Past Pages for June 9 to 11, 2021

North E Street near the railroad depot in Virginia City, probably in the late 19th century.

North E Street near the railroad depot in Virginia City, probably in the late 19th century.

Wednesday

145 years ago

Driftwood. The Sutro Independent of last Saturday says: The Carson river has risen considerably during the past eight or ten days, and has dislodged quite a large quantity of wood which had landed on its banks during the last spring drive. This wood is now floating down the river unclaimed and waiting for enterprising men to claim it.

120 years ago

Fred Short was held up last night and relieved of $30. He was going home about 11 o’clock and had reached a point near the corner of Taylor and Stewart streets when a man steeped from behind a fence and pointing a pistol at him, told him to “dig up.” Mr. Short thought it was some friend trying to scare him and tried to push him aside, when a second highwayman stepped out and attempted to strike him with a revolver. — Enterprise.

100 years ago

Last evening a ten-ton tractor, secured by the county from the war department, came in from Reno on its own power. From the way it hikes along and the fact that it is of the caterpillar variety, give assurance its one fo the best of its kind.

80 years ago

Sixty-three Japanese airplanes today bombed the heart of chunking. The raid followed an attack two days ago in which 461 persons were killed and 291 injured in a huge underground air raid shelter.

50 years ago

How does one hitch-hike around the South Pacific? Two Carson City residents are going to find out if it can be done — by aircraft. Cliff and Elizabeth Nelson left over the weekend for Travis Air Force Base, where the retired Air Force officer and his wife hope to be able to find tow seats on a plane going “anywhere west or south.”

20 years ago

An estimated 1,300 people gathered on Wednesday to pay their respects to a 16-year-old Carson High School student who died in a car accident Saturday. Joshua David Spuelher was killed while riding as a passenger in a car driven by another student.


Thursday

145 years ago

Early yesterday morning the war inaugurated Monday morning against the Chinese employed in this city was again continued. Sheriff Swift was mounted early and rode freely among the irate inhabitants who wanted to invoke war, counseling them to the quieter courses of peace. But before Sheriff Swift, some of the malcontents had gone out the line near Washoe and drove the peaceable Chinese toward the Mills Station in Washoe County.

120 years ago

Phobe P. Davis, a lady of 66 years of age, fell from passenger train No. 4 four miles west of Winnemucca early this morning. Strange to say, the old woman was not even badly hurt, escaping with a few slight bruises about the face. She was brought here by a section foreman, who found her sitting on the track near the spot where she fell from the train. — Silver State

100 years ago

Last evening the high school auditorium President Walter E. Clark of the University of Nevada delivered the commencement address to the 1921 graduating class of the high school of this city. Twelve students were given diplomas following the ceremony.

80 years ago

The Reno Tennis Club played the Carson Tennis Club yesterday and won a decided victory of ten matches to two. The matches were played on the Carson courts.

50 years ago

Carson City’s Civic Auditorium may become the Community College class center as a result of actions taken by the board of supervisors.

20 years ago

An exposed hazard at Washoe Lake that caused extensive damage to a Carson City man’s boat last summer may be the fault of a contractor who has been lax with repairs, officials say. A wave suppressor was constructed at the south boat ramp and several construction flaws caused its failure.


Friday

145 years ago

The Rat Match. — It appears that H. Nichols of Virginia City made the wager with Mr. Brule of the Muller Hotel of this city on the rat killing match. We make the correction now and await the fight. Catch your rats!

120 years ago

Wabuska is to have a blacksmith shop. This is necessary on the account of the large number of teams that are freighting out of that place now.

100 years ago

The first crop of hay is being cut in this and Carson Valley. At the Walsh place the mower is busy and several other farmers will put the machine to work Monday.

80 years ago

The Stewart baseball team defeated the prisoners 14 to 12 in the baseball game played in the prison yard Sunday afternoon.

50 years ago

Carson City firemen will play host to fire fighters from throughout the state at the annual convention of the Nevada State Fireman’s Association which begins June 24.

20 years ago

Chanting “zero-one, zero-one,” the 114 seniors lined up Thursday evening to take their place in history as the first Dayton High School graduating class to break into the triple digits.

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

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