Past Pages for Sunday, March 6, 2016
150 Years Ago
Balloons. The daring Buisley boy made a frightful balloon ascension. A furious gale of a wind sprang up, and it was imprudent for the lady to go up, but Buisley went. The balloon lunged into the air and was lost in a fog rolling in from the ocean. He was borne with frightful velocity toward the bay, but made the riffle and came down on dry land. (San Francisco Flag)
130 Years Ago
All sorts. Carson had another lively fall of snow just like the old slushy state again. Mr. Woodburn’s bill for throttling polygamy appears to cover the whole ground and to meet the necessities of decency and good morals in Utah.
110 Years Ago
Death of Jack Wall. Jack Wall killed himself Sunday at Rye Patch stage station. The telegram announced the terrible deed and gave no details of the death or cause. He shot himself and the body will be brought to this city. The Masons will take charge of the remains. The sudden news of his death has prostrated his wife. He was one of the best known Carson citizens and occupied many positions of trust, including County Recorder. He was a native of Indiana and 48 years old. He leaves a wife and sister to mourn his loss.
70 Years Ago
Classified ads. “For rent furnished rooms, divorcees acceptable, 624 W. King St., opposite high school.” “For rent — Sleeping rooms with modern conveniences. Sunset Auto Court. Phone 389-W.” “For sale — 3-room house, modern. Phone 623-R.”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Formal opening of the Carson Mall, Northern Nevada’s largest shopping center, shown in aerial photograph, has been delayed by unseasonably cold weather until March 24. Location of the mall is at the Stewart Street and South Carson “Y.” The new State Highway building is seen top center. The 30 shops and firms to occupy the 165,000 square feet of space in the $3 million dollar center, plans six weeks of surprises for patrons after the grand opening, according to Gene Gould, committee chairman.
20 Years Ago
Chester, the roving ‘Art Guy.’ Chester routinely transfers rugged landscapes to canvas rugged landscapes and is also imprinting a world of imagination and color on the minds of his pupils.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.