Old pages from June 15 to 17, 2022

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade circa 1950.

Wednesday
145 years ago
At around 9am yesterday morning, the section chief east of Carlin got into trouble with his Chinese workers and eventually hit one of the gangs in the head with a piece of iron, inflicting injuries that are likely to be fatal . It seems that the men were sullen, and the boss thought it necessary to attack them in the strongest possible way. One of the hands was injured.
140 years ago
Fish Commissioner Parker yesterday deposited in the Carson River at the McTarnahan and Cradebaugh Bridges, 13,000 McCloud River Salmon eggs.
120 years ago
Jack Marshall, the coyote killer, came to town today and presented the county clerk with fifteen coyote scalps, the result of four days of trapping. Mr. Marshall cashed in about 750 coyote scalps, increasing his wealth by $1,500.
80 years ago
Patriot prisoners at the Nevada State Penitentiary purchased $1,345 worth of war bonds and stamps – $6.10 for each inmate – and twice the national average for purchases of war bonds and stamps, said manager Richard Sheehan today.
40 years ago
The investigation into the cause of a fire that tore through part of the historic V&T Railroad roundhouse early Tuesday morning is continuing, a fire department spokesman said this morning.
20 years ago
A former tourism executive made a payment Thursday of $5,000 of the $73,786 she admitted taking from the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.
Thursday
145 years ago
Abe Richey came to this town yesterday from Hope Valley, bringing with him no less than two hundred and thirty-five dozen trout. That’s 2,820 trout! How many people went on this terrible killing spree, and how long it took to catch them all, we don’t know — I kept asking, in fact. The average was seven inches in length.
140 years ago
Hank Monk on the box. Yesterday was the first time this season that Hank Monk took a stagecoach to the lake. We learn that it will now roll regularly for the edification of tourists. Although Hank had been quite ill all last winter, he hadn’t lost his ability to “stuff” curious travellers.
120 years ago
A new sidewalk has been laid in front of the Odd Fellows building which greatly improves the property.
80 years ago
The Nevada State Prison baseball team defeated Blondy’s Bar yesterday 4-3. That puts the Prison Boys in a tie for first place in the Sagebrush League.
40 years ago
Ten years ago today five men were arrested with electronic surveillance equipment. It was 2 a.m. and they were going to bug the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate Hotel.
20 years ago
By Barry Smith. My nominees for people with the most free time should be PETA. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ latest efforts are to persuade baseball, football and basketball leagues to stop using leather balls.
Friday
145 years ago
Humboldt MP Howard diversifies his stoloniferous reminiscences by supplying his friends with corncob pipes.
140 years ago
Miss Emma Laura Sutro, daughter of Adolph Sutro, a well-known lady in this town, graduated last Thursday from Vassar College.
120 years ago
Governor Colcord spent the day yesterday on the Comstock.
80 years ago
Governor EP Carville is exploring the possibility of obtaining Mexican workers to help with the labor shortage in Nevada, particularly hay hands which are badly needed in some parts of the state.
40 years ago
The Carson River can be thrilling, it can be fun, and it can be extremely dangerous to those who enter it unaware of the respect accorded to it.
20 years ago
History was made Friday on C Hill as a tribute to the reds, whites and blues. A mix of stalwart veterans, mothers, grandparents, and children made the steep hike up a small hill just southeast of Flag C Hill at noon.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

Calvin W. Soper