RECOGNIZING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEVADA APPEAL; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 64
(Senate - April 30, 2015)

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         RECOGNIZING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEVADA APPEAL

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I rise today to recognize the 150th 
anniversary of the Nevada Appeal newspaper.
  May 16, 2015, marks 150 years since E.F. McElwain, J. Barrett, 
Marshall Robinson, and editor Henry Rust Mighels published the first 
issue of the Carson Daily Appeal in Nevada's State capital, Carson 
City. Nevada had recently joined the Union, and the Daily Appeal soon 
began reporting on the important issues facing the newly established 
State.
  For 150 years, the paper has demonstrated its resilience and 
withstood a number of name changes and owners. One notable owner was 
Henry Mighels' widow, Nellie Verrill Mighels, who inherited the 
publication following Henry's death in 1879. Covering local politics 
and a popular boxing match, Nellie earned her place among the Appeal's 
journalists. Though her ownership of the paper was short-lived, she 
propelled the paper forward during her tenure.
  Today, the Appeal remains the longest continually running newspaper 
in Nevada and is among the oldest businesses in Carson City. Decades of 
committed staff and dedicated local readers have kept this important 
publication and piece of Nevada history alive. I applaud the Nevada 
Appeal on its 150 years of quality journalism and wish the paper much 
continued success for years to come.

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