Past Pages for Saturday, July 4, 2015 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Flag staff raising. On the Fourth of July, a new flag staff, 150 feet high, will be raised on the Plaza. Two hundred strong hands will be needed to help. There will be all sorts of good things to drink, eat and smoke. “Rally around the flag” staff and help to erect our Fourth of July monument …

130 Years Ago

Local notes. There is talk of forming a company to engage in sinking artesian wells. Someone has invented a whole set of bedclothes made of paper, to cost 75 cents a set. If they could be purchased for 50 cents a set, they would be popular all over the west.

110 Years Ago

A quiet day. The glorious Fourth was quiet in Carson. Most residents went to the Reno Carnival. The boys even forgot to ring up the fire bells when the noise of the firecrackers began …

70 Years Ago

Speed up plane production. Inglewood, Calif., North American Aviation revealed its warplanes are being custom-tailored for specific combat duty. “Buy more bonds today!”

50 Years Ago

Edwin V. Fettic. Funeral services were held for longtime resident, Edwin V. Fettic, 78, who was born in Genoa and operated a store and served as postmaster. Mr. and Mrs. Fettic had been married 56 years. Fettic is survived by wife, Jennie; and two brothers.

15 Years Ago

Fireworks. The skies will sparkle as a 400-position firing panel goes off. Jack Davis, owner of Pyro-Spectaculars of Sacramento, who is staging the show, will start small, then work bigger and end with a grand finale.

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.