150 Years Ago
New lake in the Sierra. About five miles from Donner Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the surveying party of the Central Pacific Railroad discovered one of the most beautiful lakes in the Sierra Nevada range of mountains. It is 7,500 feet above sea level and lies within the grassy slopes in the laps of surrounding peaks — presenting a scene of beauty unequalled in the world. Miss Angela Starr King, along with a party of ladies and gentlemen, was invited to visit the lake and to witness the ceremony of naming it. A more delightful excursion never took place and a more beautiful lake never seen. It was given the lovely name of “Lake Angela” and is among the lofty peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
130 Years Ago
Thompson-Fryer. C. N. Thompson, of the V. & T. R. R., was married to Miss Annie Fryer of this city. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride’s mother and the happy couple left for Lake Tahoe on their honeymoon.
110 Years Ago
The Hanging of Hancock. As the black cap was lifted above his head he said in an ordinary tone, “I am an innocent man.” Then the trap fell, and the chaplain offered up the final prayer.
70 Years Ago
Lt. Lee visits his family in Carson City. Lt. Keith Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee, visited his parents. He is stationed in Louisiana and continued on to San Pedro to visit his wife and son.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — ‘Up from the Beach’ with Cliff Roberts, Red Buttons, Broderick Crawford. The place: Normandy. The time: D-Day plus one. The story: A lone American sergeant on the most impossible mission of the war!
20 Years Ago
Redevelopment Authority. The Redevelopment Authority began offering incentive grants and most are complete. They have gone to (in part): St. Charles Hotel, Roberts House, Children’s Museum, Downtowner Motel, El Dorado Properties, The Horseshoe Club, Sweetland Building, Carson Depot, Brewery Arts Center, The Allen project, Bliss Mansion, Main Street Atrium, Triple S. Tires.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.