Past Pages for October 9 to 12, 2021

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade in about 1950.

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade in about 1950.

Saturday
145 years ago
A Beautiful Flag. At the Governor’s office may be seen the memorial flag made for the Mexican Veteran’s of the State of Nevada. It is of heavy silk trimmed with gold fringe and is mounted on a staff which is surrounded by a golden eagle.
140 years ago
Again in Carson. Our old townsman, Thos. J. Tennant, ex-legislator, political stalwart and general rustler, returned to Carson yesterday after an absence of about six weeks. Tom is a healthy looking traveler, and has a pair of cheeks as brown as a Carson valley harvest hand. During his absence he traveled through all the counties of Eastern Nevada, his business being conducted with land matters. He made his journeying on horseback, and during the trip traveled over 2,700 miles in the saddle.
120 years ago
The Cal-Vada company will have the product of its borax fields in Churchill county to Winnemucca or Wadsworth with team traction engines. The fields are 54 miles from Lovelock, but because of the heavy grades, the traction engines could not be used.
80 years ago
The public is cordially invited to attend the presentation of the Nevada State Flag to Ormsby County (Carson City) at 7:30 o’clock October 10 at the courtroom in the Ormsby County courthouse. The State Bar Association made available 17 flags for each county.
50 years ago
Construction on Carson City’s first major hotel in 100 years is expected to begin within a few days and a name has been picked for the 200-room, 11-story $7.5 million structure. The hotel will be called the “Ormsby House.” Forty years ago the Laxalt family purchased the first Ormsby House (90 years ago).
20 years ago
Bright red banners and balloons danced in a light October breeze at Mills Park’s Pony Express Pavilion Saturday as people lined up to join Oktoberfest, a celebration to benefit the library.
Sunday
145 years ago
Elder Millard informs us that Joseph Smith, Jr., the acknowledged head of the Josephite Mormons, will be here in a few days. He will preach to the brethren while here.
140 years ago
A very large audience assembled at the Opera House last night to witness the performance of the Chinese dramatic company now playing a protracted engagement in Carson. The performance last night was highly amusing, and was thoroughly appreciated even by those who had to rely solely on the pantomiming part of the show.
120 years ago
It now seems that the much talked of race between wheelmen Wing and Stanley will be a matter of fact. Arrangements have been completed whereby the tow fast riders will meet in this city, one week from Sunday. This will be the greatest race between the two men ever held in this city, or state.
80 years ago
President Roosevelt today criticized the nation for permitting conditions leaving 50 percent of the youth unfit mentally and physically for army service, and announced the taking of steps to salvage 200,000 of the one million rejected.
50 years ago
Nevada State Highway Dept. resident engineer C.V. McPartland of Fernley revealed that a recent excavation for highway construction near Gabbs had turned up an interesting metallic ore deposit. At a point where the new highway was designed to climb the foothills to the 6,700 summit, a cut was made which revealed lead and silver ore which assayed out at some $23 per ton. Prospectors, hearing of the strike, began staking claims on both sides of the new highway all the way to the summit.
20 years ago
If all goes as planned, Carson City’s C-Hill on the southwest side of the city will be decorated with a 120-foot-by-67 foot American flag by Sunday. The 1,000-pound flag is the brainchild of Dan Mooney and Gilbert Ayarbe.
Tuesday
145 years ago
The unusual phenomenon of a thunder shower was experienced here yesterday. The amount of rain which fell was small, but the aging of the dust was quite complete and as a blessing, was very welcome and decided.
140 years ago
A cigar dealer says that youths under the age of 14 years consume seventy five percent of the cigarettes sold in this city.
120 years ago
A Hot Time. Two alarms of fire were sounded last evening. One caused by a brush fire on the divide and the other was a police call from the First Ward boys who were bombarding the Dunlap residence with rocks.
80 years ago
Contractor Herb Dressler of Minden has started construction of a new Christian Science church building in Carson City. Cement has been poured for the foundation of the roomy frame structure that will be erected on the northwest corner of the block on which the Methodist church and parsonage buildings stand.
50 years ago
A 74-year old state employee was booked into Carson City Jail on charges of disturbing the peace and illegal possession of mace after allegedly spraying a slot mechanic in the face with the chemical. The man became angry when the slot mechanic asked the man to stop pulling the slot machine handles the way he was.
20 years ago
Finally, good news from the gas company. The lowering tide of wholesale gas prices following last year’s record highs, may mean decreased monthly gas bills by the end of this year.

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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