150 Years Ago
Poisoned. Two of T. C. Philbrick’s and one of Harvey’s Morton’s children were poisoned by eating friction matches. Dr. Pierson & Smith were called and promptly administered medication that gave both of them relief. (Ukiah Herald)
130 Years Ago
Fire-swept streets, brick safe-guards. Four brick buildings that confined the fire to its limits were the Bullion Exchange Bank, the Rinckle building, Kitzmeyer’s brick furniture store and Kitzmeyers brick store occupied by Walter Chedic. Those buildings set on the four corners of the blocks staved the progress of the flames.
Losses and casualties. French Hotel Block — G. W. Kitzmeyer, $5,000. Chinese laundry, $250. French Hotel, $12,500; Adams House Block — Kitzmeyer’s building, $3,500. Adams House, $5,500. Sweeny’s building, $4,000. G. Jung John, an employee of the box factory, was struck by a falling awning. Al Hofer’s hands were badly burned. Terrance Brady, the plumber in E. B. Rails, was severely hurt when an awning fell on him.
110 Years Ago
Bathers. W. S. Ballard will put four horses on the new bus and inaugurate an hourly schedule to take people between Carson City and Shaw’s Hot Springs.
70 Years Ago
Birthday. Little Miss Carol Lynn Springmeyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Springmeyer, was the honored guest at her seventh birthday. Those enjoying the festivities include Donald Rochon, Harold Gotelli, Betty and Bonita Wolfe, Marlene Dietrick.
50 Years Ago
Best sellers (compiled by Publishers’ Weekly) fiction. “Up the Down Staircase” by Kaufman; “Herzog” by Bellow; “Don’t Stop the Carnival,” Wouk; “The Ambassador,” by West and “Hotel” by Hailey.
15 Years Ago
Photo caption. Athena Malta, a daily fixture on North Carson Street for the past two years, displays her warning about the dangers of drunken driving. Maita, who survived a fatal DUI accident at Lake Tahoe 13 years ago, is quick to share her story to raise awareness of the damage impaired drivers can cause.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.