Past Pages for May 1-3, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for May 1-3, 2019

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

Wednesday

150 Years Ago

Married: In Carson City, Nevada Hon. Chauncey N. Noteware, Secretary of State, to Miss Mary A. Goe, of Carson City. They are going East over the Pacific Railroad to enjoy their honeymoon. May their lines be cast in pleasant places—lines of travel and the rest.

140 Years Ago

A few suggestions: Peanut gallery—The owners of the Carson Opera House made a mistake in not providing the establishment with a peanut gallery or munching department. The practice is somewhat annoying to those not provided with a stock of peanuts. Peanut munching is a diversion from the illusions of the stage and it draws us from mimic life to the practical knowledge that the peanut raisers of California are being practically encouraged among us.

130 Years Ago

A private séance: Mr. Oakwood gave a private séance at the Arlington House to a number of ladies and gentlemen. They were delighted and bewildered hardly knowing whether he was a half-partner of the devil.

110 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Carson Opera House” one merry musical night, Wm. P. Cullen’s sumptuous production of Pixley and Luder’s comic opera triumph, “The Burgomaster.” Harry Hermsen and over half a hundred others including the Spic, Span, Saucy, Bewitching Chorus of the Kangaroo Girls, Prices 50 cents, $1.00 and $1.50.”

50 Years Ago

Sand Harbor: A quiet little beach is being transformed into the new Lake Tahoe State Park, the only one owned by the state. Trees are being cut to enlarge the parking lot from 250 to 600 cars, according to Eric Cronkite, Nevada Parks Administrator. It will include a six-ramp boat launching facility and separate beach for group picnics.

20 Years Ago

Gold prices: Gold prices fell to a 20-year low and mining tax revenue is way down in Eureka. The state’s giant gold mines are adjusting very well to gold price hovering at $284 an ounce. These aren’t the gold rush days when miners hoisted nuggets and yelled “Eureka.”

Thursday

150 Years Ago

All sorts: Henry Merritt, a young man, crazy from self-pollution was lodged in the Ormsby County jail preparatory to being sent to Stockton (insane asylum).

140 Years Ago

Concert at the Presbyterian Church: The Peak sisters will give musical entertainment at the Presbyterian Church, in aid of the Sunday School library. The entertainment will be a very select and good one.

130 Years Ago

Fishy shipping: It is rumored that fish are being shipped from Wadsworth by some of the professional shippers, which are being caught with grab-hooks, spears and other unlawful means. The Fish Commissioner is being called and probabilities are that there will be some prosecutions. If there are others in neighboring towns in this unlawful traffic, it may be well for them to consult the law which looks toward the protection of the finny tire. (Gazette)

110 Years Ago

All sorts: The Palace Hotel Co., of Reno will be rebuilt at once. Ground was broken following the election of Britt, Mayor.

The slayer of Pat Garrett, Texas gunfighter, has been acquitted. Garrett was one of Roosevelt’s pets.

May 15 is divorce day in Reno, all cases being set for that day.

50 Years Ago

San Francisco to Carson City flight: A second early morning daily flight from San Francisco to Carson City is being initiated by Gold Pacific Flights. It was scheduled in response to requests made by Carson City residents. “Putting all six of our initial fleet of new Beech 99 Airlines into operation enables us to expand our service…” said Sherman Butler, president of the airlines.

20 Years Ago

Truck stuck: Nevada Highway Patrol troopers direct traffic as a tow truck pulls an oversized tractor-trailer rig out from under Highway 395 at East Lake Boulevard. The truck driver got stuck after being diverted to East Lake Boulevard. The top of the Caterpillar struck the bottom of the bridge, causing it to be wedged in place. Air was let out of the flatbed trailer’s tires and a tow truck was able to pull it free.

Friday

150 Years Ago

Telegraph office struck: A steak of lightning skipped upon the “ground wire” of the telegraph office and thence to the instrument on the operators table, burning and melting the instrument until it was made useless and setting fire to some papers that lay upon the table. The phenomenon was accompanied by a sound like that made by the discharge of a pistol. The operator was outside the door and not hurt.

140 Years Ago

Hank Monk: Capt. R.S. Floyd, a very wealthy capitalist of San Francisco visited Lake Tahoe in a snow storm and goes to Virginia (City) this morning. At 9 o’clock last night he was listening to Hank Monk’s recitals of hair breadth escapes and fast times on the Sierras.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Robert Blakeslee of Virginia City took his wife to the Inauguration ball and because his wife refused to dance a particular set with him, blew his brains out.

Pot-hunters and illegal fishermen from Virginia (City) camp out at Washoe Lake, catch fish and shoot ducks at night. Here is a fine chance for the Fish Commissioner to get his fins in. There should be a deputy there all the while to enforce the law.

110 Years Ago

Stop kissing: At the request of the state board of health, a bill has been introduced making it an offense punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, for a priest to allow people to kiss his hand, or for any person to kiss the hand of a clergyman. The bill also prohibits the kissing of sacred pictures and relics in churches… (New Mexico)

50 Years Ago

Historic first: George Meyers casts his ballot at Carson Junior High School in Tuesday’s primary election to select a mayor and four-man board of supervisors for the consolidated Carson City government.

20 Years Ago

New post office: Postmaster General William J. Henderson okayed a $7.5 million-dollar project that will relocate the post office’s main office from 311 Washington Street to Little Lane and Roop Street.

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