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Carson City Past Pages for Friday, Sept. 2

Sue Ballew

152 Years Ago

Strangers: We notice quite a number of strangers in our streets. With the arrival of the governor and prospect of having a permanent government, we hear of quite a number of San Francisco capitalists proposing to invest in our (Nevada) territory. (Territorial Enterprise, July 1861)

140 Years Ago

Cows: Why haven’t the Board of Trustees passed the ban of exclusion against cows, those insatiate destroyers of all the tender saplings of our streets … How long shall our young children and our timid women be imperiled of their lives by vicious cows and heifers that are allowed to run at large …

130 Years Ago

Lake Tahoe’s subterranean outlet: Some young men were trolling about three quarters of a mile from Wiggin’s wood camp near Cornelian Bay when the boat began to revolve. They were in 20 feet of water when one of them named Coombs discovered a hole in the rocky bed of the lake under the boat. There is a cut in the rock 30 feet long and the edges of the hole were worn smooth by the water and its force …

120 Years Ago

Dancing school: Six handsome young men, and we have more than six who bang their hair, went to Carson to dancing school. They took Jim Wiggin’s best horse and team. He told them not to wait for him … he’d come home on foot. They all came home on foot, and Wiggins had to go to Carson after the team …

70 Years Ago

Pre-Pearl Harbor Dads: Fathers 18 through 37 years of age will be subject to induction without regard for the number or ages of dependent children. Men will be reclassified to meet the demands of the local boards …

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

50 Years Ago

JFK: President Kennedy greeted 100 girls who were members of Girls’ Nation. He told them that they are “more beautiful than the governors” that he had met with.

30 Years Ago

The “Stagehands,” a children’s theater group from Cheyenne, Wyoming, will perform at the First United Methodist Church. They perform deaf-theater full time and promote deaf awareness through the performing arts …

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