150 Years Ago
Fire at Washoe (old Washoe City). A fire took place where Chapin’s mill was completely destroyed. It was the property of the Bank of California and loss estimated at $12,000, the doing of an incendiary.
130 Years Ago
Reserved box seats. It has been the custom in Carson to reserve seats at the Opera House by writing their names on the box sheet. Jake Tobriner said that it is a nuisance because a young fellow would come in and take a seat and then he would see the name of another fellow there who had invited the first fellow’s girl.
110 Years Ago
Broke his leg. George Reading of Wellington has had the misfortune to break his right leg above the ankle. George had a runaway with a horse attached to a rake and was thrown under the tines. One leg was broken, head cut open and minor wounds. He is resting well ...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — ‘Hotel Berlin’ from the novel by Vici Baurn, a story of inside Germany today, with Fay Emerson, Helmut Dantine, Peter Lorre and Raymond Massey.”
50 Years Ago
Carson-Tahoe Raceway. Two top contenders for Tahoe-Carson Raceway are about to lock horns in one of several stock car events. Dwaine LaForge of Sparks and Gene Brunson of Carson City represent the major rivalry in the stock car division.
15 Years Ago
Births at Carson Tahoe Hospital. To Kim and Robert Engler of South Lake Tahoe, a girl; To Nicole and Kristopher Stuhlmiller of Carson City, a son.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.