140 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Charles W. Friend, watchmaker and jeweler, three doors south of County Buildings, Carson Street, Carson City. Dealer in all kinds of jewelry, watches and chains, pearl and diamond sets, etc. Watches cleaned and repaired ...”
130 Years Ago
New Year’s vows: Several thousand people have registered a solemn vow not to do various things and have filed their certificates in this office: Gov. Adams will never hire any more watchmen at his mine at $80 a month, Dan DeQuille has registered a solemn vow to weave the most elaborate lie on record by the 4th of July or wrap the American flag about him and commit suicide, the publisher of the Appeal has made a cast iron affidavit that he will send no more papers to anybody who doesn’t pungle in advance ...
120 Years Ago
A movement is on foot to call a meeting of citizens at the Courthouse ... to pass resolutions against the annexation of Utah.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — ‘We’ve Never Been Licked’ — A great story of the fighting men from Texas A and M, a great training center in war or peace. Romance and thrills in a great story.”
50 Years Ago
“Chicken Every Sunday” will be shown on Channel 4 out of Sacramento, Calif. Youngsters may be able to catch a glimpse of mom and dad when they were a wee-bit younger. The movie was filmed in Carson City 17-years ago at the home of Mrs. Josephine Millard on East Musser Street. The house has since been torn down.
30 Years Ago
Test scores: Achievement test scores or college-bound high school seniors dropped in every state from 1972 to 1982. Nevada was ranked 18th.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.