140 Years Ago
Jumping match: A match took place in front of Lewis & Thorington’s place. It was sort of a stand off for the quoit-pitching games up at the other end of town in front of the Truckee Saloon … Young Millard waxes ’em all as a jumpiest.
130 Years Ago
The Methodist revival is drawing to a close in Carson … It seems to be a good idea for the regenerators of the godless to move to Reno and stay there a week or so, flushing the sewers of iniquity and cleansing the moral gutters of the riverside town …
100 Years Ago
License plates: A new law provides a rating on horsepower. Fees — motorcycles $2; automobiles of less than 20 horsepower $5; above 20 and under 30, $10 … Fees to go into a fund for the maintenance of state highways.
Carsonites are planning on a trip to Lake Tahoe on Sunday … hoping for a calm day. The boys will give the trout a rattle.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater: ‘Give Out Sisters’ with Dan Dailey Jr., Grace MacDonald and the Andrews Sisters — a mirth packed tune film you will like … matinee 11 cents.
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “For Mother’s Day take Mom to Dinner at the Jade Garden Restaurant, authentic Mandarin and Szechuan Cuisine. 301 N. Carson (between the Nugget & Security Bank).”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.