Past Pages for November 9 to November 12, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for November 9 to November 12, 2019

Sue Ballew

Saturday

150 Years Ago

Piutes [sic]: A delegation of Winnemucca’s men made their appearance on Carson street. They came on ponies, some in rags and some in silken gowns. One little chap about seven years old was in search of his father. He looked at the crowd of street inspectors and then with his elders, rode away.

140 Years Ago

Driven to madness: A dozen lawyers were sitting around the stove at the Ormsby House discussing the cases liable to be contested. The code of California was taken up and then jammed into the stove. The statutes of Nevada were laid on the dissecting table and carved up. Suddenly, just as Crit. Thornton put up one of his double-decked Hugonian sentences, directed at William Woodburn, a man in another corner of the room sprang to his feet and rushing through a window, went howling up the street. He was placed under arrest and the charge of insanity booked against him.

130 Years Ago

St. Peters Episcopal Church: St. Peters and St. Margaret’s Guild, each held a meeting with the intent of having the new fifteen hundred dollar organ in time for Easter music.

50 Years Ago

Nevada day attendance: Nevada State Highway Department has estimated that 48,726 people attended Nevada Day festivities as compared with last year’s total of 46,124. There were 2,405 participants in the parade.

20 Years Ago

Western Nevada Musical Theater: The musical “Annie Get Your Gun” will be presented by the cast of the Western Nevada Musical Theater Company. The musical is about markswoman Annie Oakley and her fame and prizes with sharp-shooting.

Sunday

150 Years Ago

Day of Jubilow [sic]!!! Two trains crossed the trestle bridge at Gold Hill at 4:30 p.m., one with a band of music and another of citizens riding on the locomotive with bells ringing, steam whistles shrieking, and bunting spread from every flag-staff, with “General Grant” booming from the Homestead. The citizens, both male and female, were out at the end of the bridge and at every point where a view could be obtained. It was a very happy and joyful occasion.

140 Years Ago

Brief mention: A gentleman who came in on the Bodie stage stages said that there were ten bodies at the morgue, victims of pneumonia, and about fifty people around town down with the disease.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: The coyotes are getting hungry and coming down from the hills. Six have been caught during the past two weeks near the North Carson mine, in traps.

100 Years Ago

Armistice Day: The celebration will begin when a parade of unusual dimensions forms at Capitol square and march and countermarch through the main streets of the city. Following the parade a series of games and sports will take place and prizes awarded to the winners. Exercises at the Grand opera house will begin at 7:15 p.m. and then everyone will go to the Armory hall and participate in the biggest dance ever.

50 Years Ago

Carson-Tahoe Hospital Birth notes: To Mr. an Mrs. Anthony Nesbitt, a son; To Mr. and Mrs. Mike Fettic, a daughter; To Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Duby, a son; To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Harvey, a son.

20 Years Ago

Mint dies: Items for sale on E-bay were taken from the ground between the Nevada State Museum and the former First Interstate Bank where excavation was done to build Loftin Park. They were discovered to be on sale by a man from Stockton, California, and were quickly returned to the Nevada State Museum.

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

Dangerous obstructions to travel: Those that ride in wagons and buggies at night complain that thoroughfares are somewhat dangerous to travel on a dark night. Cordwood lies piled in all shapes on the public street. Lumber wagons and wood wagons adorn each particular corner, where their owners seem to have left them on purpose that some party with a weaker vehicle might collide and smash up a buggy or break a neck or two…

140 Years Ago

Stilts: The boys who delight to stalk about on stilts will now find that they can put their skill to some practical use. There is hardly a youngster in the city who is not adept in this means of locomotion, and when the mud is deep in the streets a two-bit pair of stilts will save many a good dollar of shoe leather…

130 Years Ago

All sorts: The latest gossip from Europe is that an American girl who married a supposed Count found after the ceremony that her husband was a woman. People who are hunting long pedigrees can’t be too careful after an experience of this kind.

100 Years Ago

Distinguished women coming: Five women are coming to Nevada and will hold a conference in Reno with the women of the state on subjects of vital interest to women and children. The party is headed by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the American Women’s Suffrage Association. The Century Club of Reno has opened its doors to the distinguished guests. An evening meeting is planned at the Rialto theater, at which Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt will give her celebrated lecture call, “Wake Up America.”

50 Years Ago

John S. Sanger funeral: Born in Empire, Nevada in 1887, he worked for 30 years as a freight agent for the V & T Railroad and for 10 years for the State of Nevada. He held a 60-year pin from the Eagles and was a retired member of Warren Engine Co. No. 1–Survived by his widow Lilly and son Roland.

20 Years Ago

Photo caption: Astronaut Mary Cleve speaks with students at Libby Booth Elementary School about her experiences in space. Hard work and education were among the words of advice offered for those students interested in space travel.

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