150 Years Ago
Some things needed in Carson: A house adequate for the growing number of teachers and scholars, a Hook and Ladder Company, a bell of sufficient weight to sound all over the valley as a signal to all inhabitants; shade trees, more and better fire cisterns, a public town supply of pure, soft water, and an Episcopal Church building.
130 Years Ago
New addition to Orphans Home (1st home): The addition is situated on the southwest corner and finished in rustic, firm and substantial pine and has a shingle roof. Dimensions are 30.6 by 34 feet, and is two and a half stories. Rooms are large — first floor has four rooms, kitchen 15 by 18 feet, with walls 12 feet high, containing sink and culinary appurtenances. The second floor contains four rooms with a nursery with 10 cribs. There are currently twelve little ones. On the third floor running the entire length of the building is a new dormitory for the boys where twelve new beds will be placed.
110 Years Ago
Mines in Brunswick Canyon: Inspection of the copper claims owned by F. A. Eseke and associates took place in Brunswick Canyon. Several deals have been turned in the district, and the owners are confident that they have the richest copper in the state.
100 Years Ago
Grand Theater: “Builders of Castles,” produced in the studios of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., and released through the Kliene-Edison-Selig-Essanay service will be showing at the Grand Theater. In this Edison feature, Miriam Nesbitt and Marc MacDermott display their ability. The results are splendid.
50 Years Ago
Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frevert of Minden announce the engagement of their daughter Patricia Ann to Mr. Bernard Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Allen of Carson City. An August wedding is planned.
20 Years Ago
Postal service: The basic first-class stamp would go up one cent to 33 cents in proposed postal service increases. “It is just enough to safeguard universal mail service for the United States, a vital national interest,” according to Tirso Del Junco, chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.