150 Years Ago
Good bricks: Col. Curry built a kiln and made an experiment by burning two thousand bricks free from gravel and other blemishes. He found clay in the hills west of the city and intends building another kiln and burning two hundred thousand of the same.
130 Years Ago
Robinson’s circus: People came from Bodie, Empire, Genoa and Esmeralda — the best society mixed with Chinese women and Indians and all hands enjoyed alike. The D’Alma family showed what could be done on a bicycle by riding on one wheel and then taking an ordinary wagon wheel and making good time on it.
110 Years Ago
Leisure Hour Club presents: “Carson Opera House, ‘Triple Plated Honeymoon,’ A Chinese Musical Comedy, assisted by local talent. 30 artists in the cast. Oriental songs and specialties, the radiant feast of the lanterns — do not fail to see — The Chinese Joss. Admission 50 cents. First five rows 75 cents.
100 Years Ago
Visiting Carson with Machine: Bernard Beyers of Salt Lake and Harry Carr, formerly of the Virginia and Truckee shops are showing what is the finest automobile ever brought to Carson City. It is the latest model Mercer. It is princely, has superconstruction, and a mere press of the thumb starts the motor whirring ... $3,650.
50 Years Ago
Sparks Nugget: Patti Page will make her 1967 return to the Circus Room of the Nugget in Sparks. Since recording the “Tennessee Waltz” in the 1950s she has been one of the hottest attractions.
20 Years Ago
President Clinton: The President will land on the Village Green and conduct the Environmental Summit at Lake Tahoe.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.