April 30, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 64 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
RECOGNIZING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEVADA APPEAL; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 64
(Senate - April 30, 2015)
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[Page S2559] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________