Past Pages for September 21 to 23, 2022

The Vivian Mill in about 1885. The mill was the eastern most mill in Carson River Canyon.

The Vivian Mill in about 1885. The mill was the eastern most mill in Carson River Canyon.

Wednesday
150 Years Ago
Col. Curry has arrived: Col. Curry is the father of this town and has returned from the east. He has made arrangements to settle those Indians on his reservation back in Empire at the mouth of the Curry tunnel where the water from Washoe Lake enters the valley as it comes through the mountains.
140 Years Ago
Dancing school: Classes for the dancing school will be held at the Opera House from 1-4 p.m. Adult classes are $5 per month. Music furnished for balls and dances.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Louis Burt took a dose of iodine by mistake and had to be pumped out by Dr. Guinan. Canny Scott won the mile and an eighth race in Reno. A large amount of money changed hands.
100 Years Ago
Second war coming: Russia, Germany, and China in alliance opposing Britain, France, and other nations and a world war in which we of America “must take a place with one side or the other and fight for our lives,” was the prediction made by Mrs. Annette Funk, Washington D.C. attorney (Journal).
70 Years Ago
Photo caption: Among the most popular prizes at the successful Carson Tahoe hospital party last week were these panda bears and doll which were donated by Ella Broderick, long an active booster for the community institution.
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: Souped-up airplanes swoop overhead at the start of the AT-6 heat of the Reno Air Races at Stead Airport the first day of competition. Jimmy Franklin “walks the wing” as the competition continues…
Thursday
150 Years Ago
Granite sidewalk: Granite is being put down in front of the United States Branch Mint. The sidewalk is about 180 feet long and 12 feet wide. This new pavement will last for a thousand years or more…
140 Years Ago
Chronicle: The editor of the Chronicle, having visited Reno, comes back and rejoiced that the lunatic asylum is no nearer his office than its present location.
130 Years Ago
Happily compromised: The Tribune editor was boiling with wrath after the primary and studying to get even on the treachery of his associates. He decided that the Tribune should help make the fight this year, and the editor would be allowed to consent to have his name placed before the voters as a legislative aspirant two years from now.
100 Years Ago
Takes typewriter agency: Thos. C. Fradsham returned from San Francisco, where he has been on a short business mission. He secured the noiseless typewriter and will have both the standard size and portable machines here for demonstration. Mr. Fradsham also picked out some furniture to be sent later to his store here.
70 Years Ago
Beebe and Clegg: “Hear the Train Blow, a Pictorial Epic in the Railroad Age” is Beebe and Clegg’s new book on railroad history. Beebe and Clegg have been residents of Nevada since 1947 and are among the foremost contemporary historians of the American West and in railroad circles are regarded as the ranking chroniclers of the lore and legend of railroading.
70 Years Ago
Vital statistics: A daughter weighing 7 pounds 2 1/2 ounces was born at Carson Tahoe Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sharp of Carson City.
Friday
150 Years Ago
Sudden death: A gentleman on C Street in Virginia City at a saloon not far from the International Hotel commenced spitting up blood. From there he went to a saloon nearby, dropped down and instantly expired.
140 Years Ago
Lazy postmaster: One of the most exasperating things in Carson is that we are obliged to receive our mail through the Reno Post Office. It takes three days for a letter mailed in Reno to reach Carson City. It would appear as if the Reno postmaster or his assistants did not get up early enough to catch the express train that carries our mail and leaves Reno at 7:10 a.m.
130 Years Ago
Carson Day at the Fair: All the business houses of the city will close, and the citizens of Carson will attend the State Fair in a body. The Appeal will issue no paper on Saturday. The train for Reno leaves at 8:43 a.m.
100 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Grand Theatre, one night only, ‘The Girl and the Tramp,’ not a moving picture. ‘The show that made all America laugh and cry. The Show for the Masses. Never before did the people find such an array of good things…’ Prices: 50 and 75 cents and $1 plus tax.”
70 Years Ago
Births: Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Groth of Carson City, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces in Carson Tahoe Hospital. A son was born Sept. 20 in Saint Mary’s Hospital in Reno to Mr. and Mrs. Mel Cowperthwaite, 8 pounds 7 ounces.
30 Years Ago
Explosions: A nuclear weapons test is scheduled in the Nevada desert. The test is named Hunter’s Trophy and has an explosive yield of less than 20,000 tons of TNT.
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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