Past Pages for Nov. 23
130 YEARS AGO
A sad incident (continued from Sunday): The gun discharged, the ball passed through the wall of the boarding house where Crawford was living. Llewellyn Meder had just arisen from his seat when the ball entered his right side. He threw up his hands and fell to the floor and said “My God I am shot.” A moment later Mr. Crawford appeared nearly beside himself with grief. The wounded man was placed in bed and medical aid called. (Continued on Wednesday).
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: A new pipe organ is soon to be placed in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Carson, the second one in Nevada – there being a very good one in the Methodist Church at Austin.
70 YEARS AGO
WW II Draft reactions:
Drawings are a thing I hate – I drew number One-Five-Eight!
Never say my luck is fine – I’m Eight Thousand Six Two Nine!
50 YEARS AGO
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Martin of Carson City are parents of a boy.
20 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Thanksgiving feast in the Curry Street Buffet and the Crown Terese Ballroom … Champagne and wine, salad bar, roasted turkey, apple chestnut dressing … $7.50 – seniors and children under 10 $4 … Ormsby House.”
10 YEARS AGO
Carson-Tahoe hosts their first free flu vaccines at the Carson Mall with 2,000 vaccines. Five hundred were administered in the first hour.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.