Nevada State Historical Society Papers Volume 2

Nevada State Historical Society Papers Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...two o'clock in the morning there was a big explosion which woke me up. I was living a block or more from where the explosion took place and it seemed some little time after I woke up before gravel began to fall on the roof. The front end of the building where the explosion took place was badly damaged and many of the candy jars were broken but the proprietor, who was sleeping in the back room, was not injured. He took the hint, went out of business and left Galena the next day. He afterwards went to work at the Eastman sawmill and was there in I866 when I was working at the same mill. He felt pretty sore about the way he was treated at Galena until I explained to him the quality of the whiskey that was in use at Galena, describing, of course, how the barrels of whiskey were on tap while being hauled by teams from Sacramento over the mountains and how the teamsters afterward filled the barrels with water, and how this weakened whiskey had to be strengthened with powerful and peppery solutions after arriving at Galena and the peculiar effect it had on the people of Galena who had been used to drinking pure whiskey in California. After this showing of extenuating circumstances he said it looked very differ ent to him and he would be careful after this not to judge them too harshly. In I898, times began to get better in Nevada. Getting rid of the low tariff and free trade law enacted during the Cleveland administration helped some. So did the rapid increase of indebtedness due to the gold standard which put lots of borrowed money into circulation, including the two hundred million dollars we borrowed to prosecute the war with Spain. By the year I900 Reno and Washoe County had increased enough in population so that for the first time in...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758218
  • 9781236758217