. Age tanning, tears, stains, some cutouts, and foxing noted. Measurements are 15"W x 21"L closed, 29.75" x 41.25"L opened, 10.75"W x 15"L folded.