150 Years Ago
Attempt to fire the city: Fire was set to Captain Meder’s steam planning and grist mill. It burned on the side about four-square feet. It would seem as if some hell hounds were determined to burn out the town.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Trout are biting at the Mexican dam. The ranchers rejoice over the rain. The little shower yesterday raised the Carson river two inches.
110 Years Ago
Births: A 10-pound boy has arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Burgess. A daughter was born to Mrs. Riley Nelson. All are doing well.
70 Years Ago
All-Star Softball Nine Chosen by Managers, Officials: An all-star team to represent the city was chosen W. H. Dickson, president of the softball league announced: First Base — Phil Roventini; Second Base — Doc Schulz; Third Base — Willie Goni; Shortshop; Pitcher — Pete Kelley ...
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Austin’s Market, 202 S. Carson, free delivery — T-bone steaks, $1.19 a pound; Ground beef, two pounds for 89 cents; Oleomargarine 5 for $1; Shasta Soda, 12 for $1; Campbell Soups, three for 53 cents.
20 Years Ago
Beautification: Carson City merchants received a last reminder of the $1.5 million city redevelopment project that will bring new sidewalks, 1880s-style street lights and a near forest to Carson Street by Nevada Day (60 trees planted).
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.