Past Pages July 21
130 YEARS AGO
Garfield’s trout: Doc Benton and Hank Monk brought a 10 pound trout down from the lake to be sent to President Garfield. Monk had planned to write a card and tie it to the head of the trout and Doc Benton’s note would be at the end. It was agreed that it would be sent as a gift from the people of Nevada. When they returned from their note writing however, a cat was caught in the act of lugging the fish through a hole in the stable which they were unable to dislodge. Monk says that trout are probably not good for convalescing Presidents anyway.
120 YEARS AGO
Deacon Gale: The children along the railroad seem to have adopted Deacon Gale as a favorite. The Deacon’s coat pockets bulging out is a sure sign that they contain candy or fruit.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ with Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.”
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “New Carson Theater – ‘Mein Kampf'” (Hitler’s book, “Mein Kampf” which means “My Struggle” was written when he was in prison). Also playing ‘Horror of Dracula.'”
20 YEARS AGO
Asbestos: Removal and construction problems are an ongoing nightmare for the Carson City School District. The School District is over its $3 million asbestos removal fund.
10 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Wallace Theaters – Jurassic Park, Legally Blonde, Cats and Dogs, Fast and Furious.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.