150 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Landreth’s new crop Garden Seeds — O. P. Willis, Druggist, corner Carson & King St., just received a complete assortment of garden, field and flower seeds, warranted crop of 1866! Grown by — Landreth & Son, Philadelphia, also, a superior lot of top onions and Timothy raised in this state! O. P. Willis, Druggist, Carson City.”
Warm Springs: Mr. Putnam, Territorial Enterprise, came to Carson to place himself under the care of Doctor Nightingill at Warm Springs. Those baths are a good place for an invalid to visit.
130 Years Ago
Fishing at the Capitol: Fishing at the Capitol building has been first class. Carp and trout from the reservoir on the mountainside have managed to get in the pipes. Attention was first called to the fish in the State Printing office. Superintendent Harlow took the wheel apart and a half-dozen good sized trout fell out. In the Secretary of State’s office when the pipes were taken apart, some fat carp fell out. The governor has had better luck fishing than anybody, having secured a string of 10.
110 Years Ago
Serious storm: The severest rainstorm that has visited Carson for years has cut power and lights. The Appeal cannot run its machinery. The Truckee River is running bank full and has undermined the foundation of the T.R.G.E. Power and Light Company. Towns depending on them for power and light are shut off.
70 Years Ago
Salary increases: Increased pay scales for Nevada state workers employed in Carson City for two years went to Gov. Pittman for signature. For example, now clerks and stenographers who have worked for the state two years or less will receive $175 a month, plus 10 percent.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Mrs. Lucy Crowell wore a Chinese costume to the cabaret dinner held at the last meeting of the Leisure Hour Club. She originally wore this costume in 1906 when the club staged a show to raise funds to purchase the lot for the Leisure Hour Club to meet.
30 Years Ago
Quake shakes: The ghost town of Calico was hit with a 5.4 earthquake. It cracked the century-old buildings and shut down the town. Witnesses said, “I thought it was a dynamite explosion.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.