150 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Prescriptions. In this age of quacks, charlatans and medical pretenders, the public cannot be too careful. None but qualified druggist dispense medicines at Hammer’s Drug Store ... pure liquors for medicinal use, canary birds, potash, favoring extracts, bay rum, ladies shoulder braces, abdominal supports, guitar and violins strings.”
130 Years Ago
All sorts. Congressman Woodburn has introduced a bill to build an Indian school at Carson.
110 Years Ago
Earthquake. This city was visited by a trembler, according to Charley Friend’s seismograph recorder. There was exceedingly high wind and plenty of storm in the area and few people felt the quake. It traveled from northeast to southwest and was of 10 seconds duration. One quake that happened in 1882 was so severe that dishes were rattle down, people thrown from their beds and damage to stone buildings. Even the hot springs was churned up.
70 Years Ago
Homeless servicemen. The Carson City Housing Authority has requested more buildings for “homeless” servicemen. Twelve more units will be asked for making the total 32 buildings in all.
50 Years Ago
Births. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bernard, a son; Mr. and Mrs. David Lippincott, a son; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sheerin, a son.
20 Years Ago
Windy day. Sixty-mile-an-hour winds smashed the plate glass window at Friends in Service Helping and toppled a four light standard light pole in the Silver City Mall’s parking lot.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.