Past Pages for May 27
130 YEARS AGO
Wonders of the microscope: There was considerable excitement on Carson street caused by a man who was selling microscopes at one dollar a piece. “Look here, gentlemen,” said the vendor, “here is a piece of cheese from one of your grocery stores. I rub a little on the lens and what do you see? Those holding the instrument to their eyes were astonished at beholding swarms of crawling insects about the size of a Gold Hill bed bug and vowed never to eat cheese in any form again.
120 YEARS AGO
Salters: Mine “salters” have put in their appearance plying their nefarious occupations in Deep Creek. The gentry are one of the evil effects of too much boom.
70 YEARS AGO
St. Peters: Members of the senior class of the Carson City high school, the high school faculty, parents, relatives and guests of the graduating boys and girls will attend services in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – baccalaureate sermon by the Rev. A. S. Kean.
50 YEARS AGO
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Burrows of Dayton are parents of a girl born at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.
20 YEARS AGO
Governor Bob Miller has been forced to order a state hiring freeze – weak sales tax collections.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.