Past Pages July 15
130 YEARS AGO
“The Carson Fishers”
Comes the sultry Summer time,
The fisherman is on the wing,
He seeks the cool, delightful pools,
Where greenest mosses cling,
Sneaks back at twilight to his home
And lies about his string.
120 YEARS AGO
New stage line to Lake Tahoe will be put on by Oliver Roberts taking the King’s canyon route and running six horses, giving people a more picturesque scenery and an easier grade.
70 YEARS AGO
Gasless Sundays: Highway district engineers of Nevada were urged by State Highway Engineer Robert A. Allen to conserve their available maintenance funds in view of the recent prediction of “gasless Sundays” by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes.
50 YEARS AGO
Donkeys and men: A bitter feud will take place at the old high school baseball field between a picked “Merchant’s Softball team” and one from the local 20-30. Robert Berger and Dan Humphrey are engineering the 20-30 entry and are attempting to regain their prestige which was dunked by Lions (Club) last time 5-4. Players for Murdock’s businessmen are Charles Buckheister, Keith MacDonald, Roger Murdock, Bill Dolan.
20 YEARS AGO
Nevada’s sales tax drops by 2.8 percent continuing a six-month economic slide.
10 YEARS AGO
Students may have to start walking as school district officials may eliminate bus routes. It’s totally reasonable to ask middle and high school students to walk two miles to and from school.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.