140 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Clairvoyance. Madam L. S. Proctor, independent and reliable trance and business medium, natural clairvoyant, and magnetic doctress, can communicate on all mediums of life and health ... Tells of absent friends, lost or stolen goods, voyages ... Her predictions can be relied upon. Those who wish to consult her should come at once to No. 6, Ormsby House.”
130 Years Ago
Alliteration: The Examiner has imported an alliteration fiend, who showed his hand as follows ... “Monumental Matrimonial Miseries of a Melancholy Musician.” For a headline like this in any other paper in the state but the Examiner, a man would be discharged without the benefit of clergy.
100 Years Ago
Kings Canyon Road: The Commissioners have decided to spend available money on repairs and making of a turnout on this famous auto route to Lake Tahoe. The first camp will be established at Swift’s Station, and it is figured the work will place the route in condition for early travel to Glenbrook ... Active work is to commence and will be good news to the autoists ...
70 Years Ago
Gas rationing: Five extra gallons may be allowed by the ration board for service men on furlough. They may obtain the special ration by presenting pass, leave or furlough papers.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Girls of the year — Carson Beta Sigma Phi sorority chapters named their outstanding member awards at the recent Founders’ Day banquet. Representing respective chapters were: Mrs. William Morgan, Xi Alpha chapter, Mrs. Mel Woodgate, Alpha chapter and Mrs. Richard Park, Psi chapter.
30 Years Ago
The camels will race in Virginia City even though a decision was made to have races at the Nevada State Fair. Until this year, Virginia City was the sole site.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.