Past Pages July 12
130 YEARS AGO
All sorts: It was a summer day in the meaning of heat, perspiration and a desire to seek cool and shady places such as an underground beer cellar, with a well-sprinkled and profusely covered saw dust floor.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Heidenger’s soda fountain arrived last evening and will be fizzing today.
A few prairie schooners have left Carson, loaded down with supplies for mountain camps.
70 YEARS AGO
Couples from California coming to Carson City to get married complain because of the long wait for marriage licenses. Carsonites are much concerned and have declared that something should be done to avoid delays that might cause the city and county to lose some of the marriage business.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Sky-View drive-in theater, Walt Disney’s ‘Swiss Family Robinson,’ Admission: 85 cents, children under 12 free.”
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Carson City Babe Ruth’s 13-year-old All-Star team opens the area playoffs against North Valley at Governors Bowl in Reno. Pictured (listed in part) are Shane Bell, Jon Dondero, John Glover, Jeff Fox, Jeff Campagni, Richard Kennedy.
10 YEARS AGO
Over 20 state workers considered to be “critical” employees are eligible to work while they collect retirement. The Board of Examiners approved the “double dip” after discussion of how badly veteran employees are needed in critical areas.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.