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Previous pages from May 28 to 31, 2022

The first Carson-Tahoe Hospital campus in 1955. A fire in 1968 destroyed the building, and Stewart’s Infirmary was commissioned. The construction of this building in 1949 reached $80,000.

Saturday
150 years ago
A trip to Glenbrook: Hank Monk drove AH Saxton to Glenbrook and was back in Carson four hours after departure. Hank says he’s never seen the road this good before, although the snowbanks on either side of the road are twelve feet in places. At the top, near the toll house, a tunnel has been dug through which teams of four and six mules pass. At Spooner’s Ranch a large number of men are employed to pull out timber and square timber. Hank says very busy times are expected at the lake this summer. We hope so, because we can’t wait to see that interesting old man, Hank, handle the ribbons on the road again.
140 years ago
Local Wonders: A gentleman from San Francisco who had the opportunity to visit our state prison a day or two ago expressed his wonder to an Appeal reporter. There are great curiosities he found in the prison quarry that had yet to catch 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 exciting things for scientists to examine…
130 years ago
Coming to Carson for a day: Dr. Freeman and Farrow from San Francisco will be at the Arlington Hotel fully prepared to successfully treat all diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, throat, deformities such as clubfeet , hip disease, curvature, etc. Immediate male and female improvement. No operation. Ulcers or sore old legs healed without even a failure. Precisely fitted glasses for young and old.
100 years ago
Stewart Indian School: Introductory exercises will take place at the Carson Indian School. The primary address will be pronounced by Judge Farrington of the United States District Court. Other features of the program and arrangements for people from Carson who wish to attend will be announced at a later date.
70 years ago
Death of Jack Shaughnessy: Jack Shaughnessy has 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 grew up in Wyoming. He recently published a collection of poems, titled “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: Memorial Day events honored fallen soldiers, former slaves, and Japanese Americans driven from their homes in the 1940s.


Sunday
150 years ago
Ring the Bell: There have been complaints about the wooden train running through the eastern part of town. Two gentlemen inform us that their wagons were almost hit because of the sudden appearance of the train without the bell ringing. The superintendent’s orders must be obeyed and the locomotive bell must ring at each level crossing.
140 years ago
Diphtheria: A smart guy has appeared in Carson City. The Appeal notes the fact in order to warn parents against exposing their children to this terrible disease.
120 years ago
Protecting Hares: Hy Downs would like to clarify a point regarding the law protecting hares. Last winter, the snow was very deep. Hy caught half a dozen rabbits and trained them to walk on the barbed wire along the train tracks. A big jack was so well trained that he sat on a pole as the train passed and scratched his ear with a hind leg.
100 years ago
Memorial Day: Business will be suspended and Carson City will pause its daily routine to pay respects to the dead. The parade will follow the following line: Grand Marshal—Maurice J. Sullivan, Eagle Orchestra; American Legion Color Guard, Firing Squad and World War veterans; GAR, Spanish Veterans and Female Relief Corps…
70 years ago
Editorial: Hank Monk’s Stagecoach—A stagecoach driven by the famous Hank Monk is maintained at Oregon State College. Berkeley’s Max S. Marshall said, “Hank stayed close to his main race, Hangtown at Carson.” According to Wells Drury, one of his many friends, he was a confident and competent driver until his trainer hit a rock on the way from Glenbrook to Carson, throwing everyone off, including those on the top. Hank was never the same again. Hank drove a “Ben Holladay” stagecoach. After the days of the stagecoach passed, the old coach, still in good condition, was acquired by the DeMoss family and was used for several years as they toured the country performing 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 Nevada again had the highest imprisonment rate of any state, 477 convicted persons per 100,000 population. 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 assaulting Jennie Forest who is the owner of the Forest dance house on Second Street. A warrant was issued on Jennie’s complaint and Ellen was brought to justice. A number of people gathered to hear the trial when the defendant pleaded guilty – fined thirty dollars and incarcerated in the county jail.
140 years ago
Diphtheria: The nine-year-old son of Mint’s JH McCormack is dangerously ill with malignant diphtheria.
120 years ago
All Kinds: An unknown Indian was crushed to death under a car in Reno’s yard.
100 years ago
Manhattan desolate: Across the width of Main Street from the Manhattan fire eighteen months ago appears a complementary image of smoldering ruins, charred wood, twisted steel and iron that erected what had been one of the most attractive and prominent building blocks. Fifteen buildings were incorporated into the wreckage, four two-storey buildings, four hotels and a business block which housed the post office…
70 years ago
May Marriages: In May, 268 couples applied for marriage licenses from the office of County Clerk Geraldine Lamb. There were 14 divorce actions during the same 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 Best Broadway Musical…


Tuesday
150 years ago
Native fruits: WD Torreyson has a magnificent orchard. The trees are the finest in the state, planted at a considerable distance from each other, straight as poplars and well developed in the trunk – apple, pear, cherry, plum and apricot. He will have a great harvest of all kinds of fruits and will derive a rich income from it.
140 years ago
Advertisement: “Auction! The real property 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 places, corner of Second and Fall streets… EM Hunt Agent.
120 years ago
Salary: In the town of Winnemucca, the postmaster received a raise of $1,400 to $1,500 per year.
100 years ago
Leisure Hour: A $900 debt reduction 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 success.
70 years ago
Advertisement: ‘Carson Theater – ‘Lone Star.’ Here’s Gable again in one of his best photos, starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford and Lionel Barrymore.
30 years ago
Music—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.