Past Pages for May 18-21, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for May 18-21, 2019

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

SATURDAY

150 Years Ago

Grasshoppers: Myriads of grasshoppers coming from a northeasterly direction swarmed into Humboldt County. No serious damage resulted from their ravages. Their eggs however were deposited in the soil. Thousands of them are hopping around Grass Valley and the ranchers are alarmed at the prospect of their devastations.

140 Years Ago

Rare birds: A flock of twenty glossy Ibis have been observed in the vicinity of the State Prison—beautiful and very rare in this vicinity.

Treadway’s Park: The first picnic of the season takes place at this park under the management of Mr. Varney. There will be a large attendance from Virginia City, and those who visit the park will have a better time than if they had gone to Bower’s Mansion.

130 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Chas. H. Kelly, grocer and liquor dealer, McCreary flour, per 100…$3.25; 5 cans of table fruit…$1.00; 5 Dozen ranch eggs…$1.00 and Apples, per box …$1.00. Best stock in the city. Arlington Block, Carson.”

110 Years Ago

Hanging at prison: Charley Kaiser (Keyser), Indian, was hanged at the state prison for killing his wife in Gardnerville. He was related to Dat-So-La-Lee, the famous Indian Basket Weaver, and Lottie, the woman he killed was his second consort.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Roberts’ Restoration begins: Volunteers dismantle a lean-to attached to the Thurman Roberts House. Restoration of the exterior of the 107-year old structure-located at 1217 N. Main St. has begun. Volunteers, spearheaded by Nevada Landmarks Society, have until Nevada Day to restore the house, or it will be torn up and carted away.

20 Years Ago

Photo caption: C-Span representative Doug Hemmig talks to a group of Carson High School students inside the channel’s school bus, which was parking in front of the Legislative Building. The bus is a mobile television production studio and media demonstration center used to teach students across the country about the channel’s programming.

Sunday

150 Years Ago

White Pine news: Ore has been struck at the depth of 40 feet in the Montauk mine, just south of Treasure Street in Treasure City.

The Metropolitan Mill and Mining Company are putting up a 15-stamp mill at Shermantown.

140 Years Ago

All sorts: Barlow, Primrose and West’s minstrels will appear at the Opera House – best talent in the country.

The Good Templars had a ball at Empire – 60 couples were present.

The restaurant of L. B. Epstein was burglarized. The robbers got away with a lot of pies.

130 Years Ago

An excited astronomer: George Hawkins has taken great interest in astronomy and is a pupil of Chas. Friend, our local astronomer. Hawkins came rushing in to Friend’s house, waking him up – and told him he had discovered a new comet. Mr. Friend rose in his night gown and rushing to the observatory fastened his eye to the tube. He found that it was trained on the new electric light recently placed at the Capitol. The man who put up the light neglected to communicate with the observatory. Friend caught a severe cold, and his language is hardly fit for a family paper.

110 Years Ago

Classified ads: Housekeeper wanted – A woman to do the house work for two adults and a child. Must do it all and a portion of the laundry. Wages $5 a week. Phone 315.

50 Years Ago

TV Guide, evening – Channel 2: My Favorite Martian, News, Wanted Dead or Alive, For Travel, Password, What’s My Line, Channel 2 Showcase, News, Untouchables, Joey Bishop Show and Alfred Hitchcock.

20 Years Ago

Millennium Scholarship program: Gov. Kenny Guinn and his legal adviser rolled out a new version of how to spend the tobacco settlement money. Half of the $48 million a year funding will go into the Millennium Scholarship program. The other half would be split up between a healthcare plan for seniors, prescription drug subsidies for seniors, and anti-tobacco and stop smoking programs. Negotiations are in progress between the Assembly and Guinn.

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

Goat Nuisance: There was freedom in the Plaza with a nanny goat and her kid greedily gnawing the bark off one of the cottonwoods. She scampered off and went at another one and ruined a dozen trees. Doc Sharp shows that several valuable fruit trees have been destroyed by goats. Their owners should be held responsible for the damages.

140 Years Ago

Emma Nevada: The London papers are noticing favorably the achievements of Mademoiselle Nevada, a new American Star from the West, in a Vienna salon. Mademoiselle Nevada is no other than Miss Emma Wixom, daughter of Dr. W. W. Wixom of Austin, Nevada.

130 Years Ago

Rolls of Honor: Miss Ella D. Starling’s class – Edna Mills, Lottie Meder, Tom Tenant, Stella Latta. Miss Billings’ class – Maggie Sweeney, Jennie Mills, Zoe Lewis, Hazel Hofer, Louisa Sweeney…

110 Years Ago

Fred Lewis caught: Little Fred Lewis son of Charles Lewis, of Jacks Valley, was taken off the V & T train at Reno as he attempted to leave home for the second time.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Veteran Poppy Sellers: Reuben Pruett and Sade Grant, the only living charter members of Capitol Unit No. 4, American Legion Auxiliary, prepare for the annual poppy sale which officially begins by making a “preview” sale to Mayor James Robertson. The red, crepe paper flowers are worn in memory of the men who have lost their lives in our nation’s wars.

20 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Ironwood Stadium, Minden—‘The Matrix’ with Keanu Reeves, ‘Never Been Kissed’ with Drew Barrymore, ‘The Love Letter’ with Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Selleck, ‘The Black Mask’ starring Jet Li and ‘The Mummy’ with Brendan Fraser.”

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