140 Years Ago
“Little Giant” Rotary Steam Fire Engine: Ormsby County has proposed to buy a fire engine. They want the “Little Giant” engine made by the Seneca Falls Manufacturing Company and have ordered the machine. The boiler is to be made boiler iron and is to be covered with German silver and Prince’s metal jacket. It is warranted to raise steam from cold water in from four to six minutes and maintain working pressure of steam for fire duty ... Cost $4,500 in coin.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Nails should be driven down in the wooden sidewalks as they trip people and tear ladies dresses. There is a well-known lady at Virginia City, blind, and she can distinguish the various colors by touch.
120 Years Ago
Spanked boy: A home grown, hand-spanked, ragged, bare foot boy makes a better fight in the battle of life than does the pampered well clothed city boy ... Give us the hand-spanked country boy every time ...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater — ‘Immortal Sergeant’ with Maureen O’Hara and Henry Fonda — from John Brophy’s immortal war romance. Blazing with fury and emotion.”
50 Years Ago
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Laird, a daughter; Mrs. And Mrs. Richard Park, a daughter ...
30 Years Ago
The Fourth of July parade first place winners are: Carson City NJ ROTC Color Guard and Bugle Corps, Carson City Chamber of Commerce, Carson City Senior Citizens Kitchen Band, Matched Belgian Horses, Warren Engine No. 1, Republican Central Committee and Karen’s Neighborhood Kids ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.