150 Years Ago
District Court: In the matter of estate of W. M. Ormsby deceased; also, in the matter of the estate of Margaret A. (Ormsby) Wayman, deceased. Letters of Administration were granted to Willard G. Wayman in both aforementioned estates.
130 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Great attractions! At the Hole in the Wall! (Opposite the State Capitol.) The largest, most conveniently located and admirably appointed — Resort — Elegant Club Rooms, connected with the bar by electric bells. Hot lunches, concert every evening. Miss Emily Peare, the star soprano from Alcazar Theater, San Francisco ... N.B. — Kleins celebrated Sharp Beer from my patent vault, on draught. Fancy lunches a specialty. Captain Avery, Manager.
110 Years Ago
Death of Richard “Dick” Roberts (of the Foreman-Roberts House): People coming from the Western edition saw a form of a man crouched in a small pile of leaves in front of the Banning home. It was discovered that it was the dead body of Dick Roberts. On his way home he was overcome with heart disease. He had complained of trouble with his heart. Dick Roberts attracted a great deal of attention by his unusual medium powers when he was younger.
Richard Lee Roberts was a native of Nevada, age 42 years, and lived at home with his parents. He leaves his parents, Annie and James Doane Roberts, two sisters, Mrs. Phillip McGrath and Miss Jo Roberts, and one brother, Thurman, to mourn his loss. (He lived in the little yellow house on the corner of Carson and Corbett streets, now a museum.)
70 Years Ago
Warren Engine: The Nevada State Museum is mentioned as a possible “resting place” for the oldest piece of motorized fire equipment in the state. The Warren Engine’s ancient fire wagon will be placed on “inactive duty.” The amount of $25,000 was approved by the Legislature to furnish Carson’s historic but effective fire department with much-needed up-to-date fire engine. “Delivery is expected sometime this year,” according to Fire Chief George Meyers.
50 Years Ago
TV Guide (Channel 8) “Cronkite News,” “Marshal Dillon,” “Lost in Space,” “Beverly Hillbillies,” “Green Acres,” “Danny Kaye,” and “Cry of Battle.”
20 Years Ago
Photo caption, volunteers clean park in Dayton: Kristen Joiner helps pull an old sandbag out of the Carson River with the help of Anna Leciejewaki in Dayton.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.