Past Pages for September 14 to 16, 2022

John Meder Collection

John Meder Collection

Wednesday
150 Years Ago
New job press: The Virginia and Truckee Railroad brought in a new job press. It is what is known as a half-medium Globe Press and is one of the most perfect pieces of printing machinery ever invented.
140 Years Ago
In brief: The wise man is already laying in his wood for the coming winter, while the crafty man is waiting for his neighbor to do it.
130 Years Ago
Selling whiskey to Indians: An old man in Gardnerville was caught selling whiskey to Indians. He was ordered to leave town in fifteen minutes. He failed to go and was given a coat of tar and feathers, warranted to last the winter and part of the next. We don’t know his name.
100 Years Ago
Madge, a bold girl: Madge Schullser is a bold woman. Instead of the usual request for communications that are sent by factory, Madge sent an appeal for someone to love her. Her request came in a box to the Red Arrow Garage. No restrictions are placed by the garage manager on the communicants and the address is open to all. (Covington, Kentucky)
70 Years Ago
Pochop twins’ birthday: Lyn and Lee Pochop, twin daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Pochop celebrated their 4th birthday at their parents’ home. Invited were Danny, Jerry and Kathleen Ward, Lura and Crissie Batjer, Danny, Ray and Marlene Carpenter, Eddie and Evelyn Smith, Bobby Shriver, David Helgren, Dawna Carter, and Stan Pochop Jr.
30 Years Ago
Hair-raising: In an attempt to make one of the city’s most hair-raising intersections safer, supervisors have agreed to spend $97,500 to install traffic signals at Graves Lane and U.S. Highway 395 North.
Thursday
150 Years Ago
Orphans Home: The Appeal visited the home where Mr. and Mrs. Webb are in charge and were shown all over the property. The building is a large two-study frame situated on the edge of town on the Warm Springs and Prison Road – 17 acres were donated to the state by the city. Mr. Webb has raised 100 bushels of wheat, corn, and potatoes and all the vegetables that will be necessary for the use of the home for a year. Surplus is taken to the prison in exchange for shoes manufactured for the children.
There are 35 children, 7 girls and 28 boys. 32 are half orphans and 3 are full orphans. There is a seamstress in the office, the reception room is used as a parlor and library. The library consists of 100 volumes of well selected work for children.
The schoolroom is large, light, well-ventilated and arranged with desks, blackboard, maps, etc. The dining room has two large tables for the children and a table for the family…
140 Years Ago
A queer lot: Comstock editors are continually alluding to the short rations of the Carson journalists. They take delight in describing their lean and attenuated figures.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: She’s a girl, 10 pounds. Harry Humphreys has made himself solid with the census bureau. One of the twin daughters of John T. Jones, Assistant Melter and Refiner of the Mint, died. He is east and cannot get back in time for the funeral.
100 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Introducing A.G. Meyers, independent candidate for the assembly, height: 5’ 11,” weight: 235 pounds, won’t tell his age, married, not a politician, never been in jail. Answers to the name of ‘Art.’”
70 Years Ago
Beta Sigma Phi meeting: The first fall meeting of Epsilon Chapter Beta Sigma Phi was held at the home of Mrs. Donald Wallace where a potluck supper was enjoyed. The meeting was presided over by the president, Mrs. Henry Hesse. Members present were Mesdames Donald Wallace, Wm. Shewan, Don Crosby, Wallace, William Dolan, Duane Berning, Lester Groth, William Morgan, Eva Stone, Henry Hesse, Miss Kay Van Sickle and guests: Mrs. William Berning and Mrs. Blake Fendrich.
30 Years Ago
Apple Hill Fair: Bolster’s Hilltop Ranch, Apple Hill is holding a 5th Annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair celebrating the opening of their Arts and Crafts Fair celebrating the opening of their 29th Apple Hill season. There will be craft booths, cider making, apple peeling, as well as a new crop of Galas, MacIntosh, Golden Delicious and Bartlett Pears.
Friday
150 Years Ago
Lively times: As we pass our streets in the evening, we are greeted with music from full bands in several saloons and dance houses. This is a surprise for dull Carson. Such expense can only be afforded in the flush times of a lively mining camp. There are 35 or 40 saloons, several tigers, a dance house and 4 to 5 bands of music all full blast, Carson must be lively and is universally known as the most moral town this side of the Sierras.
140 Years Ago
In brief: It snowed on the Comstock yesterday.
Tufly is getting a big chair made for the State Treasurer’s Office. The present one is about a foot too narrow. (Tufly was a large person).
130 Years Ago
Advertisement: “The 8th Annual State Fair will be held at Reno, Nevada, Sept. 19-24, inclusive. Trotting, running, and pacing races. Agriculture, horticultural and mechanical exhibits. Ladies’ Tournament, Grand Stock Parades, Bicycle Races. Special round-trip tickets on all railroads. For premium list and speed program, address the secretary. Theo Winters, president and C.H. Stoddard Secretary.”
100 Years Ago
Classified ads: Chimney sweep – T. Ryan, expert chimney sweep; first class local references given. Phone – Golden West Hotel.
Attractive rooms – Baths on same floor. Gentleman preferred, Farrell’s roming house, Curry St., near Virginia and Truckee depot.
70 Years Ago
Daylight time: Daylight savings time in Nevada will end Sunday, Sept. 21. On Saturday night, you can turn your clock back and catch up with the hour of sleep you lost several months ago.
30 Years Ago
Cook-off: The Labor Day weekend will be packed with great food and entertainment as top rib restaurants from across the country and top entertainers apply their talents. In addition, there will be a 100-booth arts and craft show. The purse for the Rib Cook-Off is $14,400.
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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