140 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Some very handsome breech loading shot guns of the best English manufacture and ammunition to match were received by Mr. John G. Fox. As an offset to this hint of gunpowder and lead was a big case of fiddles and other musical produce, such as catgut and the like.”
130 Years Ago
Pavilion gave way: The shooting for the Pacific Slope Bronze trophy began at the 200 yard range at Treadway’s Park when a portion of the ladies’ pavilion gave way and 50 people fell to the ground. The crash of breaking timbers, screams and groans of injured caused great excitement and shooting was temporarily suspended. Joe Cowing was taken away with a severely injured spine, Dean Hatch was injured about the face, and Mrs. S.P. Davis and Miss Laura Wilmott were all injured about the ankles. People were piled on top of each other ...
120 Years Ago
All sorts: The receipts of the big Ferris wheel at the World’s Fair are about $8,000 a day. One half goes to the Exposition Company. The concession for the wheel was granted to Mr. Ferris, and he was permitted to take in $300,000.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Women of Carson City — this call is urgent! A vital Army job needs you ... join the Women’s Army Corps now!”
50 Years Ago
New city jobs: The Carson City council has approved the creation of a new city position — a full-time mechanic who will be under the supervision of department head Jack Butti.
30 Years Ago
Miss New York, Vanessa Williams, became the first black woman ever to capture the coveted Miss American crown ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.