Past Pages for August 3 to 5, 2022

Photo provided Tallac pier is advertised in this undated historical photo.

Photo provided Tallac pier is advertised in this undated historical photo.

Wednesday
145 Years Ago
A railroad south. Preparations are being made by the V.&T. R.R. for a preliminary survey for a railroad in the direction of Aurora. Mr. Anderson, engineer, is now getting ready, and will start next week. He will have a complete camping outfit and the necessary instruments for a crew of eight men. He expects to be gone from two to three months.
140 Years Ago
Bear hunters. On Sunday afternoon, four strange men came down here from the lake and reported that they had killed four large bears last week near the Rubicon Springs. They were of the cinnamon species, very large and full grown.
120 Years Ago
A swarm of bees last week found a resting place in the town locks. They were given a sulphuric acid bath and driven out but should have been left there and gently stirred up whenever a drunk was thrown in.
80 Years Ago
United States submarines sunk five Japanese ships, including a light cruiser, and damaged three others in waters of the far east, the Navy department announced today.
40 Years Ago
A study by three university biology professors suggests the Carson River and Lahontan Reservoir be closed to fishing because of possible health dangers to the public who eat the fish which contain mercury, a toxic substance.
20 Years Ago
After complaints from Carson City residents, plans for a new Boys and Girls club at Northridge Drive and Lompa Lane have been put on hold. The club would be allowed in a residential area.
Thursday
145 Years Ago
Upon inquiry we are informed that the sanitary condition of our state prison is excellent. No acute disease exists there. Only a few chronic cases of indigestion. The prisoners are remarkably healthy, taking into consideration the many who are huddled together in a comparatively small space.
140 Years Ago
No water. The city was left without water for over two hours Sunday evening. This was caused by some vandal raising the gate at the reservoir and letting all the water escape.
120 Years Ago
A booming section. It is reported that Churchill County is booming. The farms all the way down the river and at the sink are in a flourishing condition. New houses are going up and new ground is being broken. At the town of Fallon, a scene of activity is encountered. Stores, saloons, and blacksmith shops are in the course of construction.
80 Years Ago
Will James, western author and painter, died of a brief illness today in Hollywood Presbyterian hospital. Although his home is in Billings, Montana, James had been living in Hollywood recently and was taken to the hospital a week ago.
40 Years Ago
A poor opinion of local public officials by a certain portion of the population is just a fact of life, Mayor Harold Jacobsen said Monday. Jacobsen was responding to results of a survey carried out in April by a Reno polling firm hired by a Carson City businessman to test the climate for the $21.8 million sewage treatment bond issue on the Sept. 14 ballot.
20 Years Ago
Although faces with a precarious future, the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada will receive $250,000 in federal funds to plan and design a new building.
Friday
145 Years Ago
The present time, despite the clamor for money by all classes, is one of a round of amusements. No sooner does one show disappear than another comes upon the boards or the green sword. Now we learn that the Lilliputian piece of eccentricity, Commodore Nutt, will shortly appear in Carson.
140 Years Ago
There are two regular saloons at Empire now, and all the keepers have to do is to drive the flies from their noses. This speaks well for the morality of the village.
120 Years Ago
A tree fifty-one feet in diameter and six hundred feet in height has recently been discovered far up in the sierras in Fresno County, California on the government reservation.
80 Years Ago
The bond rallies in Carson City and Virginia City yesterday afternoon and in Reno last evening, yielded an estimated $175,000 to the government for bond sales stimulated by the motion picture stars Ronald Coleman and Lynn Bari.
40 Years Ago
The Carson City Grand Jury has reported the city has failed to keep a tight rein on the use of official cars and a number of abuses have cropped up. The jury said there was an excessive number of employees using city vehicles to commute back and forth to work.
20 Years Ago
Lightening appears to have ignited a wrecking yard fire in Mound House Thursday evening which burned 50-100 cars, according to the Lyon County Fire District. The fire started at Pic and Save.
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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