Past Pages for September 7 to September 10, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for September 7 to September 10, 2019

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

Saturday

150 Years Ago

All sorts: Bierstadt’s great painting of Yosemite was destroyed in the fire at Earl’s Gallery in Philadelphia.

140 Years Ago

Bears hunting man: John Franks came from the Lake and says that he saw two large cinnamon bears near Soda Springs. He had a rifle and fired at the bears bringing them down. The animals turned the tactics by turning on Franks who was chased several miles by the brown devils. He’s had enough of bear hunting for the season.

130 Years Ago

Picnic: The Comstock miners will be at Treadway Park reveling in the cool shade and green grass — enjoying the flowers, sunshine and pretty girls. The Miners’ Union picnic is the largest of the year and one enjoyed the most in Carson.

110 Years Ago

Lake theater: A film of the airship trials of the Wright brothers will be shown at the Lake Theater — the aeroplane at 360 feet from the ground and flying over anchored balloons.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Economy rates — Neil Millman, 17, of Carson City outlines the routes he followed last month when he hitchhiked to the East Coast to visit friends and relatives. He estimated he travelled 3,500 miles each way — Southern route going, and Northern route returning — and only spent $35 for the entire jaunt.

20 Years Ago

Gas prices: Since late June the average price of gasoline nationwide climbed 11.5 cents per gallon to $1.31, according to an Aug. 20 Lundberg Survey.

Sunday

150 Years Ago

Treadway’s fruit: Uncle Treadway, who has a fine ranch near Carson City, sent General Winters, of Gold Hill, a lot of most splendid large, golden pippin apples, and some Sickles’ pears. Also a seductive kind of apple, which he calls a “maiden-maiden — blush.” It’s a real beauty, such as old Adam is supposed to have received from Eve. (Gold Hill News)

140 Years Ago

Hank Monk and Pete’s Wagon: After a good deal of hard coaxing, Hank risked his life in Pete’s wagon and visited the Springs. No amount of persuasion could get him into that swimming bath. He says he is neither a duck nor a goose, and besides he always takes his baths straight and cold, and when the boys began to peel, he turned on his heel and hoofed it back to town.

130 Years Ago

Advertisement: “The St. Charles Hotel, Carson City, J. E. McDonald, Lessee, Lake Tahoe State Office. Lodging, 25 cents; Meals 25 cents, Board and Lodging per day, $1.00, Board and Lodging per week, $6.50, Board by the week, $5.00; Rooms clean and Meals — all that a hungry man cares for…”

100 Years Ago

Comet: Kepss comet, a tailless comet, is being observed from Lick observatory. This comet has made three visits to the earth’s solar system.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Tahoe-Carson Realty, Inc. — Retirement home, almost finished 1 bedrm, home on one acre near Carson, fireplace, fenced, good well, only $9,000.

— Commercial property, 2.7 acres 11 miles from Carson just off Hwy 50. $2,800, $25 dn. and $25 per month.

— Zoned for horses, 1 acre with septic tank in Overland Estates. $3.000, good terms.”

20 Years Ago

The Great Balloon Race: The Nevada Bell balloon, piloted by Garnerville’s Allen Anderson, won the race in 1994. He shows the balloon at schools, community events, charitable and fund raising events and gives tethered rides to school children and adults alike for no charge.

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

Tin wedding: There is to be a tin wedding, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Fraser at their residence. Friends are invited.

140 Years Ago

Brief mention: The ditch conveying the water recently purchased by the State, is dug as far as the Methodist Church — and will be completed to the Capitol building.

The market will soon be supplied with an abundance of venison, wild ducks, quail and other gamey delicacies.

130 Years Ago

A rare chance for sale or lease: A famous and well known summer resort, on Lake Tahoe, Cal. For particulars address, J.W. McKinney, McKinneys, Lake Tahoe, Cal.

100 Years Ago

Closed for the season: The big hotel at Glenbrook closed its doors after having one of the most successful seasons ever. No less than 12,000 autos passed a given point between Glenbrook and State Line. In the coming year that number will double.

50 Years Ago

Unemployment pay up $4: The Nevada Legislature raised the maximum of unemployment compensation from $43 to $47 a week. Nevada was one of 17 states to raise workmen compensation benefits. Two states changed benefit payments from a fixed amount to flexible, based on annual weekly wage in the state.

20 Years Ago

No bus service: Carson City School District does not provide bus service to children living within a one-mile radius of their school, creating a 20 minute walk to school in some cases.

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