Old pages from July 6 to July 8, 2022

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade circa 1950.

Wednesday
150 years ago
A heavy load: Hank Monk down from the lake, eight passengers including five from New York.
140 years ago
Circus is coming: The young minds of Carson talk about the circus. There are more boys looking for old bottles and other iron scraps to win the prize of a circus ticket. Indians are looking for odd jobs for the same purpose.
130 years ago
All Kinds: Wood drives down the river on dead jump. The catfish bites sharp at the edge of the lake.
100 years ago
New Ford Agent: A. Pozzi, owner of the Carson City Garage, located in what was once the temporary county building on South Carson Street, announces that he has been appointed the exclusive Ford agent for Carson City and surrounding areas.
70 years ago
“Pioneer Nevada”: Ten thousand books of “Pioneer Nevada” were ordered from the printer by Harold’s Club to meet the demands of summer tourists. The book has been on sale throughout Nevada and San Francisco for six months, and now the original 10,000 are sold out. Harold’s Club offered the book to the public as a series.
30 years ago
Cscape Recognition: Carson City’s Cscape Landscape Management Program received a special award for its success in protecting the environment, inspiring others to take environmental action and receiving community goals.
Thursday
150 years ago
From Spooner’s Station: Mr. Spooner, the owner of the grand hotel at Spooner Station, reports a very busy situation. It does good business and is excellent accommodation for those who live in the neighborhood. He will control affairs on this side of the lake.
140 years ago
Political buzz: Whispering in corners and holding buttons launched the political campaign of 1882. On every corner, men can be found seriously discussing political issues and charting the course of the Republican convention.
130 years ago
Whist Clubs outing: The club went to the lake and took a ride on the meteor. The waves rolled so high on the return trip; many suffered regularly from seasickness. Many raised their hands and all were happy to land.
100 years ago
River Levels: All rivers in western Nevada continue to carry high water levels, so more water for irrigation. Reports from Walker Lake District – bank nearly full, while Mono and Alpine creeks are too high for good fishing.
70 years ago
Work Gang: A Carson City work gang of ten Indians is scattered around town, clearing the streets and gutters, painting all areas yellow and marking them without parking stencils. They will save the city approximately $1,000. Members receive special benefits for their working time: two days off for one day off.
30 years ago
Sky crane: A 25-year-old CH-54A Sky crane helicopter makes its swan song. A 20-member Nevada Army National Guard crew traveled 1,300 miles from South Dakota to Mount Rushmore to airlift tons of supplies and equipment from a narrow crevasse behind the monument. The material was left over from construction crews who worked on the monument from 1927 to 1941.

Friday
150 years ago
Lyman P. Frisbie takes extraordinary efforts to satisfy the appetites of its customers. Not content with importing lamb, veal, lobsters, oysters, etc., from San Francisco and the eastern states, he ordered fresh cod from three different states. Frisbie isn’t pretty or better than most restaurateurs, but he has to carry the palm of ingenuity, and we give it to him without hesitation.
140 years ago
All kinds: The school in the northern district must be expanded. Lake Tahoe hotels are all full of guests. City officials are considering whether to gaslight Carson.
130 years ago
Pawns his pants: Carson Sports was playing poker at Livingstons when Zachariah Taylor had a lot of desperate bad luck. While in that wistful state of mind, he got up and took off his pants – pulled them down and offered them for five bucks. He lost and threatened to walk the streets in his drawers and was the butt of joking remarks. He finally sent a boy to his room for more clothes and was able to go to church in the evening.
100 years ago
For sale: The Hal Mighels ranch property, 37 acres, alfalfa, pasture and grain land. More than twenty flowing artesian wells, 100,000 gallon reservoir with complete electric pumping station. Modern five-room frost-proof concrete bungalow. Brick cellar, barn for six cows, chicken coop and chicken coop. One mile from the civic center, just outside the city limits. For conditions, see owner HR Mighels, general delivery.
70 years ago
Mormon crickets: According to Jock Taylor, editor of the Reese Reveille, a city that says Mormon crickets are what you see when you have DTs. A Mormon cricket is larger than a grasshopper or locust and has no wings and walks on the ground. He’s in a rush to get there, and he just jumps up and doesn’t care where he lands. He has a big head and a big mouth and doesn’t care what he eats just so there’s enough.
30 years ago
More parking: Council approved an $85,000 contract to build a 105-space parking lot between Second and Third and Curry and Nevada streets downtown. The city purchased most of the block earlier in the year for $307,000 from the city’s redevelopment authority.
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