Past Pages for July 13 – 16, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for July 13 – 16, 2019

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

Saturday

150 Years Ago

Murder: Mrs. Pricilla Wilford from Clear Creek was found dead in her house with her throat cut. Her two little children were with her. The oldest went to a neighbor for something to eat, and it was then that the body was discovered. It is remembered that her husband died about six months ago. His widow was paid five thousand dollars from insurance.

140 Years Ago

Equivalencies: The croak of a raven is equivalent to the B flat of a trumpet. The growl of a dog corresponds to the same note of a bassoon. The bark of a cur is exactly the B natural of the hautboy (oboe), and the grunt of a hog reproduces G on the ophicleide (bass instrument with keys).

130 Years Ago

All sorts: A dress pattern for a lady’s waist was left at A. Cohn’s store.

Harry Thaxter returned from a 10-day hunting trip in Woodfords canyon.

Theo. Winters has been allowed $588 bounty by the State for sinking an artesian well on his ranch in Washoe Valley.

110 Years Ago

All sorts: Jim Treadwell, a travelling man who is well known in this state, has become a convert to the suffragette movement. He carries a speech and tries to convert others.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Smiling Sox—Members of the Carson City Little League Silver Sox celebrate their latest triumph, a 9-5 decision over the Ports in the minor circuit. Members of the squad include Jeff Edwards, Stephen Palazzolo, Karl DeVelter, Chris Martin, Dean Heller, George Towele, Manager Anthony Palazzolo, Richard Condos, Dave Stewart, John Ternidge, Jon Sheridan, and Robbie Davis.

20 Years Ago

Dayton’s 150th: Residents insist they live in the oldest town in Nevada. Dayton dates back to 1850. Now between 9,000 and 13,000 people call Dayton Valley their home compared to 200 residents in the 1960s. They were without a high school from 1959 to 1982.

Sunday

150 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Livery stable. Change of proprietor. J. M. Benton, having purchased the stone stable formerly occupied by Henry M. Sherwood on Carson Street, opposite W.F. & Co’s Express Office, will keep constantly on hand a good supply of Horses, Buggies, Carriages and the like, and will be in constant attendance to supply the public. Terms reasonable. Carson, Nevada.”

140 Years Ago

Scandals in Carson: The Comstock sends dispatches to San Francisco hinting at dreadful high society scandals in Carson. There are no high society scandals here. It looks as if Virginia City was yelling stop thief to detract attention from its own overwhelming iniquities.

130 Years Ago

Tap Lake Tahoe: A party of surveyors from Col. Bridges’ division, U. S. Geological Survey, have been engaged in surveying a tunnel to tap Lake Tahoe and bring the water to Carson Valley. The maps and descriptions will be ready for Col. Bridges in a few days. (Courier)

110 Years Ago

Advertisement: “W. O. Fleckner, ‘The Candy Man,’ opposite post office. Has finest line of candies made fresh every day. Ice cream and fruits. Only soda fountain in the city. Cream and confections made up for parties. Phone your wants to 507 Fleckner.”

100 Years Ago

Prohibition: Nevada went dry—The largest amount of whiskey confiscated since Nevada went dry was taken in Golconda. In an old well in the rear of the Hotel Espanol officers discovered 191 cases of whiskey. The whiskey was hoisted from the well and is locked up in the offices of the Golconda Cattle company. Arascada was arrested on a charge of keeping, storing, selling intoxicating liquors in violation of state law.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Now Showing—‘More Dead Than Alive’ starring: Clint Walker, Vincent Price and Anne Frances. Carson Theatre.”

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

Velocipedes: They have disappeared—cause, not dangerous enough. They were here for two or three months—not a funeral, or even a broken leg.

140 Years Ago

Baths: The White House baths, for both ladies and gentlemen are fitted up in a comfortable and luxurious manner and are now ready for guests. They are kept up in first-class style, and ought to be well patronized.

130 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Opera House, Survival of the Fittest. A Royal Feast in Store. ‘Lilly Clay’s Colossal Gaiety Company. Sam T. Jack, Manager. 40 Handsomest ladies in the world. Beauty-in-Dreamland and the dashing burlesque of Robinson Crusoe. Scale of prices. Press Circle and parquette, $1.00, Boxes $5.00. Children 50 cents.”

110 Years Ago

Rawhide: H. R. Mighels has been spending the past ten days in Rawhide. He says Rawhide is the liveliest and presents the best chance of any camp. “During the year four mills have been built and are running, while the fifth, the King-Heizner Mill now nearly completed inside the town limits, is one of the best reduction plants in the state…”

100 Years Ago

Steamboat springs sanitarium: A large hotel is being planned by the Reno Hot Springs Company. The Steamboat Springs are most invigorating and health restoring. “The analysis shows many medicinal minerals, including mercury in solution.” Hundreds will testify to the cures that have been affected. (Carson Appeal)

50 Years Ago

Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew has attacked neo-experts who suggest alternatives on Vietnam policy, in a move apparently reflecting a determination by the Nixon administration to meet its critics head-on.

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