May 26, 2012
130 YEARS AGO
Local wonders (continued from Friday): At the Prison quarry there are also other animal and bird tracks by the hundreds in the sandstone being quarried. No care is taken to preserve them. Every footprint is worth its weight in gold to the museums of the world. These stones should be preserved, advertised and tourists invited to see them as one of the relics of antedeluvian [sic] ages.
120 YEARS AGO
Felix Delonchant Manager of the Incline wood camp reports 50 men at work on the wood and dozen or more repairing the flume. The capacity of Incline is three hundred cords per day landed at Lake View. The narrow-gauge road to Sand Harbor will be in use the first part of June.
70 YEARS AGO
Carson City’s Red Cross Chapter shipped articles made by the volunteer workers of Carson City, 60 pair of knitted socks, 70 bathrobes, 100 hospital shirts, 43 bed jackets. The shipment was the fourth from the chapter since it was geared to war and disaster production.
50 YEARS AGO
President Pete Pierini said that more than 250 youngsters aged 8 through 12 years old will take part in the Little League program this year.
30 YEARS AGO
The Carson City Ormsby House is featuring the Denny Mahn Band and Chris Shelton in the Mark Twain Casino Lounge.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Tracy Balik measures 12 inches of her just-cut hair as she donates it to “Locks of Love” a Florida-based group which makes wigs of real hair for cancer victims.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote thiscolumn for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.