140 Years Ago
Election: On the eve of the election, the Glee Club sang the following song, Mr. Mason singing the air with the full effect of his clear and melodious voice — “Once More for the Old Flag.” The chorus (in part):
Hail the coming triumph, Cheer, comrades, cheer!
Our gallant hosts are gathered,
They have come from far and near;
And we rally to the ticket, boys,
Rally once again, cheering our party on to glory!
130 Years Ago
Gates! R. H. Lindsay had a suspicion the boys of the neighborhood had contemplated a raid on his front gate on Halloween. He arranged his lawn hose with a liberal sprinkler attached so it covered the gate completely. He waited in the front parlor and soon the expected visitors arrived with their screwdrivers and began to work. Mr. L. waited until they were in a bunch of boys and turned on the ice-cold water drenching the urchins (Gazette).
110 Years Ago
Advertisement: “C. W. Friend, Watchmaker and Optician. Watches and jewelry, also engineering and other scientific engraving done. Eyes examined by the most improved methods and all defects of vision properly corrected. Agency for the Columbia Graphophone, records and supplies.”
70 Years Ago
Halloween party: The children and staff of the Children’s Home were entertained with a barn carnival given in the old gymnasium. Mr. and Mrs. Roland van der Smissen and the entire home family appeared in costume. Weird sounds and designs greeted the children as they entered, and the evening was spent visiting booths for fortune telling, fish ponds, target shooting, and bingo. Cider, popcorn and candied apples were served ...
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Carson girls win — Miss Carson City, Kathy Blaikie, graces the Carson City Chamber of Commerce float during the Nevada Day parade. Pictured with Miss Blaikie are her attendants, Miss Sallie Stewart and Miss Nicki Tyler. The Chamber float won third place in the best county entry division.
15 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Wallace Theater — ‘House on Haunted Hill,’ ‘Crazy in Alabama,’ ‘Fight Club,’ ‘Story of Us,’ ‘Superstar.’”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.