Previous pages from May 7 to 11, 2022

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade circa 1950.

Saturday
150 years ago
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Photographic: For the best shot, head to the brick gallery at Friend & Marston on Second Street in Carson.
140 years ago
Our Prima Donna: Miss Emma Nevada (Miss Wixom of Austin), the American prima donna, was a hit in Rome. She has a light soprano voice and sings with extraordinary ability. Americans all managed to visit the theater where Miss Wixom was performing.
130 years ago
Ms Jesse James says her recent assertion that she should go to his grave without saying what she knew about her husband was not meant to apply to her book. She will say nothing of her husband’s life to the newspapers.
100 years ago
Film: The film Pioneer Days will be screened soon. Development of the film negative taken by the Duhem Motion Picture Company of San Francisco for CA Ambrose’s “Pioneering Days of the West, 1849-1921” will be completed this week. About 8,000 feet of photos were “taken”. The first screening of the painting will take place at the Grand Théâtre in this city within a week or ten days.
70 years ago
A-bomb: American atomic scientists have completed preparations for the first pre-dawn nuclear explosion in the United States at Nevada since early 1951.
30 years ago
Ambulance fee hike: City supervisors agreed to higher prices rather than reduced services. There is a growing demand from the city’s elderly for expert emergency care. Ambulance charges increase by 4% effective July 1. Current charges average $477 per ride.
Sunday
150 years ago
For the picnic: If a sufficient number of passengers to fill a stage can be found with people wishing to attend the picnic of the Red Men, a coach will be made available. It will leave Ormsby House at 8am for Bower’s Mansion. Those interested in this opportunity should reserve their names at the stage desk so that no one is disappointed.
140 years ago
Dog Town Usher: John C. McTarnahan of this town is preparing to resume hydraulic mining at the old Dog Town digs, six miles north of Lundy. He built a long canal and an unlimited supply of water in the green stream. There are thousands of acres of gravel adjacent to the land owned by Mr. McTarnahan that appear rich in gold.
130 years ago
ALL KINDS: Weather flags predict almost anything in the form of a storm.
WD Torreyson just completed a beautiful four-handed wagon for the Nevada Creamery Company.
100 years ago
Twin Lakes Movie: “Brawn of the North” is being filmed in the beautiful country of the Twin Lakes. Working like Trojan horses, they plan to finish the film before the snow disappears from the foothills. “Strongheart”, the Belgian police dog is insured for $50,000 and played a leading role in the work. Irene Rich is the heroine and LC Shumway the hero.
70 years ago
Movie Special: “Carson City” arrives May 21. The film stars Randolph Scott, the engineer who builds a railroad; Lucille Norman, journalist; and Raymond Massey, leader of the “Bandits de Champagne”. This two-fisted 1870s Western can vary the story slightly to give the plot more action. Besides the top three stars, there are: Vince Barnett, Richard Webb and James Millican…
30 years ago
Commercial: The New Movies 4 – “Ferngully”, “Folks”, “City of Joy”, “White Man Can’t Jump Up” and “Passed Away”.
Monday
150 years ago
Who lost her bow: A shopkeeper at the north end of Carson Street found a bow supposedly left by a young woman who visited the store. Whoever proves that it is his property and the circumstances of the loss, can recover the same.
140 years ago
In a new line: “Needles”, the tragedian has sworn not to drink. He delivered a lecture on temperance in this camp, not so much for pecuniary gain as to impress his listeners with his sincere reformation. He was not content with the other question of temperance, but interspersed his lecture with little side remarks which were not flattering to his fellow citizens – he made a hasty departure from the room through a back door.
130 years ago
Pound: There are now thirteen horses in the pound, waiting for their owners and eating county hay. They are however not supercharged.
100 years ago
Grand Theatre: William S. Hart in “The Whistle”. Mr. Hart has the unusual role of a factory foreman in a New England town who seeks to carry out a plan for revenge. Myrtle Steadman is the female lead. Also, a Sennett comedy, “Sweetheart Days”, entry 10 and 30 cents.
70 years ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater—“The Lady and the Bandit” with Louis Hayward and Patricia Medina. Cartoon and comedy of little rascals.
30 years ago
Advertisement: “Reno by Doug Moreland. 1991 Subaru Justy 4×4 “What a ride!” $6,995, voted #1 low cost car 2 years in a row!
Tuesday
150 years ago
The Defiance Mine: Ten tons of ore have come out of this mine and will be shipped to Thos. H. Selby in San Francisco. He agreed to buy it and said the ore costs up to $400 a ton, sixty percent lead. Great results are expected from the development of Defiance.
140 years ago
Decreased opium use: Carson police were called to arrest a white man for smoking opium. The Chinese continue to smell the death pipe, and they can continue until Gabriel honks.
130 years ago
Pink powder: The two con artists who wandered around Carson a few weeks ago selling pink powder to prevent lamps from exploding are in Douglas County, where they were reported by the Courier as they were by the Call. No one has taken to their game, except those who don’t read the newspapers.
100 years ago
Strange Names for Mines: Nevadans like to name mines and districts. There is the singing Alto, the many-eyed Argus, the Ally, the rising Dawn, the troublesome Apex, Aladdin with the wondrous lamp… Then there is the Cornucopia, the cornucopia ; the Geological Contact, the Seductive Dividend…. Many names start with this yellow metal like Gold Zone, Gold Seam, Gold Wedge, but Nivloc is unusual. It’s Clovin spelled backwards.
70 years ago
Atomic Test: The 18th test of a nuclear device will take place at the Southern Nevada Atomic Test Site, weather permitting. The scientists gave no indication of the type of device to be detonated.
30 years ago
New TV Series: Comedies include “Delta,” Delta Burke’s debut as the star of his own series; “Camp Bicknell” is a light comedy about a young divorcee. Two of the new one hour shows are: the medieval ‘Covington Cross’ followed by ‘Crossroads’.
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