Past Pages for Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Correction: last week the Pages, 50 years ago column about “Celebrating a life like Abraham Lincoln at Disneyland” stated that Lincoln was the 10th president — he was the 16th president.
150 Years Ago
The Sardinians. The finny natives of Carson have been made to suffer lately. Everyday someone comes into town with a long string of trout and shiners from that stream. When the members of the scaly society buckle on their armor, a regular campaign is at hand. They camped out and returned with a half a bushel of chubs. Trout were not in a biting humor …
130 Years Ago
Watermelon. The epicurean Argonaut editor tells how to make a great tasting watermelon — make a hole in one end and pour in a bottle of champagne. In Nevada the economical man cannot afford to flavor his champagne with watermelon.
110 Years Ago
Cash Boy Hoist. Messrs. L. A. Blakeslee and A. G. Fletcher, two officials of the Cash Boy Mining Company, witness the completion of the installation of the big steam hoist on the property. It is now taking out porphyry at a rapid rate …
70 Years Ago
Carson Hot Springs. The big rodeo will be staged at the hot springs. According to Dick Waters a number of wild Brahma bulls and 20 head of longhorn are now at the springs along with the Bucking Bros. Events include calf roping, bareback riding, cowboy stage races, musical chairs and team roping … The new bleachers at the rodeo grounds will seat 1,200 persons.
50 Years Ago
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. To Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Trivitt, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Evans, a daughter.
15 Years Ago
Dr. Henry Stewart. He is the oldest practicing physician in Carson City and has been in practice 45 years. He graduated from medical school in 1953 and after completing his residency he, his wife and first son moved to Carson City. There were 3,500 people and seven physicians in Carson City at that time …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.