Past Pages for Sunday, July 13, 2014

140 Years Ago

Professor Brisley’s balloon may come sailing to Carson. His first ascension landed near Folsom. The telegraph says, “A large balloon, containing three persons… passed over this place at 7:15 this morning… It appeared about the size of a ten gallon keg. The basket or parachute could be plainly seen… Variously estimated to be at an altitude of eight to ten miles…”

130 Years Ago

Fashion notes: Wraps are all small, except the long dust-cloak worn in traveling, which is usually made of pongee. The old fashion “linen duster” is no longer seen. Bonnets are usually small, and nearly all the trimming, on both bonnets and hats, is massed in front or on the left side…

110 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Taber, the leading photographer of the Pacific Coast has moved to 121 Post Street. Iridium Photographs, our new specialty, are the latest achievement in art. Photographs-in-color. Only $8.00 a dozen…”

70 Years Ago

Odd Fellows, Capitol Lodge No. 4 will hold its last regular meeting of the year and at that time the third degree will be conferred, according to A. E. Haines, noble grand. Carson Odd Fellows have authorized a contract for renovation of the IOOF Lodge Hall…

50 Years Ago

Births at Carson-Tahoe hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Reedy of Carson City are parents of a boy; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Forrester are parents of a boy.

30 Years Ago

Editorial opinion: Our cities offer small-town atmosphere. According to a Tourism Authority report, 61 percent of tourists surveyed were returning to Carson City because it is friendly, clean, has small-town atmosphere, historical value, the Ormsby House, gaming, good shopping and restaurants…

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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