Old pages from February 5 to 8, 2022

Photo provided Tallac pier is advertised in this historic undated photo.

Saturday

145 years ago

The Mexican Veterans had a meeting last night in the Senate Chamber and decided to have a grand ball on February 22. In addition to being the anniversary of Washington’s birthday, it will also be the 31st anniversary of the Battle of Buena Vista. MM. Bollen, Zabrinskie, Patterson, Booker, Shepherd and Moore have been appointed to make all necessary arrangements.

140 years ago

In short. Yesterday morning the thermometer was 5 degrees below zero in this city, and in Empire 8 degrees below. It was the coldest wave of the season. There’s a boarder at Ormsby House who’s eaten 200 pounds of sauerkraut since the start of winter, says Charley Sharp.

120 years ago

A Humboldt novelist. CM Said, editor and owner of the Lovelock Tribune, has a novel with the meandering name “The Serpent” in press in Chicago and it will soon be published. This is the author’s third published novel, and it is said to be an improvement over the others.

80 years ago

A court of honor for members of Boy Scout Troop No. 38 will be held in the District Court Room of the Ormsby County Courthouse on Thursday evening. Tenderfoot investiture ceremonies will be held for eight boys. Several members will receive second class badges and four Scouts will receive merit badges.

40 years ago

Laura Bright was held in the Golden Spike lounge in Carson City, where she presented her own kind of entertainment.

20 years ago

A vote is expected Thursday on an ordinance that would require future gaming operations with more than 15 slot machines to incorporate at least 100 hotel rooms as part of the same ownership.

Sunday
145 years ago
Crash or Alf Doten. — Last night’s Gold Hill News informs us as follows: Alf Doten, editor and owner of the Gold Hill Daily News, fell to the pavement outside the Gallup cigar stand last night, breaking his left kneecap. The wound is of the most painful character.
140 years ago
Do it your way.
A stark example of the old adage, “If at first you don’t succeed,” etc., is evidenced by the persistence of the Virginia Chronicle staff. We are finally forced to acknowledge that they are the best-fed publishers in Nevada. They have worked long and diligently to convince the audience and the presence of this fact, and we now come out boldly with this assertion.
120 years ago
Today begins the Chinese New Year. The dragon will be on display next week. Mrs. Brooks of Dayton was badly burned by the explosion of a wooden stick which contained gunpowder which was left over for the loggers. The stove that contained the wood was shipwrecked.
80 years ago
Douglas A. Busey, former Carson resident, now Reno City Attorney, may be named Washoe County District Attorney in the event Ernest S. Brown receives the expected order to stand, according to reports from Reno. present for service in the United States Army.
40 years ago
Center fire cartridge reloading will be on the schedule at the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Club on Monday.
20 years ago
What started as a rallying cry for a neighborhood of disgruntled electric customers in the Palomino Valley has turned into a major movement determined to reverse the trend of rising electricity rates in Northern Nevada.
Tuesday
145 years ago
Mr. Monk with Cobb for a counter action reports snow 80 feet deep at the summit and a snowstorm still raging in the middle of a thunderstorm; also that the Saints Rest is newly opened with a new mahogany facade and three bay windows. Cap’n Latham brought his dungeon and other materials for the “Hank Monk” from across the lake. Mr. Monk says the captain showed his credentials. You can’t always tell! They had to dig a road for the teams. It is a true fact!
140 years ago
Telephone company. The Bell Telephone Company proposes to establish a central office in this town, from which telephones will radiate to any desired neighborhood. The phone system is quite present throughout the country and works in most cities, regardless of their import.
120 years ago
Carson Valley farmers have a new pest that is demanding a lot of work. It is the common field mouse. The small animals infested a number of ranches and nearly ruined several alfalfa fields.
80 years ago
Addison Millard of Carson City earned high academic honor at the University of Nevada this week when he was named to the institution’s honor roll for the final semester. He is a sophomore in college and a member of the Alpha Tao Omega fraternity.
40 years ago
Douglas County Sheriff Jerry Maple says it’s a danger to the community. Captain Ron Pierini fears for the safety of his staff. Lieutenant Stan Pope calls it “the Russian front”. They’re not complaining about the latest extortion attempt or a newly created war zone, they’re talking about the Zephyr Cove substation building.
20 years ago
The final $1.4 million needed to complete the China Springs Youth Camp expansion in Douglas County was recently approved. The work was approved by the 1999 legislature.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

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