Carson City History: Past Pages Feb. 22 |

Carson City History: Past Pages Feb. 22

Trent Dolan

130 years ago

Benefit of Miss Lizzie Ingles. She will be the recipient of a benefit tendered her by her many warm friends and leading citizens of Carson who admire her ability as an actress and deportment as a lady of culture and unexceptional character. She will be ably assisted by the local talent of our own and sister city of Virginia. The bill offered for the evening will consist of comedy, farce, songs, sayings, recitations, etc.

110 years ago

Lieutenant Walter Wright of the First Nevada Calvary, now stationed at Manila, writes to his mother the boys of the troop are well and enjoy life. Captain Linscott’s company has been attached to the First California Heavy Artillery.

70 years ago

Seen, Heard, or Thought. By E.T.C. Are you growing bigheaded – not meaning that you think you are mighty smart, but is it necessary to buy a larger hat than earlier in your life? “If you use your brain to earn a living you probably are becoming bigheaded,” according to Dr. Ales Ardlicka of the Smithsonian Institution. “Did you ever attend a meeting of bankers, lawyers or scientists?” he asked. “If you have, you probably have noticed they all have big heads.”

50 years ago

The 1958 champion for class a doubles was Mel Coperthwaithe and John Bawden. Bawden also took the singles. Taking the all events crown was John Zalac of Virginia City. Leading the “B” bowling all the way was Fred Richards of Stewart.

20 years ago

North Las Vegas assemblymen called on fellow lawmakers to approve a resolution to increase the number of low-income homes in Nevada.

10 years ago

A Las Vegas assemblywoman introduced a bill that would repeal the so-called truth in campaigning law.

– Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.