Past Pages for April 13-16, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for April 13-16, 2019

Trent Dolan
Carson City looking north from the top of the Capitol building in 1871.
Courtesy Nevada State Museum

Saturday

150 years ago

President Grant has issued a proclamation calling an extra executive session of the Senate.

130 years ago

Three years ago the Orphan’s Home management planted a bushel of black walnuts on the Home grounds, and now they have several hundred flourishing black walnut shoots from three to five feet high.

100 years ago

A Word to Parents. If your children are to have seeds to plant in their little gardens give them a note to The Appeal and all requests will be complied with and the young folks given a liberal amount as long as the seeds last.

70 years ago

Retail stores in Carson City will be closed the afternoon of Good Friday from noon to 3 p.m., according to a decision at last nights monthly meeting of the Retail Merchants association.

50 years ago

Word that the Clear Creek Conservation (Job Corps) Camp will be one of the 65 to be closed by the Nixon Administration came as “a complete surprise” to George Smith, its director.

30 years ago

A young mother was found dead in her Stanton Park subdivision home this morning less than an hour after a man in a home a block away apparently killed himself with a shotgun. Investigators believe the two deaths are related.

Sunday

150 years ago

An Overland Mail! We were astonished yesterday by the receipt of an Overland mail. It had such hard work to get through that it was actually damp with perspiration. It is a pity to make so old a thing travel so.

130 years ago

The Pine Nut Killing. It is confessed by a Negro. It was reported here that a negro in Genoa named Johnson had confessed the killing of Balma Celas the French teamster in Pine Nut. He said he was taking wood when Celas ordered him to quit and on his refusing, began shooting. When Celas had emptied his revolver, Johnson rushed him with an ax and killed him. Johnson’s version of the story is not believed.

100 years ago

The Appeal will suspend operations for the day and the force will take to Reno for the opportunity to see the government birdmen’s aerial war stunts for the opening of Uncle Sam’s Victory Loan campaign. It is regretted the “flying circus” could not be brought to the capital.

70 years ago

Replies of regret from Rep. Walter S. Baring and Senator George W. Malone of Nevada have been received by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce to aid in efforts to keep the Virginia and Truckee railway in operation.

50 years ago

The Assembly ways and means committee recommended that the average teacher’s salary be increased from $8,321 to about $9,000.

30 years ago

Carson City supervisors, Douglas and Lyon County Commissioners gave unanimous backing Thursday to a measure which creates a Carson River water basin district.

Tuesday

150 years ago

Jake Miller as a Velocipedist. Yesterday Jake astonished the natives with his practice on a velocipede. He jerked along pretty well for a beginner; and when he slopped over the ditch opposite our office it was a pretty close shave that he didn’t break his neck. Gen. Tyrrell tried the thing in a hard wear way.

130 years ago

The yellow flag was taken down from the Ormsby House yesterday.

100 years ago

Not all of Carson’s population, but the greater part of it, was present in Reno yesterday to attend the aerial demonstrations given by Uncle Sam’s burden on the occasion of the opening of the Victory bond campaign. The railroad company ran a special train to the city.

70 years ago

State, city and county offices will close today between 12 and 3 p.m. to permit employees to attend Good Friday services, but federal offices will remain open.

50 years ago

Harold Jacobsen will be the toastmaster at the Kit Carson Toastmasters Club Tuesday at the Silver Spur. Speakers for the meeting will be John Bullis, P.K. Gardner and Wendell Taylor. Tom Lewis will be general evaluator.

30 years ago

Another 55 arrests are reported at the Nevada Test Site as part of the predawn “reclaim the test site” nuclear protest.

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.