Past Pages for May 14 to 17, 2022

Looking west from William Street at the Dutch Mill restaurant, corner of William and Carson streets in the 1950s or '60s.

Looking west from William Street at the Dutch Mill restaurant, corner of William and Carson streets in the 1950s or '60s.

Saturday
150 Years Ago
Episcopal Church: The Rev. Geo. B. Allen left by stage on route to California to attend the annual Sunday school convention at Oakland. Mr. Allen will remain away a week and so there will be no services in the Episcopal Church tomorrow. We wish the Rector a pleasant trip.
140 Years Ago
In brief: Mary Jenison, the little Empire girl, is still missing. The Carson River has been dragged and the surrounding country scoured without finding the remotest clue to the little one.
130 Years Ago
Sutro may revive: Since the burning of the Eureka mill, the ore from the Con Virginia mine is being worked in the Morgan Mill at Empire. This is a steam mill, and it has not the capacity that the Eureka had and cannot handle all the ore coming from the mine. A mill may possibly be built at Sutro, and the ore taken out through the tunnel. This method of extraction and transportation would be cheaper than any other.
100 Years Ago
Mother’s Day entertainment by the fifth grade: “Cinderella” was presented by members of the fifth grade at the Carson High School building. Miss Jeanne Bonafous was in the title role and others in the cast were: Hazel Ingham, prince charming; Doris Johnson, fairy godmother; Winifred Marr, mother; Clara Fothergill and Lorraine Randall, sisters; Maxine Bondetti, coachman; Alice Uhart, footman. Miss Patterson, teacher of the class, prepared the children for the entertainment.
70 Years Ago
Photo caption: Lo-Lo the clown will appear here at the magic show being sponsored by the Vestry of St. Peters Episcopal Church. The show will be at the Civic Auditorium. The show is to be presented by the Reno Magic Circle, who make magic their hobby. Proceeds will be spent on church repairs.
30 Years Ago
Spacewalk: Endeavor’s astronauts got ready for a record fourth spacewalk. “It’s another day, another EVA,” said Mission Control’s Jeff Wisoff. The activity in the shuttle’s cargo bay scheduled to last from mid-afternoon into the evening, involved rehearsals for building a space station for self-rescue missions.


Sunday
150 Years Ago

Wonderful discovery: G.C. Thaxter, proprietor of the saw and planning mill, showed two grape size holes embedded in a log at the Glenbrook Mill, Lake Bigler (Tahoe). The log was being sawed and while making the second cut, the circular saw flew into pieces and stopped. The saw had made deep cuts, about 1.5 inches in diameter. Mr. Thaxter counted the rings on the log and thinks the balls had been in the tree 26 years. Maybe they were fired into the tree by General Fremont’s party 26 years ago. This log is held sacred and will never be made into lumber.
140 Years Ago
Milkman: F. Ambrosetti, the milkman, advertises in the paper that he will deliver one container of cow’s milk morning and evening to all parts of the city.
130 Years Ago
For sale: A Bernard buggy, cost $350 in shop. Will be sold for $150, the owner having no use for two buggies.
100 Years Ago
Funeral: Wilson Brougher, pioneer Nevadan, died in California after a three-year illness. Mr. Brougher was born in Pennsylvania July 19, 1854. He was connected with Tonopah, associated with Jim Butler and held interests in many mining camps. He purchased the Arlington hotel in 1902 and was the owner of Carson Hot Springs. His widow, a brother, two daughters and a son survive him.
70 Years Ago
Annual PTA Tea held: The home of superintendent and Mrs. Burton Ladd of Stewart was the scene of the PTA tea. Albert Hawley welcomed parents and teachers. Officers for the coming year were installed: Mrs. George Gottschalk, president; Alpha Fifer, first vice president; Mrs. Burton Ladd, second vice president; Mrs. G. L. Eldridge, recording secretary; Mrs. Roy Barney, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Jack Meder, treasurer.
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: Bureau of Land Management smoke jumper Dan Arnold guides his parachute in a stand-up landing in a field east of Bowers Mansion… Students were treated to a display of fire equipment used by firefighting agencies through Northern Nevada and Eastern California…


Monday
150 Years Ago

Lake Bigler (Tahoe) Toll Road: Wm. Butts, the irrepressible superintendent, has been engaged with a force of men removing the heavy drifts of snow from the grade. In two or three instances Mr. Butts has run a tunnel under the snow, where it has drifted from 20 to 40 feet, placed wood therein and fired, heated, and smoked it, which melts the snow. Mr. Butts is entitled to much credit for his unceasing efforts in the early opening of this great thoroughfare.
140 Years
Carson Exchange fire (nearly opposite the Depot): A fire started in the roof thought to be from a defective stove pipe. The fire companies responded very promptly, and the streams of water brought the flames under control. Harry Rice was out with his locomotive and poured a stream of water on the building. Water was available from the Mint and the hose from the Depot. Although the fire was contained to the south end, damages have not been estimated.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: A temperance society has been started at Pizen Switch, and already there is a dollar and twenty cents in the treasury.
100 Years Ago
Hatchery: No fish will be available for planting according to James H. Voight, superintendent of the state fish hatchery at Verdi. The hatchery is under repair.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — ‘The Lady and the Bandit,’ with Louis Hayward and Patricia Medina; Cartoon and Little Rascals Comedy.”
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: She rang out loud and clear for the first time in 59 years… when the Mint Building with the help of 9-year-old Robert Nylen and his dad, Bob. “She” is the bell hanging in the entry way of the Mint. The bell was rung to signal the official reopening of the Mint after it was closed for seismic strengthening—Bell was installed in 1870…


Tuesday
150 Years Ago

Fishy: Tom Rowland arrived with his usual finny load. He is the most anxiously looked for individual known. His wagon is besieged from the time he strikes the western end of town until he arrives at the railroad.
140 Years Ago
Old times: Five men all of whom had passed the meridian of life, passed through here. They were equipped with the regulation style of 1849; each having a roll of blankets strapped to his back, shovels, picks, and tinware.
130 Years Ago
Decoration Day: For sale — People wishing flowers for Decoration Day should leave orders with Mrs. Tennant.
100 Years Ago
Grand Theater: Anita Stewart in “Sowing the Wind.” A first National attraction. Also, Century comedy, “The Prohibition Monday,” featuring Joe Martin. 10 and 30 cents.
70 Years Ago
Bees and bears: Rufus Adams of the Adams ranch near Genoa is getting the worst of the deal. It seems that a family of bears, probably the mother and two cubs, have been dropping down out of the mountains onto a cluster of hives nearby. Mr. Adams, as he irrigates his fields, looks to the bees like a bear. Total for one spring morning was three stings for Mr. Adams.
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “McGuire Sisters. The legendary McGuire Sisters have performed before fivel U.S. Presidents, as well as European Royalty. Join them for your own command performance in John Ascuaga’s Nugget Celebrity Showroom. $12.50 per person and $15 per person. Includes dinner at Trader Joes or the Rotessiere, plus two cocktails per person during the show.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006. 

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