Past Pages for November 24 to 26, 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
Orphans: Gregoire del Carman Lluguna, aged five years and eight months, and Ruperto Lluguna, aged three years, both full orphans from Storey county were admitted to the State Orphans Home, making 26 boys and 10 girls in that institution.
140 Years Ago
In brief: The sulphurous acid fumes from the Mint were thick enough to cut with a knife. But nobody is kicking.
130 Years Ago
Home Industry Club: The Oakland Times is getting up a “Home Industry Club,” with people who will agree to buy from Oakland storekeepers, all things being equal. It will serve to set people thinking about the matter, if it does nothing else. What about a club in Carson!
100 Years Ago
Gratitude, a poem
What am I thankful for?
For home and friends,
For food and all good gifts
That Heaven sends.
Yea, for all these and more;
For pain and sorrow
For briers and stones that make my pathway
And for stern rebuff,
Grateful for all the thorny way I’ve trod,
For every hurt that sends me back to God.
70 Years Ago
Thanksgiving Party: Members of St. Peter’s Guild made plans for the cooked food and apron sale in the Guild Hall. President George Washington’s first Thanksgiving proclamation was read, and the history of the first Thanksgiving in the United States presented.
20 Years Ago
Advertisement: “’The Music Man.’ Don’t miss this award winning score… including, ‘Seventy-Six Trombones,’ ‘Goodnight My Someone’ and ‘‘Til There Was You.’ Weekends, Carson City Community Center.”


Thursday
150 Years Ago
Advertisement: “ Tunnel Company Proposal directed to J. D. Bethel, Dayton, Nevada, for delivering the following Timber and Lumber at the four shafts of the Sutro Tunnel Company during December, January, February and March next:
800 Timbers 10 x 10 inches, 18 feet long---144 M
800 Timbers 10 X 10 inches, 18 feet long—120 M
2400 Planks 2 x 12 inches, 20 feet long--96 M
1200 Planks 3 x 12 inches, 20 feet long--72 MW
140 Years Ago
Stolen: Parson Davis’ overshoes were stolen from the doorstep of his residence. The Parson said that the thief may be needier than himself, and he is welcome to them. He did not say whether the shoes were nearly worn out or not.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Female prize fights have begun to be the correct athletic sport in the East. In the wild and woolly West they would not be tolerated.
The liveliest camp of its size in the State is Silver City. All are working, money is plentiful, poker games are frequent, whisky is plentiful and everybody happy.
100 Years Ago
Anti-beer bill: President Harding signed the Willis-Campbell anti-beer bill as well as the sale of medicinal beer. Permits issued to the seventeen breweries to manufacture pre-prohibition beer to seventeen breweries will be withdrawn by the Secretary of the Treasury Mellon.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre—‘Wild Geese Calling,’ a 20th Century Fox Picture with Henry Fonda and Joan Bennett. All the thundering, drama, romance of the best-selling novel!”
20 Years Ago
Photo caption: Linda Nelson looks over pottery on display at the Carson High School Craft Fair on Saturday. Hundreds of shoppers scan over items made by crafters from Nevada and California. The annual event is a fund-raiser for the school.


Friday
150 Years Ago
Smallpox: The loathsome disease has made its appearance in Carson Valley, and may be looked for in this city at any moment. A man who lives beyond Genoa came to the city badly broken out with what he supposed to be measles, but the physician called it genuine smallpox. Vaccination ought to be generally resorted to.
140 Years Ago
New Stage Station: A Luning stage station has been established with a tri-weekly line of stages to Grantsville, Belmont and Tybo. The rails will be laid to Soda Springs and connection made with Belleville, Gold Mountain and others.
130 Years Ago
Cherry Creek Mining sale: The Hayward party of San Francisco has purchased the Nelson Con. M. & M., and they will commence working to pump the water out of the Star Mine. We hope to be able to congratulate the people of Cherry Creek on having a live San Francisco company operating on Star Hill. (White Pine News)
100 Years Ago
Lost: The Carson High football team was defeated by the fast scrub team of the University of Nevada by the score of 56-0. The U. of N. team was too heavy and too fast. The university team has had flashy players, the best one being Proctor Hug.
70 Years Ago
Tungsten claims: R. Rysch and associates of Fallon have taken a three-year option on six of the 14 tungsten claims in the area of Carson City. They are owned by Frank Folsom and others. The claims are east of the Carson River, and the mill site will be close to the site of the mill erected by George Chuck that was dismantled.
20 Years Ago
Clear Creek: The newly formed Clear Creek Watershed Council are trying to prioritize the most important issues regarding Clear Creek by setting a clear identity of who was in charge of protecting the creek, maintaining the water quality and protecting wild life. Fifty area residents met to discuss the future of Clear Creek, the last perennial tributary to the Carson River.
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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