Past Pages for July 28 to 30, 2021

Photo provided Tallac pier is advertised in this undated historical photo.

Photo provided Tallac pier is advertised in this undated historical photo.

Wednesday
150 Years Ago
A tangible ghost: The White Pine papers gave an account of the death and burial of a man named Edward Girard of the sporting fraternity of California and Nevada called “Frenchy.” He died from exposure in a snow storm. Yesterday we saw the veritable “Frenchy,” or Edward Girard, on the streets of Carson, looking younger from his two years’ confinement in the cold, cold grave.
140 Years Ago
Robbed: The house of W. R. Musgrove was entered and robbed by forcing a hole through the screen door and unlocking it through the hole. Drawers were ransacked, contents scattered and a general confusion was the scene.
Later, Mr. Musgrove thrust a fork into the hay in the barn and encountered something hard where he found the missing silverware where the thieves had secreted it. An inventory of the losses show that about $100 in jewelry and articles of clothing were missing. A year ago the next door house, occupied by Rev. George R. Davis, was robbed in a similar manner.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Thunderstorms all around us. Catfish in the millions at Washoe Lake – fish and mosquitos biting.
100 Years Ago
Memorial building: The scaffolding about the Memorial building has been removed giving it a far better appearance. The plastering is nearly finished, and interior work is next.
60 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre,” Walt Disney’s, ‘The Parent Trap.’”
“Sky View Drive-in Theatre, ‘One Foot in Hell,’ with Alan Ladd and Don Murray, ‘Macumba Love,’ blood lust of the voodoo queen.”
20 Years Ago
Top Video Rentals: “The Wedding Planner,” “Unbreakable,” “Cast Away,” “Save the Last Dance,” “Snatch”…
Thursday
150 Years Ago
Chinatown: The portion of Carson City known as Chinatown has been rebuilt upon the ruins of the late fire. Dr. Ah Kee is putting up a substantial fire proof stone building fourteen feet high on the lot adjoining his office and store.
140 Years Ago
In brief: Charles Hope was arrested on the charge of opium smoking. He finds it impossible to break off the addiction.
130 Years Ago
What a holy howling there would be if newspaper men all over the land should suddenly tell all that they know.
100 Years Ago
Canada second: Canada has one car to every twenty-one people. It is the second largest automobile user in world. The United States leads, followed by Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Cuba and the United Kingdom.
60 Years Ago
Photo caption: Carson High School cheerleaders as they left for a week-long session of Cheer Leaders School at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. The four girls will be among representatives of schools from throughout the Western United States who gather to attend classes in gymnastics, crowd psychology, cheer leading techniques and good sportsmanship. Father James McNally, Hop and Howard Adams and Bill Kangas made the trip possible. The girls were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ross Schoolroy. Pictured are Kathy Graham, Sandy Armstrong, Mary Parmenter and Judy Stewart.
20 Years Ago
Photo caption: Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn portrays the engineer of the ‘Victory Train’ in a mock up put together by Dayton painter Steven Saylor. Saylor is taking photographs to use as models for a new painting called, ‘The Victory Train.’ Prints of Saylor’s paintings will be sold to benefit the restoration of the McKeen Car, a self-propelled, 70-foot train car that was once a diner.
Friday
150 Years Ago
Hurdies at Empire: The hurdies that have occupied the building corner of Carson and Fifth streets, have pulled up stakes and moved to Empire City. They have leased a house for six months, taking with them all the furniture, bar fixtures, and musicians.
140 Years Ago
Relic of the Past: A copy of the Carson Independent of June 30, 1864 with the name of Lincoln and Johnson has the Logan Hotel, located on the banks of Lake Bigler. Lee & Ryland’s grand “equescurriulum” is advertised for two nights, an editorial headed by “Panics” calling for people at the Bay to hold onto their stocks, Mark Twain has resigned his position on the Enterprise and will localize on the Call. We hope Mark may prosper in San Francisco.
130 Years Ago
Good fruit: F. Veerkamp has been bringing fruit to Carson City in a covered wagon. It is much better than the fruit that comes by rail and is sold at a reasonable price. He proposes to run two wagons a week and is now selling peaches at $1.15 a box.
100 Years Ago
Kit Carson Tree: The dedication is to take place at the place where the Kit Carson stood on the Alpine highway. It was at this point that John C. Fremont camped. The memorial is to be placed on the stump of the tree.
60 Years Ago
KOLO-TV schedule: Abbott & Costello, Trackdown, Cheyenne, Highway Patrol, Spike Jones Show, Ann Sothern and Perry Mason.
20 Years Ago
100-Year old: Lourinda Wines, a 100-year old, is fulfilling one of her dreams by taking an hour-long hot air balloon ride above Carson Valley.

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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