Past Pages for March 24 to 26, 2021

Buildings along the north side of Taylor Street between B and A streets in Virginia City.

Buildings along the north side of Taylor Street between B and A streets in Virginia City.

Wednesday
150 Years Ago
Chicken thieves: Two “chiccories” were robbed in the eastern part of the city. The thief had gotten chickens at the first establishment. He was disrobed just as he got his fingers upon the fifth foul. A long-range shotgun is good for the hen fever.
140 Years Ago
The new pipe organ: The new organ for St. Peter’s Church will be in operation soon. Mrs. D. A. Bender is due the presence of the organ here and has received a letter from J. A. Paine, of Oakland, who represents the greatest organ builders in the United States. The organ built for Carson is “the clearest voiced and best constructed” ever turned out on the Pacific Coast. Mr. Walley of Oakland, who is new in Carson, is placing it in the Church. (Tribune)
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Everybody in Glenbrook is locating mining claims, and the town is quoted as nearly going crazy. Two hundred men are employed in Candelaria and there is considerable talk of dull times. Instead of making it the “hurrah” town of former years the miners are saving their money and laying up a sack for a rainy day.
110 Years Ago
Methodist church: The ladies of the Church have prepared a very interesting program for their social to be given at the Church parlors. Everybody is invited to come and bring in their fancy work.
70 Years Ago
Carson City Rotary: The Rotary held their weekly meeting at the Carson Hot Springs. The following directors were appointed to serve for the current year: Arthur E. Bernard, Earl C. Branson, Dwight F .Dilts, George R. Egan, Frank Gregory, John Sullivan and Roy M. Whitacre.
20 Years Ago
Gas survey, Carson City: Eagle Gas--$1.63 per gallon. Silver City RV Park--$1.67 a gallon.
Thursday
150 Years Ago
Orphans: Three boys were admitted to the State Orphan’s Home increasing the number in the institution to twenty-one, thirteen boys and eight girls.
140 Years Ago
Crying babies: There is a never failing remedy for a crying child. Who will try it? Dash a cup full of water in the infant’s face. It won’t hurt it. Dipping its head in water is just as good and never fails to stop squalls. (Vallejo Recorder)
130 Years Ago
All sorts: The latest tipple consists of an extract of Jamaica ginger. It is said to excoriate the throat in a most delightful way and to produce a “jag” whose proportions are simply immense. The bibulation makes one feel like an incarnate volcano on the rampage.
110 Years Ago
Roosevelt reception: On April 3, Theodore Roosevelt will visit Reno and will deliver an address to the people on “Good Citizenship.” The following letter has been addressed to the people of Reno in regard to the coming meeting and speech: Carson City, March 24, 1911. “With a view to making arrangements for the proper entertainment of Hon. Theodore Roosevelt during his visit to our state, and in recognition of the resolution passed by the State Legislature during the session…. I shall go to Reno tomorrow night to confer with the heads of the municipality… that we might meet together and plan for the reception of Nevada’s distinguished guest.” Tasker L. Oddie
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Beautiful Home, full price $10,000, combination frame and brick with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, and nook. Large living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, automatic oil furnace and water heater, utility room and laundry. Attached garage. Located on fashionable Mary Street in Carson City, NV, partly furnished, can be had with only $2300 down, $64 per month F.H.A. and G. I., shown by appointment, August L. Brinkby, Realtor…”
20 Years Ago
Hispanic growth: There are dramatic increases in the number of Hispanic residents. Hispanic people are 14 percent of Carson City’s population with 7,466 people, and 13.5 percent of Douglas County’s with 3,057.
 
Friday
150 Years Ago
Skirmish: A ranchman and a city teamster were in a lively and amusing skirmish resulting in the demolition of a pane of glass. There were more men gathered about the scene of the conflict than seen since the Legislature adjourned. Carson street looked as lively as described by Mark Twain when a milk wagon ran away and turned over a peanut stand.
140 Years Ago
Insane asylum: Messrs. Hobart and Schooling for the care of the insane express themselves pleased with the location of the Bowers property and are favorably impressed with its sanitary arrangements and adaptability for an insane asylum. When the Governor returns, there will be a meeting of the Board to consider purchasing the mansion. No agreement was arrived between the Board and Mrs. Bowers as to the price, but both thought that a satisfactory arrangement can be made.
130 Years Ago
Arbor day: When Arbor day comes, those living near the street leading to the entrance of the Fair Grounds should turn out and plant trees. Then the approach to the grounds can be made very attractive. The citizens of Carson should assist in the matter.
110 Years Ago
Public school for Orphans: The Governor signed a law allowing the Orphans of the State Home to attend the public schools. Carson schools must adopt industrial training among its studies or instructions in order to do this. The Orphans Home is nearly three-quarters of a mile from the Central school which could cause problems during the winter months. (The Orphans prior to this had their own school house on the grounds of the Orphanage, now a gym).
70 Years Ago
4-H Club: The Knitters and Pearlers 4-H Club held their regular meeting and worked on posters for 4-H. At the close of the meeting refreshments were served by Georgia Myers.
20 Years Ago
Swastika: Motorcyclists protested at the Carson City courthouse over whether they can wear a swastika on their vests in the building. Protesters refused an order from courthouse security officers to remove their vests with swastikas, or leave, and issued tickets with a fine of $210 each.

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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