Carson City Past Pages 4-12

130 years ago

Signs of the times: One accustomed to the ins and outs of the town can easily form an estimate of the prevailing dullness and scarcity of money by seeing the old time sports quietly and contentedly sit at a Keno game, playing for $2.50 pots with an earnestness as if their existence were at stake. During flush times these very men would glance at a keno game with withering contempt. Yes, truly, the good old flush times are among the things that were, and can only be revived by a big strike in the Cosing and Zabriskie.

110 years ago

Improvements and changes in machinery at the Bodie tunnel are nearly completed and the mill will start up in a day or two for the long run.

70 years ago

At the Carson Theatre with two evening shows starting at seven p.m., "Stand Up and Fight" with Wallace Beery and Robert Taylor. "Days when men lived to fight - and fought to live as America pushed westward to make an empire in the wilderness." Also showing, "Where the Buffalo Roam" Friday night with Tex Ritter and Dorothy Short.

50 years ago

Incorporated Town Number One, which got its name after a hassle over which of a hateful of other names should be applied finally has decided to change its moniker to Jackpot, Nevada. Located in Elko County, a number of gambling club owners all wanted the community named after their establishments. Some of the suggested titles were Cactus Pete, Horseshoe and Good Luck.

20 Years Ago

Carson Elks Lodge No. 2177 installed officers for the year. Grand Exalted Ruler William Potts installed the new officers assisted by acting esquire Robert Moore. The newly elected exalted ruler of the Carson City lodge, Wayne Peterson, will join Jack Fontes, leading knight; Art Benson, loyal knight; and Dale Powers, lecturing knight.

10 Years Ago

Carson City's Tom Baker is contemplating his options after Senator Richard Bryan retires in 21 months. Baker was the rural counties coordinator for the Senator after being Albertson's Store manager for a number of years.

- Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

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