Past Pages for Aug. 11-14, 2018 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Aug. 11-14, 2018

Trent Dolan

Carson City looking north from the top of the Capitol building in 1871.

Saturday

150 Years Ago

Across the Plains: A party of emigrants with some 10-12 teams passed through Carson on Saturday, having just crossed the Plains on their way from Illinois, Indiana and Missouri to California. They have been some three or four months on the way, and their horses and mules are in good condition.

130 Years Ago

Dr. Kirby is making a beautiful resort of Emerald Bay. Of all locations on the lake, there is none to surpass this. He has a point jutting out into the lake, a mineral spring, the finest cascade on the coast, a dashing, foaming trout creek, a bay known all over the country, and a splendid landing. The only island on the lake is in Emerald Bay.

100 Years Ago

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John Regan, one of the well-known and popular young men of Carson, will entrain this evening for Camp Fremont. The Home Guards are requested to assemble in front of the Capitol at 5:45 to accompany young Regan to the depot.

70 Years Ago

The latest telephone equipment developed in the Bell laboratories during the war years and since that time was shown to members of the Carson City Lions Club at its regular meeting at the Carson Hot Springs. Equipment has developed to such an extent that 480 different conversations can be carried on simultaneously by the use of the new cross-country coaxial cable incased in copper tubing.

50 Years Ago

The convict editor of the state prison news magazine has been forced to resign because he was transferred from the maximum security penitentiary to medium security. Jerry Quillan was succeeded by Gene Lewis. "His lot is not going to be easy for he is understaffed due to the recent departure of a few other members of our staff," Quillan said in the magazine "Sagebrush."

30 years ago

Editorial: Twenty years ago Congress passed a law banning discrimination in the rental and sale of housing, but it left out effective enforcement provisions. It is about to correct the oversight, a move being hailed by civil rights groups and politicians of every stripe.

Sunday

150 Years Ago

Death of an Old Horse: Says the Marysville Appeal: "Old Buffalo," a horse brought to this state in 1845 by Charley Rother, died at his ranch on the 7th instant, aged 33 years. This was unquestionably the oldest horse in the state — if not in any state.

130 Years Ago

The Appeal acknowledges the receipt of another watermelon from Chedic. They do say that cutting a hole in the side of a melon pouring in a pint of claret and leaving it on ice a few hours improves the flavor.

100 Years Ago

The following interesting letter was received Saturday from Charles F. Cuts, who left this city about two months ago to do Red Cross work in France: "Dear Lady of the Appeal: I have a vague impression that I promised each of my Carson friends that I would send them a letter. But, in the quiet moments of this wonderful voyage, as I began to think of them one by one, I sadly realize that it would be almost a physical impossibility. So, I am turning to you in my hour of need to ask that you extend to those who may be interested in my journey, my kindest greetings."

70 Years Ago

Something new in line of requests was put before the city board of trustees recently. A man identified only as Frank Costello asked permission to open a palm reading establishment in Carson City. City dads agreed they had no ordinance covering palmistry and tabled the matter to a later date.

50 Years Ago

State Republican Chairman George Abbott said today he and Gov. Paul Laxalt have agreed to a one-week embargo on comment about Abbott's role in nominating Gov. George Romney for Vice President at the national Republican convention.

30 years ago

Carson City, state and federal agencies may spend as much as $200,000 to seed 1,800 acres from a lightening-caused fire Wednesday. Without any vegetation to protect the burned out area in Kings Canyon, heavy rains may cause extensive runoff.

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

A long-needed improvement to the County Building was got under way yesterday. The old balcony has been torn away preparatory to the erection of a new and more substantial one. The projected improvement will add greatly to the sightliness of the building and to the safety of whoever may want to occupy its piazza.

130 Years Ago

Dr. Kirby is making a beautiful resort of Emerald Bay. All of the locations on the lake there is none to surpass this. He has a point jutting out into the lake, a mineral spring, the finest cascade on the coast, a dashing, foaming trout creek, a bay known all over the country, and a splendid landing. He will add some cottages next year and make it a leading pleasure resort.

100 Years Ago

Mrs. Sam P. Davis is suffering from an attack of "shingles." This disease is, as a rule, very painful and trying on the nerves.

70 Years Ago

A request for more streetlights was contained in a petition to the city board recently by a number of taxpayers residing in the northeast section of Carson. The petitioners, all of whom reside in the vicinity of Lone Mountain cemetery, asked that three lights be installed in that part of town. The matter was referred to M.J. Hershey, light commissioner.

50 Years Ago

The Nevada Day Committee's first Nevada Day program cover contest is underway. The theme of the cover is "Space Age — Frontier."

30 years ago

Investigators are hoping film from security cameras in a bank robbed here on Thursday will reveal the face of the robber in Thursday's First Interstate Bank robbery.

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