Past Pages for Tuesday, July 25, 2017
150 Years Ago
Removal of Post Office: Postmaster Small has removed the Carson Post Office from its old stand adjoining Wells, Fargo & Co. to an apartment in the County Building between the Sheriff’s Office and the Magnolia Saloon. The new stand is quite central and suits “uptown” folks.
130 Years Ago
Letter to the editor: The Orphans Home Industrial School is closed indefinitely. The reason for closing the boys’ workshop is because the Legislature failed to appropriate a special fund for its maintenance. Is there is a possibility of arranging matters so that manual training can be given to these poor children without expense to the state? Signed, Orphan’s Friend.
110 Years Ago
Rainstorm: A real “rainstorm” hit Virginia City. The Pioneer laundry was wrecked; every bridge in Six Mile Canyon is out; huge boulders rolled down the streets in a flood of water; the Wells Fargo building was struck by lightning and a wall of water three feet deep swept down the mountain through the city.
100 Years Ago
Virginia and Truckee auto car: The new auto-railroad car commemorates the date of its first trip for the Virginia and Truckee. It has been numbered 23 and laden with 23 guests and Ed Peterson, driver.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Who says money doesn’t grow — Maybe not on trees, but Norman Smith found an aged Chinese coin growing around the roots of a beet in his small garden. He has already found a coin and a marble from China’s last imperial dynasty, Ching (1644-1912). He supposes there may have been a Chinese work camp in the area for the V&T Railroad.
20 Years Ago
Slice of Tahoe: About 3.5 miles of the lake shore fall within Carson City’s boundary. About 6,200 acres of the Lake Tahoe Basin fall within Carson City’s borders and contains several popular beaches — Chimney, Whale, Secret Cove and Hidden Beach.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.