140 Years Ago
A Stargazer. Charley Friend is going to erect an observatory and fix upon it a transit instrument and gaze into the heavens, prospecting for comets and things as they sail through the endless remains of space. He is everybody’s Friend.
130 Years Ago
Wayside notes. There is a Chinese man at Ah Sing’s place chained up like a wild beast. Where is the Lunacy Commission?
110 Years Ago
Free sittings. Professor Smith of the Carbon Studio is desirous of making a display of Carson City’s pretty babies. He will make a free sitting of all babies under the age of 2.
70 Years Ago
University Women. The Capital branch of the American Association of University Women’s meeting to plan a tea was held in the office of Miss Mildred Bray. Miss Genevieve Pohlman was placed in charge of arrangements for the tea and Mrs. Edith Fritsch was named program chairman.
50 Years Ago
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Tony Marin of Virginia City are parents of a girl. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Strande of Tahoe Valley are parents of a boy.
30 Years Ago
Solar house: Calvin Muhm of Carson City will be honored by U.S. Secretary of Energy Donald Paul Hodel and also receive the Governor’s Energy Award for Nevada for his new design for solar heating a house.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.