Carson City Past Pages for Friday, May 3
140 Years Ago
Hotel arrivals: Arriving at the Corbett House — Corbett Bros., Proprietors — J. D. Roberts, wife and three children. (November 1874, J. D. Roberts moved his house to Carson City. It still stands at 1207 N. Carson, now called the Foreman-Roberts House.)
130 Years Ago
Hon. William Woodburn has been the sorest-headed bear on the Comstock and now has become a rampant bull pawing the turf and flourishing his tail in the air as he purchases the North end stocks. “Anything along the ledge is a good buy.”
100 Years Ago
A couple of horses browsing on George Springmeyer’s lawn here taken to the pound. Grazing on town property is very popular; the new man is going to do away with the strays. After awhile Carson citizens will be able to have lawns and shrubbery around their homes without keeping a herder on watch.
70 Years Ago
Officers were installed for Rainbow Girls, Carson Assembly No. 7 … Leslie Harvey, Marjorie Egan, Moss Helen Little, Mylie Mighels, Majorie Kean, Norma Bernard.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Future shade — 250 willows and poplar trees being planted along the entire west side of the Carson high school football field will provide windbreak protection. Kathy Pozzi, high school annual editor, is shown giving maintenance supervisor Lew Brown a hand with the trees, while student body president Bob Crowell looks on.
30 Years Ago
Genevieve Shoe has been honored with the Distinguished Member Award by Beta Sigma Phi. Beta Sigma Phi is a social, service and cultural organization celebrating 52 years …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.