120 Years Ago
Orphans' Home School Report for November 1897: Advance Class - Valentine Stanton. A Grammar - John Cassagrande. B Grammar -Oscar Schneider, Geo. Cobb, Willie Cobb, Eddie Herritage, John Wright, Frank Pearson, Ardel Hotalling and Alex McDonald. Teacher is Jo Sullivan. Third Grade - Washington Lopez, Hilma Peterson, Richie Thomas. Second Grade - Eugene Hilderbrand, Effie Hilderbrand. Teacher is Florence M. Keith. (Orphans did not attend public school until the early 1900's. The Orphans' Home School still exists in Carson and was adapted to be used as a gym for the children's home and now for the Boys and Girls Club.)
Truckee is up in arms. The straw which broke the camel's back is in a cutting scrape when James R. Gilmore cut and seriously wounded Bob Roberts. Gilmore is hanger on in the red light districts. Roberts is a bartender. Roberts lured a woman from one Harry Donnelly and had taken her to one of the dance houses. Donnelly, to get even, hired Gilmore to pick a quarrel with Roberts and kill him, the reward to be $10. Roberts was stabbed, and it is doubtful if Roberts will recover.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bol Leland of Los Angeles, a baby boy, seven pounds, eight ounces and has been named Ralph Ernest Leland. The child's mother is the former Miss Madeline Glock who was raised in the Nevada orphan's home and was employed at the institution after she had grown to young womanhood.
50 Years Ago
Santa Claus will arrive in Carson. Santa Claus will come to town for the kiddies Friday night at 7 according to Don Fowle, manager of the Carson City chamber of commerce. Retail merchants division of the Chamber will officially open the Christmas shopping season in front of the post office.
20 Years Ago
Smith's Food King, a Utah-based supermarket, is building two stores, one in Reno-Sparks and one in Carson. The Carson store will be located at the corner of William and Valley. According to John Lewis, project manager, the company plans to start the foundation for the 67,000 square foot store as soon as a building permit is issued.
10 Years Ago
The top priority for Carson City government will be public safety in the 1998-99 budget. Others are regional growth, storm drainage, tourism, traffic and youth activities.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.