Past Pages for June 23 to 25, 2021

Daun Bohall Collection/Nevada State Museum

Daun Bohall Collection/Nevada State Museum

Wednesday

145 years ago

Man Hurt. A man was severely injured at a flume some ten miles north of Carson, yesterday. A stick of wood was thrown out of the flume, striking him in the side. Drs. Davison and White were sent for last evening.

140 years ago

H.M. Yerington has purchased the Tybo locomotive form the Eureka & Pallisade Company, and she is now undergoing the necessary repairs to fit her for work on the Bodie and Mono Lake Road.

120 years ago

A bold attempt to rob the retort house of the Standard Consolidated Mining company at Bodie was made about 3 o’clock Monday morning. One bar of bullion valued at $3,000, had been secured and the thieves were trying to open another retort when they were interrupted by Boe Beck, the night watchman. A gun fight ensued and Beck received a bullet in the shoulder. The thieves escaped leaving their plunder behind.

80 years ago

Carson and Reno softball teams divided honors of the doubleheader played on the Carson field last evening. The Safeways of Carson and Reno defeated the Reno K.C. Boys, and the Reno Laundry outscored the Carson Rotary Club.

50 years ago

“Racial feelings are still running high” at the Nevada State Prison’s maximum security section, Warden Carl Hocker said today. He said the men would continue to be confined to their cells except for lunch time until he was satisfied inmates “can live together.”

20 years ago

Carson City officials can ignore petitions seeking to preserve Fuji Park and the fairgrounds because of a legal technicality, a deputy district attorney has said.


Thursday

145 years ago

The Body of Burgesses will be received here on Sunday or Monday and will be buried in Carson. Burgesses was killed by Indians at Red Canyon, on his way to the Black Hills, about two months ago.

140 years ago

The Indian Census. Captain Dave, Nu-ma-na, the Indian census taker, has completed his labors and makes a report which shows 3,111 Indians in Nevada, 1,587 of which are males and 1,524 females. They own 2,523 horses, 215 dogs and 449 guns, 841 are married, 804 are single, 122 have lost their mates or are divorced and 1,343 in an unclassified relationship.

120 years ago

Yesterday afternoon the Chairman of the Decoration and Illumination Committee made an application to the Board of Capitol Commissioners for permission to erect the Queen’s throne on the east portico of the Capitol building and also a dancing platform, six inches above the grass. The board unanimously approved the application for the four days of Carnival Week.

80 years ago

The first meeting of the Nevada employment security council, appointed recently by Governor E. P. Carville under authority of the new law passed by the 1941 legislature is being held at the Capitol today.

50 years ago

Plans for Carson City’s sump pump search moved forward another notch this morning when Henry Etchemendy, Carson City manager, set a tentative date for the start of the search. Shortly after July 1 the city will look for illegal sump pumps hooked to the sanitary system.

20 years ago

Handcrews on Thursday managed to finish a preliminary line around the Martis fire blaze, which they will be building on through today.


Friday

145 years ago

Carson Valley News: The Morrisites, another offshoot of Mormonism, held a meeting in the Court House last Sunday afternoon. A very small gathering of brothers and sisters of that ilk, with a smart sprinkling of out-side barbarians who were attracted by the promised divulgement of the seat of the Kingdom of God on earth, were on hand to hear brother Roberts.

140 years ago

Night before last another man met with a violent death in Virginia City. Dennis Hennessy, the Deputy County Clerk, stabbed Daniel Kelleher in the groin with a pocket knife and he died in a few moments from loss of blood. The result was from a drunken tussle.

120 years ago

The Queen. Word comes from Gardnerville that the people of Douglas are piling money into the bank there as a deposit for votes to be put in the last day and that they will have the Queen of the Carnival at any cost.

80 years ago

Organization of an ambulance and first aid unit, manned entirely by women, is being planned by the Women’s Motor Transport Association throughout Nevada.

50 years ago

Douglas County Commissioners Monday unanimously adopted an advertising control ordinance which, among other things, prohibits all signs advertising activities not carried on the parcel of land upon which the sign is located.

20 years ago

While some Fallon residents have speculated leukemia victims had the disease before living in Churchill County, at least seven of 14 victims spent more than two years in Churchill County before being diagnosed.

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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