150 Years Ago
All sorts: No San Francisco mail, owing to the non-arrival of the boat in time to connect with the Pioneer stages. It is supposed that the boat was aground on the Hogs Back.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Dried leaves burnt throughout the city acts as a disinfectant of the atmosphere and helps stamp out the scarlet fever.
110 Years Ago
For ladies only: The man known as the human rattlebox who can dislocate every joint in his body expects to soon give an exhibition here “for ladies only.” He has done this all over the country dressed in tights. He is most likely a drawing card because the fair sex like to see a man “go all to pieces.”
70 Years Ago
Classified ads: For rent — “Modern, furnished cabins with heat and hot water and large yard for children, $15 per week. Sunset Auto Court. For sale — Five-room stucco house, partly furnished, oil heat. Good location, $4,950.”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Nevada’s new first family comes Jan. 1, 1967 — New Governor-elect Paul Laxalt, Republican, who defeated Gov. Grant Sawyer in the general election is shown with his family — Neena, his wife Jackie, John, Shila, Shelly, Gail, Paul and Kevin. Laxalt was described as “the hometown kid of Carson City” who made it to the state’s governorship in a very substantial majority vote of Nevadans ...
30 Years Ago
Then and Now: The E. D. Sweeney Building, 102 S. Curry St., was one of the first commercial buildings in Carson City. It was built in about 1859-1860 by Peter Cavanaugh, who constructed the State Capitol building in 1870.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.