Carson City Past Pages for Friday, Aug. 26, 2013
153 Years Ago
Another homicide: Martin Waters pounded another man and Harry Doane on the head with a six shooter and then shot him. The affray took place in the Orleans Hotel, and both parties had been drinking. The trustees of the town, F.M. Proctor and O. H. Pierson, met for the purpose of taking cognizance of the affair. James Riddle was appointed by the board. Dr. Munckton was chosen for coroner, a jury was sworn and returned a verdict of guilty. (Territorial Enterprise)
140 Years Ago
Marlette Lake: The Virginia Water Company is to tap their pipes at a convenient point with a feeder for Carson. They are looking to take the waters of Marlette Lake to Virginia City. It will be necessary to construct a strong aqueduct of iron pipes to carry water down to the lowlands of the Washoe divide and up to the altitude of Mount Davison. Should the water be brought into Carson, the supply would very welcome …
130 Years Ago
All sorts: M. Gilligan, John G. Fox, Col. Rosser and D.G. Kitzmeyer left for Hope Valley. This community seems to be in sympathy with the telegraphic strikers who have been underpaid and overworked.
120 Years Ago
Lightning: A man in Kansas was struck by lightning and thought to be killed. In crossing a stream, the body was accidentally submerged and life was restored …
70 Years Ago
Bicycling: Fifteen young girls from California are making a trip around Lake Tahoe on bicycles. The pedaling pretties made their way along the highway on the east side of the lake. Their baggage was limited to a wrap of some kind and a package of lunch for each individual … The lassies demonstrated their ability to ride bikes straight up the heaviest grade …
50 Years Ago
Class of 1953 Reunion: Mike Shaughnessy, who was the class president will be master of ceremonies for dinner, R.G. Whittemore, former high school science teacher and class sponsor will attend …
30 Years Ago
Harry Dickson is nominated for the new school superintendent and would be a good choice.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.