Past Pages for September 11 to September 13, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for September 11 to September 13, 2019

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

Wednesday

150 Years Ago

Burglary: James M. Thompson, who resides at the Lake View toll house on the Washoe road four miles from Carson, was awakened—someone was in the house. Rising from his bed Thompson alarmed the intruder. Thompson found his pantaloons and vest. His purse was emptied of its contents—a small sum of money. After daylight they tracked the man direct to Carson City.

140 Years Ago

Roberts’ saloon: A drunken Frenchman was very loudly spoiling for a fight in Roberts’ saloon, but unfortunately was not accommodated. He ought to have gone a little further down town, and he could have had his wants abundantly supplied. (J. D. Roberts’ saloon—from Foreman-Roberts House)

130 Years Ago

Sutro tunnel extension: Theodore Sutro, President of the Sutro and Comstock Tunnel companies, is expected to arrive here shortly. The organization of the new company is complete. The extension of the Sutro Tunnel to explore the West Comstock will begin in October. (Virginia Chronicle)

100 Years Ago

Best horses: Fair circuits in the state and county are receiving attention from the followers of race horses, but Reno is the western metropolis of the “sport of kings.” The “bangtails” are here in force—the pick of every big western stables, with a number of eastern entries.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Now showing, ‘Bandolero,’ with James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch and George Kennedy—Every now and then comes a new kind of Western. This is ‘Bandolero’. Carson Theater, two shows nightly.”

20 Years Ago

Photo caption: Patrons preparing to enter the new Horizon movie theater are upset over the inaccessibility for youngsters. They will have to go through the casino to get to the theater, since no exterior doors were built.

Thursday

150 Years Ago

Adolph Sutro: The originator of the Sutro Tunnel schemes, will give a public lecture at the Opera House in regard to the feasibility. It will be two hours long and will fully explain the whole scheme, the tunnel its costs and all about it.

140 Years Ago

Wonderful find: A miner working south of Wellington’s Station found a skull resembling in every particular that of a man’s, with the exception that a horn three inches long grew out of either side of the head. It is well formed with high, broad forehead—found at 35 feet underground with no other bones.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: A story comes from Pottstown Pa., of a child born with a lion’s head. The circuses are bidding for it.

100 Years Ago

Born: In San Francisco, Friday, September 12, 1919, to the wife of John M. Chartz, a son.

In Carson City, Friday, September 12, 1919, to the wife of Myron Shirley, a daughter.

50 Years Ago

Capital City Mortuary: Art and Grace Kvam are now sole owners and operators of Capital City Mortuary, 312 S. Carson. The firm has been under the ownership and operation of Carson City residents since 1930. Owners have been Charles McGuigan, the Kvams and Beverly Thomas.

20 Years Ago

Advertisement: “New Meadowdale Theaters, bargain matinee daily $4.50. “The Thirteenth Warrior,” “Dudley Do Right,” and “The Astronauts Wife.”

Friday

150 Years Ago

Accident: A man named Lawrence was severely cut by a circular saw at Ash’s old mill in the canyon west of Carson. The wound is just above and across the elbow—Dr. Thompson was called.

140 Years Ago

Brief mention: Wild geese are beginning to fly; look out for an early Winter.

Former townsman, Mr. McClellan, the artist, is at work, at Virginia (City) on a historical painting, to be called “The Mountain Meadow Massacre.”

130 Years Ago

Notice: Owing to the scarcity of water the patrons of the Carson Water Company are hereby notified that irrigation will be permitted on Tuesday and Saturdays only. Henry Daugherty, Superintendent.

100 Years Ago

St. Peter’s Church: Since the war the world has become smaller, the doings in Europe; the events taking place in cities across our own continent make the question, “Who is my neighbor?” a pertinent one. The rector will deliver a sermon with that as his text at 11 o’clock.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Prize sculpture: “The Mermaid”, a wood carving by Marjorie Tanner won first place in the recent St. Mary’s Art Festival in Virginia City.

20 Years Ago

Photo caption: More than a thousand people watched Carson City’s Ormsby House celebrate the Labor Day weekend with 35-minute fireworks show.

Saturday

150 Years Ago

All sorts: Illness among children continue quite prevalent in this place. Mr. E. D. Sweeney who has been very ill—not expected to live—is improving. The Evening School—Those desiring to become pupils of Mr. Lawlor’s evening school should attend at the school rooms.

Aurora Borealis: A luminous rosy light was seen ascending in streams above the horizon to the north.

140 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Electricity and Magnetism. Mrs. A. Dyer, No. 41 Howard Street, Virginia City, Nevada. Clairvoyant healing and test medium. Heals with her hands and electricity all nervous and chronic diseases. Describes ores, mines, distant friends, etc. Reads the past, present and future with cards. Fee, for Ladies $1; for Gentlemen, $2.”

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Ice at Doc. Benton’s supplied to any part of the city. Dr. E. G. Winnie can be found at his Dental Parlors on Telegraph Street, one door west of Carson.

100 Years Ago

Preserving their trees: Due to some disease having attacked the Lombardi poplars that grace the depot environments, the Virginia and Truckee management is having the upper half of the trees cut off in the hope of saving the balance. The Lombardi is one of the prettiest trees growing in the mountain sections, and it would be a loss to have them disappear.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Support for concert—Carson City businessman Roger Murdock, purchases from Renate Daniels, season memberships for students for the Capital Community Concert. Murdock for years has bought the student season tickets which he then turns over to the junior high and high school music department for distribution to deserving students.

20 Years Ago

Photo caption: What was once a riparian oasis on the southeast corner of Washoe Lake is now a smoking wasteland. State park officials see an opportunity to restore the habitat the fire burned.

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