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Past Pages for September 2 to 4, 2020

By Sue Ballew

Wednesday

150 Years Ago

Japanese troupe: Mr. J. M. Benton will convey the Japanese Giant troupe from Silver City to Carson with a carriage drawn by four horses. The troupe will exhibit at the New Theater Hall.

140 Years Ago

Fortune telling: Madam Zola, fortune teller, is in Carson where she will spend a few weeks revealing the mysteries of the future—stocks, gambling, love affairs, card reading and palmistry. Rooms on Second street, at Mrs. Mills’, opposite the southeast corner Capitol Square. Fee $1.

130 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Carson Opera House. Millar Bros. and Prof. Norris’ Consolidation! Millar Bros. Famous Dioramic Tour of the World. Prof. C. Norris’ Canine Paradox. 35 Humanely Educated Dogs. (Dress circle and Orchestra 1.00, back of orchestra railing .50, boxes 5.00).”

120 Years Ago

All sorts: John Sparks will ship twenty head of Hereford prize winners to the California State Fair. From there he will ship them to the Oregon State Fair.

During a thunderstorm in Paradise, a cow and calf belonging to Joe Bradshaw was struck by lightning and instantly killed. (Silver State)

110 Years Ago

Pinenuts: The Indians are preparing to reap a heavy crop of pinenuts. Gus Berning brought in a sample and a couple branches loaded with the pine fruit. Last season there were not enough nuts in the hills to keep a chipmunk.

100 Years Ago

Advertisement: “To Tourists… Tourist and other visitors to Carson will find the finest display of Indian Baskets ranging from the smallest to Dat-So-La-Lee’s $10,000 Masterpiece at the Emporium Company, 210 Carson Street, A. Cohn, President.”

Thursday

150 Years Ago

A beacon light: The Olcovich Bros. have erected a beacon light for the wayfaring man who reads as he runs. If other of our citizens would emulate this bright and blazing example, they would serve their country and exhibit their patriotism.

140 Years Ago

All sorts: The recent frosts have just about ruined the wheat crop of Storey county, including the peck and a half that Ira Parks usually raises in Six Mile Canyon.

130 Years Ago

Married: Maud Mae Price and George E. Verrill were married August 23, 1890 in Portland, Oregon. The bride is a niece of Billy Price of Washoe and the groom is a son of Prof. A. E. Verrill of Yale college. 

120 Years Ago

Gold Creek, Nevada: Several cases of small pox have occurred as a man from Idaho brought the dread disease to the camp and spread it by attending a dance. Quarantine has been established.

110 Years Ago

Flume fire: In the mountains toward Virginia City was a brush fire that destroyed a considerable amount of the water flume of the Virginia City Water Company. Fire fighters and repair men have been set out from Lake View and Virginia City to fight the fire and make repairs—the water supply of Virginia City and Gold Hill are dependent on the flume. There is a constant threat of brush fires set by careless people or by boys who want to see the fun.

100 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Men may come and men may go,” but with “Whiz Gear-Life” your auto will go on forever. Mineral Service Station.”

Friday

150 Years Ago

Resignation: Colonel Abraham Curry tendered his resignation as Superintendent of the Branch Mint at Carson City. Insufficiency of salary is the cause assigned by the Colonel for this action.

140 Years Ago

All sorts: The ice cold beer served out by Vic Muller at the Headquarter Saloon is getting colder and more palatable than ever. His French cheese still grows in strength and popularity.

Brown has refitted his bowling alley for the special accommodation of those who come down to the Miners’ Union picnic.

130 Years Ago

Dick Jose, famous countertenor: He is making quite a hit with his song, “With all Her Faults I Love Her Still.”

120 Years Ago

Dice game: Carson isn’t as dead as reported. A dice game was indulged in by four of our sports and the limit reached $100 a throw. This is not bad considering the campaign is hardly open.

110 Years Ago

Flumes damaged: The Virginia Water Company has to rebuild a mile of new flume at a cost of nearly $15,000. The power lines were damaged, and the mining camp of Jumbo was in darkness. The pumps in the Bargo mine were shut down. The water company is offering a $500 reward for the arrest of the parties.

100 Years Ago

Public Schools: The Carson City public schools open with the following teachers: E. L. McKeown, superintendent. High School—Lawrence Hansen, manual training drawing and physical education. Florence Bray, English and commercial subjects. Blanche Lothrop, English Latin, history and physical education. Edith Wooldrige, Spanish and commercial subjects. G. E. Hofmann, science and mathematics. Grades—Alice Bryant, primary. Theresa Schulz, second grade. Lizzie Sanger, third grade. Mrs. Emma Benton, fourth grade. Mary V. Belli, fifth grade. Elaine Harris, sixth grade and music. Rose Jones, seventh grade, domestic arts and science. Mrs. Martha Gleason, eighth grade.

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