140 Years Ago
The acid factory. The large scale on which the making of acid and bluestone in Carson City is to be carried on given the dimensions of the “lead house” where the infiltration process makes sulfuric acid. This “house” is 100 feet long by 24 feet and 10 feet in height. Power is established with a horizontal engine of 14-horse power. In making the steam needed in facilitating the combination of the sulfurous fumes with the water in the “house” the factory will turn out 3,000 pounds of bluestone (copper sulfate), and 24 carboys of acid, daily.
130 Years Ago
(Continued from Sunday.) Greased pig. They didn’t let the pig get away with any lard, though the grease held on to it with their clothes every time. Meder held on to the pig like Reno to a public building. A lady was passing, and the pig struck her just at the ankles. She went down all over Meder. The infuriated woman disentangled herself from Meder and then began to hit him with her parasol. Meder lost most of his lard, transferring it to the brand new grosgrain silk of the young lady. That is why there was no greased pork at the rink last night.
110 Years Ago
Lost husband. Mrs. Cora Healey from Red Bluff said her husband left Red Bluff for Tonopah, and she followed him there expecting to join him. He is 26 years of age, dark hair, brown moustache, dark blue eyes and pale completion. She asks aid from the state in finding him.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — ‘Biography of a Bachelor Girl’ with Ann Harding and Robert Montgomery — What she knew about men would fill a book.”
50 Years Ago
Scouts. Carson City Patrolman Tom Fettic will give a lecture on police activities and present a static display of firearms for Carson City Boy Scouts ...
15 Years Ago
Tribal casinos. California Indians voted to triple the number of slot machines in tribal casinos by 64 percent of voters.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.