Second cycle (2016-2018)

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During the second phase of the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project (2016-2018) we will contribute to the nation’s largest free newspaper repository Chronicling America another set of 100,000 historic pages from Nevada.

The project staff, Carrie Gaxiola and Yvonne Wilk (and a big “thank you” to previous team members Oscar Giurcovich and Marina Georgieva), work hard to ensure deliverables with high quality and meeting all production deadlines set by the Library of Congress.

During this grant cycle we have planned to digitize 5 main groups of newspapers each of them representing a different Nevada county (Elko, Eureka, Esmeralda, Storey, Lyon).

Throughout the years most newspapers changed their titles multiple times and this may lead the contemporary reader to confusion. The newspaper essays aim to clarify that by providing succinct information about the title changes and the history of the newspapers. In addition to them, we created graphics that visualize the title changes – check them out on the  Title Changes page.

ELKO INDEPENDENT GROUP

 

TIME SPAN: 1869-1872 | Place of publication: Elko, NV

In May 1869, E.D. Kelly, publisher of the militantly anti-Chinese Humboldt Register and Workingman’s Advocate [LCCN: sn84020373] moved its plant from the declining town of Unionville, Nevada, to the new railroad town of Elko. In his first editorial in the newly established Elko Independent, Kelly described the founding of the town: [read more]

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TIME SPAN: 1872-1887 | Place of publication: Elko, NV

In May 1869, E.D. Kelly, publisher of the militantly anti-Chinese Humboldt Register and Workingman’s Advocate [LCCN: sn84020373] moved its plant from the declining town of Unionville, Nevada, to the new railroad town of Elko. In his first editorial in the newly established Elko Independent, Kelly described the founding of the town: [read more]

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TIME SPAN: 1885-1915 | Place of publication: Elko, NV

In May 1869, E.D. Kelly, publisher of the militantly anti-Chinese Humboldt Register and Workingman’s Advocate [LCCN: sn84020373] moved its plant from the declining town of Unionville, Nevada, to the new railroad town of Elko. In his first editorial in the newly established Elko Independent, Kelly described the founding of the town: [read more]

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TIME SPAN: 1887-1914 | Place of publication: Elko, NV

In May 1869, E.D. Kelly, publisher of the militantly anti-Chinese Humboldt Register and Workingman’s Advocate [LCCN: sn84020373] moved its plant from the declining town of Unionville, Nevada, to the new railroad town of Elko. In his first editorial in the newly established Elko Independent, Kelly described the founding of the town: [read more]

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TIME SPAN: 1915-1921 | Place of publication: Elko, NV

In May 1869, E.D. Kelly, publisher of the militantly anti-Chinese Humboldt Register and Workingman’s Advocate [LCCN: sn84020373] moved its plant from the declining town of Unionville, Nevada, to the new railroad town of Elko. In his first editorial in the newly established Elko Independent, Kelly described the founding of the town: [read more]

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EUREKA SENTINEL GROUP

 

TIME SPAN: 1871-1887 | Place of publication: Eureka, NV

The small mining camp that eventually became known as Eureka was established in 1864 by prospectors who had discovered rich lead-silver deposits in a canyon 70 miles east of Austin, Nevada. At first, smelting the mixed ore proved difficult, and mining languished until the construction of new local furnaces that were adapted to lead-silver smelting techniques.  [read more]

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[Browse Issues]

TIME SPAN: 1887-1902 | Place of publication: Eureka, NV

The small mining camp that eventually became known as Eureka was established in 1864 by prospectors who had discovered rich lead-silver deposits in a canyon 70 miles east of Austin, Nevada. At first, smelting the mixed ore proved difficult, and mining languished until the construction of new local furnaces that were adapted to lead-silver smelting techniques. [read more]

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TIME SPAN: 1902-1922 | Place of publication: Eureka, NV

The small mining camp that eventually became known as Eureka was established in 1864 by prospectors who had discovered rich lead-silver deposits in a canyon 70 miles east of Austin, Nevada. At first, smelting the mixed ore proved difficult, and mining languished until the construction of new local furnaces that were adapted to lead-silver smelting techniques.  [read more]

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[Browse Issues]

GOLDFIELD GROUP

 

TIME SPAN: 1904-1911 | Place of publication: Goldfield, NV

 “The history of Goldfield presents to the world a fascinating and dramatic study in the elements of human character which constitute fitness to survive and triumph in the world’s never-ending struggle for fortune. Merely to be rich! That is not the thing at all – that’s monotonous and vulgar. The glory and the heroism are in the splendid spirit of the battle, not in the banquet that follows.” So proclaimed Nevada’s Goldfield News in it first and only annual number in 1905. [read more]

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[Browse Issues]

 

TIME SPAN: 1911-1922 | Place of publication: Goldfield, NV

 “The history of Goldfield presents to the world a fascinating and dramatic study in the elements of human character which constitute fitness to survive and triumph in the world’s never-ending struggle for fortune. Merely to be rich! That is not the thing at all – that’s monotonous and vulgar. The glory and the heroism are in the splendid spirit of the battle, not in the banquet that follows.” So proclaimed Nevada’s Goldfield News in it first and only annual number in 1905. [read more]

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GOLD HILL GROUP


TIME SPAN: 1863-1882 | Place of publication: Gold Hill, NV

 “The history of Goldfield presents to the world a fascinating and dramatic study in the elements of human character which constitute fitness to survive and triumph in the world’s never-ending struggle for fortune. Merely to be rich! That is not the thing at all – that’s monotonous and vulgar. The glory and the heroism are in the splendid spirit of the battle, not in the banquet that follows.” So proclaimed Nevada’s Goldfield News in it first and only annual number in 1905. [read more]

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[Browse Issues]

LYON COUNTY TIMES GROUP

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LYON COUNTY TIMES

TIME SPAN: 1874-1907 | Place of publication: Silver City, NV

Lyon County was one of the original counties created when the Nevada Territory was organized in 1861, and it encompassed the booming mining towns along Gold Canyon where gold and silver were first discovered in Nevada before the great Comstock strikes in 1859. These towns experienced the boom and bust common in the early bonanza days and their newspapers came and went accordingly. The travels of the Lyon County Times, the county’s paper of record, reflect the transient nature of these towns and their residents along the Comstock. The newspaper moved from Silver City to Dayton, the county seat, and finally, to Yerington, the site of the new county seat after the courthouse in Dayton burned down in 1911.   [read more]

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[Browse Issues]

 

 

YERINGTON TIMES

TIME SPAN: 1907-1922 | Place of publication: Yerington, NV

We are sorry, this paper is not being digitized at this time.  We will post any updates. 

 

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