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Genoa in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Nevada’s First Newspaper

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Nevada’s First Newspaper Marker
Inscription.
The
Territorial Enterprise

Was founded at Genoa
December 8, 1858

Mark Twain
Began his career as
A writer on its staff
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Placed December 8, 1938
University of Nevada
Press Club

 
Erected 1938 by University of Nevada, Press Club.
 
Location. 39° 0.218′ N, 119° 50.761′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Genoa Lane and Jackson Valley Road (Nevada Route 206), on the left when traveling west on Genoa Lane. Touch for map. Marker is located in the triangle island that sits between Genoa Lane, Jacks Valley Road/Main Street and Foothill Road. Marker is in this post office area: Genoa NV 89411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Genoa or “Mormon Station” of the Pony Express (here, next to this marker); We Made It! The End of the Great Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas Lodge #12, F& AM
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By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Nevada’s First Newspaper Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); About Your Journey... (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Genoa Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Station - Genoa (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Paper is Born. History of the Territorial Enterprise, by Lucius Beebe (Submitted on July 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Mark Twain and the Territorial Enterprise. (Submitted on July 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Mark Twain
 
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Nevada’s First Newspaper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
3. Nevada’s First Newspaper Marker
Interpretive Panel at the Mormon Station State Historic Park Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
4. Interpretive Panel at the Mormon Station State Historic Park Museum
Genoa’s First Newspaper Genoa also saw the birth of one of Nevada’s earliest newspapers when Stephan A. Kinsey published a few issues of The Scorpion. This handwritten newspaper was founded and failed in 1857. The following year, the Territorial Enterprise began publication in Genoa and was the state’s first printed newspaper.
The paper later moved to Carson City, and from there to Virginia City, where it was to flourish and become famous as the sounding board for young Samuel Clemens, who won fame under the pen name of Mark Twain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,131 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on July 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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