Carson City Past Pages for Saturday, June 1, 2013 |

Carson City Past Pages for Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Handsome present: Mr. Dean Lyman, superintendent of the Mexican Mill, gave Sheriff Swift two hundred dollars to be divided by the Warren and Curry Engine Companies. It is acknowledgment of prompt and efficient services (Mexican Mill cord wood fire).

130 Years Ago

Temperance: Miss Frances Willard returned from a Nevada temperance campaign. When she was met on the wharf by her friends and asked if it was successful, she shuddered and made no reply. (S. F. Report)

100 Years Ago

The Grand Theatre: There will be a five-reel show at the Grand — “Lady,” Watchful eyes had not reckoned without the telephone girl and her many branching wires; “An Accidental Death,” A nonsensical farce in which trick photography plays a part …

70 Years Ago

To the Spars:

Twinkle, twinkle, little Spar,

Pulling hard to win the war,

Mastering the old half-hitch

Learning which boat-end is which

Twinkle, twinkle, little Spar,

Finding what the few things are

That a Coast Guard boy can do

That a woman can’t do, too.

50 Years Ago

Mills Park Golf Club will hold the second mixed scotch foursome. A barbecue and dance will follow …

30 Years Ago

Advertisement: “J.D. Smith Realty — $76,500 — 4 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath, air conditioning, 2 car garage, fenced, lovely view; $139,000 — Westside: 4 bedroom, 3 bath, formal dining, 2 fireplaces, 2 story, view, 3-car garage, 2,832 square feet …

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