Past Pages for Feb. 23-27 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Feb. 23-27

Trent Dolan

Saturday

150 years ago

Theater. — “Oliver Twist” was splendidly rendered to a fine audience last night. Miss Western won new laurels by her playing “Nancy Sykes” and Mr. Herne gave us a specimen of some of his best acting in “Bill Sykes.”

130 years ago

Death of Albert. Albert, the black man, who was taken with small pox at the Ormsby House, died of the sickness and was buried without delay.

100 years ago

Spanish “flu” has caused more deaths in this country during the last four months than America’s losses by death in nineteen months of war. In forty-six cities in the country alone there were 125,462 deaths. These numbers do not take into account deaths from the flu in the Army or rural sections.

80 years ago

Spring came to Las Vegas today, despite the wind, when Oscar Peiffer discovered his prize peach tree in bloom in his back yard at 500 South Fourth street, announced Thursday’s Las-Vegas Review-Journal.

50 years ago

Tonopah. A predawn blaze destroyed most of a city block in the business district of this desert mining community in central Nevada Sunday. The flames knocked out some of Tonopah’s electrical power and 75 percent of its telephone service. Damages were estimated at between $300,000-$400,000.

30 years ago

A project rapidly gaining momentum, which would distinguish the capital city as one of a group of only 150 cities worldwide, would be an asset to its residents and increase its value as a tourist destination, is a Children’s Museum which is gaining support.

Sunday

150 years ago

St. Patrick’s Ball — A ball in honor of Erin’s Patron Saint will be given at Turn Verein Hall, on the evening of Wednesday, March 17th, the proceeds from which will be devoted to the building of a Catholic Church in this place.

130 years ago

Women are the most successful lobbyists in Sacramento this year. A few might do well up here if business is dull in the Golden State.

100 years ago

The administrative measure providing that state officers and other state departments shall prepare a budget of expenses during biennial period between meetings of the legislature was introduced in the Assembly by Assemblyman Sinai on Thursday.

80 years ago

Locomotive No. 12 and the combination coach numbered 16, some the historic equipment of the Virginia & Truckee Railway, rolled along the rails to Reno today for the last time. At Sparks they will be loaded onto a gondola and the coach will be placed on a flat car for shipment to New York City, where they will form one of the historic railroad exhibits at the world’s fair.

50 years ago

Two victims of a shooting at the Carson City Nugget Friday night were reported last night to be in “fair” condition at the Carson-Tahoe Hospital. A hospital spokesman said the Carson City man and woman underwent exploratory abdominal surgery after they were admitted for gunshot wounds. Charged in shooting his wife and Henry Avery was Henry H. Gray, an unemployed bartender.

30 years ago

By its silence today the Legislature formally will reject the corporate tax sought by Nevada teachers.

Tuesday

150 years ago

Women’s Rights were discussed last evening in the Assembly. After some speeches pro and con and after much skirmishing, a motion to make its consideration the special order for to-day at 12 noon. Was long by a tie vote, but the matter still remains undisposed of, although the probabilities, we are sorry to say, are that the resolution will be lost.

130 years ago

Lost for Seven Days and Nights. John Scott and Levi Martin were out cutting poles for Alex Muir at Black Rock, some seven miles from Freeloads at Green Springs three weeks ago. During a storm Scott and Martin got separated, the latter making his way to the ranch. For seven days and nights Scott circled around without fire or food, beating his feet onto trees to keep them from freezing. Martin and others kept up a search and on the seventh day they found him. Since he has been brought to Hamilton, with one of his big toes amputated.

100 years ago

A movement is on foot at Carson to bond Ormsby county for the erection of a new court house, and other buildings in keeping with the line of progress. The fact of the matter is that the people of Carson went asleep some years ago, and are just now waking up. — Sparks Tribune

80 years ago

Mrs. Nellie V. Davis, 94-year-old resident of Carson City, won the cash prize of five dollars offered for the best story of the week submitted for broadcast over KOH Radio, Reno. Mrs. Davis story was about her experience as the first woman to report the proceedings of the Nevada legislature, which she did for the Appeal at the 1877 and 1879 sessions.

50 years ago

The latest marker in the Nevada State Park Commission’s statewide historic site markers program will be dedicated on the front lawn of the State Capitol Building Tuesday. The marker will be located temporarily on the Capitol lawn until after the new legislative building is completed next year. At that time it will be moved to its permanent location.

30 years ago

Keeping up with the rapid advances in technology to provide high-quality heath care to the community, Carson-Tahoe Hospital on Thursday announced the arrival of its new Magnetic Resonance imagining system, MRI.

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