Past Pages for July 17 to 20, 2021

John Meder Collection

John Meder Collection

Saturday
150 Years Ago
“Carson Theater, Grand Opening Night of Prof. Haselmayer. In his famous and world-renowned feats of Prestidigitation: Music! Magic! Mice! and educated birds! Together with his wonderful Musical Instrument, The Stylocarfe, called by some of the press – ‘Tronduenmiphilipenotrascomoments [sic].’ Also the wonder from an aerial bell and the performance of educated canaries, java sparrows, parakeets and mice. Admission, 1 dollar, Children, under 12 years of age, 50 cents.”
140 Years Ago
A poem (in part):
“The Carson Fishers
Now comes the sultry Summer time,
The fisherman is on the wing,
He seeks the cool, delightful pools,
Where the greenest mosses cling,
Sneaks back at twilight to his home
And lies about his string…”
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Hoodlums now jeer at the Prince of Wales.
Frank Golden’s store has a display of beautiful medals to be given away by the Literary and Debating Societies on the night of their entertainment.
A new stage line to Lake Tahoe will be put on in a few days by Oliver Roberts using the King’s canyon route. He will run six horses giving people more picturesque scenery and an easier grade.
100 Years Ago
Big event: Shirt-sleeve dance, to be given by the American Legion. The big dance of the season. There will be a fine of 25 cents for any one wearing a coat. This will be enforced.
60 Years Ago
Photo caption: Gertrude Gottschalk, Democratic National Committee woman for Nevada, installed new officers of the Ormsby County Democratic Women’s Club. Pictured with Mrs. Gottschalk are Ruby Fitzgerald, first vice president; Ethel Kelly, president; Wilma Kahn, recording secretary; and Alice Darrigrand, treasurer…
20 Years Ago
Top weekend draw: The No. 1 movie with a weekend gross of $21.7 million is “Cats and Dogs,” a family film. The No. 2 movie is “Scary Movie 2” which made $21 million. No. 3 is “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” with $14.1 million.
Sunday
150 Years Ago
Wooden circus: A dray loaded with swinging apparatus and wooden horses was driven through Carson street creating commotion among the small boys and merriment among the larger ones.
140 Years Ago
In brief: President Garfield is now pronounced out of danger.
130 Years Ago
Orphans’ Home: The new water works at the Orphans’ Home is now in running order. The well furnishes an inexhaustible supply of pure water for irrigation and domestic use.
100 Years Ago
“The Kentucky Colonel” at the Grand Theater: One of the masterpieces of Opie Read is to be shown. The play stars Joseph Dowling, who played in the “Miracle Man,” and is set in the southland of America where handsome women and gallant men abound.
60 Years Ago
Advertising: “Skyview Drive-In Theater—Buck Nite: ‘The Boy and the Pirates’ and ‘Pork Chop Hill’ with Gregory Peck.
20 Years Ago
Chamber President: The new Chamber President, Wayne Pedlar, moved from New Jersey to Carson City. “I’m amazed by how much beauty there is in the desert,” he said. He brought his wife Cheryl and youngest daughter Leanne to Nevada in 1996 and enjoys being involved finding himself serving on the Carson City Planning Commission, and the new president of both the Nevada Manufacturers Association and the Carson City Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday
150 Years Ago
Rusticating: Nine Daytonites went up to Lake Bigler, fully supplied with tents, camp equipage and liquid provisions. The Californians will begin to pour over the ridge to the head of the lake and to Sugar Pine Point during the present month, and the rush will continue until about the middle of September. The best time for rough and ready fellows and sportsmen to go is about the first of September. These nights are uncomfortable, but the days are delightful, the lake motionless, and the mountain slopes and marshes from the head of the lake via Emerald Bay to Truckee outlet abound in game, such as bear, deer, grouse, and smaller birds.
140 Years Ago
A new industry: Yank, the wide-awake oracle of the Lake, is making arrangements for the building of a trout hatchery. There are seasons when the trout in the stream are very coy and being gorged with food refuse and all kinds of bait. Fishermen are frustrated. Yank proposes to breed the fish in a big tank and sell them to tourists who are unable to catch them in the usual way.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Sparkling, cooling and refreshing orange cider, ginger ale, sarsaparilla and iron and creamy Boca beer to be had at Chas. H. Kelly.
Two six-horse teams will go from Carson to Steamboat, besides a large number of buggies loaded with people who want to see the races and ball game.
100 Years Ago
People and Notes of interest: Mrs. Mae Noonan has been called to Reno where she will be engaged in a nursing case. (She had a birthing house in Carson City.)
60 Years Ago
(Photo caption) Bodie, pictured from its famed “boot hill” lay under a carpet of clouds unaware that it had been named by Secretary of the Interior Udall on the national monument list. The town, a scarecrow in the sky 15 miles from Bridgeport, was serviced almost exclusively by Carson City. It now has one resident, a watchman. Virginia City was also included in the proclamation. (Dolan photo)
20 Years Ago
Focus on families: Denise Sims, new Director of the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, plans to focus on families. She worked at the Nevada State Museum for 10 years planning special events, working with exhibits, etc. and plans to increase membership, grant writing and establishing a docent council of volunteers.

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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