Old pages from May 4 to 6, 2022

The Supreme Court and State Library building under construction in 1937. The fountain in front was donated to Carson City in 1909 and used to water animals at the intersection of Carson and King streets.

Wednesday
150 years ago
Billy Wilson: The stagecoach of former stage heroes comes out in a new ad. His scene leaves the Ormsby house on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for Genoa. Wilson’s line is an accommodation line. Whenever he enters the straight and narrow road, he is always welcome at the door.
140 years ago
The new organ of the Methodist Church:
They got a brand new organ, Sue,
For all their worries and research:
They did exactly what they said they would do.
And brought it to church.
130 years ago
Advertisement: “Creosozone! Rids flowers, birds and pigs of lice. A complete application of Creosozone on the roots will drive out all the lice in the house in 24 hours. It is an absolute disinfectant. Sold only in pint cans; 75 cents. Four cans, $3, prepaid express. Reno Manufacturing Co., Reno, Nevada.
100 years ago
Weaver in the film: Laughter and more laughter filled the Grand Theatre. Dat-So-La-Lee, a famous Indian basket weaver, has seen herself in the movies. During a preview of a film, the famous Indian is shown in her art of weaving, from the choice of her material to the finish of her product. She was there at the invitation of Abe Cohn, her manager. Dat-So-La-Lee was the attraction as she saw herself in the movie.
70 years ago
Beebe and Clegg Buy Virginia City Newspaper: The couple have announced the purchase of Harry and Clara Christensen’s weekly Virginia City News from Sparks. They will revive the name of Entreprise Territoriale. Beebe acquired the old Piper House for use as a residence.
30 years ago
Photo caption: Fritsch Elementary School students Michelle Branbold and John Grover shovel dirt to cover the base of a Colorado Blue Fir that was planted in Fritsch. The Greenhouse Garden Center sponsored a school district tree decorating contest and donated trees to winners at each grade level.
Thusday
150 years ago
Street watering: The streets of Carson are becoming unpleasantly dusty and the sooner arrangements are made to better water them. Merchants and all businessmen are ready to pay their share.
140 years ago
Briefly: John P. Meder of this city is now employed in the Virginia (City) office of the Western Union Telegraph Company.
People who disturb the shrubs or trample the grass in Place du Capitole will be treated accordingly.
130 years ago
A Very Scented Hound: One of the Knights of Grip has accepted an invitation from one of our local nimrods to spend Sundays chasing the feathered inhabitants. He found an old prospector’s cabin to stock up on wood and was startled by a cry that would have done infinite honor to a brave Sioux. He had taken a nice skunk for a stray dog. The Carsonite stuffed rifle wadding up his nose, stripped off his clothes, adorned his manly proportions with a blanket, and headed home.
100 years ago
CA Ambrose traveled to Virginia City in movie gear, and he “shot” a movie for Ambrose’s film depicting life in the West from pioneer days to the present day.
70 years ago
Advertisement: ‘Carson Theatre, ‘No Questions Asked.’ A top-notch thriller drama starring Arlene Dahl, George Murphy, Barry Sullivan, a special and a two-reel cartoon.
30 years ago
Advertisement: “Wallace Theatres, The New Carson Theater – Tickets $1.00. ‘Deep Cover’,
“Beethoven”, “Thunderheart”, “The Babe” and “Cutting Edge”.
Friday
150 years ago
Clean the ditches: If the ditch in front of our office were cleaned, the water flowing from the King Street canal would sink and not form a stagnant pool. Standing water is neither pleasant to see nor look at.
140 years ago
Advertisement: “Popular Lectures – Second Series – Methodist Church; May 4, Organ concert, instrumental and vocal music by our best local talents; Conference, May 14: Topic ‘Pioneers and Pioneers’ by Senator JD Hammond; May 23, lecture—”Scarlett’s Three Hundred—The Charge of the Heavy Brigade,” by Colonel Henry Shaw, editor of the Territorial Enterprise.
50 cent banknotes. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert starts at 8 p.m. »
130 years ago
All Kinds: This is the time of year when everyone who rides a horse gets a mouthful of flying horsehair. It makes room for a new coat.
100 years ago
Notes of Personal Interest: Don’t forget “Polly Lou,” which will be performed by the drama class, Carson High School, at the Grand Theater. Curtain 8 p.m. sharp.
70 years ago
Vital Statistics: Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Kurtz of Carson City, at Carson-Tahoe Hospital, a daughter weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
30 years ago
Rodney King: Riots plague cities; residents of burned and looted neighborhoods clean up after three days of riots.
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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