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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nevada Appeal Sesquicentennial Coverage

Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Trent Dolan has the story of the great prison escape of 1871, where 29 inmates broke out of the Nevada State Prison and fanned out into the surrounding hills. Many of them were never caught.

In the same article is the story of Frank Denver, who was lieutenant governor of Nevada at the time, and back then the lieutenant governor also served as the warden of the prison. After the escape, the state legislature in 1873 decided to take the warden’s job away from the lieutenant governor and give it to someone qualified, to be appointed by the governor. Frank Denver didn’t go quietly, and the National Guard had to be dispatched to remove him from his post.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Info Missing Online

Posted Monday, October 13, 2008 at 7:58 PM

Even though the Nevada Appeal posts all of its stories to its website, there is still some information that slips through the cracks. Like in this article about the Grimes Castle haunted house, which was in Sunday’s paper, on page C1. If you read the story online, you may be wondering one important fact: where is it located?

It seems that the story’s sidebar, which appeared in the print version, never made it to the website. So online readers don’t know that the address is at 3579 Highway 50 East, #113. Or the hours of operation, which are 7-10 p.m. on the following days: Oct. 17-19; Oct. 24-?26; and Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Or the phone number of (775)220-5031, and the two websites, www.grimescas?tle.com or www.myspace.com/grimescastle.

So with more people reading the newspaper solely through the website, and online ad revenues that hopefully will be increasing, shouldn’t the Appeal be putting more focus on making sure that online version closely echoes the print version? That online viewers are being left out?

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Nevada Appeal Sesquicentennial Coverage

Posted Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 8:27 AM

Trent Dolan has a story today about Carson City’s Chinatown, which used to sit along Third Street east of Stewart. The whole neighborhood was torn down around the 1950s. Today the site is a taken up by a parking lot and scattered State buildings.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Nevada Appeal Sesquicentennial Coverage

Posted Monday, September 29, 2008 at 8:13 PM

The Nevada Appeal had an article in Sunday’s paper, by Sue Ballew, about the Foreman-Roberts House, that yellow house along Carson Street north of Hwy 50, where the road climbs up a small hill. That house is the headquarters of the Carson City Historical Society, of which Ballew is a former president. So she should know the history of the house quite well. And the article was very in-depth and detailed, and if you’re wondering why I haven’t linked to it yet that’s because the Nevada Appeal hasn’t put it up on their website. So you can’t read it in the usual way.

You can read it, though, for the next four weeks using the e-Edition of the paper. What you need to do is go to this website, select the 9/28/2008 version of the paper, and then browse to page C3. Then you can read it, even though it’s a convoluted process to get there. And, those archives seem to disappear after four weeks, so hurry up and read it while you can!

Update: The article has been posted now.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nevada Appeal Sesquicentennial Coverage

Posted Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 8:19 AM

There’s an article today by Sue Ballew about Treadway Park, a ranch and picnic grounds that used to sit along Washington Street on the site of the old hospital. Back in the 1800s it was the popular hot spot where everyone would go on their day off. People from Reno and Virginia City would even take the train to Carson just to go to Treadway Park. Aaron Treadway, the proprietor, was a genial and well-liked host who was very popular around town. Treadway also planted many trees on his ten-acre property and a lot of them are still around on the old hospital property. There is still a small patch of grass at Minnesota and William that is called Treadway Park, a tiny remnant of the former ranch.

One of Treadway’s original trees still stands at the corner of Division and Washington, where it’s been designated the “Nevada Bicentennial Tree”. Although, as Guy Rocha points out, the tree isn’t 200 years old, but probably dates back to the days of Treadway.

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