130 YEARS AGO
The Episcopal Fair: Opened in the most seductive style and a lively ride was inaugurated on the pockets of the godless. The ladies assisted in drawing the nets intended to land the bucolic Legislators: Candy table - Miss Ollie Bray; cigar stand - Miss Tufly; Silver table - Mrs. Hunt; Fish pond - Miss May Dow; Table of fortune - Miss Belle Ryan; Busy Bee table - Mrs. Noteware; Oyster stand - Mrs. Ida Van Sickle. The Fair made $500 to be used for two coats of paint for the Church. Bids currently being accepted.
120 YEARS AGO
Ghost Dance (Improved Order of Red Men - fraternal organization): Pocahontas Tribe, No. 2, Apache Tribe, No. 6 of Gold Hill and Minnehaha Tribe No. 3 of Reno will gather at Carson to hold a pow-pow with Piaute Tribe No 1. Grand Sachem Grant Marsh and all the Chief of the Great Council will be present. There will be a big feast, a poker game among the squaws and a good deal of squawking among the papoose ... concluding with a genuine ghost dance in which Man-Afraid-Of-His-Woodpile Crosby will set the pace. Enterprise.
70 YEARS AGO
Cactus: Actress Bette Davis remained on her feet today as a result of falling into a patch of cactus while making a scene for a picture. She leaped from an airplane, jumped too far and rolled into the cactus. Forty-five thorns were removed.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Theater - "Bride of Dracula" starring Peter Cushing."
20 YEARS AGO
Yellow ribbons surround the State Capitol in remembrance of American troops stationed in the Persian Gulf who are poised for potential combat.
10 YEARS AGO
Fallon: The 11th case of childhood leukemia linked to the Fallon Navy town is unconfirmed for a 21⁄2-year-old Fallon child.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.