Past Pages for Sunday, May 12
140 Years Ago
Magnolia bar: A toy cannon was touched off by a small boy outside the Magnolia … it was charged with a ball and came near inflicting a wound in the leg of a youngster. The noise attracted sensation hunters who thought there had been an affair of honor.
130 Years Ago
Silent supper: A new dodge has been gotten up by the church to extort money from the godless. It consists of a church festival where those who eat in silence get their strawberries and cream for nothing, but those who speak are charged ten cents every time. There are a number of women in Carson who would bankrupt their husbands in an hour.
100 Years Ago
Dynamite and giant caps: Three boys stole a quantity of dynamite and giant caps and exploded them in a fire. All went off. One boy lost a leg, another an eye and the third may die …
70 Years Ago
Judge Norcross observed his 74th birthday. He was born on the Peckham Ranch in the Truckee Meadows near Reno, a year after Nevada’s present metropolis was established and named …
50 Years Ago
Carson High School: Tom Bean will serve as student body president during the 1963-64 school year. Officers are Vice President Jerry Kelley; Secretary Martha Lompa and Treasurer Julie Utt …
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Luxury Theatres — ‘Doctor Detroit’ — with Dan Aykroyd; ‘Lone Wolf McQuade’ with Chuck Norris and David Carradine …”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.