150 Years Ago
Contemplated Episcopal Church: The festival netted as much as four hundred dollars. The successful parties and festivals have been held under the auspices of the ladies of the church for more than two years. We should suppose that the Trustees have enough needful in their possession to at least make a beginning of the contemplated church edifice. The lot of land for the church is owned by the Episcopal Society, well situated and a beautiful one. May we hope that a church will soon be erected and that its pulpit may be occupied by no less an able preacher and agreeable gentleman that Mr. Lathrop.
130 Years Ago
Flying ants: Myriads of them invaded the camps of Pine Nut wood-chopper and had full charge for hours. When they were vanquished by smudge-fires, it was found that they had made clean sweep of everything that they could stick their teeth into.
110 Years Ago
All sorts: Two masked men held up a printer in Goldfield and were rewarded for their gun play by digging up a 25-cent piece from the printer’s jeans.
100 Years Ago
Tomorrow morning in room 226 of the Senate building is the time and place for America’s great draft lottery to determine which men will respond to democracy’s call. Every registered man is in a state of uncertainty — hesitating to plant his crop, employers hesitate to engage his services.
Drafts continue: The bulk of the first 500,000 national Army men had been drafted and will continue until four or five o’clock tomorrow morning. It is believed the first 3,000 numbers called will cover sufficient men to fill the first army. The first Carson City man drawn was 126, Earnest Gilman Folsom, then Ippolitto Marchenilli, and Arnold Allen Millard.
50 Years Ago
TV Schedule, Channel 8: Cronkite News, Man from Bitter Ridge, Marshall Dillon, Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Gomer Pyle and Steve Allen.
20 Years Ago
Approval: The Carson City School Board voted to allow a new Boys and Girls Club to occupy three acres of a 13-acre school site, located in the Silver Oak Subdivision. The Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission approved the establishment of a gymnasium at the site, located at the corner of Oakridge and College Parkway.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.