140 Years Ago
Harry Zimmerman has leased the Moore & Parker’s Hall for the season and came into possession of the sole right in this state to the Plympton Roller Skate. He will resurrect the skating rink and keep it going ... he has as many as 150 pairs of skates. Harry is a first-rate young fellow and deserves success ...
130 Years Ago
Prison: When Shakespeare felt that he was about to die, he provided an inscription on his tomb that would stop future generations from troubling his remains. The Appeal suggests that Warden Bell carve the following on the state prison to keep Sen. Powning from stealing the building and the fossils discovered there:
“Powning, for Carson’s sake, forbear
To take the ground enclosed here.
Blessed be he who spares these stones,
And cursed be he who moves these bones.”
120 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Hotel Ormsby, new management. This famous Hotel will from this date furnish the finest meals to be had in this city for 25 cents. Also fine, large, airy rooms for 25 cents and upwards. W. H. Chedic, manager.”
70 Years Ago
Birthday: The 11th birthday of the Carson City Lions Club was held at the French Hotel. Highlighting speeches were given by W. T. Mathews, Judge Clark J. Guild, Rev. M. J. Hersey and Dr. L. D. Sullivan. Accomplishments of the club was the topic chosen by Judge Guild, and he elaborated by stating that the Lions Club has taken an active part in supporting new buildings erected in Carson City and has promoted friendship among business and professional men here.
50 Years Ago
The Nation Mourns the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, was shot in Dallas, Texas. Dallas police arrested Lee H. Oswald, 24, in connection with the slaying. Carson City is in mourning as flags throughout Nevada are at half-mast to pay a solemn tribute. Offices were closed down at the State Capitol as well as places of business ...
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: The future home of the Carson Valley Inn in Minden is just off U.S. Highway 395 at Eighth Street. Owners Patrick and Jean Mulreany held a ground-breaking celebration — the Inn is scheduled to open July 1984 ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.