Past Pages for April 24-26, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for April 24-26, 2019

Trent Dolan
The Vivian Mill in about 1885. The mill was the eastern most mill in Carson River Canyon.
John Meder Collection

Wednesday

150 years ago

The fire still continues to burn in the Gold Hill mines, though in a smoldering way, as no fire can be seen, and as it is so difficult to reach with water, it is supposed that the timbers now burning are only such as have been caved on and covered up in heaps of waste rock.

130 years ago

The city reporter of the Appeal is out in a new suit of Spring clothes. The publisher is obliged to plod along in his old last Summer suit.

100 years ago

Band Will Resume. In response to yesterday’s call the band boys met at headquarters last night and after some discussion decided to resume operations.

70 years ago

To Ride V.&T. Small children at the state children’s home will be treated to a ride on the Virginia and Truckee railway before the line is abandoned. Miss Elouise Smith, nursery counselor, will accompany them.

50 years ago

The legislature, coping with teacher’s demands for higher pay, approved today a $79 million proposal to grant the instructors an average 10 percent wage hike.

30 years ago

Three Carson High School girls have been suspended for showering a crowd of students with condoms during their act at a talent assembly Friday.

Thursday

150 years ago

Sweeney’s Water Works are now in full blast on the principal streets of the city. He has shown much energy and enterprise in perfecting same. He is now prepared to supply all with his excellent, pure water. He will to continue to run his cart in such parts of the city not traversed by pipes.

130 years ago

If any doubt exists regarding the truth of the rumor that two shows intend visiting Carson this year, it must give way now. Sells Brothers’ enormous hippodrome, three-ring circus, elevated stage and five-continent menagerie, than which no finer exists, will positively visit here.

100 years ago

Tonopah is agitating the matter of camping grounds for the tourists that are expected to visit in the coming season. Leading citizens have taken the question up and it is assured. Carson has been wrangling over the matter of camping grounds for three years now and as yet no practical site has been secured.

70 years ago

Out of 12 Carson City residents questioned today, four favored daylight saving time, three opposed it, and five were indifferent — but all believed the entire state should be on the same time.

50 years ago

The Nevada State Rifle and Pistol Association has asked county commissioners to invest $8,000 and make the Ormsby County Rifle Range “one of the best in the country.”

30 years ago

A wintry storm dusted western Nevada with less than an inch of wet snow early today after producing as much as 17 inches at the higher elevations of the Sierra.

Friday

150 years ago

Robbing a Dentist. Dr. Mastay, dentist, started for Silver Mountain, on Friday, taking a large package of instruments with him — he being on horseback. He stopped at a house this side of Genoa, leaving his instruments on his saddle. When he came out of the house his instruments were gone and he has found no trace of them since. Some toothless wretch stole ‘em.

130 years ago

The Secretary of War has ordered the commanding officers at all military posts to fire a national salute of 88 guns on April 30, the centennial of the inauguration of Washington.

100 years ago

A lot of guns, belts and ammunition, belonging to the state, was sent from the State Armory in this city to Elko day before yesterday for use of the boys of that place, numbering nearly 100, who have returned from army service. The returning boys have organized into a military company and will use the guns sent them for drill and target shooting.

70 years ago

John Burns defeated Charles Huge two games out of three to win the upper grade marble title and he now will play the lower grades finalist for the Carson elementary school title.

50 years ago

Gov. Paul Laxalt said today he will veto a bill giving Nevada the nation’s earliest presidential primary, unless the legislature sets the date back.

30 years ago

Nevada should locate its military style boot camp for young first-time criminals in a prison setting, not next to conservation camps, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. William Raggio, R-Reno, told prison officials today.