150 Years Ago
Born: In this city to the wife of Charles D. Crowell, a son christened as Wilson Nye Crowell. Married: At the residence of the bride’s parents by Rev. W. Nims, Mr. Martin P. Hatch to Miss Julia G. Noland.
130 Years Ago
The jockey whose flyer would knock the persimmons.
Gets his nag shod at J. R. McCrimmons.
110 Years Ago
Foreman-Roberts House: Miss Jo Roberts has returned from Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and other places in the Golden State, and has fully recovered her health.
70 Years Ago
Polio lecture: Carson City residents were invited to attend a lecture-demonstration program for time home care and nursing in the treatment of polio. The program is being sponsored by the Ormsby County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
50 Years Ago
Weary Willie: Emmett Kelly, a clown, from Lake Tahoe will entertain youngsters at the Douglas County Fair in Gardnerville. Kelly is a veteran of 46 years in show business. Fourteen were spent as a clown with the “Greatest Show on Earth — the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.”
20 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Frontier Plaza Theaters — ‘Independence Day,’ ‘Very Brady Sequel,’ ‘First Kid,’ and ‘Bullet Proof.’
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.