Carson City Past Pages for Friday, May 31, 2013 |

Carson City Past Pages for Friday, May 31, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Memorial Day: This is the day set apart by the Grand Army of the Republic as the time for making annual floral decorations for the graves of deceased Union soldiers …

130 Years Ago

All sorts: The last Legislature passed a bill making Memorial Day a legal holiday in Nevada. Lt. Gov. Laughton is well enough to be driven about in a phaeton.

100 Years Ago

Loves of the Spinsterette (poem in part):

Jane Juggins was a spinsterette

Who never in her life had met

The kind of male she’d deign to hail

As lord of her affections.

The very best were all possessed

Of shocking imperfections. (James J. Montague)

70 Years Ago

Superintendent: Applications for the position of superintendent and matron of the Nevada orphan’s home are being considered. Members of the committee to select are Chester Cochran and George Meyers, Carson City businessmen.

50 Years Ago

Records: The Nevada State Museum received a significant collection of important documents, records and other materials regarding the Virginia and Truckee Railway. The items were donated by Gordon Sampson, the V & T’s last vice president and general manager.

30 Years Ago

Slide mountain slid: Six people were injured in the noontime disaster that killed Joseph Valenzuela, minister, of Gardnerville. A deep layer of rocks, mud and debris up to 15 feet deep rolled down 4,500 feet and swept through a half-mile wide area into a portion of Washoe Lake …

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.