Past Pages for September 4 to September 6, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for September 4 to September 6, 2019

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

Wednesday

150 Years Ago

Big Wood Ranch: Lette & Van Gorder have a “wood ranch” where they employ 580 men, mostly Chinamen, paying per cord for cutting wood. It is situated in the vicinity of Genoa on the headwaters of the Carson. Then it is floated from the end of the cause, to the river through a ditch a mile and half in length—to Empire City, a few miles east of Carson. (Enterprise)

140 Years Ago

Brief mention: The White House in Carson has discontinued keeping boarders.

The stentorian cry of “hot corn,” by Clem Berry at night time, is again heard in the land.

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Curtis of the Valley View House, died.

The prisoners of the County Jail seem to be the happiest fellows alive. They can be heard singing all hours of the day.

130 Years Ago

Born: In Carson City, Sept. 2, 1889, to the wife of Leslie H. Bell, a fine boy.

110 Years Ago

Tent vaudeville: People who attended the Tent Theater have been sent away laughing and pleased. Prof. Von Engel, whose feats of strength we have not yet forgotten and who has a great deal of experience in the show business, is a very capable manager.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Now showing—The story of a boy and a colt, both loners, both silent. John Mills, Olivia Syms, Bernard Miles and Mark Lester in ‘Run Wild, Run Free’—Carson Theatre.”

20 Years Ago

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant: Joseph L. Covington, son of Lincoln and Mary Covington, was promoted by the Douglas County Composite Squadron to the rank of cadet second lieutenant. He joined the air patrol in 1997 with a goal to be an Air Force officer and to fly C-130s.

Thursday

150 Years Ago

First marriage in Elko: Justice Mayhugh was called upon to perform the marriage ceremony between a youthful maiden of about 15 summers and a stalwart frontiersman of huge corporal dimensions. Both were with an emigrant train going to the Colorado River to make their future home. (Elko Independent)

140 Years Ago

Pantlind: A private letter from Bodie says that “Pant” has struck oil. He left here with lots of “spurs” and now he has “dipped” into a bonanza. He is engaged in fitting up a “roasting” works which were to have gone into operation; in fact, Pant has bought a restaurant.

130 Years Ago

Ducks: Ducks are scarce at Washoe Lake. There is no water in the tule fields at the north end of the lake. Another reason is that Theo. Winters has a great flapping windmill which would scare ducks 1,000 miles away.

110 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Von Engel’s Tent Theater—Picture, ‘The Bad Lands;’ Vaudeville—Tracy McDermott… Curtain rises at 8 p.m. sharp. Adults 25 cents, Children, 10 cents.”

50 Years Ago

Essay Contest: The Carson City Fire Department is sponsoring a project for the local 6th graders on “What does fire prevention mean to me?” for Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11. Cash prizes will be given to first and second place winners, $25 for first and $10 for second.

20 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Wallace Theatres–$4.50 Bargain Matinees—‘13thWarrior,’ ‘Blair Witch Project,’ ‘Chill Factor,’ ‘Thomas Crown Affair,’ ‘Mickey Blue Eyes,’ and ‘Bowfinger.’”

Friday

150 Years Ago

Wood wanted at Mint: Sealed proposals will be received by the Superintendent of the U.S. Branch Mint for 500 cords of wood — to be delivered within two months.

140 Years Ago

Brief mentions: The erection of a new County Building is extensively spoken of, but the friends and enemies of the project are pretty well divided.

It is not generally known that ninety per cent of the vegetables used in this city are raised by Chinese gardeners, south of town.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Be as saving as possible, there is danger of a short supply of water. Drink Klein’s beer and give the water a chance.

110 Years Ago

Stork Comes to Mansion: The Appeal extends its congratulations to the people of the state that the stork has alighted on the Governors Mansion. It struck the house at 11 o’clock and left a baby girl there. Everyone about the house is well and happy. The mansion is now properly baptized.

50 Years Ago

TV Guide, Channel 2 — “I Love Lucy,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” “Two for Travel,” “Password,” “What’s My Line,” “Della,” “Dick Cavett,” and “Deadline.”

20 Years Ago

Classified ads, Harrahs: “Employees paid up to $1,200 in yearly bonuses — If you think the best job in the world is somebody else’s, you obviously aren’t working at Harrah’s. By joining the Harrah’s team you receive… a retirement plan, not just a job, but a career with advancement; opportunities nationwide — medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your family, and cash bonuses for performance…”

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