Carson City Past Pages for Thursday, May 30
140 YEARS AGO
St. Charles Hotel: George Tufly and his excellent wife are the head of its affairs. The Hotel has just received it annual restoration and reconstruction from the kitchen to the pilot house on the hurricane deck with new paper and new carpets. Uncle George was kind enough to introduce us to the family sanctum, small but comfortable. Curiosities in the cabinet were purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Tufly in Europe. Crayon drawings executed by Miss Terese Tufly, their young daughter, were on exhibit. She is now in school at San Jose.
130 Years Ago
Not the man: The Mountain Messenger, Downieville, Calif. published the following: Married — Our old friend and “pitcher” James Crawford (who for many years was Superintendent of the Carson Mint) to Miss Mary Porter. Superintendent Crawford in Carson has piles of letters, sewing machines, etc. — All belonging to another man bearing a similar name. Our Crawford was surprised that the bride was not erroneously consigned to him too.
100 Years Ago
Invasion: In New Mexico an army of grasshoppers 20 miles long and 4 miles wide have denuded counties of every living thing …
70 Years Ago
Mobile community: Portsmouth, Va. went from wasteland to a city of 3,300 in 46 days and will make up the world’s largest mobile community. The successful completion of this project is the high point of a revolutionary change in housing techniques …
50 Years Ago
Mormon Station: A Genoa couple, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Campbell, donated a half-acre parcel of property adjoining the Mormon State monument to the state park system as a gift …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
30 Years Ago
Top 20 in the pop music field, based on survey of sales and broadcast are: Flashdance by Irene Cara; Let’s Dance, David Bowie; Overkill, Men at Work; Time, Culture Club; Beat It, Michael Jackson …