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Mark Twain started his newspaper and writing career in this building, starting to work for Editor Joe Goodman in 1862. His career in Virginia City was brought to an abrupt end in 1867, when he was advised rather vehemtly by the cittizes to leave town or else. This was the result of his celebrated "Dutch Nick Massacre" story (pure fabrication) which was copied by most other U.S. newspapers as truth. The newspaper is being published at present by Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, present day experiments of the art of news reporting in the old fashioned fearless manner. The Mark Twain Museum in basement holdds all the treasures of the almost forgotten Hey Day of handprinted news.