140 Years Ago
New bell for Catholic Church: Rev. Father Buchard, the eloquent lecturer, is on a mission tour through the eastern part of the state. His lectures are free, but made serviceable in paying off debts of the Catholic Churches he visits. The proceeds of one of the lectures was applied toward the purchase of the new bell of the Catholic Church in Carson City …
130 Years Ago
All sorts: When Lyman Frisbie was fishing in the Carson River, his glass eye fell into the water … Since that time he has been buying all the fish that have been caught there.
120 Years Ago
Scientific weapons: Prof. Davidson, scientist of the coast, has been surveying geological expeditions and several times been in tight places with Indians. His telescopes and theodolites always frightened them. He would let them look through his telescope and after that he could run the tribe. These things inspired the Indians with awe, and they regarded him as an emissary from another world.
70 Years Ago
Uncle Sam: Precious metals are needed for the war effort — tungsten, vanadium, mercury, molybdenum, manganese, tin, iron and nickel. The U.S. is reported ready to invest $3.9 million in “grubstaking” hunt for critical and essential mineral deposits.
50 Years Ago
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Martin are parents of a girl; Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Crago are parents of a boy.
30 Years Ago
The Douglas County Commission approved the 101-room Carson Valley Inn and Carson Valley will have its first hotel-casino. The architect is Pete Wilday who states that the hotel-casino will have a “country inn look.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.