Past Pages for March 17 to 19, 2021

The Vivian Mill in about 1885. The mill was the eastern most mill in Carson River Canyon.

The Vivian Mill in about 1885. The mill was the eastern most mill in Carson River Canyon.

Wednesday
150 Years Ago
The Capitol: Building of the interior of the new State Capitol goes on with ten or twelve men employed. Doors have been hung, locks put on and second coat of painting throughout. The workforce will increase next week and finishing touches done as soon as possible.
140 Years Ago
All sorts: The Governor vetoed the bill partially repealing the 12 o’clock law. A good many of the lawmakers will leave Carson the last of the week; some of them would like to take it away with them.
120 Years Ago
Liquid fire: The high wind crossed the electric light wires with the telephone wires, and the “liquid fire” played havoc at the central office. Miss Pearl Cowing received a shock. Mr. Bixby and Eidenreich swept the fuses off and saved the switchboard.
110 Years Ago
Old songs to be the order: The Old-Song Minstrels will be presented in the opera house by the Nevada State Band. It will be true to its name because all the songs will be old-time favorites. Among them: Old Kentucky Home, Silver Threads Among the Gold, Belle Brandon, Love’s Old Sweet Song, Old Oaken Bucket…
70 Years Ago
Leisure Hour Club: A one-act play entitled “Moonshine” was presented at the meeting of the Leisure Hour Club. Two members of the cast were Forest Hall, the “Moonshiner and Walter Wilson, the “revenooer [sic].”
20 Years Ago
Russian space station: The Mir space station returned to Earth in pieces ending its 15 year, 2.2 billion-mile odyssey. It ended with a fiery plunge into the South Pacific. The jewel of Russia’s space program had gone as planned, a series of engine firings, meant to ensure that no populated areas were in jeopardy.
Thursday
150 Years Ago
Numbers: Steps ought to be taken to number the houses in the business portion of this city. It is currently difficult to describe, orally or in writing or in print, the exact locality of a business stand.
140 Years Ago
St. Patrick’s Day: The Sons of Erin celebrated in a quiet and orderly manner. There was no over-indulgence in intoxicating beverages and Ed Sweeney’s green flag was unfurled alongside the stars and stripes. Nearly everyone in town wore a green ribbon.
120 Years Ago
Advertisements: “Don’t put poor lining on a good dress. F. W. Day keeps the best and a fine assortment.” “For a good, clean, well cooked meal go to the Capitol Lunch counter. Only White labor employed.”
110 Years Ago
Leisure Hour: The Leisure Hour Club gave a big noise. The printers are going to have the big time. They will congregate tomorrow at the Park Hotel where a big spread and big time is planned. They have made arrangements to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the formation of the Union in this State, the oldest union doing business.
70 Years Ago
Rent control: President Truman signed emergency legislation extending federal rent control until June 30. It affects areas that have not decontrolled themselves, but he took no affirmative action to extend controls beyond the March 31, the extension date of the rent law.
20 Years Ago
Flu: This season the flu was the lightest in four years even though there was a shortage of vaccine in the fall. The flu accounted for 4.1 percent of visits to doctors.
Friday
150 Years Ago
What girls should drink: According to Dr. Dio Lewis in his book, “Our Girls,” he states that young women who want clear, fine skin should not drink tea. It compromises the complexion. Weak tea or coffee may be used occasionally without harm. All young women could preserve a soft clear skin by only drinking water.
140 Years Ago
All sorts: About 200 men are employed in the mines in Candelaria. Uhl & Leonhard of the Union market have purchased the Eagle market and now have a corner on the meat business.
120 Years Ago
Gov. Sparks picture rejected: A very badly executed picture of the late Gov. John Sparks reached the Capitol and was unboxed. It was a flat, colorless picture which bore little resemblance to the original and had no background. It was in a cheap frame and only about half the size.
110 Years Ago
Women Suffrage Celebration: A welcome address was given by Mrs. H. Stanislawski and under the presiding genius of Miss Felice Cohn, two of the ladies chiefly instrumental in bringing about the success of the movement. The ladies rejoiced and were glad because the suffragette resolution passed.
70 Years Ago
Legislative bills signed: AB178—Allows counties to use voting machines. AB201—Raises salaries of clerk of justice courts from $200 to $250 a month. SB139—Makes it unlawful for privately-owned vehicles equipped with red lights and sirens to use Nevada highways.
20 Years Ago
Nevada author dies: Robert Laxalt, a renowned Nevada author, passed away at the age of 77. His writings were rich in Basque culture and sprang from his own family experiences.

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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