140 Years Ago
Born. At Spooner Station, a daughter to wife of Mrs. M. Spooner. A son was born in Carson City to the wife of Andrew Maute.
130 Years Ago
Silver wedding. Ex-Attorney General Murphy and wife celebrated the 25th anniversary of their wedding. The house was decorated with vines, flowers and evergreens and had a gala appearance. Rev. Geo. R. Davis was called upon to perform the marriage ceremony a second time. The guests swarmed about the couple and made their congratulations and then partook of an elegant collation and drank to their health in brimming good wine.
110 Years Ago
Pupils overworked. Letter to the editor complaining against the course of study in the public schools in Nevada.
“My little girl of 11 years of age has the following studies: reading, writing, written arithmetic, mental arithmetic, spelling, geography, history, grammar, physiology, with occasional compositions, the learning of quotations by heart, and poetic and other recitations that come later ...” She studies three to four hours every evening after school. This is too much for a child of 11. This course is required by the State Board of Education.”
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — Joan Fontanne, Orson Wells, Margaret O’Brien ... in ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte ... a best-seller now on screen.”
50 Years Ago
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lewis of Carson are the parents of a girl; Mr. and Mrs. George Murphy are parents of a boy; Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Gottschalk are parents of a girl ...
30 Years Ago
Campaign contributors. If you ask a campaign contributor what they get for their money, they say good government. If you ask a legislator, they will say a fair hearing. If you ask a candidate, they will say influence.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.