150 Years Ago
Street sprinkling: Sweeney’s horses attached to the water cart started off without him. They made good time for a short distance, and then the cart was upset — with little damage.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Miss Clapp (school teacher) lost a valuable cow from alfalfa bloat. The cow was turned into the alfalfa patch southwest of the schoolhouse and dead in two hours.
120 Years Ago
Vere the Medium: Kitty Gordon, as Vere the Medium, will be the attraction at the Grand. It depicts the lure of women and the folly of men …
110 Years Ago
Speed ordinance: According to city ordinance in Carson the speed limit for autos on the public streets is 8 miles an hour. Carson auto drivers observe this ordinance strictly, but when men come from Reno, they think nothing of driving their machines through Carson at 20 miles a gait. They frighten horses, pay no attention to people and are a general nuisance. Outside autos should come under the law like the rest.
70 Years Ago
Elevator or escalator: The state planning board decided that an elevator should be installed in the Capitol building to lift state workers from the first to second floor. The escalator would cost too much. $30,000 appropriated for the elevator.
20 Years Ago
Wagon train: The Highway 50 Association, a nonprofit organization, is trying to raise money to fund its annual Wagon Train that travels from Dayton to El Dorado Hills, Calif. The group lost its prior revenue from the El Dorado County Fair parking lot concession.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.