Past Pages for Thursday, July 23, 2015
150 Years Ago
Married. In Carson City at the St. Charles Hotel by the Rev. W. Nims — Mr. J. Vance to Miss L. J. Scott of Aurora.
130 Years Ago
The old fossils. The little towns in the West have regular old settler organizations whose object in life is to keep the town the way they found it a quarter of a century before. They regard every newcomer with malice and hatred. They have the same ideas of the advance of civilization as an Indian who regards the encroachment of the white man and would like to see every man of enterprise and thrift die of hog cholera so that they might live on and guzzle their whiskey undisturbed.
110 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Given away free to everybody — Beats them all — Our Beautiful American Talking Machine. Free to everybody purchasing our teas, coffees, spices, China, crockery, glassware — Greatest offer of the age … Great American Importing Tea Co., Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada.”
70 Years Ago
A prize of $15 offered by the local Lions club to the writer of the best letter on the subject of “What’s Wrong with Carson City.” The awards were won by John Chartz and James Allen. The essay by James Allen — in part. “I really don’t think there is anything drastically wrong with Carson, but it is in need of some improvements — such as recreational facilities, a swimming pool, ice skating pond, a “rec” hall in the center of town with pool tables, ping pong tables and bowling alleys and a reading room with lounge chair, and jukeboxes …” (Continued on Friday).
50 Years Ago
Cats. A 16-year-old California youth has decided to take an ocean cruise with his two cats. Lee Graham hopes to sail around the world in a 24-foot sloop named Dove. With his cats Susette and Jollietter, Graham will initially chart for Honolulu where his father operates a building business …
15 Years Ago
Stewart Indian School. The federal government closed the Stewart Indian School 20 years ago leaving the colorful rock buildings. State offices and nonprofit programs like FISH fill most of the century-old buildings while maintenance is still ongoing.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.