Papers Volume 2

Papers Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... 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 1898, 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 1900 Reno and Washoe County had increased enough in population so that for the first time in thirty-six years this county cast a larger vote than was cast in Washoe County in 1864, though the difference in favor of 1900 over 1864 was only forty-four votes. In July, 1902, Reno had a carnival lasting a few days early in the month and on the 2d and 3d of July we had some weather that broke the record for snow in July since Reno has been on the map. At one time the snow was one or two inches deep over most of the Truckee Meadows. It was so cold at the carnival that the people were shivering and wearing their heavy overcoats; the ice cream parlors were selling hot coffee in place of ice cream and the people were suffering more from the cold air than they did during the winter. It was a "Fourth of July" carnival lasting several days and will not soon be forgotten by those who were thrilled by the patriotic exercises or by those who were chilled by the icy "zephyrs" of the first few days of that famous carnival. Perhaps the most enthuiastic celebration ever held at Reno was on the night of July 5, 1900, when the Reno Wheelmen arrived at Reno that evening after winning the Coast championship in a fifty-mile relay bicycle race from...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555120
  • 9781236555120