150 Years Ago
Decoration Day: The lower
House of Congress has passed a resolution setting apart for celebration by the
American people, on the 30th day of May in each year. On that
day the beautiful custom of decorating with flowers the graves of our dead
soldiers will be observed.
140 Years Ago
Tiger, the dog: R. R. Brown’s
old dog Tiger has become a regular lunch bummer. He hangs about the Ormsby
House and all one has to say is “crackers,” to be met with a most cordial
recognition. Tiger is the oldest dog in Carson.
Haunted: Capitol Square is
said to be haunted. Last night ghostly hands were pushing a lawn mower over the
grass. The noise could be heard but nothing could be seen of the power that
propelled it. Jim Chealey thinks it is a ghost.
130 Years Ago
Funeral of Judge Sabin: All
business houses were closed in respect to the memory of Judge Sabin. The body
lay under the rotunda of the Capitol building. The rosewood coffin bore the
simple inscription “George Myron Sabin.” The casket was covered with floral
decorations of all kinds. At the service St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was
filled with friends of the deceased. Rev. Sanford read the solemn ritual of the
Episcopal burial service. Business in the city was entirely suspended and flags
120 Years Ago
Death of Lyman Frisbie: He
was born in Boston in 1845. The Frisbie corner was the popular place in Carson
– Lyman grew up in the generous times. He was taken sick about a year ago. Although
he was a sufferer, he never complained, and a joke was always on his lips. He
leaves a wife and two children. He was insured for $3,000 in the K. of P. Lodge
of this city.
110 Years Ago
Officers for coming year: The
election of Warren Engine Co. No. 1 was held at the engine house in this city –
President, George H. Meyers; Vice-President, Joe Stern; Secretary, Art Meyers;
Treasurer, Henry Burlington; Foreman, W. N. Evans, 1st Assistant
Foreman, Grover Russell…
100 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson City
Theatre, Frank W. Stodgell, Manager – Tonight’s attractions – ‘A Demonstration
of Mysterious Occult Force As Pertaining to Man,’ Music and Comedy Reel,
‘Ducks’ – One show – doors open at 7 o’clock, Admission, Including war tax, 10
and 25 cents.”
being built: “Notice! – Proposals wanted. – 1. Hauling rock by the cord from
the quarry at the Nevada State Prison to the Plaza in Carson City. 2. For
furnishing and delivery of the best quality of lime by the ton. 3. Furnishing
and delivery of the best quality of pine timber for flooring joist. For further
information inquire of PETER CAVANAUGH, Carson City.”
mention: The grasshoppers of Sierra Valley are packing their valises for Reno.
Rosser has a horse that will drink a gallon of beer without taking a breath.
“A. Cohn’s, Clothing Emporium – County Building. A New and Complete Line of
Summer Goods. Striped Tennis Coats – $1.50 to $8.00; Plaid, Striped and Plain
Suits – $10.00 to $22.50; Silk and Silk Mixed Shirts – $2.00 to $6.00… Neckties
in Profusion, at prices that will satisfy everybody.”
sorts: Sam Wasson, the Silver Peak mining magnate, was an arrival on last
party: A statue of the Donner party will be dedicated June 10, 1910 by the
Native Sons of the Golden West. The historic winter was described in an article
by Robert J. Fulton: “The great tragedy of the Sierra was the loss in 1846 and
47, by starvation of 37 persons…”
work: The Catholic Church had the inside refitted by Ed Blanchard, the house
decorator. The big hall is papered from the dome to the wainscoting, the pews
have been regrained in a most artistic style and colors have made it pleasuring
to the eye and harmonious in every particular. The Catholic Church is now one
of handsomest in this city and will be a constant recommendation for Mr.
conductor, V. & T.R.R.: David McGowan an old and esteemed citizen of
Carson, leaves for Virginia City. He has been appointed conductor of the
Virginia and Truckee Railroad.
Mr. Van Winkle who keeps the cemetery says that the sacred spot is visited by
boys who steal the rose bushes planted near the graves. The place is being
watched by policeman and any youngster who attempts any botanical excursions
will land in jail.
sorts: Five boxes of strawberries for 50 cents at Chas. H. Kelly’s.
V. Mighels left for San Francisco to complete a course of studies at Heald’s
sorts: Lost two medium-sized Holstein milch [sic] cows, black with white
stripes along back. Please contact Constable Chrisler if found.
young folks of the middle class of the high school held a masquerade. After
unmasking they repaired [sic] to the refreshments, where no dyspeptics were in
evidence. It was a late hour before the dance and merriment ceased.
View, Copper Princess Mining Company fire: The boarding houses and office of
the Copper Princess Mining Company were destroyed by fire. The property is
owned and being developed by Messrs. Pennant, Crow, Downs and Kelly. Mr. Kelly
noticed smoke rising in the directions while he was at the tunnel. He saw smoke
in the direction of the buildings and found the houses were afire. He was
unable to render assistance, and the loss will fall heavy on the owners as they
have put in a large amount of supplies, powder, caps and tools—all
ads: “The finest line of gents’ furnishing goods ever seen in Carson can be
bought at a very low figure at Jos. Platt’s.”
no trouble to get good cigars—C. W. Friend keeps them.”
on Mrs. K. Knowles for up-to-date outing hats, at the residence of Mrs. Joe
Cowing, one block west of the railroad depot.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.