Carson City Past Pages for Thursday, May 23
140 Years Ago
Strawberry festival: The ladies of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in this city will have an attractive and lavish festival … The strawberries there strewn will be juicier and plumper, and the ladies sweeter and more lovable. The music will be soul stirring and melodious … Tickets fifty cents — held at Moore & Parkers.
130 Years Ago
Orphan’s Home: There is a good deal of talk about the project to have the orphans at the State Orphans’ Home in Carson educated in the public schools. They are currently educated at the Home. Any change to the current system is currently opposed.
100 Years Ago
Suffrage: Miss Anne Martin will address the Ormsby branch of the Equal Franchise Society at Guild Hall … All are invited.
70 Years Ago
John Nulty: Arrived from Alameda and will visit Carson relatives and friends. John joined the Navy and was stationed at Pensacola, Fla. He is a specialist in photography for aviation branch …
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Members of Alpha Preceptor Chapter Beta Sigma Phi receive their exemplification of the preceptor degree. New members include Mrs. William Morgan, Mrs. Leon Etchart, Mrs. Wallace Hesse and Mrs. William Dolan.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
30 Years Ago
The volume of water over Mexican Dam gives an indication of conditions on the Carson River. Sierra Search and Rescue Commander A. L. “Sarge” Bryant warns that the river is dangerous.