Mark Twain, Roughing It

The First Religious Ceremony In Virginia City, Nevada

On September 11, 1861, the first religious ceremony, in Virginia City, Nevada, was held at the local U.S. Courthouse building by Reverend Franklin Rising. In 1862, Reverend Franklin Rising became the first pastor for the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Presently, the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church has the oldest pipe organ in the state of Nevada.

Author’s Note:

Mark Twain’s Book “Roughing It” mentioned his friend Reverend Franklin Rising.