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Past Pages for December 23 to 25, 2020

By Trent Dolan

Wednesday

145 years ago

At the Mint Treasury, yesterday, 51,000 dimes were received from he hands of the coiner. These will go to Boston where 300,000 have already been send and where 200,000 are yet to go. That’s a business of a novel sort — a sort of dime novel sort, in fact



130 years ago

Events at Empire. In the afternoon a farmer and his wife drove in from the country with a crate of chickens and two pigs. The pigs got loose, and one running between the legs of Senator Williams upset the gentleman, and the other ran into Mr. Morris’ store, and after being chased by the clerk, ran down the cellar stars, just as Mr. Morris was coming up with a gallon of molasses. The pig went headlong into the molasses pail, and the pig, the molasses, and the county commissioner went down the stairs.



120 years ago

Turkeys. Persons desiring fine fat turkeys for Christmas dinner can obtain the same by leaving orders at the Appeal office.

110 years ago

Editor Appeal: — I believe that you are mistaken with reference to the point of delivery in Nevada of the U.S. Mail by Snowshoe Thompson, during the sixties. He did non deliver the mail at Woodfords or in Diamond Valley, nor did he go that way. He delivered the mail directly to Genoa. On the California side he had no positive point, but would go as far as necessary to meet the pony express. — Alfred Chartz.

100 years ago

After canvassing the suggestion cards filed by members, the directors of the Greater Carson Club have adopted a program of work calculated to carry out the wishes and desires of the members and subscribers. The first work to be undertaken is the of housing, and in order to take care of the crowds that will be here during the session of the legislature.

Thursday

145 years ago

Celebration of St. John’s Day by the Colored Masons. On the evening of the 27th instant, the members of the colored lodge of Masons in this city will have a social reunion. From a bit of information which came our way last evening, we infer they intend to celebrate the day in a very full and elaborate manner in the anniversary of St. John the Evangelist.

130 years ago

Fight. The disappearance of Kehoe the fighter, who left the Comstock with a buxom widow is still the talk of the locality. McCormack of this city, who when he last fought Kehoe lost the fight on an alleged foul, has been in training to again challenge Kehoe and he proposed to make him fight or leave the State.

120 years ago

The citizens of Tuscarora have formed a safety committee to see that all cases of smallpox are properly quarantined.

110 years ago

Yesterday Attorney General Stoddard rendered an opinion of slot machines in this state. In reply to District Attorney Tilden of Esmeralda County Mr. Stoddard holds that slot machines may be operated without violating the Anti-gambling law, so long as checks given are redeemable in merchandise, cigars, etc., and not money.

100 years ago

The second work of order of the Greater Carson Club is to promote civic pride. To work for a city beautiful by eliminating everything offensive. To instill price in the cleanliness and order of public and private property. 

Friday

145 years ago

The Sights of Christmas Eve. The State Orphans Home Alive with Cheer and Delight. Kris Kringle came in with a tremendous gust last night. The wind blew in tremendous fits and starts; the Pogonip reared its lovely head over the Sierra; the eastern sky looked black and threatening, and as the blast went wailing by, it made pedestrians hurry to the end of their errands.

130 years ago

The city of Carson has always been a prime favorite of Santa Claus. Ever since the place was first settled by the whites, Christmas has been celebrated here with great éclat. When the old fellow is arranging for his December tour he remarks: “ No matter what happens, I must take in Carson, even if I have to leave out Virginia City and Hawthorne.”

120 years ago

Tonight the dance at Empire will take place. If you wish to spend Christmas night with the prettiest girls in the State and best dancers go to the dance.

110 years ago

Yesterday evening the children at the Orphan’s Home will be given their annual Christmas tree and entertainment. A handsome tree has been decorated for the occasion and it will be well loaded with toys and gifts for the orphan youngsters. 

100 years ago

The third order of business of the Greater Carson Club is to work on publicity, camp grounds and roads. Adequate and conservative publicity to make known the resources and advantages of Carson City as a city of homes and as a center of travel and business. To work on the camp ground until it is the best.

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