Past Pages for May 28 to 31, 2022

Carson-Tahoe Hospital's first campus in 1955. A fire in 1968 destroyed the building, and the infirmary at Stewart was called into play. Construc tion for this building in 1949 topped out at $80,000.

Saturday
150 Years ago
A trip to Glenbrook: Hank Monk drove AH Saxton to Glenbrook and was back in Carson in four hours from the time of starting. Hank says he never saw the road so good before, although the snowbanks on either side of the road are twelve feet in some places. At the summit, near the Toll house, a tunnel has been made through which four and six-mule teams pass. At Spooner’s Ranch, a large number of men are employed getting out wood and square timber. Hank says that very busy times are expected at the lake this summer. We hope so, as we are anxious to see that interesting old cuss, Hank, handling the ribbons over the road again.
140 Years ago
Local wonders: A gentleman from San Francisco who had occasion to visit our state prison a day or two ago, expressed his wonderment at an Appeal reporter. There are great curiosities he found in the prison quarry that had not yet attracted the attention of the Old World. He remarked that the discovery of fossil ivory and petrified clams encased in solid rock at a depth of thirty-four feet below the surface of the earth are such thrilling items for the consideration of scientists…
130 Years ago
Coming to Carson for one day: Dr. Freeman & Farrow of San Francisco will be fully prepared to successfully treat all diseases of the eye, ear, nose, throat, deformities such as club feet, hip diseases, curvature, etc. Male and female improvement immediate. No operations. Ulcers or old sore legs cured without even a failure. Spectacles fitted for young and old with accuracy.
100 Years ago
Stewart Indian school: Commencement exercises will be held at the Carson Indian school. The principal address will be delivered by Judge Farrington of the US District Court. Other features of the program and arrangements for Carson people who wish to attend will be announced later.
70 Years ago
Jack Shaughnessy passes: Jack Shaughnessy passed away after a short illness. Shaughnessy had been employed by the Indian service since 1958 and before that by the forest service. He was born in 1917 in South Dakota and raised in Wyoming. He recently published a book of poems, entitled “Songs of the Harp” and a book, “Rough Country.” He is survived by his wife Stella and three children, Mrs. Claire Ward, Michael Shaughnessy, and Burke Shaughnessy.
30 Years ago
Memorial Day events: The Memorial Day events honored fallen soldiers, former slaves and Japanese Americans forced from their homes in the 1940s.


Sunday
150 Years ago
Ring the bell: There have been complaints about the wood train that crosses the eastern part of town. Two gentlemen informed us that their wagons came near being run into because of the sudden appearance of the train without the ringing of the bell. Orders of the superintendent are to be obeyed and the locomotive bell rung at every crossing.
140 Years ago
Diphtheria: A malignant type has made its appearance in Carson City. The Appeal notices the fact in order to warn parents against exposing their children to this dreadful disease.
120 Years ago
Protecting jackrabbits: Hy Downs would like to straighten out a point about the law protecting jackrabbits. Last winter the snow was very deep. Hy caught a half dozen rabbits and trained them to walk the barbwire along the railroad. One big jack was so well trained that it would sit on a post as the train went by and scratch its ear with a hind foot.
100 Years ago
Memorial Day: Business will be suspended, and Carson City will pause her everyday routine to pay honor to the dead. The parade will take the following line: Grand Marshal—Maurice J. Sullivan, Eagle’s band; American Legion Color Guard, Firing Squad, and veterans of the World War; GAR, Spanish War Veterans and Women’s Relief Corps…
70 Years ago
Editorial: Hank Monk’s Stagecoach—A stagecoach driven by the famous Hank Monk is being cared for at Oregon State college. Max S. Marshall of Berkeley said, “Hank stayed close to his main run, Hangtown to Carson.” According to Wells Drury, one of his many friends, he was an assured and able driver until his coach hit a rock on the way from Glenbrook to Carson, turning everyone out, including those on top. Hank was never the same. Hank drove a “Ben Holladay” stagecoach. After the days of the stagecoach had passed, the old coach, still in good condition was acquired by the DeMoss family and was used for a number of years as they toured the country giving concerts. The coach was presented to the college museum by a descendant of the DeMoss family.
30 Years ago
The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics said that Nevada again has the highest imprisonment of any state, 477 convicts per 100,000 residents. In Washington DC, the nation’s capital incarcerates 1,198 people per 100,000 population.


Monday
150 Years ago
A soiled dove: Ellen Foster was arrested for committing an assault on Jennie Forest who is the proprietress of the Forest dance house on Second street. A warrant was issued on Jennie’s complaint, and Ellen was brought into court. A number congregated to hear the trial when the defendant entered a plea of ​​guilty– fined thirty dollars and committed to the county jail.
140 Years ago
Diphtheria: The nine-year-old son of J.H. McCormack of the Mint is dangerously ill with malignant diphtheria.
120 Years ago
All sorts: An unknown Indian was crushed to death under a car in the Reno yard.
100 Years ago
Manhattan desolate: Across the width of Main Street of Manhattan’s fire eighteen months ago appears a companion picture of smoldering ruins, charred timbers, twisted steel, and iron that monumented what had been one of the most attractive and substantial blocks of buildings. Fifteen buildings were incorporated in the wreckage, four two-story buildings, four hotels and a business block thated the post office…
70 Years ago
Marriages in May: The month of May found 268 couples seeking out marriage licenses from the office of Geraldine Lamb, county clerk. There were 14 divorce actions during the same time period.
30 Years ago
Tony winners: “Guys and Dolls” won four awards, “Crazy for You,” a song-and-dance extravaganza that uses old Gershwin songs, was named the best musical on Broadway…


Tuesday
150 Years ago
Native fruit: WD Torreyson has a wonderful fruit orchard. The trees are the finest in the state, planted a considerable distance apart, straight as poplars and well grown in the trunk – apple, pear, cherry, plum and apricot. He will have a large crop of all kinds of fruit and have a rich return for it.
140 Years ago
Advertisement: “Auction Sale! The real estate known as the Bragg Property, consisting of Lots 2, 3 and 6, … of Sears, Thompson and Sears Division, of Carson City, with a dwelling house containing seven rooms, will be sold at public auction on the premises, corner of Second and Fall streets… EM Hunt Agent.”
120 Years ago
Salary: In the town of Winnemucca the postmaster has received a raise from $1,400 to $1,500 per year.
100 Years ago
Leisure Hour: A $900 reduction of debt on the Leisure Hour Club House was one of the features of the annual Leisure Hour dinner. Mrs. Nellie Davis and Treasurer Jack Richards were congratulated on their financial achievement.
70 Years ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater — ‘Lone Star.’ Here’s Gable again in one of his best pictures. Starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, and Lionel Barrymore.”
30 Years ago
Music—The Top Ten singles: “My Lovin,” En-Vogue; “Jump,” Kris Kross, “Under the Bridge.”
Peppers — “One,” U2, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen and “Live and Learn,” Joe Public.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

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