Past Pages for June 18 to 21, 2022

Carson City looking north from the top of the Capitol building in 1871.

Carson City looking north from the top of the Capitol building in 1871.

Saturday
145 Years Ago
Considerable excitement was created in Tuscarora Tuesday night by the reduction of the wages of the surface hands employed at the De Frees mine, to $3 per day. A crowd of men assembled and marched in a body to the officer of the mine, for the alleged purpose of having the old rate of wages restored.
140 Years Ago
On Sunday afternoon Lake Tahoe, in the vicinity of Marlette & Folsom’s camp, was visited by one of the fiercest hailstorms ever experienced there. The hail dropped so thick and fast that where it fell into the lake the spray had all the appearance of steam, and the water seemed to be boiling.
120 Years Ago
Paradise Valley, Humboldt County is infested with the grasshopper pests. They have destroyed the grain crops on several of the ranches.
80 Years Ago
Clarence and George Berger, together with Jacob W. Halogen, left Sunday for San Francisco where they will complete enlistment in the United States Marine Corps. All three are prominent members of the Carson Rifle Club.
40 Years Ago
Bill Boyd, a GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, will meet with the district attorney’s office today to sign a criminal complaint against Gov. Robert List, alleging he used government employees to help in the political campaign against Boyd.
20 Years Ago
Federal officials insisted Friday that the site of a proposed national nuclear waste depository in the Nevada desert is safe, despite an early morning earthquake that rumbled nearby.
Sunday
145 Years Ago
Yesterday, by invitation of Sheriff Swift, we took a look at the goat ranch, the farming operation going on, and the hot springs which have their rise within, and flow through, that property. The enclosure where the kids are kept presents a very interesting spectacle. Here are somewhere near four hundred little goats, ranging from a few days to six weeks old.
140 Years Ago
Shocking. About the time the homeward bound picnic train left here on Sunday, a young girl not over fifteen years of age, was seen falling onto the ground on the south side of the railroad depot. When picked up, she was found to be in a most disgusting state of intoxication.
120 Years Ago
Tonopah is having a light Fourth of July, according to a boy’s standpoint. The merchants have all agreed to sell no fireworks on that day as the danger of fire is too great.
80 Years Ago
Senator P.A. McCarran of Nevada, today, said that the cost to the government will be $10,000,000 to $50,000,000 more to abolish the CCC than to keep the service in operation. “It is an essential part of the war effort. The CCC can do this work for $80,000,000. Other labor will cost $125,000,000.” McCarran is leading the senate drive to restore the CCC.
40 Years Ago
A maximum-security prison guard overheard escape plans being made the day before an inmate was shot to death after going over two fences. But the guard’s superior officer, who was notified of the plans, failed to act on the information, Warden George Sumner confirmed today.
30 Years Ago
Voters will have a chance to decide how supervisors are elected and how much money the mayor will earn, city leaders decided Thursday after reviewing the recommendations of the Charter Review Committee.
Tuesday
145 Years Ago
An ice cream saloon. Our busy friend, Billy Farrell, has opened an ice cream and lemonade saloon in the place where lately he had his bar. We can conscientiously recommend Williams wares as first class.
140 Years Ago
The turn-verein picnic. The turn-verein picnic on Sunday was well attended, but not so largely as in past years. There appeared to be as many Carsonites in the part as strangers, all of whom enjoyed themselves as much as the oppressive heat would admit. Shady nooks, of which there was not a sufficient supply, were eagerly sought for.
120 Years Ago
One of the incidents connected with the whiskey selling cases was a squaw staggering under a load of fire water on the lawn in front of the government building while court was in session yesterday. It would seem that the best way to regulate this kind of business would be to give the Indians that have the whiskey a term equal to the man that sells it to them.
80 Years Ago
The execution of John A. Kramer has been stayed until the Supreme Court of the United States passes on the petition for rehearsal filed by Kramer’s counsel.
40 Years Ago
Sheriff Hal Dunn is in the position of the man who sees payday still two weeks off and only has $15 in his wallet. In Dunn’s case, the city’s fee on purchasing is two weeks away, and he has less than 1,500 gallons of gasoline left to run his department.
30 Years Ago
A four percent cut in the public-school budget further cuts in the university system, and a rollback of some public employee salaries are all under serious consideration by Gov. Bob Miller to slice state spending by $134 next year.
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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