Past Pages July 10
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Forgiveness: A crazy man named Clark wandered about Carson exhorting all to get on their knees and ask for the forgiveness of their sins, promising those who were sincere that they would see Jesus before night.
120 YEARS AGO
Orphans’ Home: The largest bill allowed by the State Board of Examiners for June was $1,800 which was paid to A. C. Pratt for completion of the artesian well, windmill and tank at the Orphans’ Home.
70 YEARS AGO
Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight: Old timers tell stories about “Bill” Kinney, sheriff at the time of the fight in 1897. He took drastic measures in dealing with “bums” who appeared in Carson before the fight. The undesirables were rounded up and thrown in stone-walled cells and kept hungry enough to eat any fare placed before them by the time Kinney had a meal. Then “bums” were taken from jail and escorted to the city limits with the instructions to “scram”.
50 YEARS AGO
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. John Pettyjohn of Al Tahoe are parents of a boy; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Howe of Stateline are parents of a girl.
20 YEARS AGO
Western Nevada Community College offers “Touch-Tone Telephone Registration (TTTR).” Students will be able to call WNCC from any touch tone telephone to register for any credit classes.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Kmart up-front manager Chris Urso demonstrates the new self-checkout stands at the north Carson store. Four self-service checkout counters give shoppers option of a quick way to scan, pay for and bag their own groceries.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.