Past Pages for August 10 to 12, 2022

Daun Bohall Collection/Nevada State Museum

Daun Bohall Collection/Nevada State Museum

Wednesday
145 Years Ago
Hub Parker, the energetic and enthusiastic fish commissioner is stocking Washoe Lake with eastern catfish. It is a very rich and toothsome fish, and the mouths of the disciples of Isaac Walton in Carson are watering now in expectancy of the many good fish dinners they will have.
140 Years Ago
The state prison tracks. On Monday evening last, Dr. H.W. Harkness delivered a very learned lecture before the San Francisco Academy of Sciences on the tracks in the Nevada State Prison sandstone.
120 Years Ago
The Carson Wheelmen will run a special to Reno on Sunday to witness the relay race between the Garden City and Reno Wheelmen. The fare for the round trip is $1.25. The train leaves Carson at 8:30, returning at 6 p.m.
80 Years Ago
Ormsby county’s largest number of registrants of men of military age to be selected to fill a quota of the current war left for the induction center at Salt Lake City, Utah, yesterday afternoon. Instructions, however forbid newspapers from giving the number of selectees provided for induction.
40 Years Ago
The elections office in the courthouse will keep late hours this week for people who want to register to vote.
20 Years Ago
A suspected kidnapper got more than he bargained for Tuesday when he tried to abduct an 11-year-old Carson City girl, who escaped after punching him in the face.
Thursday
145 Years Ago
More fun ahead. Forepaugh’s circus is coming. For pa’s with large families of children, we express our warmest sympathy.
140 Years Ago
A curiosity. A few days ago, a hair snake was taken out of a small washstand hose in Vierra’s barber shop. The snake about the dimension of a horse. Hair was broken into several parts and then placed in a bottle of water. The fragments are still alive and move about the water with considerable energy.
120 Years Ago
Searchlight, Nevada, near the Colorado River, is comparatively a new camp which is attracting much attention of late. It is a gold map, and the ore is free milling. Water can be had at the 300-foot level. Eighteen companies are now opening there.
80 Years Ago
The “Annual Reunion” of Nevadans – the 21st – will be held at Mosswood Park, Oakland, on August 23, 1942. Former Nevadans and Nevadans are urged to appear at the park early and to remain all day, meeting and visiting with friends.
40 Years Ago
The wife and sister of a man serving a life sentence in the Nevada State Prison for second-degree murder in the death of his two-year-old stepson were booked into the Carson City jail Saturday on charges of introducing a controlled substance to an inmate.
20 Years Ago
Thanks to the generous donation of a Carson City woman, the sheriff’s department K9 division just grew by a pup. Cool hand Joe Luke – or just Luke for short – an 18-month-old black Labrador from England is the newest addition.
Friday
145 Years Ago
The whole number of inmates at the Nevada State Prison at present is 138, and four United States prisoners (the murderers from Big Muddy Indian reservation), who are awaiting trial. There are 21 Chinese prisoners; all others are white men. Storey County has contributed 20 of the total number. There are 15 persons that are in for life, and the number that will go out this year is 11. Prisoners write about 75 letters a week and the library contains 600 volumes.
140 Years Ago
Ex-convict on the rampage. Yesterday afternoon, Thomas Beasly, who was pardoned out of state prison in April last was arrested for using the foulest language in the vocabulary to a state prison guard on Main Street. He was tried last night, and after being granted more latitude than he would be allowed, Judge Cary fined him $30. When sentence was pressed, he remarked he didn’t care for the court and was fined an additional $10. He repeated the remark, and the fine was increased to $50. At this juncture, he made a break to attack the district attorney, but officers Stern and Corbett fastened onto the belligerent and took him to jail.
120 Years Ago
One of the Fricke children that was injured by the explosion of powder at Sheridan has died from the effects of the burns.
80 Years Ago
District Judge Harry M. Watson at Ely yesterday fixed Friday, Aug. 28 as the date for the execution of Jack Kramer, who shot Mrs. Frances Jones to death on an Ely Street one night 18 months ago.
40 Years Ago
The Air Force has set contract to study and test the so-called “deep basing” plan for the MX Missile System in southern Nevada.
20 Years Ago
Fearful she’d be punished for getting a hickey from a boy, a Carson City 11-year-old lied when she said a man tried to abduct her and bit her neck, police said Wednesday.
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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