Past Pages for July 10 to 12, 2024

Students at Stewart Indian School Leaning sewing in about 1900.

Students at Stewart Indian School Leaning sewing in about 1900.

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Wednesday

150 Years Ago

Sutro, the Primordial Bore of Assyria, is once more among us. He has come back to revel in the hole of his ownership.

140 Years Ago

Gilmore Springs is now receiving visitors and the resort is becoming very popular.

120 Years Ago

Carson’s carnival over. The aftermath. Cleaning up the town after the fun. A few kicks and complaints. The town yesterday morning would have impressed a stranger. Main Street from end to end was a litter of paper, old boxes, masks, fragments of costumes and confetti. The Capitol Square was in the same condition and the task of cleaning up the town seemed something too formidable to tackle.

60 Years Ago

Ormsby County Sheriff Howard Hoffman said he believes he is legally entitled to his percent compensation for collection of business license and liquor fees, and indicated he might take the county commissioners to court “at the proper time.”

40 Years Ago

Nevada Prison Director Vernon Housewright says the state may need a new maximum-security prison by 1990, but it shouldn’t be built in Carson City.


Thursday

150 Years Ago

The thermometer, yesterday at Cap’n Pray’s office, Lake Tahoe lumber yard, stood in the heat of the day at 101 in the shade. This is the hottest yet.

140 Years Ago

Badly beaten. On Sunday last the Carson team shot a rifle match at Virginia City with the local marksman over the range of the latter in a high wind and made a score of 861 beating their opponents 49 points. This is the most decisive victory of the various contests which have so far taken place between the two teams.

120 Years Ago

The Vitagraph last evening opened with new people and new scenes. The result was one of the best performances shown in the new theatre. The man with the hoop is a wonder and his work advertised itself so well that a big audience will be on hand tonight.

60 Years Ago

A proposed U.S. Bureau of Land Management solution to problems of homesteaders in the Carson Valley met with vocal opposition here.

40 Years Ago

The Carson City Sheriff’s Department has received permission to purchase new cars to replace four described as being “on their last leg.” The new autos are 1984 Chevrolet celebrities.


Friday

150 Years Ago

I.E. James, the well-known civil engineer, has finished the preliminary survey for a narrow-gauge railroad from the summit between Carson City and Lake Tahoe down to the last-named point — the lake. It is found that the road will require to be eight miles in length.

140 Years Ago

Where is Cannon? — A few days ago, old man Cannon was sentenced to 200 days in the county jail for selling whiskey to the Indians. He is not there now, and his term of imprisonment is not yet up. A good many people are wondering what has become of him. Has he escaped? Fact is, it is not old man Cannon but his son, and after serving almost 100 days was allowed release by the governor for five days to raise the money to pay his fine, left the county.

120 Years Ago

The auto fever has set in Carson and the benzine buggies are becoming as thick as bicycles. Half a dozen machines are owned and operated in this city, Thos. Edwards becoming the latest owner. Hal Lemmon drove a Rambler over the mountain for Mr. Edwards Monday and the new man at the wheel is taking lessons.

60 Years Ago

The low water pressure in the Carson City area is “a situation that shouldn’t exist in this community,” Ormsby County Commissioner Ellis Folsom said at this week’s meeting of the commissioners.

40 Years Ago

Carson City has been awarded $59,150 in Community Development Block Grants funds to assist low-income families to pay sewer hookup fees in the east Carson City area, the governor’s office announced this week.

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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