130 YEARS AGO
Lighting: The proposition is to furnish 13 street lamps with gas at the rate of $6 per month, the city to defray the expense of running pipes. The present cost of lighting the city is not done in the most brilliant or dazzling manner at $36 per month. The Trustees claim that the financial condition of the treasury will not justify the proposed change from inoderous coal oil to gas.
120 YEARS AGO
Through his whiskers: "The wind blows through his whiskers in a listless, useless way, and on his flapping cartops the drowsy flies do play, the ants are in his butter and the sugar's in his sand, and he sits and snoozes idly, to lazy for to stand. He sees the hurrying hundreds who with each other vie to reach his neighbors storehouse, the tempting goods to buy. He says 'The times are very dull - it's mighty strange to me, that my neighbor gets the business, while I get soup you see?' Then the Sheriff comes and shuts his door and fills him with surprise, and he wonders how it happened - but he didn't advertise."
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: "Safeway - grapes 4 lbs. 15 cents; oranges 5 lbs 25 cents; lettuce 2 heads for 9 cents; hams 29 cents a lb.; frankfurters 23 cents a lb.; T-bone steak 39 cents a lb."
50 YEARS AGO
Three Carsonites get degrees: University of Nevada's board of regents has approved degrees for 86 students. Three are from Carson City: Tommy Fred Pardini, bachelor of arts in sociology; Clara A. Harwood, and Lyda H. Richardson, bachelor of science in
20 YEARS AGO
Shoshone Indian sisters
Carrie and Mary Dann continue to fight the Bureau of Land Management as the BLM intends to remove cattle and horses owned by Indians from public lands in Eureka County.
10 YEARS AGO
These Evil Acts - 9-11: Nightmarish scenes of people jumping from buildings and picking through rubble for the dead and injured continue. Crews head to ground zero of the terrorist attack to search for survivors.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.