Old pages from July 23 to 26, 2022

Daun Bohall Collection / Nevada State Museum

Saturday
150 years ago
Crown Point Collapse: A dozen or more men were injured in the Crown Point mine collapse, according to the Enterprise. William Burris had his face and nose badly cut; Mr. Waters had had a miner’s candle stick stuck in his neck. Many have had nasty cuts to their heads from falling rocks and wood and running against walls and wood in the dark.
130 years ago
The parties who took on the contract to run Carson’s morning call seem to have bitten off more than they can chew. Before this fight is over, other people may need to pack their bags and change places of residence.
120 years ago
All kinds: A number of Carsonites will leave for San Francisco tonight to take part in the Jeffries-Fitzsimmons fight.
100 years ago
Reno Band Concert Heard by Radio Carson: A Reno Band concert was heard in Carson by means of a radio brought here by FO Broili of Reno. A heavy static condition interfered with wireless concert reception, but the band’s music could be clearly understood. A wire attached to a pole at the county courthouse served as an antenna.
70 years ago
Sagebrush Derby: The annual Sagebrush Derby sponsored for local boys by the Chamber of Commerce each year faces temporary abandonment unless steel wheels can be found. The steel strike cut off the usual supply of wheels for homemade automobiles. If the boys from previous derbies have any wheels they no longer use, please return them to Bill Dunfield, Courthouse Chambers Secretary.
30 years ago
Advertisement: ‘The New Cinema 50: ‘Beethoven’, ‘Far and Away’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Alien.’ Tickets $1.25 »
Sunday
150 years ago
Lively: The streets of Carson present a lively appearance at night, and the various menageries where the “tiger” is kept at a land affairs office. Little happens during the day and money seems tight.
140 years ago
The Toy Gun: The toy gun creates frightening havoc. In Chicago there have been twenty cases of lockjaw resulting from the neglect of this toy. This is the most infernal and dangerous toy invented for children. We suggest that parents forbid their little ones to handle it.
120 years ago
All Kinds: Among the destroyed freight on the local train were five barrels of whiskey. Great sadness was expressed by several Comstockers at their inability to be present at the fire.
100 years ago
Advertisement: “Red Crown Gasoline, 26 1/2 cents per gallon, Red Arrow Garage & Auto Co., Phone 151, Carson City, Nevada…”
70 years ago
Heat wave: Las Vegas is experiencing a heat wave. Today’s temperature is 107 degrees.
30 years ago
Lahontan: The reservoir has approximately 320,000 acre-feet of water with white bass, walleye, catfish and others. It now only contains 4,000 acre-feet and there are fewer plants to create oxygen. To help mother nature, the Wildlife Department installs aeration equipment to provide oxygen to fish and other wildlife.
Monday
150 years ago
Free Concerts: Every night, people can walk along Carson Street and enjoy a free concert featuring music from the various Canadian saloons in town. French Canadians are “heavy” on the song, and keep it up until the day breaks in the east…
140 years ago
In short: Frank Bell now focuses exclusively on the construction of telephone lines. OP Willis and his family have returned from Hope Valley. They caught 1,500 trout in one week.
120 years ago
Notice to Architects: Architects are invited to submit plans for a state orphanage in Carson City, Nevada, no later than August 14, 1902. The building is to be stone, two stories, approximately 80 feet by 110 feet , costing $20,000. It will contain a dining room on the first floor for 120 children and separate dormitories on the second floor for 60 boys and 60 girls. The first floor will include an office, a reception room, a dining room for 14 employees, a storeroom, a kitchen, a pantry, a sheet metal cupboard, a shower room, a playroom for 60 children, two bedrooms for cooks with clothes closets, dressing room, bathroom, toilet, storeroom, bathroom toilet, pantry and sitting room.
On the second floor, in addition to the dormitories, two bedrooms, a living room and wardrobes for the teachers, four bedrooms for the superintendent and the matron, three bedrooms with wardrobes, two hospital rooms and a pharmacy, a storeroom for clothes, two rooms for the assistant matron and nurse and a sewing room.
100 years ago
Young Clara Kimball: When Clara, a former Southern Nevada girl, was discovered the other day in a blouse that looked like Joseph’s coat in many colors, suspicion was aroused that she had fallen under the influence of Greenwich Village.
70 years ago
Commercial: “Carson Theatre, ‘Singing in the Rain’, with Gene Kelly, Donald O’Conner and Debbie Reynolds. Here is the REAL BIG PICTURE of the year.
30 years ago
Ormsby House: A potential buyer of the Ormsby House Hotel Casino made an offer three days before a bank foreclosure sale. According to bankruptcy trustee Jeri Coppa, “We are discussing with the bank to see if they will agree to stop the seizure.” Coppa said they would not reveal the name of the person who made the offer or the amount.
Tuesday
150 years ago
Five Cents: All thirsty souls in need of something to revive their sagging spirits should visit Jake Klein’s Brewery where beer can be purchased for five cents a glass or a dollar a gallon.
140 years ago
A great spec: A New York gentleman said that if someone wrote a good Western lecture for Hank Monk, memorized it and took it East to give a lecture in the big cities, it would be a bargain. There is hardly a man, woman or child who has not heard of Hank Monk. New York City alone would cost between $50,000 and $100,000. We sincerely believe that Hank doesn’t have enough energy to go to Lake Tahoe for $10,000.
120 years ago
All Kinds: Catfish sting at Lake Washoe and big catches are reported.
100 years ago
Advertisement: ‘Carson Theatre, ‘Over the Hill’, a big super special. Tickets 25 and 50 cents.
70 years ago
Slow construction: There was no construction of new buildings in June, with roofing and cladding being the main form of work. Dr Ontie Hovenden has received planning permission to add a conservatory and barbecue to his home with Sture Svenson as the contractor. The city only received $36 in permit fees.
20 years ago
Cost of Living: The Nevada State Employees Association is calling for a 7% increase in the cost of living. Gov. Miller says there are a lot of unknowns now, but a 7% pay raise is unlikely to be in the budget.
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