Past Pages for Wednesday, July 8, 2015
150 Years Ago
All sorts. President Johnson is issuing a proclamation restoring the right of habeas corpus to all and releasing rebel prisoners. Mrs. Lincoln, the widow of President Lincoln, has taken up residence at Hyde Park, near Chicago.
130 Years Ago
Fire-swept streets in Carson. The Rinckle block was saved. The flames threatened to attack the Rinckle building. George Morrison asked the men to keep him wet down with the hose. He climbed to the top of the roof with another hose and rolled himself in the gutter of the roof to keep wet and was covered with a wet blanket, with gloves on his hands and his face muffled, he stuck by the hose until the building across the way fell … while the crowd cheered from below. Al Hofer and Jack Brady stuck to their work. They were both burned. Parson Hammond was on deck carrying coffee, Parson Davis was working on the hand engine. Jake Klein ordered a wagon to go to the brewery and bring down all the beer the firemen wanted.
110 Years Ago
Hot in the collar. Mr. McCarran, Washoe County, came before the U.S. Grand Jury. He was hauled up for cutting down government telephone poles and using them for building a fence.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — ‘Sunday Dinner for a Soldier,’ a sentimental tale of a family dogged by poverty, but enriched by affection and light-heartedness, with John Hodiak and Anne Baxter. Along with Cartoon, News and March of Time.”
50 Years Ago
Frederick C. Jones, Carson City high school graduate, is one of five Nevadans awarded the Max C. Fleishmann Foundation of Nevada Forestry Training Scholarship.
15 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Concert on the Capitol, Legislative Mall Plaza Amphitheater — Northern Nevada Blue Grass Association, Erike Paul Trio, Sweetwater, Kauch, Buckin Bond and Dennis Steele Jazz Band. Sponsored by Carson City Redevelopment, Nevada Bell and Carson Tahoe Hospital.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.