Past Pages for Feb. 27 – March 1, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Feb. 27 – March 1, 2019

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

Wednesday

150 years ago

School Exhibition. The pupils of the Lawlor Institute will give a free exhibition at their school building this evening. The exercises will consist of declamations, compositions, dialogues, etc. The public is most respectfully invited.

130 years ago

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

100 years ago

The Greater Carson club had one of the biggest meetings last night it has ever held, and as for results the greatest in the history of the club were achieved. It was to look after the matter of estimating the cost of tearing down the old county building and erecting a new one.

80 years ago

Birth of Hitler’s Hate. Today a horrified world is witnessing the ugly spectacle of racial prejudice. Its psychological origin dates back to those days of post-war misery when Der Fuehrer and his little band of wretched rebels roam the streets half-starved and met furtively in beer cellars to rave and rant against the rich. The average Jew in Germany, according to Nazi statements, was four and one-half times as wealthy as the average German.

50 years ago

Jack Wilcox: The man with the Twelve-Foot Whiskers. We came upon the above picture of longtime Carson City resident Jack Wilcox two weeks ago just about the time the debate on proper lengths for hair, beards, etc., erupted in the Legislature. Wilcox, who died in 1925, possessed the second longest beard in the world — 12 feet, three inches shortly before his death. A modest man, Wilcox usually carried the beard in his bosom where it was always concealed from public view, a method he practiced through life.”

30 years ago

Assemblyman Jim Schofield, D-Las Vegas, said Thursday he has an amendment to his anti-nuclear dump bill which will legally bar the federal government from storing high-level radioactive waste in Nevada.

Thursday

150 years ago

Trees for the Plaza. Mr. Woods, who planted the first trees on the Plaza (and who has never been paid for the same) was engaged yesterday in setting out a lot of new trees to take the place of those which have been destroyed by the animals which have been allowed to gain free access thereto. Just so soon as the Legislature adjourns and some of his trouble is taken off “the old man’s mind,” we propose to submit some propositions to our citizens looking to the improvement of the State Capitol grounds.

130 years ago

Night before last a man from China passing up the lane by John Bath’s was set upon by three men who stood him on his head and went through his pockets. Finding nothing, it being just after China New Year, they beat him badly and left him in the road.

100 years ago

Some snow coming down. At noon today, as the result of the storm which began last night, a depth of eight inches of snow was measured on the level on the streets of Carson.

80 years ago

The shocking discovery of the body of B.W. Coleman, justice of the Nevada supreme court, suspended from a beam or brace in the fuel shed a few steps in the rear of the Coleman home, was made this forenoon by Sheriff W.H. Austin and Chief Justice E.J. Taber. The jurist failed to appear for a scheduled session of the supreme court. A coroner’s jury deemed Coleman’s death an accident.

50 years ago

Sade Grant Improving. Sade Grant is reported improving and hopes to come home from the hospital next week. She entered the hospital Feb. 13 because of a severe infection. Her column will be resumed when she is feeling better.

30 years ago

According to a new federal report, the Allerman Canal bridge on U.S. Highway 395 south of Gardnerville is one of 19,000 bridges nationwide that should be posted for weight limits, but is not.

Friday

150 years ago

The Legislative Ball. Our guests, the gentlemen of the Legislature — members and attaches — have been made elaborate preparations for the ball which they propose giving on Tuesday night, Theater Hall. We have no doubt this will be a very brilliant affair.

130 years ago

The Nevada Caravan. Last week the “Mystic Shrine,” rite was given to a number of Nevada Masons in San Francisco; from all accounts, they had a high time.

100 years ago

As was anticipated, Governor Boyle has put a damper on the ambitions of those interested in the passage of the bill permitting 25-round boxing contests to be pulled off within the confines of the State of Nevada.

80 years ago

Lt. Weldon Smith, who is visiting Carson and Reno friends a couple of days, will be on duty in Sunnyvale until he boards a transport sailing for Honolulu on April 26th. Weldon expects to be on duty at one of the Honolulu airports for two years after graduating from a flying course at Randolph Field, Texas.

50 years ago

New snow piled up across Nevada and the already heavily laden Sierra today, and the forecast at Reno said no real improvement in the weather could be expected before Wednesday night in Carson City. Echo Summit above Lake Tahoe recorded 28 inches in a 24-hour period with a 150 inch total.

30 years ago

The Carson City Rotary Foundation has awarded savings bonds to three Carson City youngsters and a Yerington youth for their participation in a coloring contest and “Name the Train” contest. The Rotary Foundation is actively involved in raising money to bring the V&T Railroad line back to the capital city.

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