130 YEARS AGO
Bears hunting man: John Franks from the Lake saw two large cinnamon bears at Soda Springs and fired his rifle several times without bringing them down. The brown devils then turned the tables on Franks and chased him down for several miles. He's had enough of bear hunting for the time being, so he says.
120 YEARS AGO
Notice - Owing to the scarcity of water the patrons of the Carson Water Company are notified that irrigation will be permitted on Tuesdays and Saturdays ... cheerful compliance on the part of consumers will save unnecessary trouble - Henry Daugherty, Superintendent.
70 YEARS AGO
Carson Assembly No. 7 Order of Rainbow for Girls held their first meeting of the year and elected officers: Worthy advisor, Sally Woodgate; worthy associate advisory, Brownlie Wylie; charity, Billie Jean Stinson; Ruth Bath, recorder and treasurer.
50 YEARS AGO
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wadsworth are parents of a girl born at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.
20 YEARS AGO
The Comstock Historic District appointed Rebecca Sample Bernstein to the post of state historic preservation officer/inspector. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a master's degree in historic preservation.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: More than a thousand people watched Carson City's Ormsby House celebrate the Labor Day weekend with a 35-minute fireworks show.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.