It's hard to say when the idea for the Carson Daily Appeal first took shape. What we do know is the first edition hit the streets 137 years ago this week.
On May 16, 1865, four pages of hand-set type, or about 24 typewritten pages, hit the streets of Carson City.
The city's population was about 1,200 or about half as many students as now roam the halls of Carson High School each day.
The reach of Carson City spanned just blocks from where the Capitol is now. Though the Capitol would not be built for another five years, the …