September 28, 2012
130 Years AgoSam Noyes of the Mint, broke his leg at the V. & T. Railroad depot… just reaching the corner at the depot he turned his head to watch Hume Yerington mount a bicycle. Sam stepped into a hole where a carpenter was mending the platform and taken some planks. He broke his leg below the knee and is good for a couple of months in bed.120 Years AgoThe first day of the District Fair took place. The track and the horsemen who had been thumping the hard track at Reno were delighted with the fine condition. The Grand Stand was well filled by 2 o’clock and the quarter stretch lined with carriages, with the ladies out in large force. The first was a dash of three quarters of a mile for District horses. Charger, Martinent and Randwick raced. Martinent won with Charger second. 70 Years AgoSpeed limit: Governor E. P. Carville issued a proclamation establishing a speed limit of 35 miles per hour for the duration of the war… Gov. Carville pointed out that funding for the highway patrol to enforce the new speed limit will not be available until legislature meets in January, 1943.50 Years AgoPhoto caption: Carson High School’s cheerleaders display the enthusiasm they will show when their team goes into action against Manogue high school. Cheerleaders pictured are Donna Collins, Judy Stewart and Kathy Graham. 30 Years AgoLibrary addition: Friends of the Ormsby Public Library will sponsor a grand opening for the new library wing… The 8,000 square foot addition to the library building was made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation.• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.