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Past Pages for Aug. 18-21, 2018

Trent Dolan

Saturday

150 Years Ago

Tearing Down the Pavilion — Some men in Johnny Moore's employ were engaged yesterday in tearing down the old pavilion. (Johnny lately purchased the right and title of the county to that structure.) Since it has been decided by the County commissioners not to repair it, we are glad that the Plaza will no longer be disfigured for its shabby appearance. There is a large amount of lumber in its walls, roofs and doors; and we are glad to know that Moore and Parker intend to use it in enlarging and improving their theater.

130 Years Ago

Herb Lindsey of the St. Charles Hotel is thinking of buying the Forepaugh elephant for his brother-in-law to be used on his ranch instead of a hay derrick and for pulling up sagebrush. The tent and ring animals of the circus will be sold at Sheriff's sale on Monday. Forepaugh has purchased canvas, and is making a new tent.

100 Years Ago

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The American Gold Conference, which concluded its three-day session in Reno yesterday afternoon, adopted a resolution setting forth briefly that relief is asked of the United States government for the gold producers of this country in an amount to correspond with the increased cost of production.

70 Years Ago

The 83 kids of the state orphans home, who were to have returned to Carson City Monday from Lake Tahoe after a four-day outing, got to stay up at the scenic vacationland a little longer. Because a group from Southern California called off their week's conference at Tahoe — much to the delight of the children.

50 Years Ago

North Korea said today the 82 crewmen of the U.S. Intelligence ship Pueblo have issued a second joint appeal for their release.

30 years ago

A nuclear device was detonated under Paiute Mesa today in an unprecedented test with Soviet scientists for both countries to monitor each other's nuclear weapons tests.

Sunday

150 Years Ago

A Dwelling House Burned. A fire occurred yesterday about 6 o'clock p.m. which nearly destroyed the dwelling house occupied by Mr. John Cavell and family. The building burned is situated in the northern part of town. The fire was first discovered where a stove-pipe passed out from the kitchen. An energetic but ineffectual attempt was made to extinguish the fire by passing water in pails before the arrival of the engines. The furniture was mostly saved.

130 Years Ago

The Circus Sale. Tomorrow the sale of the ring stock of Forepaugh's circus will come off at Folsom's hay yard at 2 o'clock p.m. Everything will positively be sold without reserve. There is a fine chance to pick up some good bargains, and several fathers have their eye on that elegant little pony to buy for the children.

100 Years Ago

Had Narrow Escape. Yesterday afternoon a big Cadillac touring car, occupied by a party of Italians from Gardnerville, became unmanageable on reaching a point opposite the Walsh ranch, at the foot of the King's Canyon grade, when the steering gear snapped in two, and the machine plunged into a tree. The members of the party escaped with painful, but not serious injuries.

70 Years Ago

The Superior Cleaners was leased Monday to Mr. and Mrs. J. Bertram, according to an announcement today by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Becker, owners of the establishment. The Bertram's are from Memphis, Mo., and are experienced in that type of work.

50 Years Ago

Should a person with a criminal past be permitted to adopt children if he or she has since gone straight? This question will be considered along with several others at the two-day meeting of the State Welfare Board.

30 years ago

For years people whistled in the shower, into the wind and to catch a cab. The seven dwarfs in "Snow White" whistled while they worked. People from around the world will come to Carson this weekend just for the fun of it in the World's 11th International Whistle-Off.

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

The Ormsby House is becoming a very handsome building with the progress of its inside and outside repairs. Our frail brother Pixley is doing some sound and constitutional reconstruction on the porch — or platform, as we suppose he, being a politician, would call the verandah.

130 Years Ago

Truckee is fast becoming notorious as a resort for bad characters, tramps, thieves and dissolute men and opium fiends. The Republican calls for a general cleaning out of the whole gang. There are a lot of these characters in Carson who ought to be made to move on.

100 Years Ago

The Day's Casualty List. Morning report. Killed in Action, 79. Missing in Action, 2. Wounded severely, 54. Died of wounds, 1. Died of accident and other causes, 4.

70 Years Ago

Mrs. Josie Millard, a native of Gold Hill and a resident of Carson City for over 50 years, died this morning at the home of her son, Arnold Millard, on Second street. She was 76 years of age.

50 Years Ago

July's record-breaking attendance at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City indicates that summer tourism in the Northern Nevada area is running at a far higher level than in several years, Judge Clark J. Guild, chairman of the museums Board of Trustees, said recently. "The 68,261 visitors who went through the museum last month add up to the greatest number of any July in our 26-year history," said Guild.

30 years ago

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge becomes the nation's second Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve this weekend.

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