Historic Nevada newspaper where Samuel Clemens assumed pen name is resurrected

Associated Press

The historic Nevada newspaper where Mark Twain cut his journalistic teeth is back in publication for the first time in three decades, and its owners plan to uphold tradition by offering more than just real news.

The Territorial Enterprise was revived as an online and print publication this week by Capitol Publishing Group, the parent company of a newspaper in Jefferson City, Missouri, that focuses on politics and government.

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Samuel Clemens, Twain's real name, assumed his pen name and developed his penchant for western tall tales when he was a reporter from 1862 to 1864 at the feisty newspaper in Virginia City.

The new owners of the Carson City-based Territorial Enterprise plan to feature yarns in keeping with Twain's spirit, and cover politics, government, business and culture across the state.