Old pages from September 10 to 13, 2022

Looking west of William Street at the Dutch Mill Restaurant on the corner of William and Carson Streets in the 1950s or ’60s.

Saturday
150 years ago
Advertisement: “Warm Springs Hotel (at the State Prison), L. Lachapelle, owner. Free transportation from Carson. Baths, fifty cents each. Invalids suffering from rheumatic or scrofulous ailments would do well to try the Hot Springs.
140 years ago
Flowers and Birds: Mrs. Wilson will be at her old stall in the Adams House block for the next few days, closing her flower and bird stock. The canaries Mrs. Wilson sells are all first class prima donnas.
130 years ago
All kinds: Mr. Moriarity, C&C brakeman, resigned. He had been appointed as a mail clerk on this route in place of Phil McGrath.
A Japanese boy wants a job as a first or second class cook. Will do house or garden work in town or country. Apply to this office.
100 years ago
Metropolis: Frosts that have occurred over the past few nights have frozen Metropolis’ potato vines to the ground, according to word received at Elko from Bishop Woolfe.
70 years ago
Depot Purchased: The Carson Masons purchased the historic old Virginia and Truckee Depot. Negotiations for the purchase of the building and its 50-foot frontage on Carson Street from the railroad are complete. The depot was built in 1870 and sold for $17,500. This will provide a permanent home for the Masons. It will be completely refurbished to include a meeting room, a dining room, a kitchen and toilets.
30 years ago
Picture caption: Kathie Lee Gifford interviews tennis great Arthur Ashe with co-host Regis Philbin during the live show with Regis and Kathie Lee. She had a miscarriage while on vacation with her husband. She sends two bags of baby clothes she had saved in Florida for the victims of Hurricane Andrew.
Sunday
150 years ago
Ormsby House: This old and well-known house is one of the oldest state monuments built in 1859 or 1860 by the gallant major whose name it bears. The original building was adobe, two stories high, and later a third brick story was added. The old portion of adobe in many places has decayed. Settled, twisted and broken, he could no longer hold himself securely.
The owners contracted with Captain Meder to tear down the dilapidated old ruin and erect a large three-storey wooden building in its place. The interior will be furnished with all modern upgrades, the finest furnishings, and will be gas lit and water supplied.
140 years ago
In Brief: Our bulldog “Abe” prepares a rebuttal to the Enterprise’s accusations that he had no teeth.
130 years ago
Protect the house: enterprising burglars are here. A shotgun or a Colt revolver is justified to appease the wild mood of a midnight ranger, whether bipedal or quadrupedal. Cagwin & Noteware unboxed a nice batch of double barrel breechloaders and self-cocking revolvers.
100 years ago
Reno Rotary: Children at the state orphanage were entertained by the Reno Rotary Club. A program has been set up, the children will arrive in Reno and take a mobile tour in Reno, then lunch and animation. The Rotary Boys Orchestra will host and after that games will be played. There will be feature films and the youngsters will be driven back to Carson.
70 years ago
Owners on a leash: Dog owners in California were hoping authorities would be lenient in enforcing the latest ordinance passed by the city council. The laws say, “No dog shall be in a public place unless its master is on a leash.”
30 years ago
Advertisement: “Valley Chic Boutique 2nd Anniversary Sale-A-Bration, Famous Balloon Popper Sale, Come grab your balloon for 15-50% off. Every item in the store! 1657 Village Square, Minden.
Monday
150 years ago
Maish’s Big Auction: There will be an auction of the finest and most varied inventory of basic and novelty items including: 500 pairs of assorted corsets, 100 lace collars, 100 lace, 100 crocheted storage… 10 dozen handbags, ladies, 50 dozen dolls and heads, musical instruments, fifes, flutes and drums, piccolos, accordions and concertinas… fans, fur collars and cuffs… Call and examine the merchandise, at Moore & Parker’s Hall, where the merchandise will be sold.
140 years ago
In short: the leaves on the trees in this town are already turning crisp and yellow and within a month overcoats will be in demand again.
Ranchers in Carson Valley complain that hunters visiting the valley are very careless in their shooting, and if they don’t become more careful, someone will get killed.
130 years ago
All kinds: The men who robbed the Danish girl who works for Bath, stole $70 from her and were not apprehended. The authorities have fairly good reason to suspect certain parties and are taking steps to corner them. The only problem is that their steps are not long enough.
100 years ago
Class play: The first-class play “In the name of the law” opened at the Grand Théâtre in front of a large audience. The marvelous characterization of the deprivations of a mother and a father for the advancement of their family was a success.
70 years ago
Commercial: “Carson Theater – ‘The Sea Hornet’, Rod Cameron, Adele Mara. Thrilling action on the sea, romance awaiting at the port…”
30 years ago
King’s Canyon Development: A plan for a 90-home site in King’s Canyon was unveiled at a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission for the 547-acre Harootunian Ranch. The proposed plan for the 200-acre Long Ranch is located farther west than the Harootunian property with fewer houses. These plans will be presented to the planning commission in the coming days.
Tuesday
150 years ago
New Improvements: There is construction, improvement, repair and beautification activity everywhere. Carson is widely recognized as the most beautiful town in the state for a home, and families moved in until there were no vacant homes or empty rooms in town. Peter Cavanaugh has built two homes and will build more. Dr. True built, Geo. T. Davis, and others. Building this fall is a good investment.
140 years ago
In short: Hank Monk is on the disabled list.
Julia Beals, having given up the craft of lacemaking, is again on one of her periodic drunkards.
William Lynch, the Mint’s messenger, raises the finest flowers in the state in his private garden.
130 years ago
Wedded Bliss: William Seth Bliss and Mabel Evelyn Williams were married in Empire, Nevada, at the home of ex-Senator Evan Williams. They were joined in the bonds of holy matrimony by the Reverend John Hyslop of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Carson City. Fancifully shaped Japanese lanterns nodded and welcomed guests in the evening breeze. Two incandescent electric lamps on either side of the main entrance diffuse a soft light over the ceremony. The gifts were a heavy silver coffee and tea set, a hardcover edition of Shakespeare in paperback form, twelve volumes, a gold-lined silver tea set, an English tea set in a tray, a table at imported onyx cards, Chinese wedding chimes…. The bride received an English Surrey, brand OF Welly & Co. and a Steinway parlor grand piano.
100 years ago
Concrete highway: The last section of the Réno-Carson concrete highway will be open to traffic, and the road will then be open for its entire length. The section to be opened extends from the Virginia and Truckee railroad tracks north.
70 years ago
Horseless Carriages in Carson City: Next time you see one of these vintage automobiles on the road, Bub, don’t laugh. The largest tour in Horseless Carriage Club of Nevada history was completed with 62 vintage vehicles from three western states through the mountains of Nevada and California. Automobiles built in 1900 need not give way to new 1952 supermodels. The horseless carriages began their journey in Reno and ended there, but drew large crowds to Carson City. They toured the governor’s mansion, had lunch served to drivers and guests on the Capitol lawn by Sen. Ken Johnson, then set off for Virginia City amid loud car horns.
30 years ago
Advertisement: “Wallace Theaters – New Movies: The New Carson Triplex, ‘Pet Semetary 2’, ‘Rapid Fire’, ‘3 Ninjas’ and ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’.”
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