Past Pages for October 16 to 19, 2021

Carson-Tahoe Hospital's first campus in 1955. A fire in 1968 destroyed the building, and the infirmary at Stewart was called into play. Construc tion for this building in 1949 topped out at $80,000.

Carson-Tahoe Hospital's first campus in 1955. A fire in 1968 destroyed the building, and the infirmary at Stewart was called into play. Construc tion for this building in 1949 topped out at $80,000.

Saturday
145 years ago
Smart rains the night before last, following a strong wind indicated a set storm; but last evening, barring a heavy burden of the Pogonip on the Sierra, the sky was comparatively fine again. The weather is more Aprilish than Autumnal.
140 years ago
Sarah Lindsey (the Greenwood woman), whose arrest for selling liquor to Indians was mentioned in the Appeal of Thursday last, had her trial yesterday before Judge Cary. It was a clear case against the woman, who was of course convicted, and who will this morning at 10 receive her sentence.
120 years ago
Chile Clover, better known as alfalfa was introduced in Carson Valley in 1864. At that time J.P. Petitgrew had heard of it as a most nutritious fodder and as an experiment planted four acres of land just north of the cottonwood grove on what has been known as the Pettigrew ranch, east of Gardnerville. Here the plant flourished and was planted by others, who were fortunate owners of what was then deemed poor soil, light and sandy. Today, not five tons to the acre is not above average.
80 years ago
Disabled ex-servicemen, patients in the U.S. veterans hospitals throughout the country, have been making approximately 50,000 poppies each week in preparation for the annual Buddy Poppy sale of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
50 years ago
Underground nuclear testing will continued at the Nevada Test Site unless there is a comprehensive test ban treaty forbidding all nuclear explosions by the world’s superpowers, says a Atomic Energy Commissioner.
20 years ago
It’s a sight not often seen on Carson City’s west side. A hulking U.S. Army “Chinook” helicopter stool quietly on the grounds of Carson Middle School on the hill of an October morning waiting to deliver a flag to C-Hill.
Sunday
145 years ago
Some merry fellows in the bar of Circe’s new French hotel on North Carson street were having a loud and lusty concert of their own as we passed that way last evening. There is nobody who likes better to hear himself sing than a Frenchman — unless it be another Frenchman.
140 years ago
Mrs. Elizabeth Fulstone, wife of Henry Fulstone, died in this city yesterday morning. Mrs. Fulstone was one of the oldest residents of Carson, having resided here when Nevada was Utah and a native of Bristol, England. Her life was exemplary.
120 years ago
The five-mile bicycle race for Sunday is all the talk. The Reno papers state that a large number of people from that city will be here to see the race. It certainly will be the greatest race of the kind ever ridden in the State.
80 years ago
Today it looks like Uncle Sam has need of a two-ocean navy that is both good and big — with one of our destroyers in the North Atlantic dented by a torpedo from a Nazi submarine, and Japan in the far Pacific making unmistakable signs of wanting to fight.
50 years ago
A group of off-duty Nevada State Prison guards Friday recovered the body of missing fellow guard James J. Halton in Washoe Lake. Halton, 44, has been missing since Oct. 4 when he was fishing the lake. A search by Washoe County Sheriff’s deputies was called off after three days by boat and airplane.
20 years ago
A substance found in a box of checks at a Carson City home does not appear to be anthrax, Carson City Sheriff’s Department Deputy Scott Bureau said Tuesday.
Tuesday
145 years ago
As he was returning from Dayton, last Tuesday, Mr. Patridge, of Six-mile Canyon saw a huge rattlesnake stretched across the road at a point a few hundred yards this side of the Rock Point Mill. Pulling out his revolver Mr. Partridge fired a shot at the reptile, killing it. It had sixteen rattles.
140 years ago
A man is known by the company he keeps out of.
120 years ago
An Astonished Man. Controller Davis arrived home yesterday from a trip to San Francisco, where he had been attending the Episcopal Convention — if you believe half the reports. He came into the new Appeal office which had been moved since he left town. On seeing the changes he nearly had a fit. He was saved by the use of proper stimulants.
80 years ago
Carson City’s service club members, both and men and women, will participate in a combined dinner meeting next Monday evening to discuss the final particulars for the Admission Day celebration. The Nevada Day committee feels that such a meeting will enable the residents of the community to familiarize themselves for the celebration of Nevada’s 77th birthday.
50 years ago
Judge Clark J. Guild, chairman for the Nevada State Museum and noted western Nevada jurist, has been selected as the grand marshal for the 1971 Nevada Day parade. He and his wife will lead the event.
20 years ago
About 50 people were evacuated from the secretary of state’s office Tuesday after an employee reported a suspicious powder fell from an envelope.
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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