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Avery Stitser

Avery Stitser

After her husband Rollin died in 1939, this charismatic woman carried on as owner of the Humboldt Star.

Her distinguished career spanned from 1922 to 1960, when she sold the Winnemucca newspaper. She was the first woman to be president of the Nevada Press Association.

Her obituary from Palo Alto, Calif., Dec. 13, 1976: Mrs. Avery D. Stitser, 76, former publisher of the Humboldt Star newspaper and first woman president of the Nevada State Press Association, died Friday night here. Mrs. Stitser was born in Virginia City in 1900. She and her husband, Rollin C. Stitser, began publishing the Humboldt Sun in 1922. She took over direction of the paper after his death in 1939.

Click here to read the story from 1955 issue of Nevada State Journal about her election as president of NPA

Avery Stitser shakes hands with Jack Carpenter of the Mason Valley after she succeeded him as president of NPA in 1955. Photo from the Nevada State Journal.

 

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