150 Years Ago
Col. Curry: An artesian well bored near the State Prison has already reached a depth of 160 feet. Curry says he means to keep boring until he strikes a spring of water that will rise to the surface — or keep on until he reaches China.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Fly-fishing for perch in Washoe Lake is reported good. “Red Horse” Thompson died in Reno. Sheridan, in Douglas County, has a prosperous skating rink. Henry Decker was recently made the happy father of a boy.
110 Years Ago
Cattle and horses. The city marshal gives warning that loose stock found roaming the streets in Carson will be impounded, ordinance will be enforced and fines imposed. Wm. Kinney, marshal.
70 Years Ago
Broderick’s Bar: Miss Ella Broderick is well known having operated the Old Corner Bar for nine years. Now the newest of Carson City’s bright spots will open and be one of the most elaborate — the bar is backed by long mirrors, the center one being of rose colored glass ...
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: For more than 100 years the familiar white brick home on Curry Street stood as a historical landmark in Carson City. In 1962 it was razed and Union Federal Savings and Loan Association built a modern office building on the identical spot. A Governors’ House plaque will be formally dedicated by Union Federal officials commemorating the century old landmark ... Lt. Gov. Paul Laxalt will be featured speaker. It was formerly the office of the late Dr. James Thom.
20 Years Ago
Frontier Plaza Theaters: “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar,” and “Hackers.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.