Old pages from July 13 to 15, 2022

Looking east at Carson City Airport in 1960.

Wednesday
150 years ago
Pets: Frank Hall of rink notoriety and the polite bartender in the theater lounge have two cats and a tame pigeon. Their antics are worth watching. One of the cats is a Thomas. The pigeon and the two felines eat, drink and sleep together, and strange to say, the bird is the master of the situation.
140 years ago
Le Cirque: Robinson’s Big Circus will be here in a week. It is said to be the greatest show of its kind that has ever appeared in this state. The set cost nearly $2,000,000. Old John Robinson does nothing by halves. The street parade will be more magnificent than anything seen in Carson.
130 years ago
Perseverance: Ernie, the one-legged acrobat currently performing in Virginia City, lost his leg at the age of four. At the age of sixteen, he decided to be an athlete and acrobat. He can lie on his back and lift 425 pounds. He does a magnificent job on the horizontal bar and achieves the extraordinary feat of running a block on a single crutch. He is a roller skater and cyclist. He is married and the father of five children. He earns about $10 a day and sends it home.
100 years ago
Advertisement: ‘Grand Theatre, Lon Chaney in ‘The Trap.’ It reflects the emotions of the primitive men and women who make up the population…. In the supporting cast are Alan Hale, Dagmar Godowsky, Irene Rich… Directed by Robert Thornby. Also, a comedy Universal Jewell, Joe Martin in “The Monkey Schoolmaster “.
70 years ago
Little league: the undefeated “Yellow” won their fifth consecutive victory, against the winless “Blue” team. The score was 7-2. The “Homers” were separated one each, with the four-sack “Yellow” being hit by Chuck Gatten and the “Blues” by Harry Smith.
30 years ago
Advertisement: “Nevada Opera presents John Raitt in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. With Cami Thompson and Michael Eardley. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, tickets $12-50.
Thursday
150 years ago
Waterspout: A waterspout occurred near the Carson River near the Merrimac plant. It caused considerable damage to property in this section. This happened in a canyon on Tom Audrain’s Pine Toll Road. The road was washed out in spots and large boulders were carried down the canyon and lodged in the Carson River. A forge, a cabin and other possessions were taken.
140 years ago
Gypsy: There’s a gypsy fortune teller in a tent on Fall and Sixth. The woman reaps a harvest of money from all superstitious classes in Carson.
130 years ago
Fishing: Tim Dempsey exhibited a heavy can of catfish with a catch of 20 minutes or 20 cents a pound or 20 men or something. Tim will tell you.
100 years ago
Stenographer’s Examination: An examination for the position of stenographer and typewriter will be held in Carson City on August 8, 1922. Candidates must be citizens of the United States, 18 years of age or older on the date of the examination. Apply to the Local Secretary, Board of US Civil Service Examiners, Carson City, Nevada.
70 years ago
Carson River Death: Jack Smoot drowned in a tragic accident in the Carson River at Brunswick Canyon, below the bridge. He was born in 1916 in Carson and attended local schools, served in the navy for six years and eight months, and was in the army during World War II.
30 years ago
Presidential election: Bill Clinton proposed the Democratic vice-presidential nomination to Senator Al Gore, Jr., and the Tennessee senator accepted.
Friday
150 years ago
Precaution: Cole Atherton, who was burned from his business, takes over the Capital Hay yard and protects it from twice the same complaint by erecting a large force pump and having plenty of water on hand in case of an emergency .
140 years ago
Beware of Fraud: Carsonites receive sealed flyers from Eastern lottery manipulators, offering the most tempting incentives. These lotteries are carried on my clever rascals and swindlers, who have served prison sentences. Anyone green enough to pass on a single dollar to these comrades will find out the hard way that they have been “caught”. We advise our readers to stay away. Such a large investment for such a large return are frauds, every one of them.
130 years ago
All kinds: George Irwin has rented the old stone dwelling house opposite the Arlington house and will call it the Alta house. It has been completely renovated and everything about this place is neat and clean.
100 years ago
Babe Ruth: New York – Babe Ruth scored another home run to her already big record. Today’s race makes it the fifteenth of the season.
70 years ago
Mr. Crippen Dies: Charles was a native of Nevada and resided in Carson City for 62 years. He was born in 1874 in the house of 12 Miles in Douglas County. In 1890 he came to Carson to work for the street service driving the “watering wagon”. He was street superintendent when the civic auditorium was built and was appointed janitor there. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. AG Meyers; one brother, Clarence Hannagan; a niece, Verla Stinson and two nephews, Lester Groth and George Meyers, all of Carson.
30 years ago
Photo caption: The old and new headstones lie side by side at the 152-year-old Dayton Cemetery. On a windy hill above the city, the barren landscape of the cemetery offers no comfort to the living. Thanks to local donations, cemetery caretakers hope to change that.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

Calvin W. Soper