Nevada Appeal Sesquicentennial Coverage

The Nevada Appeal started its coverage of the Carson City Sesquicentennial today. There was one article on the front page, and a couple more in section C.

First was an article by editor Barry Ginter detailing all the events that are planned to celebrate the Sesquicentennial. It sounds like the big bash will be on August 16th, a huge block party that will take over much of downtown. Other small events are scattered throughout the summer.

There is an article by Guy Rocha about the founders of Carson City. Even though Abe Curry is widely held as the “father” of Carson City, he actually had three business partners that helped him get the town started. This article is a preview of a talk Guy will be giving at the State Museum next Tuesday, the 26th. Details on the talk are in the article.

There is a story by Sue Ballew about the first newspaper printed in Carson City, a 1859 edition of the Territorial Enterprise. The Enterprise was started in Genoa, moved to Carson City for a bit, then finally wound up in Virginia City where it found its greatest fame. The Daily Appeal, precursor to the Nevada Appeal, was started in 1865. The front page of that 1859 edition of the Enterprise is available to download on the Appeal’s website.

And finally they have a quick quiz about Carson City history facts.

All of this reminds me that I really need to get working on new articles for Carsonpedia. That site has been kept in a state of quiet neglect just because I’ve had other priorities (and a baby crying in my ear all day), but I need to throw it at least a small bone every couple of days, just to keep it fresh.

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