Carson City Past Pages for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
152 Years Ago
The weather: No country on the face of the globe can boast of a finer climate than that of Nevada Territory in the summer … We have been enjoying pleasant weather and our slumbers have been unmolested by mosquitoes. (Territorial Enterprise, July 1861)
140 Years Ago
Balloons: Bladders of India-rubber, light and volatile, perform ballooning for the edification and delectation of the little folks … We saw one go up in the gloaming, and it looked like the course that was taken by Jack Lee in his circus balloon …
130 Years Ago
Satanic Majesty: There is no truth in the statement that the hide of Sen. Marker’s bull has been shipped to California. His Satanic Majesty is browsing on the hills back of Lovelock. (Reno Journal)
120 Years Ago
Candelaria: Coal was found 25 miles southeast of Candelaria. W. A. Ingalls of Candelaria informs the Appeal that he has men at work running a tunnel into the vein where it is 6-10 feet wide …
70 Years Ago
Post-war provisions: President Roosevelt announced he will send Congress a program for post-war demobilization which includes three months compensation for members of the armed forces that were discharged, 26 weeks of unemployment insurance, aid and counsel for readjustment and rehabilitation, and tuition for school …
50 Years Ago
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Imus of Carson City are parents of a boy …
30 Years Ago
China Springs Youth Camp, a wilderness camp in Douglas County, is designed to help troubled youths who are neglected or abused. They will live, work and study at the camp.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.