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Past Pages for Sept. 1-4, 2018

Trent Dolan and Sue Ballew

Daun Bohall Collection/Nevada State Museum Carson Street looking south from the southwest corner of the Capitol grounds before the iron fence was installed in 1875.

Saturday

150 Years Ago

The Japanese Troupe. The theater was well filled last night to witness the performance of Ha-yah-ta-kee company. No more astonishing feats, of their kind at least, were ever witnessed here. The little acrobats are perfectly wonderful, and of themselves are an attraction worth the price of admission.

130 Years Ago

Shooting at Chinatown. Night before last a man from China named Ah Yen asked another man from China to lend him some money and was refused. He then took the refuser to the door by the collar and putting a pistol to his stomach let her go, the ball passing clear through him just above the left hip and hitting another man from China in the leg. Neither was seriously wounded.

100 Years Ago

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Today the Masons are moving into their new temple on South Carson Street and next week will hold heir first communication there. With the remodeling that has taken place in the building, it is now one of the most up to date lode rooms in the state.

70 Years Ago

The school hot lunch program will start Sept. 7, Mrs. A.E. Bernard, secretary of the Carson Parent-Teachers Association, announced today following an executive board meeting yesterday. The lunch room, located in the basement of the grammar school building, has been given 'A' rating.

50 Years Ago

Gov. Paul Laxalt was among those evacuated at midday Thursday from the Carson Nugget following another bomb scare at the casino. Sheriff Robert Humphrey said someone called the casino and said a bomb was planted. It's at least the 12th time such a call was made in the last year, he said.

30 years ago

Margaret Wheat, who chronicled the history and ways of Paiutes in Nevada, has died of complications from diabetes. She would have been 80 years old next week. Her 1967 book, "Survival Arts of the Primitive Paiutes," recorded the technology the Indians developed to live on limited resources in the dry Great Basin.

Sunday

150 Years Ago

First birth in Reno: A nine-pound daughter was born in Reno. The happy father, J. A. Carnahan, was formerly a citizen of this place, but established himself at Reno. Charley Crocker offered a prize of 50 acres of land for the first child born in the town. His daughter is the first child born in Reno and takes the real estate. (Enterprise)

140 Years Ago

Carson Opera House: In 1877 a number of private citizens of Carson built an Opera House, the idea of Mr. J. T. Preday. It is completed and is an ornament to the city. It is situated on the southeast corner of Carson and Spear streets. The auditorium is 70 by 48 feet and will seat 275 people in the dress circle, 156 in the parterre and 360 in the pit. There are four premium boxes, two on either side of the stage, ornamented with Corinthian columns. The boxes are to be hung with lambrequins of gold and crimson. The front of the dress circle is encircled by neat ironwork of a harp pattern. The seats are to be covered with crimson enamel duck. There are three exits, one fronts on Carson Street, one on Spear Street and another from the stage to Spear Street.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: J. J. Kelly of the Mint fell to the ground in a fit and insanity is feared.

Miss Vallie French will open a private school at the South Ward schoolhouse. Terms $1.50 for one per month, and $1 apiece for additional family members.

100 Years Ago

Collision: A Renoite thought he would use the railroad track for a road that resulted in his auto getting stuck in a culvert. He was not able to extricate the machine and so two men were trying to jack it up when the approaching train whistled to warn them. The train hit the auto, throwing it 20 or 30 feet. It was completely wrecked. The cowcatcher of the engine was somewhat damaged, otherwise the train suffered no damages.

50 Years Ago

Mammoth remains found by farmer: A prehistoric mammoth was uncovered in Dixie Valley. This mammoth is between 1 million and 8,000 years old. Jerry Gray, mineralogist of the state museum, said the prehistoric elephant is the largest found in the states. Once completely unearthed it could stand more than 13 feet tall.

20 Years Ago

Historic Mizpah Hotel: New owners have closed the once historic Hotel, built in 1907. After $100,000 rooftop to basement renovations, it is planned to reopen in October. The five-story hotel once hosted boxer Jack Dempsey. The 54-room hotel was the tallest building between Carson City and Las Vegas.

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

A jolly stage load: The departure, by Wilson's stage of the following named distinguished artists in their profession, is vouched for by their comrades remaining here: Moustache Mose, Fleshy John, Spider Bug, Railroad Potter, Shorty, Andy Johnson, Longterm Taylor, Tendice Gallagher, Hungry John and Emigrant John. Hank Monk, driver and Nat. Furst, agent.

140 Years

Captured Klepto: Mrs. Repp, the levanting klepto, has been recaptured and sent to the penitentiary. She was found in Reno. General Batterman is replying to questions concerning her manner of escape and wanderings. She confiscated Miss Annie Batterman's hat and purse (containing $35) and a pair of Mrs. Batterman's shoes. Mrs. Repp is about 40 years of age and a confirmed larcenist.

130 Years Ago

Prison evangelists: Mrs. Wheaton and Miss Mary Mooleman have visited every prison in the United States except Montana. They have no connection with the Salvation Army. The couple traveled more than 60,000 miles preaching to prisoners. Some Prisons they have visited have bad management that hardens their prisoner's souls. Those at the Nevada prison are treated well.

100 Years Ago

Draft detail (World War I): Twenty-four men will be called from Nevada to be sent to the state headquarters and medical advisory boards to serve as clerks and stenographers for impending registration. These men will be selected from the limited service. Many more are to be called in the course of the war.

50 Years Ago

Doris Day in TV series: Miss Day, now 44, wore a pair of fitted blue denim pants, red and white checkered shirt and red moccasins. They were shooting the seventh show in CBS' new series that will make a debut in television for Miss Day.

20 Years Ago

Round-up: Federal workers cleared a band of 13 wild horses from the Pine Nut Mountain foothills. Three horses were replaced to the northern end of the mountain range and the others sent to the bureau adoption center north of Reno.

Trent Dolan and Sue Ballew are the children of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.