Previous pages from April 2 to 5, 2022

Carson City looking north from the top of the Capitol building in 1871.

Saturday
150 years ago
Rock suckers: A wagon drove through town loaded with fish called rock suckers. They were caught in Honey Lake and looked perfectly fresh – about the size of a herring. They have a peculiar mouth always seen on a sucker.
140 years ago
Christian Spirit: Ormsby County Hospital is run for the comfort of its inmates. Mrs. Kennedy, the matron, receives a dollar a day for each patient. Inmates receive better care and more attention than they would at any other charity hospital. From her own funds, she buys sweets and provides for the sick – a perfect mother for the unfortunate.
130 years ago
Stereoscopic Entertainment: Mr. Peterson will present a stereoscopic exhibit at Oddfellow’s Hall. He prepared an endless assortment of beautiful views, including subterranean Comstock scenes taken by flashlight. There are some scenes from foreign views which are in color. No child should miss seeing them.
120 years ago
All kinds: Emma Nevada will sing in front of the Carson audience on the 14th if it’s safe to say it will be a full house welcoming her.
100 years ago
Occultism: “Alendale” appears at the Grand Theatre. He gave occult demonstrations and will be an added attraction. He appeared as part of the regular show. His work is serious and interspersed with a few hints of humor.
25 years ago
Find the way home: Virgil Dick said he would return after a day of hiking, but he didn’t and his friends reported him missing. He followed the river home, but it turned out that it took over 24 hours of walking to get there. The Carson Indian Colony is where he lives. He followed the streams home and got there before his rescuers found him.
Sunday
145 years ago
A man named Joe Burrell, after surrounding a copious amount of gasoline, managed to become drunk and disagreeable to everyone he came in contact with. Last night he engaged to keep Hank Knight’s saloon, and to seek quarrels with several parties there. Hank resisted as long as he could, knocking the man out of the room several times, but before he could get back behind the bar, the belligerent drunk was back on deck.
Patience ceasing to be a virtue, Hank slapped him lightly on the cheek with a hairbrush he was using, and the man, thinking he had been stabbed, rushed out of the room shouting at the bloody murder. The poor boy thought he was dead for sure and will be surprised this morning when he doesn’t find a scratch on his face. — Sentinel Eureka
140 years ago
The “boss lie”. Sunday’s firm takes the cake for the biggest lie of the season, which reports on mines in New Mexico that produce 28,000 ounces of pure silver per ton, which can be melted with the heat of a candle . We hide our heads in shame and mortification. You would think that Alf Doten is still on the Comstock.
120 years ago
Emma Nevada will sing in front of the Carson audience at the 14th moment. It’s safe to say that it will be a supported home that welcomes him.
80 years ago
A group of representative citizens of Carson, meeting yesterday afternoon at the call of Chairman JR Ross of the Ormsby County Defense Council, formulated plans to observe Army Day – April 6 – with a parade in the state capital.
40 years ago
A dozen cross-country skiers late for a week-long trek through a high sierra pass hit by blizzards and avalanches skied unscathed on Saturday, but authorities feared a ranger would conduct a ski survey In the region.
20 years ago
The villains are grizzled and gritty, the heroines bright and peppy. The two manage to have a lot of fun as the Gold Hill theater troupe performs the Way Off Broadway theater, Comstock style.
Tuesday
145 years ago
Captain Foley, the seasoned geologist, discovered yesterday on Prospect Mountain what appeared to be a gigantic diamond of the purest water. The gem is bigger if any difference than the famous Kohincor. The captain thinks he has discovered a mine richer than anything in South Africa, and he is delighted accordingly. He will have his find on display at Hank Knight’s show today. — Sentinel Eureka
140 years ago
Mills at work. Empire’s Mexican plant works on Crown Point ore, Brunswick on Union Con ore, Vivian on Belcher and Santiago on Savage mine ore. The Yellow Jacket and Eureka mills are the only inactive ones on the Carson River.
120 years ago
Many shearers arrived on the passenger yesterday for the southern points, where they will begin operations. Flocks of sheep numbering 20,000 will be sheared in Smith Valley this spring.
80 years ago
The ECD Marriage Chairman of the Boy Scouts Rescue Committee announces that Boy Scout Troops 33 and 38 will handle the Carson City collection of waste paper, magazines and cardboard, by truck every Saturday, beginning tomorrow.
40 years ago
Mount St. Helens erupted a large plume of steam and ash nearly five miles above the volcano’s scarred summit today and scientists said more eruptions were imminent.
20 years ago
A senior living on a limited income, Elsie Burgess, 73, can’t grow much more than tomatoes outside her Long Street condominium. If plans to create a community garden east of the Carson City senior center come to fruition, she will plant vegetables before the start of June.
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