Remember When for Nov. 4
95 years ago
Nov. 6, 1914
A six-legged calf, with four shoulders and a double back bone, and various other additions to the usual specifications followed in the natural design of the species, walked into Reno yesterday from St. Augustine, Florida. The calf with the extra equipment will continue its journey afoot to California, where it will be one of the exhibits at the 1915 exposition. During its stay in Reno the visitor is registered at the Washoe stables, where it is being fed an extra ration three times a day for the extra back bone.
80 years ago
Nov. 8, 1929
Despite the fact that Western Nevada’s 1929 pinenut crop had an estimated value of $30,000, the Indians who participated in the sale of the fruits of the lowly pine tree say that they made no money this year. They assert that the price of 15 cents a pound paid to them by the wholesale dealers for the crop is not enough and that 20 cents a pound minimum will be the price henceforth.
50 years ago
Nov. 5, 1959
Topaz Lodge, one of the largest and finest resorts in this area, was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. Flames were discovered about 6 a.m. and had engulfed the entire casino and bar section of the building by the time the Douglas County fire department arrived only 15 minutes after the alarm was sounded in Minden and Gardnerville. The fire started in the basement, but the cause of the blaze has not been determined, according to Douglas Fire Chief Darwin Ellis. It was believed the $100,000 loss was largely covered by insurance.
25 years ago
Nov. 1, 1984
The superintendent of the Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District said he’s been able to rule out petroleum products as the toxic waste that’s causing the plant to file state requirements for treated wastewater. For the past two months a toxic waste has been affecting the plant’s biological phase by killing bacteria that treats the water. Allan Biaggi, an environmental specialist with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection said he couldn’t name who the division was investigating as it might hinder the investigation.
10 years ago
Nov. 3, 1999
If you want to open a small retail business in the Carson Valley and wonder where to locate your store, a number of lease options await your consideration. The signs dot retail cluster centers – some call them strip malls – “For rent,” “For lease,” “Space available,” and some wonder why there are so many vacancies. Although there isn’t one agency that monitors occupancy rates in retail and commercial spaces in Minden and Gardnerville, a tour of more than two dozen small neighborhood retail centers found more than half of them with at least one vacancy.
A look at past issues of The Record-Courier by Sharlene Irete.