Previous pages from April 9 to 12, 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
145 years ago
A fossiliferous lie. A member of the Sazerac Lying club, on reading this newspaper paragraph which relates that an Egyptian desert snail was found alive after being glued to a shelf in the British Museum for four years, said it was remarkable. He said that once, while mining the White Pine limestone, he blew up a fossil snail, which he kept as a cabinet specimen, and one day crawled out of it. cupboard and sank into the limestone where it had been. fettered for thirty thousand years. It is for the impartial reader to judge whether the English or the American lie is the more reliable. – Awakening.
140 years ago
A question that now greatly agitates the minds of property owners in this town is where the public building should be erected in the event that the Senate bill allocating $100,000 passes the House of Representatives. An Appel reporter has been told that the government is unlikely to buy any property, but the land is expected to be donated.
120 years ago
Landed at the ranch. The Dangberg traction engine made the trip to the original ranch on Sunday. The good time was made considering the roads as the machine landed at the farm at 4 o’clock. We thought there would be problems crossing the bridges, but it was done easily.
80 years ago
Chairman Bernard C. Hurting of the Navy Relief Committee for Ormsby, reports that Ormsby’s quota of the five million dollars set as the nation’s goal is the sum of $200.
40 years ago
Good news for consumers on Good Friday: for the second consecutive month, producer prices fell slightly in March, down 0.1%.
20 years ago
Three of the five US Marines arrested last weekend after a robbery and fight over marijuana at an apartment complex in Gardnerville remain in jail.
Sunday
145 years ago
We are saddened to report that Mr. John Piper, Director of the Opera, has met with the gravest affliction. About a week ago his wife showed signs of insanity, and the disease developed so rapidly that it became necessary to continually watch her actions. Mr. Piper left for Woodbridge asylum with the affiliated lady by train last night. Ms Piper’s mother is currently confined to the same asylum she is being taken to. — Chronicle of Virginia
140 years ago
One hundred and fifty prisoners are released from the state prison, the highest number since the establishment started operating.
120 years ago
The paper masquerade to be given by the group is now very worrying, and people who intend to go there had better put some time in preparing. Everyone on the floor will have to be costumed, which will make for a pretty and unique show.
80 years ago
The Victory Garden Committee of Carson City held a meeting last night and had a discussion of this year’s activities. The committee plans to offer prizes for improving lawns and developing vegetable gardens.
40 years ago
Gov. Robert List has ordered top state government administrators to prepare ‘contingency plans’ to cut agency budgets by up to 10%, which could lead to furloughs or reduced load work of state employees.
20 years ago
Nevada’s congressional delegation and state officials predicted an uphill battle to prevent nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain.
Tuesday
145 years ago
Fire at Carlin – Mr. Pixley, Manager of the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Office in this town, says the Hotel Carlin was destroyed by fire on Sunday evening.
140 years ago
Tommy Beal, well known here as a baseball pundit, now plays for the Chicago Nines. He left Virginia City for the East a few weeks ago.
120 years ago
Cyanide season has begun. The teams now transport the residues to the Standard No. 1 cyanide plant. Plant No. 2 is kept in operation year-round; Mr. Brown introduced a system that allowed the taillights to go direct from factory to factory. — Body index
80 years ago
33,000 Bataan defenders surrender.
40 years ago
Floodwaters finally receded on the Carson River this morning, but not before several homes were inundated near Genoa.
20 years ago
US Representative Jim Gibbons, R-Nevada, said nothing he was told about Afghanistan prepared him for what he saw on a trip to the war-torn country at the beginning of the month.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1946 until his death in 2006.

Calvin W. Soper