Past Pages for Tuesday, July 15, 2014
140 Years Ago
All sorts: Mrs. Alf Doten has got a gal baby. We congratulate Alf… (author of Doten’s Diaries).
130 Years Ago
A fire broke out at Captain Pray’s planning mill at Glenbrook. It was caused by sparks falling in a heap of dry saw dust and causing the explosion of some powder and fireworks placed their by children on the 4th. An alarm from the company’s mill brought workmen and residents of the town to extinguish the flames. Captain Pray expresses his thanks to those who so kindly helped…
110 Years Ago
Mr. Loose encountered a terrific cloud burst on his way from Bodie. It inundated the country as far as the Mormon Ranch and tore down a milk house, drowning two Frenchmen. Mr. Loose had to camp in his buggy with the water up to the horse’s knees…
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre—Humphrey Bogart, Michele Morgan, Claude Rains, Philip Dorn—‘Passage to Marseille’—one of Bogart’s best pictures that ranks alongside of ‘Casablanca.’”
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Chocolate Sunday Sale 19 cents, Dairy Queen of Carson, 501 South Carson.”
30 Years Ago
Bob’s Big Boy Family Restaurant is being built at U.S. Highway 395 and Eagle Station Lane. It will seat 145 patrons and feature Bob’s original double-deck Big Boy hamburger…
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.