Past Pages for June 25 to 28, 2022

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

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

Saturday
145 Years Ago
Buffalo Bill is in Virginia City attracting much attention. When he plays faro, he plays with Buffalo chips.
140 Years Ago
A lucky town. Virginia has concluded not to celebrate on the Fourth of July. It is evident that the saloon keeper was not consulted in the matter. Upon the receipt of the news at Reno, the saloon and restaurant keepers of that town hired one hundred guns. Reno is certainly a most fortunate town — the Insane Asylum and Fourth of July — what blessings.
120 Years Ago
By a score of 16 to 9 the Virginia City resolute defeated the Carson Wild Cats in this city Sunday.
80 Years Ago
The Tonopah Times reveals that work is progressing rapidly on construction of a new interstate telephone line from Klamath Falls, Oregon southward through western Nevada and into the southwest.
40 Years Ago
Boy’s state convened Sunday for a week-long series on government at the Fallon Naval Air Station. The delegates will arrive in Carson City Friday for meetings with Gov. Robert List and various government officials.
30 Years Ago
Theoretically, there are lots of ways to develop mercury poisoning from the contaminated environment of the Carson River superfund site, but a preliminary health study of the region found no evidence that anyone’s health has been affected.
Sunday
145 Years Ago
Everything is running along smoothly up in the mountains, and the Mackey-Fair flume is doing some lively work. During the twenty-four hours ending yesterday morning, over 1,500 cords of wood were sent down and by the 1st of July 50,000 cords will have passed through the flume, making that the run of 60 days. This is fast work.
140 Years Ago
There are several persons in this city who have lived here for twenty years and have never seen Lake Tahoe. A perambulating photographer is taking a view of all the principal buildings in town. His negatives are excellent.
120 Years Ago
A pacific division of the rural free delivery service of the postal department will be established on Tuesday next. J.W. Erwin, assistant superintendent of the rural free delivery system in the United States has been entrusted with the important work of organizing the new district.
80 Years Ago
A Lions Club committee headed by Wayne Herberth as chairman, R.L. Waters, G.A. Sampson, and Roy Kelly, today contacted all Carson City stores and other places of business and successfully submitted cooperation for a scrap rubber drive. As a result of this project, every customer visiting a Carson City place of business will be asked: “Have you turned in your old rubber?”
40 Years Ago
Paul Unruh of Minden has received what may be the final patent issued in the contiguous 48 states under the 1862 Homestead Act, the Bureau of Land Management said recently. The 160-acre parcel in Carson Valley is certainly the last homestead to be granted in Nevada, said the BLM director. Homesteading was repealed in 1976 except in Alaska.
30 Years Ago
An old killer is stalking Nevadans. After years of decline, the state health officer says the incidence of tuberculosis has recently shown an alarming increase across the state.
Tuesday
145 Years Ago
A day’s ride in the Sierra. One who has a liking for horseback riding and mountain scenery, by request makes a few notes of his trip yesterday: by the 8 o’clock morning train we went to the wood dump near Mill Station, where we met a riding companion with a strong, fast-walking man saddled horses. Giving nearly west, past Musgrove’s old mill, we turned to the left and followed a good road up the canyon (continued).
140 Years Ago
Conductor Verrill informed the Appeal that a frightful accident occurred at the Delaware mine, American Flat, at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. He could get no particulars but infers that it was caused by a premature blast. Five men were hurt in the explosion.
120 Years Ago
Yesterday morning Game Warden Merlinger of Reno, arrived in this city with 39,666 small fish for the headwaters of the Carson River. He was met at the depot by Warden Wilcox and the two started up for Hope Valley or as they could make it in a day. The fry are all McCloud trout.
80 Years Ago
In compliance with General Order No. 11 of June 8, 1942, by the Office of Defense Transportation, train schedules of the Virginia & Truckee Railway and stage and bus schedules of the Virginia-Truckee Transit Co., have been revised. Passenger service that has not utilized 40 percent of the seating space, four trips of the present schedule will be eliminated.
40 Years Ago
Two Jean prison inmates who walked away from a work detail late Friday were captured Saturday. Details of the capture weren’t immediately available.
30 Years Ago
The low-pressure system responsible for this week’s welcome rain in western Nevada has moved into the northeast part of the state.
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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