January 6, 2013
130 Years Ago
All sorts: John D. Henderson, the tailor, who cut out a friend’s pants pocket which contained two dollars (while the latter was drunk) was sent up for 10 days by Judge Cary. Carson Exchange: This popular hotel has passed into the hands of Mr. Yandell who makes every guest feel so much at home that he feels like staying all summer…
120 Years Ago
The Lilliputians coming: Mrs. General Tom Thumb’s company of midget performers will play at the Opera House. They are the smallest people in the world, with the smallest ponies and coachman… The company has appeared before the nobility and crowned heads of Europe and is now on tour around the world.
70 Years Ago
Telephones: Despite war conditions, the Bell Telephone Company holds its own in Carson with the number of telephone subscribers. There are currently 848 telephone instruments in use.
50 Years Ago
New rates for postage are going into effect and all letters sent without the proper stamp will be marked “postage due.” The new five-cent Washington stamp is now on sale to replace the old four cent stamp…
30 Years Ago
President Reagan: Displaying flexibility on the budget, he is willing to cut military spending to force down unacceptably large deficits… He restated his belief that tax increases will inhibit economic recovery…
10 Years Ago
Airport security: Fliers said the new explosives-detection systems in the Reno/Tahoe International Airport didn’t hamper their holiday travel… some said the extra baggage check made them feel safer.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.