Past Pages for July 14 to 16, 2021

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade in about 1950.

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade in about 1950.

Wednesday, July 14
150 Years Ago

Footpads: Bob Cavanaugh and Miles Wing were driving out to the residence of Mrs. Bowers in Washoe Valley. The two footpads attacked them near Mill Station. Bob Cavanaugh got out of the buggy to repair damages to one of the bridles. One of the robbers slapped him on the shoulder and told him to hold up his hands. The footpad had a six shooter and Bob was not slow in obeying. The footpad took six bits. Miles Wing was ordered out of the buggy and robbed of four bits and a bottle of whisky.
140 Years Ago
How to cook trout: Sort your fish. Fry only those less than five inches in length, using sweet oil or dairy butter. From five inches to eight the broiler should be used, buttering your fish on a hot plate, and sprinkling them with chopped sorrel or parsley. At eight inches the trout should be stuffed with cracker crumbs and onions, and rolled in brown paper, to be baked in the ashes.
130 Years Ago
Singer Safety: J. M. Kress, a San Francisco bicyclist, made it to Carson having ridden all the way on a Singer Safety (cycle). He has been on the road five days and passed through some beautiful country. He leaves for the lake by way of the Placerville road.
100 Years Ago
The Tonopah way: A fire destroyed the home of Mrs. Louise Jourkvick, a widow with six small children. The home and belongings were burned. The people of Tonopah bought her a new home, a subscription fund amounting to several hundred dollars came in, and furniture and clothing provided.
60 Years Ago
“Personal” by Sade Grant: Mrs. Ruth E. Kelly was hostess to members of the D. T. Card Club at her home on East Musser Street. After card playing Mrs. Grace Thomas and Mrs. Dora Bath were announced as the prize winners. Other members present were Mesdames Stella Madison, Merle Easley, Cora Sweetland, Ann Cross, Florence Austin, Lilly Sanger, Grace Brown, Christine Bergevin and Laura Lear.
20 Years Ago
Bachelor auction: The 10th annual bachelor action will be held in Reno. Jason Stokich, 28, a blue-eyed brunette who works as a tile setter for Radtke Tile and Marble in Carson City is up for grabs at the auction.


Thursday, July 15
150 Years Ago

Bath House: Jake Muller, tonsorial artist, next to the Magnolia Saloon, has fitted up a number of baths — something much needed in this city. Such enterprise ought to be liberally encouraged.
140 Years Ago
Tahoe Tattler: This is a daily newspaper published at the Grand Central, furnishes all the news that is needed. The rumor is that the weight of a fish string can be materially augmented by feeding the editor of The Tattler.
130 Years Ago
Caucasian Seer: The noted Dr. Delmatius McClary, known as the Caucasian Seer will be providing lectures and occult demonstrations. He is a fine speaker, and his lightning crayon illustrations and wonderful experiments in second sight, magnetism, etc., make his dissertations on the human body enjoyable.
Dr. McClary, the “Seer,” will appear at Odd Fellows’ Hall six nights, and on Sunday he will describe and illustrate the “Human Skylight.” Admission is free for adults. Office at Arlington Hotel. (Sacramento Record Union)
100 Years Ago
For sale: Eight room house, six lots, out buildings and two Artisian wells. Inquire Fred Wilder, north end Minnesota street.
For sale: Seven-room house and barn; occupies full block of ground, S. C. Anderson, Carson City.
60 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Silver Spur, Wednesday special 98 cent Fried chicken — includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, coffee, rolls and butter, 5 Lucky Jackpot Nickels with each adult plate.”
20 Years Ago
Best of Nevada honored: Pinon Plaza, Carson Nugget, Carson Valley Inn and Virginia City were among those who earned top honors in rural Nevada. Virginia City was voted best place to take a photo with the best rural special event, the camel races. The Bucket of Blood was voted the best rural saloon.


Friday, July 16
150 Years Ago

Hung: George Kirk, desperado was hanged by the Vigilance Committee of Virginia City. He was a native of Kentucky and 34 years of age. When he was 17, he engaged in horse stealing, and was pursued by the sheriff. Kirk shot the sheriff and made for Sonora, California. He looked like an overgrown boy. He spent his time drinking and gambling in the saloons and soon developed an ambition to become a fighter or desperado.
140 Years Ago
In brief: Doc Benton is bottling and shipping about 5,000 bottles of Glen Alpine Mineral Water per week.
The story that Hank Monk shed tears at the “Hazel Kirke Show,” he pronounces as a pure invention of the enemy.
The comet is leaving us at a rate of 3,000,000 miles a day. Any packages or bundles that the ladies wish the comet to carry should be packed without delay.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Oliver Roberts has re-painted his cigar Indian in colors to match the season.
A grasshopper plague has struck New Mexico and Arizona. Moral — Come to Nevada.
100 Years Ago
Confirms nomination: The Senate confirmed the nomination of Annie H. Martin as assayer in charge of the mint in Carson City. (Washington)
60 Years Ago
Advertisement: “New Carson Theatre, the incredible truth, ‘The Hoodlum Priest’ with Don Murray. Coming attractions, authentic films never before shown! ‘Mein Kampf.’”
20 Years Ago
Photo caption: Mike Clements of Custom Concrete Cutting in Reno tears down a building in preparation for The Courtyard, being built on North Carson Street across from Safeway. The complex is scheduled to be a 12,000-square foot upscale shopping center.

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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