The Dat So La Lee display at the Nevada Historical Society in December 2002 after the recovery of the priceless baskets stolen a quarter century before. The Nevada HIstorical Society photo was published in Nevada Magazine.
Genoa, Nev. — The death of Washoe basket weaver Louisa Keyser, who is more commonly known as Dat So La Lee, made front page news in Gardnerville in 1925. A story about a display of her work appears in the New York Times web site this morning. Her talent as an artist was recognized then, and still captivates us nearly a century after her death.
The Douglas County Historical Society has a collection of baskets produced by Keyser, so you don’t have to go to New York to see the samples of her work. Keyser was named one of the county's 150 most influential people in 2011 as part of the county's sesquicentennial.
Genoa Town Board members will discuss a possible merger with the Genoa Historic District Commission at their October meeting. While the town board was receptive, Commission Vice Chairwoman Marian Vassar, at least, was not.
Work on the Genoa Town Church foundation is nearly done and an Aug. 26 barbecue in the town park raised another nearly $10,000, according to Friends of Genoa spokeswoman Elaine Shively.
The shaky spot down by Walker experienced a 2.37 magnitude temblor at 7:25 a.m. today. It has been a while since the 3.2 on Aug. 20.
Douglas County commissioners will discuss how to go about interviewing the four Douglas residents who applied for Tahoe Township Justice Court. There is a fifth applicant who allegedly doesn’t live in Douglas, I’m told, but the county hasn’t released the names.
Commissioners will also take up a request for a land division map to create 10 lots along Foothill Road just north of Centerville Lane. The property is zoned for 2-acre lots, which is what’s being requested. Commissioners meet 10 a.m. today at the Douglas County Courthouse.
Expect sunny skies today and a high of around 83 degrees, with the wind picking up out of the west at 5-10 mph. There isn’t a freeze forecast for the next week, according to the National Weather Service.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Contact him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.