Nevada Appeal Sesquicentennial Coverage

There were two Carson City history articles today. One from Trent Dolan concerns Samuel Post Davis, editor of the Appeal in the late 1800s, and the stories he would write about the fictional Wabuska Mangler newspaper in faraway Wabuska.

The other story from Guy Rocha tries to clear up some of the myths about why Nevada because a state back in 1864. Abraham Lincoln pushed Nevada’s statehood through just one week before the presidential election in 1864 not because he needed silver from Nevada’s mines to finance the Civil War, but basically because he wanted a few more votes to clinch the election.

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