150 Years Ago
Pastor of the Methodist Church: As well as a preacher Mr. Stump, a worthy successor of Rev. Nims, is completing the church edifice which is now receiving a finish. With blouse and hat suited to the tropics as well as to the present heat in Carson, we saw him bearing aloft the topmost rod of the church spire yesterday. He devotes his whole time to the church society and the building under his supervision.
130 Years Ago
Nevada geysers: Messrs. Farnum and Murphy blasted the old orifices with dynamite when lo and behold the old spring opened and the water issued forth from the earth in large volumes, rising to a height of 65 to 75 feet. The steam was so intense, and the force of water so great that it shot out like the incessant water of Iceland’s glaciers. Wherever it fell, shingles turned up their edges and gravel cast in every direction. The heat cracked the windows of the bath house. The steam is now under reserve for the purpose of furnishing steam to large 15 well-furnished rooms. The water and steam is impregnated with a sulphurine aroma — not at all objectionable to the olfactories.
110 Years Ago
All sorts: A “Dorris” car passed through this city. It makes little or no noise, carries a big load and goes like a streak of green paint.
100 Years Ago
Grand Theater: Edison’s dramatic production of “The Last Sentence,” with Miriam Nesbitt and Marc MacDonald, tells a thrilling dramatic story.
50 Years Ago
Rodeo Queen: Jody Dube, a junior at the University of Nevada, won the JayCee Rodeo Queen contest at the Fuji Park arena. She outscored three other contestants and will reign over the Annual JayCee Rodeo during the Nevada Day celebration in October.
20 Years Ago
Hyman Olcovich: The Carson City Historic Architecture Review Commission denied a project proposed by Cactus Jacks and developer Pat Reddick to relocate the Hyman Olcovich House which is located at the corner of Curry and Spear streets to 706 Nevada St.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.