Past Pages for Saturday, July 26, 2014
140 Years Ago
A party of Carson’s sons and daughters — Jimmy Moor, Walter Stocker, Pleasant Moor, accompanied by two fair young ladies took a pleasant ride during the cool hours of the evening. They had a delightful time, but after the cavalcade passed our office, the gentleman riding the black charger failed to manage his steed and had a pleasant fall. He was not injured by his sudden contact with Mother Earth…
130 Years Ago
Part IV: Unbelievers in the supernatural will account for it in different ways — stomach out of order, heated imagination, evil conscience. I can only reply my digestion is first class, my imagination cool, and my conscience clean as a printer’s towel, and I was in full possession of all my reasoning faculties. I will accompany any person to that place who may have the courage in attempting to unravel the mystery. I will leave him there and camp five miles away…for all the wealth of Mackay and Fair… would not tempt me to remain another night in that accursed hole. J.F.E.
110 Years Ago
Stowe’s big “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” company under a big tent is said to be booked for Carson.
70 Years Ago
There will be no Admission day celebration in Carson City, but there will be a rodeo. Plans for the rodeo were announced by Wayne McLeod, Surveyor General of the state…
50 Years Ago
Miss Sharron Marie Tilman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Tilman became the bride of Lawrence Russell Brewer, July 5 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Robert G. Pumphrey officiated. The bride selected a princess line gown of cotton and brocade which featured seed pearls on the bodice and a long train. She carried two yellow cymbidium orchids on a white Bible…
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “5th Annual Capital City Fair by RSVP off Highway 395 South of Carson City July 26-29. All proceeds to Carson area retired senior volunteer program…Live stage entertainment 4 days. An old-fashioned fair with old fashioned prices. $1.00 general admission, under 5 free!”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006