140 Years Ago
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church: The frame, roof and sideboards of the new extension of the Episcopal church are up. It will now be quite a commodious structure, quite cathedral. This is money well expended. The Sunday school is so large as to constantly require the full limits of the extension. The Gothic window frames are constructed and going into place, but why has it never entered the heart of priest or layman to build a decent bridge across the watercourse at the street corner there?
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Sarah Winnemucca is lecturing on her own people in Philadelphia to crowded houses. She is chaperoned by a couple of fossilized Vassar “girls.”
120 Years Ago
Firehouse: A new firehouse is under construction in the northwestern part of town, near the old ball ground. It is within 120 feet of a hydrant and should prove to be a successful location.
70 Years Ago
Photo caption: Judge Kenesaw Landis is hoisted atop the shoulders of the New York Yankees in their locker room after they won the World Series ...
50 Years Ago
Photo caption (Laxalt building): City and county officials have asked Nevada’s congressional delegation to make the historical Carson City Post Office available for city and county office space in the future. Post office personnel will move to a new building within the next year.
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Tri Theaters — ‘Never Say Never Again’ with Sean Connery as James Bond and Stephen King’s ‘The Dead Zone’.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.