Past Pages for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Born in Carson March 7 to the wife of John Savage, a son, and to the wife of Thomas J. Bedford, a son.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Potatoes are now selling for 2 1/2 cents a pound in this city.

In a proposition to tap Lake Tahoe for irrigating unwatered lands of Nevada, the Alta California says: “That is what Tahoe was put up in the air for.”

110 Years Ago

Twain on advertising: “A superstitious subscriber once wrote and said he found a spider in his paper. (And he asked) ‘Was this good or bad luck?’” Twain’s reply back was that the spider was neither good luck or bad. The spider was merely looking over our pages to find out what merchant was not advertising, so that it could spin its web across his door …

70 Years Ago

Photo caption: On hand to watch the Virginia and Truckee’s most recently purchased engine pull into the North Carson street siding were 25 capital city residents. The locomotive, No. 5, was recently purchased from the Nevada Copper belt railway company that will officially cease operations on March 24. It was purchased from the American Locomotive Corporation in 1925.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: 1966-67 Carson High Cagers — The Carson City High School Senators finished the season with a highly respectable 9-10 overall record which included victories over three “AAA” schools. Solons pictured are Gary Bushman, Tom Moore, Dan Allen, Dave Gamble, Steve Oxoby, Paul Borda, Jim Reinhardt, manager. Phillips Frank, manager, Bob Smith, Scott Hesse …

20 Years Ago

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church: Roger L. Shaheen, Carson City landowner and developer, donated 21 acres to the church. The property is located at Lompa Lane and near College Parkway.

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.