Past Pages for May 25 to 27, 2022

Daun Bohall Collection/Nevada State Museum

Daun Bohall Collection/Nevada State Museum

Wednesday
150 Years Ago
New style “Waterfall:” Edmund James, tonsorial artist of Carson, has a new fashionable wig or waterfall he has nearly completed. It fits on the head like a wig; the curls are so arranged that any quantity of that kind call “beau-catchers” can be dropped over the forehead or rear. It is called the “Dolly Varden Wig.”
140 Years Ago
All sorts: The road from Truckee to Tahoe City is in such bad condition that freight must be carried on pack animals’ part of the way.
130 Years Ago
Empire flood: Jim Wiggins saloon of Empire has been compelled to take water. The river has overflowed its banks and slid into his saloon.
100 Years Ago
Wreaths: The ladies of the Relief Corps and American Legion Auxiliary were busy making wreaths to be placed on the graves of the soldiers of all wars: the Civil, Spanish-American and World War. It will require about two hundred wreaths to supply one for each grave, and the ladies have them already for the Memorial Day observance.
70 Years Ago
Cooties: The military order of Cooties, C-3 Pup tent No. 5, announced that merchants have donated many valuable prizes to be awarded at their funfest at the Heroes Memorial Hall. A model, designed by Alex Payer, is to be built with fundraisers. The monument and flagpole will be placed in the veterans’ plot of the Lone Mountain Cemetery when funds have been raised.
Thursday
150 Years Ago
Sutro tunnel: Judge Wm. M. Seawell and L.L. Crocket were in town — The Judge on a visit and Mr. Crockett on his way to Lake Bigler to purchase lumber for the new building at the mouth of Sutro Tunnel. The tunnel is nearly 3,000 feet in, and everything round and about it have a lively appearance.
140 Years Ago
English flag: The English flag was flying on the old George Fryer building, opposite the depot, in honor of the 63rd anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.
130 Years Ago
The Incline: Felix Delonchant, manager of the Incline wood camp came down to Carson. He reports men at work on the wood and a dozen or more repairing the flume. The capacity of the Incline is 100 hundred cords per day landed at Lake View.
100 Years Ago
Fire: A disastrous fire swept the business section of Manhattan, Nevada, and inflicted severe loss. At present damage is estimated at $75,000 including a portion of the residential section – cause not known. Insurance will cover a great part of the loss.
70 Years Ago
Nevada Appeal birthday: The Nevada Appeal celebrated its 87th birthday. The paper was founded May 16, 1865, and is the oldest daily newspaper in the state. It is only outranked in age by the weekly Reese River Reveille at Austin, founded in 1863.
30 Years Ago
Daycare: Western Nevada Community College has been okayed for a new 7,000 square foot daycare center on campus. The center, once built, will be able to handle as many as 100 children at one time.
Friday
150 Years Ago
The last “Dolly:” We were shown some envelopes and visiting cards, of the same color and pattern as the outrageous things’ ladies have gone to wearing over their dresses, called Dolly Vardan’s.
140 Years Ago
The missing child: The little daughter of Mr. Jenison of Empire who has been missing from home for about a fortnight was found near the Santiago Mill in the water. The last the child was seen alive was near the Morgan Mill. She was waiting for a boat ride, but the person who was to take her, left without her. It is supposed that she fell into the river, having gone over the Brunswick, Merrimac, and Vivian dams.
130 Years Ago
The Calico Ball: The Ormsby Council No. 6 Order of Chosen Friends will turn loose the Calico Ball. The best music obtainable has been engaged, and you can have your pick from the old-fashioned girls in calico. A feature will be the lottery dance. Each young lady will bring a necktie to match the dress she wears, and they will be placed in envelopes and shuffled. The young men will then come forward and draw. The lady wearing the dress matching the material falling into his hands is his partner for the dance.
100 Years Ago
Clara Crisler: When stepping down from the curbing to enter a car this morning in front of the courthouse, Miss Clara Crisler turned her ankle and fell to the street, bruising her elbow and shaking her up. But she kept on with her job of getting flowers and things ready for the Memorial Day ceremonies.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — ‘Calling Bulldog Drummond,’ with Walter Pidgeon and Margaret Leighton.”
30 Years Ago
Mark Twain Elementary School students are awaiting the opening of their new school. Until then, they will be attending school at Western Nevada Community College or at the new Fremont Elementary School.
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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