Past Pages July 11
130 YEARS AGO
Cricket eleven: There is movement afoot to start a cricket eleven and no better place to play than Treadway’s Ranch. The green and level ground at the ranch is particularly adapted to the pitching of the wickets.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Roberts opened his new saloon with considerable style … and is glad to welcome his old friends.
Barney McCaffery, the driver of the Genoa stage, informs the Appeal he is prepared to rush passengers to Genoa in such good time that the dust won’t have a chance to settle on them.
70 YEARS AGO
Roy Kelly hooked and landed a 12-pound native trout near Glenbrook.
50 YEARS AGO
Vice figure Joe Conforte was sentenced to prison for a term of three to five years on conviction of extortion. The plot involved an attempt to lure a man into a compromising situation with a woman.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: The Governor’s Mansion is getting a bit of a facelift this summer. John Dverson from Earth Movers in Fallon works to hook the mansion’s cottage up to the city water system from its old state lines.
10 YEARS AGO
Carson City residents will start paying a storm water utility fee which became a priority for City Hall overnight with the New Year’s Flood of 1997 that turned the west side streets into rivers.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.