140 Years Ago
Spring temperature: Small boys taking advantage of the opportunity afforded them by good weather, the favorable condition of the Plaza ground and the occasion of a weekly holiday, are out practicing the hop-skip-and-a-jump, the running-jump, the three-steps-and-a jump. It made us think of long ago when we used to revel in the same sort of diversion ...
130 Years Ago
Lost men: The past few years many inquiries have been received for lost men in the West. Most of the lost men have drifted away from home years and years ago. The Appeal received a letter asking about a lost son. It was written by an aged lady in Maine who hadn’t seen her son for 12 years. And there are men who have purposely concealed themselves from families they wished to desert or creditors they were ashamed to meet. In the hope of helping in these matters of lost relationships, the Appeal has started a regular Lost Man Department ...
120 Years Ago
All sorts: There is not a single quartz mill running on the Carson River. Manager Piper has secured attractions for the Nevada circuit ... A Railroad Ticket, the Effie Elsler Company and the Spider and Fly.
70 Years Ago
Retail stores: The Ormsby war price and rationing board will be checking compliance for retail grocers — all food stores in Carson will be checked concerning price compliance in posting ceiling price adherences ...
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Cooper Spacecraft in Carson City: Faith 7, Mercury spacecraft flown by Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper in his earth circling 22 orbit flight, will be on display in Carson City. The four-day exhibit in Nevada’s capitol city will be the 21st of 50 state capitol visits scheduled ...”
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Luxury Theaters: $2.00 adults $1.00 children — Sneak preview of ‘Tank’ and ‘Never Cry Wolf.’”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.