Past Pages for Sunday, May 5

140 Years Ago

Jumping match: A match took place in front of Lewis & Thorington’s place. It was sort of a stand off for the quoit-pitching games up at the other end of town in front of the Truckee Saloon … Young Millard waxes ’em all as a jumpiest.

130 Years Ago

The Methodist revival is drawing to a close in Carson … It seems to be a good idea for the regenerators of the godless to move to Reno and stay there a week or so, flushing the sewers of iniquity and cleansing the moral gutters of the riverside town …

100 Years Ago

License plates: A new law provides a rating on horsepower. Fees — motorcycles $2; automobiles of less than 20 horsepower $5; above 20 and under 30, $10 … Fees to go into a fund for the maintenance of state highways.

Carsonites are planning on a trip to Lake Tahoe on Sunday … hoping for a calm day. The boys will give the trout a rattle.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Carson Theater: ‘Give Out Sisters’ with Dan Dailey Jr., Grace MacDonald and the Andrews Sisters — a mirth packed tune film you will like … matinee 11 cents.

30 Years Ago

Advertisement: “For Mother’s Day take Mom to Dinner at the Jade Garden Restaurant, authentic Mandarin and Szechuan Cuisine. 301 N. Carson (between the Nugget & Security Bank).”

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.


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