Past Pages for October 23 to 26, 2021

The Vivian Mill in about 1885. The mill was the eastern most mill in Carson River Canyon.

The Vivian Mill in about 1885. The mill was the eastern most mill in Carson River Canyon.

Saturday
145 years ago
Doctor Butts made an incision into the face of Carson street yesterday and performed the operation of lithotripsy upon some of the flag-stones of the old granite crossing opposite the west front of the Capitol. The effect a permanent, radical cure of the maladies which here so long and so painfully affected that part of Carson street.
140 years ago
An earthquake shock was felt in this city night before last about a quarter to 7 o’clock. The motion was from southwest to northeast.
120 years ago
Thresher’s Dance. At Genoa next Friday evening the dance of the season will take place. Once a year the thresher’s dance is given and this is the time. Husking bees and barn railings are mere pastimes compared to a dance of this kind.
80 years ago
Governor E.P. Carville went to Reno today at the invitation of the Garden Club and participated in a tree-planting program at Idlewild Park.
50 years ago
Nevada Highway death toll this year…220. And last year…214.
20 years ago
With a swish of hoop skirts, the old ballroom at the Brewery Arts Center will be transformed to the 1860s for this year’s annual 1864 Grand Ball.

Sunday

145 years ago

Yesterday our Chinatown poured forth its inhabitants for a triumphal march to the graves of their dead countrymen whose bones lie buried in the cemetery north of the city. These pilgrims were seated in carriages and wagons and were preceded by a band of music. The custom of placing upon the graves of the dead propitiatory firings to the gods of gastronomy was the object of this procession.

140 years ago

Mrs. S.P. Davis, and family left on the train last evening for Salt Lake. Mrs. Davis goes to join her husband at that place, where they will make their future home. Quite a number of friends were at the depot to say goodbye and wish her and the children a safe journey.

120 years ago

Nevada Beef. The other States in the Union are beginning to realize that Nevada is not only a great bullion producer but also raises the finest cattle in the world.

80 years ago

The 20-30 boys of Carson through operation of their kangaroo court, are collecting a lot of quarters for the Admission Day fund. Governor E.P. Carville was loaded into the cage late yesterday and was taken for “a ride.” He paid liberally for the experience.

50 years ago

A district court judge has upheld a special court master’s finding that the Carson River is not navigable and its bed can by bought by private firms. the State Fish and Game Dept. has opposed mining in the river because it would harm fishing in the river.

20 years ago

For more than five years, husband and wife team Jeffrey and Carol Scott have lent their time and talents to many Brewery Arts Center theater productions, but they’re moving to Canada in early November.


Tuesday

145 years ago

The Hayes and Wheeler Colored Club will meet to-night, as usual. Interesting speeches will be made, and a lively and enthusiastic time may be anticipated.

140 years ago

The Carson and Colorado. Track laying will begin this week twelve miles south of Hawthorne. The graders have reached a point beyond Soda Springs and will not have any difficult work until near Belleville. When the road is completed to Candelaria from the Mound House will be 150 miles.

120 years ago

Wanted—A small boy to herd a badger. For particulars and salary, inquire at the Emporium.

80 years ago

The new Nevada law requiring hunters to be provided with permits signed by “owner, occupant or agent” of property on which they hunt has had a trial of two weeks and in that short period it has been subject of more controversy and caused more uncertainty than any legislative act ever placed in the state’s statutes.

50 years ago

“Local history means business,” remarked Thomas C. Wilson, director of the Nevada State Museum, Thursday evening at the Ormsby Historical Society meeting. Wilson, an advertising agency executive and amateur Nevada History buff, told the society members that if Carson City can retain its historical values and background, it will prosper and grow.

20 years ago

Grab a fishing pole and head to Ross Gold Park today. The Nevada Division of Wildlife will be stocking the quarter acre lake off Snyder with rainbow trout at 10 a.m.

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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