130 YEARS AGO
C. W. Friend: An effort is being made to procure a telescope for Mr. Friend who is greatly devoted and thoroughly versed in astronomical and meteorological sciences. He has rendered the government valuable services gratuitously and entitled to the accommodation asked for.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: It is now claimed that Lyman Frisbie is the man who stole Pete Millich’s glass eye.
70 YEARS AGO
Victory gardens: Now is the time to start planting your Victory Gardens, the garden committee of Ormsby county will assist or advise anyone wishing to have assistance.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: New officers of John C. Fremont Chapter, DAR met at the Schnitzel House in Gardnerville. Pictured (in part) are: Mrs. Robert Z. Hawkins, Mrs. Cameron Batjer Mrs. Lucy Crowell, Mrs. Ethel Waite.
30 YEARS AGO
4-H Winners: Carson City area winners: Joey Ricci, overall reserve champion; Gary Todd, grand champion for quality swine; Melissa Tennant, reserve champion for quality swine; Denise Greenhaigh, top amateur showman; Doug Farris and Tricia Parks, second and third place amateurs.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: The Thunderbird Lodge, built by George Whittell, near Incline Village on the east shore will be open for public tours. The legendary castle has been closed to the public since it was built in the 1930’s.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.