Past Pages for November 20 to November 22, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for November 20 to November 22, 2019

Sue Ballew

Wednesday

150 Years Ago

Married: In Carson City, Nov. 17, 1869, by the Rev. Geo. B. Allen, Mr. Alanson W. Nightingill to Miss Lillias Meder. May the wide world get broader when it is not broad enough for this couple to be happy.

140 Years Ago

Predictions: The predictions made by the Indians that this Winter would be unusually cold may in a measure account for the rush to Priest and County Clerk (Carson City’s marriage boom).

130 Years Ago

Hubert found: The Frenchman who was lost in the mountains was found in the cabin near an old tunnel at the north end of Marlette lake. When the blizzard struck, he tried to get the mules to follow him, but failed to get them there. At the cabin he found the remains of a barrel of flour and managed to subsist during three days of his imprisonment. His dog remained with the mules out in the storm. When the party was bringing the animals home, two out of three died. The other mule is likely to recover, and the dog seems to have enjoyed the affair.

100 Years Ago

10-Barrel Well: A ten-barrel oil well has been struck on the Freeman ranch near Sweetwater in the Fallon district. The flow was struck in boring an artesian well. The discovery was said to be of asphaltum base.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Not Long Now… Carson City. Disco Wonderworld, a member of Daylin, Inc. will have a Grand Opening!” (in the Carson Mall)

20 Years Ago

Christmas tree: A beautiful blue spruce tree with a tag that says “Sold to First Lady” will be the official Christmas tree of the Governor’s Mansion. Dema Guinn said, “I’ve been working on this tree since June, trying to get it donated. Well, I got it, but I still don’t know who donated it.” Elementary students in Carson City have been invited to make decorations for the tree.

Thursday

150 Years Ago

Thanksgiving services: The services held at the Episcopal Church were of an exceedingly interesting character as they were “Union Services,” participated in by the Pastors of different Churches and congregations. The Proclamation of the President and Governor together with appropriate selections of Scripture were read by the Rev. Mr. Hammond. We congratulate the citizens of Carson that such a feeling of unity prevails among the Church people of this city…

140 Years Ago

Brief notes: D.C. Turner, a shoemaker, formerly of this city, died in Bodie of pneumonia.

One thousand dollars reward: I will pay the above reward to anyone detected in scraping gold off of my store front, H. C. McLaughlin.

130 Years Ago

Mobbed by Carson boys: An old rancher who came in from Douglas County reported he had been chased out of town by a mob of boys who followed his wagon like a pack of wolves, and that it was no longer safe for Douglas ranchers to come to Carson on account of the public feeling over the water suits.

The real facts of the case — it appears that some school boys were playing ball when the rancher was passing, and the ball was knocked in such a way that it went into the rancher’s wagon. They came to the wagon to get the ball, but the rancher did not understand and yelled and whipped up his horses and made for the country. He was frightened and excited and by the time he reached home and thought he had barely escaped with his life — he still has the baseball, and the boys would like to get it back.

100 Years Ago

Suffrage Leader: Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt and Dr. Pennfield were speakers at the Twentieth Century Club. The meeting was held to urge national woman’s suffrage and to present the idea of the National Women’s League to Nevada women. Governor Boyle stated that should it become necessary a special session of the legislature would be called in order that Nevada might ratify the national suffrage amendment…

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Poster contest winners — Carson High School art students Vicki Felt and Peter Goodrich display the posters which were chosen to promote the Ballet West performance sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Daughters of the Nile with proceeds to go to the society. Pictured with the winners are Mrs. Harry Linnecke of Reno, queen of the Daughters of the Nile, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Jon Collins, MS Chairman…

20 Years Ago

Top kids video sales: “Pokemon: Seaside Pikachu,” “The Prince of Egypt,” “Pokeman: Fashion Victims,” “Mary-Kate & Ashley: Billboard Dad,” “Teletubbies Funny Day,” and “Mary-Kate & Ashley: Fashion Party.”

Friday

150 Years Ago

Catching: The Indian men and boys seem to have caught the baseball contagion. These happy ragmuffins (sic), young and old, seem to take quite as much delight in battling and tossing and getting their fingers hurt catching as their more enlightened teachers.

140 Years Ago

All sorts: Bodie has two preachers and no church, and Belmont has two churches and no preacher.

Theodore Winters says “Mollie McCarthy,” the race mare, is not permanently injured.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Fair weather, cooler. Will Bliss left for San Francisco. The pot-hunters report good shooting at Washoe Lake. Cohn gives away a turkey with the first keno pot each night.

For sale — A good milch (sic) cow. The manager of the California canvas exhibition has invited the inmates of the Orphan’s Home to witness the exhibition free this afternoon.

100 Years Ago

House burns: The old company house at the Morgan Mill, Empire, former home of J. P. Woodbury and family, burned to the ground. The house had eight or nine rooms and had been occupied by a man named Fleet. A defective flue is supposed to have caused the fire.

50 Years Ago

Agnew: Vice President Spiro T. Agnew does not seek to intimidate the press. He does find fault with the New York Times and the Washington Post. He stated that there is “a growing monopolization of the voices of public opinion on which we all depend for our knowledge and for the basis of our views.”

20 Years Ago

Telegraph Square: Eight new female business owners are planning events to draw patrons in. The first will be Dec. 2 in conjunction with the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting. Shops of Telegraph Square include — Beauty and the Beads, Fashion Statement, A Treasure Basket, Scandia Plus, Lofty Expressions-Interiors by Doreen Mack, The Bristlecone, Sasha’s City Boutique and the Jewelry Bench.

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