Past Pages for Saturday, June 3, 2017
150 Years Ago
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130 Years Ago
First picnic: The first picnic of the public schools of Storey County will take place at Bowers Mansion. Following is a list of the prizes: Baseball — $25, Football — $15, Girls race (75 yards) — 1st prize, fine chatelaine silver watch; boys race (150 yards) — first prize gold quartz scarf pin; best lady dancer — fine lady’s amber toilet set; metal pigeon shooting — silver fruit dish. The price of one-dollar tickets includes admission to the grounds.
110 Years Ago
Referee: George Siler spent time in Carson and left on the evening train. He said that Carson was a regular oasis with a forest of shade trees and level streets.
100 Years Ago
How you can help: The Red Cross is the third arm of the nation and ranks with the army and navy. Of the 3,000 people in Carson a small few will able to go to the front. Joining the Red Cross only costs a dollar and helps the nation to equip herself to meet war conditions.
70 Years Ago
Dick’s Bar: Mrs. Rose Bright has sold the interest in the establishment to John Davin of Reno. She has operated the popular N. Carson Street establishment for many years.
20 Years Ago
Photo caption: Navy’s fastest fighter — The U.S. Navy newest fighter plane, the McDonnell Banshee, test flies near the company’s St. Louis plant. Powered by two jet engines, the world’s most powerful carrier-based fighter has a top speed of over 500 mph and a rate of climb speed of 9,000 feet a minute.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.