Past Pages for Feb. 16-19, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Feb. 16-19, 2019

Trent Dolan
Carson City looking north from the top of the Capitol building in 1871.
Courtesy Nevada State Museum

Saturday

150 years ago

There will be a meeting of the members of the Senate and Assembly this evening at seven o’clock at the Assembly Chamber for the purpose of agreeing upon some plan of organizing the county of White Pine.

130 years ago

The small pox patients at the Ormsby House are getting better and the Doctor thinks that there is a good chance for all to pull through.

100 years ago

Joe Tognoni, well-known stockman of Duckwater, Nye county, was an arrival on the morning train and heartily welcomed by many friends.

80 years ago

Assemblyman Williams of Lyon County this afternoon introduced in the assembly a bill to create a commission and set up a department of law enforcement for the state of Nevada.

50 years ago

A second measure designed to liberalize Nevada’s abortion statutes was introduced in the Assembly Monday, and the lower house moved to have all measures on the matter considered by a joint committee.

30 years ago

Administrators of Nevada’s programs for the mentally ill were berated today by the Senate Finance Committee for proposing a new treatment center for young sex offenders but no building to house the project.

Sunday, February 17

150 years ago

Legislative Convention on White Pine. Last evening a convention of the members of the Legislature, regardless of party, was held in the Assembly Chamber for the purpose of electing officers for the new county of White Pine. The Republican members of Lander and Humboldt declined taking part in the caucus. After some discussion the convention proceeded to ballot for officers.

130 years ago

The Small-Pox. Is it, or is it not, in Carson? All sorts of queer rumors are floating about, relative to the small pox, and from the fact that the disease has not spread, a good many people insist that it is almost anything else than small-pox. The keeping of the disease within the limits of the Ormsby House, speaks volumes for the permit action of the authorities, and the excellent quarantine regulations.

100 years ago

The regular meeting of the Custer Relief Corps No. 15 to be held the evening several new members will be initiated. The business meeting will be followed by light refreshments and a social hour.

80 years ago

The debate at the Leisure Hour Club Wednesday evening on “Resolved: That Greater Care Should Be Required from Pedestrians than from Motorists” was won by Messrs. Homer Mooney and John L. Harvey who upheld the affirmative. Mrs. J. L. Harvey presented the program of music which consisted of piano selections by Miss Kathrine O’Brien.

50 years ago

(Photo Caption) Peddler — in 1963 Dr. Walter H. Voskuil, professor of mineral economics at the Mackay School of Mines, had just completed 25,000 miles of community by his bicycle to and from classes and jobs in various parts of the country — a stint racked up during 20 years of professional activity in the mineral industry. Today, five years, two books, and one new bicycle later, Dr. Voskuil, now 75, has just passed the 30,000-mile figure.

30 years ago

Sprawling Los Angeles got a new law this past week banning the sale and possession of rapid-firing military-style assault weapons. Candidates for offices from governor on down are milking reams of publicity from the suddenly fashionable gun-control issue.

Tuesday

150 years ago

Gambling License. Assembly Bill — An Act to restrict gaming by licensing it. Was considered in Committee of the Whole, Mr. Orbit in the chair, the bill was amended and when the Committee rose, it was ordered engrossed.

130 years ago

The people of the State of Nevada last Monday decided the they wanted no lottery. They thereby declared that they would not accept $40,000 a year from the men who were willing and able to give it to help the State out, but they still desire to let Louisiana and California bleed the State. The reasons for the defeat are too numerous to mention.

100 years ago

George Wingfield, banker and mining man of Reno, was an arrival this morning to attend to some pressing business matters. Mr. Wingfield has recently returned form a visit to the Divide property near Tonopah, which he is heavily interested, and declares it looks “splendid.”

80 years ago

Failing to rally or regain consciousness after she suffered a severe stroke at 6:15 o’clock Thursday evening, Mrs. A.G. Shriver passed away in the Washoe general hospital at 6:40 o’clock this morning.

50 years ago

Clark County Public Defender Richard Bryan says he will gladly go to Carson City to inspect the state prison and adds Gov. Laxalt was wrong in barring Assemblywoman Flora Dugan. He said rules against women visitors inside the prison was “hypocritical and inconsistent.”

30 years ago

The long-awaited removal of Carson City’s downtown parking meters will have to wait a few more months, the Board of Supervisors decided on Thursday.

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