Carson City Past Pages for Wednesday, July 3
140 Years Ago
Firecrackers: Fox got in a lot of firecrackers and pesky serpents of the fiery kind. He is prepared to help the doting parent to squander his hard earned silver and gold … so that his offspring may blow themselves up, destroy the peace, make the night hideous and set fire to the barn … The glorious Fourth … will be all over by the morning of the Fifth.
130 Years Ago
Séances: General Kittrell has heard a good deal about mediums and says that no medium can give séances to him unless he agrees to materialize the old spirit of Democracy …
120 Years Ago
Mustang: Young Harris, the barber, attempted to harness up a mustang in back of Platt’s store. After it was hitched in the shafts, it charged into the store breaking the record as a kicker and damaging $10 in glass …
70 Years Ago
Men selected: Several Carson City men were accepted into the armed services in Salt Lake City. The men accepted into the army are William Mathiesen, Howard Shriver, Pete Pierini, Leon Supera, Edward Moose, Oliver Mahseet and Frank Gilbert.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Jim Grant was a visitor at the home of his sister Sade J. Grant. Grant noted nostalgia concerning the vanishing landmarks, “I saw the cornerstone laid at the state children’s home in 1903, and last week, 60 years later, witnessed the building being demolished … ”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.