Past Pages for Oct. 13-15, 2021

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade in about 1950.

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade in about 1950.

 Wednesday

145 years ago

A man named Rolf was knocked down by a passing train in Gold Hill night before last and received what are regarded as serious injuries. He was drunk.

140 years ago

The Nevada State Fair special train left here yesterday morning with 77 passengers, 37 of whom were Carsonites, 28 from Virginia City, and 12 from Gold Hill. Comment not in order at present.

120 years ago

Jack Savage, who has been working on the Virginia City flume in Little Valley has returned to this city. He states that sixteen inches of snow fell in the valley during the late storm and considerable remains on the summit at present.

80 years ago

Pheasant and quail season opened around Carson several minutes in advance of the legal opening hour Sunday morning. The riser gun fired was the signal for may hunters to get into action with the scatter guns in manner to make some of the city’s residents awaken with a start and think for a moment it wasn’t the Fourth of July.

50 years ago

Nevada Highway death toll last year…210 and this year…214.

20 years ago

Gas masks, compressors and an array of exotic-looking apparatus used in mining rescue were carefully laid out for inspection on Thursday as members of the Nevada Mine Safety and Training section met in Carson City.


Thursday

145 years ago

More like April or May than October is this cloudy weather and these occasional showers. It is decidedly a pleasant change from long continued drought.

140 years ago

The Virginia Chronicle of last evening says: Willie Piper, the 11-year-old son of John Piper, accidentally shot himself yesterday on B street, their the engine house, where he and another small boy were playing with a pistol. The wound, in his wrist, is severe and painful.

120 years ago

Nevada peaches are in the market and some of them are equal to any raised in California. The Nevada farmers should devote more time and land to cultivating peaches as the Nevada comes in when California crop is exhausted.

80 years ago

“Chuck” Roberts, employee at Martin’s didn’t do so badly at hunting Sunday. He got his limit of both quail and pheasant. On a Carson Valley ranch early in the morning. In the afternoon Roberts decided to go after bigger game. He spend only 45 minutes hunting for venison in the mountains west of the valley when he brought down a buck. Three limits in record time in one day!

50 years ago

Since Oct. 8, 1921 when they were married in Reno, Mr. and Mrs. Dominque Laxalt has visions of a new hotel for Carson City. This week, just a few days form the time they were married a half century before, their sons, and one daughter are making that dream a reality.

20 years ago

Carson City firefighters evacuated five Ridgecrest drive residents from their home Friday afternoon after the family was exposed to an unknown, powdery substance.


Friday

145 years ago

We are informed through a private matter from Churchill county that a fight occurred between two men named Ritchie and Williams, in which Ritchie was killed. All we are told is the men were stock raisers, and upon meeting had high words and from words came shooting.

140 years ago

A county fair will be held down at Pizen Switch the latter part of this month. A coin premium will be offered to the best draw-pokerite showing up at the Switch, which will be free to the coast. Age, set or previous condition not barred.

120 years ago

The Appeal is now being published under a new roof. The old Rail corner has become part of the Appeal property and has been modeled to accommodate the machinery and fixtures of the office. This is the first move the paper has made in nearly forty years. The office devil has been given a gentle hint that it would be necessary to remove a part of the accumulate exchanges and otherwise keep the new place in a pretense of order. To both friend and enemy we are duly thankful.

80 years ago

Joe Wycoff, tried in federal court yesterday on a liquor-to-Indian charge, was declared guilty by the jurors who heard the evidence. Wycoff, who was up for his fourth offense of the kind, was sentenced to a year and seven months and fined one dollar.

50 years ago

A Lake Tahoe restaurant man and his wife were rescued late Tuesday morning from the middle of the lake where thy had been stranded in their small outboard motor boat for 18 hours after the engine failed.

20 years ago

Plans for a cultural arts center in Carson City took a giant step forward Friday as Joe McCarthy, executive director of the Brewery Arts Center, signed an agreement with St. Teresa of Avila to purchase the historic church on King St.

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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