140 Years Ago
Closing public schools. Our school authorities have closed the Carson District School until after the holidays. There is a prevalence among children of all ages of a virulent type of scarlet fever. “Colds” cause the manifestation or cropping out of diseases inherent or dormant in the system. Keep your children warm and well clad ...
130 Years Ago
Silver City. A great deal of paying ore is being taken out of small mines around Silver City. It is filled with small veins and feeders rich in quartz and gold.
110 Years Ago
The show girl. The play drew a good crowd and was of the most pleasant musical comedies. Chief among the fun-makers were Sam J. Mylie as Dionysius Fly, “manager, leading man, dramatic author, lightning calculator.” Lou Hall was Johnny Jones, property man of the Sophocles dramatic company, and Hilda Thomas, as Maggie Webbington, ingénue ...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Safeway — Potatoes, 34 cents for 10 pounds.; apples, 9 cents a pound, Hershey’s cocoa, 1/2 pound can, 9 cents, Honey Maid graham crackers, 1 pound, 17 cents; flour 50-pound sack, $2.05, Utah celery, 6 cents a head.”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Scouts receive award — Members of Carson City Girl Scout Troops 206 and 144 were recipients of a trophy following their participation in the Centennial Youth Parade. Scouts are Lisa Landing, Ruth Garside, Sharon Anderson and Marcia McIntosh.
15 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Wallace Theaters, Cinema 8 in Minden, Nevada — ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ‘The Bone Collector,’ ‘The Sixth Sense.’”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.