Publication History:

Place of Publication: Potosi, Nevada (then in northwest New Mexico Territory)

Frequency:  Not more than one or two issues

Volume and Issue Data:  Late Feb. 1861

Size and Format:  Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Capt. J.E. Stevens, aka “Man about the Mill”

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

According to Lingenfelter and Gash, editor Stevens started this manuscript paper in late Feb. 1861 so as “not to be outdone by Talbott’s Miner’s Voice.”  Stevens was the president of the Colorado Mining Company and founder of Potosi.  The editor said the paper was “printed” at Las Vegas station and “published at Potosi.”  The paper probably did not last beyond the first issue.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Robert F. Karolevitz, Newspapering in the Old West:  A Pictorial History of Journalism and Printing on the Frontier (New York:  Bonanza Books, 1969), p. 119; Richard E. Lingenfelter, The Newspapers of Nevada (San Francisco:  John Howell-Books, 1964), 67; Richard E. Lingenfelter and Karen R. Gash, The Newspapers of Nevada (Reno:  University of Nevada Press, 1984), p. 171.

Locations:  No issues located, but Feb. 19, 1861 issue (Vol. 1, No. 1) quoted in Los Angeles Star, March 9, 1861.