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Carson City Past Pages for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

The Soldier Boys: Our militia-loving citizens will have an opportunity to glimpse the famous Washington Guard if they go to the station at 10 a.m. as they pass through Carson on the way to Bower’s Mansion, for the occasion of its first annual picnic. This is the most gorgeously uniformed company on the coast, having taken the style of the English artillery uniforms.

130 years ago

Caledonia picnic (continued from Wednesday). The racing was very exciting. The ladies race showed such twinkling of pretty feet and flashing of embroidered hosiery only seen at a Caledonia picnic where the fair sex runs to win. They carried out the unusual program most charmingly.

100 years ago

In writing of the possibilities of manufacturing rubber from sagebrush, Al Werner came to the Appeal office with several ounces of rubber extracted from three pounds of sagebrush. Anyone who has handled a sample of this gum is soon convinced it’s the real article.

70 years ago

The silver tea honoring prospective members will be given by the Carson Assembly, No. 7, Order of Rainbow Girls at the E.H. Bath home.

50 years ago

Ormsby County Commissioners are considering an ordinance similar to one in Carson City, but “will definitely not” include any leash law, said chairman Bill Goni.

30 years ago

Car dealers representing AMC-Jeep dealerships from across the United States are in Virginia City this month showing off their new line of vehicles.

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