January 30, 2013
130 Years Ago “Buck” Murphy, a young man not unknown to fame in this community, had gone shotgunning for Lyman Frisbie… The latter had slapped Murphy’s face for applying a vile remark. The men did not meet, and the gun remains undischarged…120 Years AgoAll sorts: Dick Roberts was sent to the jail for 30 days for assault and battery on his mother. (Foreman-Roberts House, son of Annie and James Roberts). 70 Years Ago Wartime projects: Because of the gas rationed motorless day and nights… we as a nation are having to cultivate a stay-at-home program… This is good news for crochet enthusiasts. Crochet is being used for sweaters, hats, bags, gloves, belts and endless accessory items…50 Years Ago Photo caption: Long-time Nevadan, Sade Grant, known to most Carson residents for her participation in the Admission Day parade when she dances the length of Carson St. dressed in old-fashioned attire…attends Governor Sawyer’s inauguration. 30 Years Ago Consideration of Great Western Corporation’s plan to acquire four blocks of Carson street for the Carson City Nugget is under discussion. The Nugget wants to buy Spear Street between Fall and Stewart streets and Half Street between Robinson and Proctor… to put in a parking lot and possibly a motel. 10 Years Ago Carson-Tahoe Hospital’s new Regional Medical Center will be completed by December 2005 on 55 acres between Eagle Ranch Road and Highway 395… It will be three times the size of the existing hospital… Cost is $132.5 million.• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.