Carson City History/Past Pages

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130 Years Ago

Ah Chouey, the Chinaman who committed a murder at Reno will meet his ancestors by way of the gallows. This Celestial, it will be remembered, is the one who was hocus-pocused out of jail by Lawyer Cowie and ex-Chief of Police Breene of Virginia (City) in which both of these worthies made an undesirable reputation for themselves.

110 Years Ago

Harry Diamond, son of Tom Diamond, was accidentally shot by his companion Joe Grey after they were loading their gun in the rig and it was accidentally dropped causing it to explode. The charge taking effect in Harry Diamond's left side. As soon as the accident happened the other Diamond brother started for the club house, where Dr. Huffaker was found. His injury is painful but minor.

70 Years Ago

Carson City High School Notes by Dorothy Wiley, Reporter: Essay contest. I can safely predict a busy time for Miss Bordewich and Miss Sackett for the next few days. The deadline for the American Youth Forum essay contest has been reached. Jean Mahlan plans to submit some art work, and Bill O'Brien and Addison Millard are now doing a bit of photography.

50 Years Ago

Want a Hubby? Seer Tells How. A girl who is anxious to see her future husband has an advantage on Valentine eve. Just go to the churchyard and circle the church as the clock strikes twelve. As she runs, she is to say "I sow hempseed, hempseed I sow. He that loves me come after me and mow." Her prospective husband will appear ...

20 Years Ago

Yucca Flat. Underground nuclear weapons tests rocked the Nevada desert at dawn measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale. Motion from the blast was felt by high-rise hotel-casinos in Las Vegas, 85 miles away. The test, code-named Ingot was the third conducted at the Nevada Test Site.

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


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