150 years ago
Evidence of increased tidiness. Some of the good folks on Carson Street, acting upon our suggestion, began clearing away the rubbish from in front of their places of business yesterday. This spirit of tidiness deserves encouragement, and any shopkeepers, professional men, mechanics or property owners who want to “get into the papers” can obtain a puff by making a proper showing.
130 years ago
The death of Seymour Pixley. On Sunday the sudden announcement of Seymour Pixley’s death was made. On Saturday he was absent from his home all day; an unusual circumstance, and on Saturday evening a search was made for him. His son finally went to his shop near the Armory, and found him lying on his back, dead. He had been at work and had fallen down beside his bench. Cause of death, heart attack.
100 years ago
Go to the Tavern. The Tavern is situated at the foot of Lakeview Hill, three miles north of Carson City, and is one of the most picturesque spots in Nevada. You will make no mistake when stopping there. Everything is run in first-class order. Free music and dancing; also free picnic grounds to autoists who desire to rest. R.T. Bright, Proprietor.
70 years ago
Famed four-star General “Vinegar” Joe Stillwell, now commanding general of the 6th army with headquarters at the Presidio in San Francisco, will be in Carson Wednesday. The general is playing courtesy calls to adjutant generals of his command. This is the first time a four-star general has visited the capital city, it is believed.
50 years ago
The Carson City Ormsby County Library will initiate its new quarters in the basement of the Civic Auditorium with an open house on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. Since the announcement over a year ago that the Nevada State Library could no longer serve as a lending library for the local community, library trustees were appointed and given the problem of setting up a community library.
30 years ago
At 87, Fred Dressler hardly resembles the young, skinny fellows that rode for the Pony Express, but he can ride with the best of them on his better days. He is the oldest of hundreds of riders to reenact the Pony Express by riding the 2,000 miles from Sacramento to St. Joseph, Mo.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.