Place of Publication: Pine Grove, Lyon County, Nevada
Volume and Issue Data: 1872
Size and Format: Written in a single bound volume
Editor/Publisher: Pine Grove (and Rockland) Lyceum
Title Changes and Continuation: Also titles of Esmeralda Sun, Pine Grove and Rockland Star, Pine Grove Chronicle, and Pick and Shovel.
General Description and Notes:
The lyceum members of Pine Grove, a mining camp in Lyon County, produced a manuscript newspaper containing literary items and local news in 1872. Irregularly appearing as the Pine Grove Burlesque, Esmeralda Sun, Pine Grove and Rockland Star, Pine Grove Chronicle, and Pick and Shovel, the papers were written in a single bound journal and reportedly was kept on the counter of a general store owned by the Wilson family, (William Wilson make the initial gold discovery at Pine Grove), where local citizens could read it.
The bound journal records news of the Pine Grove-Rockland area at a time when neither community had a printed newspaper.
Bibliography: “Pine Grove Lyceum Papers,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, XXIX: 3 (Fall 1985), pp. 221-222.
Locations: Nevada Historical Society