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Past Pages for Aug. 4-7, 2018

Trent Dolan

Saturday

150 Years Ago

Picnic Excursion of the Carson Band on Board Steamer "Gov. Blasdel," Lake Tahoe, Aug. 2, 1868: Early this morning we received an invitation to participate in the picnic excursion on route to Tahoe City. Here we were made known to Captain James B. DeLong, commander of the steamer, who was much gratified as seeing us among the excursionists, and gave us the use of the steamer for the day, free of charge. The picnic was, in all respects, a success.

130 Years Ago

Three Nevada boys have graduated from West Point. They are Jack Neal and A.F. Mackay, of Storey, and George Stockle of White Pine. Four elegant chairs have been added to the furniture of the Governor's office in place of the two old iron chairs owned by ex-Governor Adams and Judge Belknap.

100 Years Ago

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Horses Lost: A big bay mare, branded J, one white foot, and white spot on forehead, had suckling colt when last seen and a three-year-old colt, unbranded. Animals were last seen near the Coutt's ranch in the chalk hills southeast of Carson. A reward of $60 will be paid for their return. Andrew Drake.

70 Years Ago

Motion Picture Actor Delivers Sunday Sermon: Twentieth Century Fox studio moved cameras and equipment into the Gardnerville-Minden area this week and began shooting sequences there of the forthcoming film, "Chicken Every Sunday." One of the featured players in the film delivered the day's sermon at the Carson Presbyterian Church. He was Porter Hall, who is an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, Calif. He spoke on the theme that "no matter what line of work one follows, he should strive to do a good job and set an example for others in that profession."

50 Years Ago

The state board of prison commissioners said today it was reduced by 30 days each the sentences of 92 convicts who helped fight the fire west of the capital this week. Warden Carl Hocker said he recommended the action which was approved by telephone calls to the commissioners, Gov. Paul Laxalt, Atty. Ben. Harvey Dickerson and Secretary of State John Koontz.

Sunday

150 Years Ago

Stabbing Affray: A fracas occurred last evening in front of the Magnolia between Johnny Moore and Dick Grey which resulted in Johnny's being pretty severely cut with a pocket knife and Dick being knocked down. The two men are at odds and this affair is the result of an old ill feeling.

130 Years Ago

General Sheridan died on Sunday evening. Another giant of the war has gone to his rest. The circus lions have not been fed for two days. If they do not get some meat pretty quick, they will be roaming about Carson helping themselves.

100 Years Ago

Last night Carson was truly aroused and indulged in a paroxysm of revelry that lasted well after midnight in commemoration of the greatest Allied victory of the war. The news came over the phone from Reno and was received at 9:30 o'clock. By 10 sporadic crowds had gathered at the Arlington, many of them who had rushed out of the Opera house. By 11:30 the celebration had reached its zenith and the din was terrific. Soissons has fallen!

70 Years Ago

Those youngsters who plan to enter the coming Sagebrush Derby have until Saturday by which to fill out entry blanks, Chamber of Commerce officials reported today. Indications are that at least 40 boys from western Nevada will enter the competition planned for Aug. 29 on Kings Canyon Road.

50 Years Ago

Authorities alerted by a tip from Nevada's governor arrested a 29-year-old man today in Miami who had a gun shipped to his room at a hotel housing two delegations at the Republican National Convention. Nevada Governor Paul Laxalt said he recognized the man and told hotel officials of his presence.

30 years ago

The Old Douglas High School just may have been saved Thursday. Douglas County commissioners unanimously approved a $100,000 grant of seed money to repair the landmark's roof and heating system.

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

From Tahoe City to Emerald Bay July 30, 1868. We left Tahoe City and crossed the Truckee River with our horses on a ferry boat on the 28th. According to a statement of the oldest inhabitants of Tahoe, the lake is four feet higher at present than it ever was before, thus making the crossing difficult. After a short ride along a ridge, Emerald Bay became in sight, and from this point we have a perfect view of this little lovely bay, the island, and falls over the stupendous granite walls around its head. Following the trail we soon come to Capt. Dick's premises. Beside this stand two neatly built cabins, a saloon, and a bowling alley.

130 Years Ago

The flags were at half mast yesterday out of respect for Sheridan. Dr. Bishop was in the city yesterday attending the monthly meeting of the Asylum Commissioners.

100 Years Ago

Last evening the regular meeting of the Greater Carson Club was called to order by Vice President Royce in the absence of President Coleman. The committee appointed to gather data on the resources in Ormsby County. Its purpose is to lay before the government some of the cardinal features which would prove advantageous for the establishment of a hospital for convalescent soldiers.

70 Years Ago

Of Carson City's 37 food and drink establishments, 24 have been given a "Grade A" classification by the state department of health. The establishments inspected during the months of June and July attained a rating of 86 percent as compared with 86.4 percent in 1947. The 12 given C ratings were the Arlington Hotel bar and cafe, Carson Hot Springs cafe, Clifford Diner, Duk-Inn, Eagle Market, 49-er Club, Hotel Page bar, Hunters Lodge (bar and cafe), Kountry Kafe, Kelly & Lindsay and the Ship Bar.

50 Years Ago

Those wishing to assist in the reseeding of 1,500 acres of fire-ravaged Kings Canyon should call the county. Approximately 500 volunteers are needed for the effort, scheduled for Aug. 17 and 18.

30 years ago

About 400 new parking spaces would be created in downtown Carson City if a one-way street system is approved by supervisors. The committee was appointed by Mayor Dan Flammer to study downtown parking and make recommendations for improvements. The committee earlier recommended getting rid of parking meters.

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