Past Pages for May 14
130 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Mrs. General Marlette has returned from the East and will take up her residence at Marlette Lake.
There are more pianos in the private houses of Carson, in proportion to its inhabitants, than in any other town in the state.
120 YEARS AGO
Cemetery: Several young ladies of Carson are getting bunions on their feet from running around graves in the cemetery with their eyes shut.
70 YEARS AGO
Two oldest mothers: Mother’s Day honors were accorded Mrs. Fannie Blackie and Mrs. Nellie Davis held at the Granada Theater for the two winners in the Nevada State Journal’s quest for the oldest mother in the state, and for the oldest native-born Nevada mother.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Vance Lippinott of the Frontier motel in Carson City hands Clark J. Guild, chairman of the board of trustees of the Nevada State Museum, a check to start the fund drive of the museum to extend the basement mine and other exhibits.
20 YEARS AGO
The steam locomotives, huffing and puffing, will pull the Virginia and Truckee Railroad cars on a historic route in Virginia City and Gold Hill. The route hasn’t been traveled by train since 1938.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Tawnya Finley, a mother of four, jumps from a bungee platform on Mother’s Day at Mills Park. Mothers rode the rides for free all day and were given a discount on bungee-cord jumping.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.