Past Pages July 24
130 YEARS AGO
St. Peters: The bell of St. Peter’s Church has been subject to cracking and then gives a most doleful wailing. When this occurs, it has been the custom of the V&T shops to mend it free of cost at the railroad shops and thus, by standing in with the church, they found favor with the Lord. After its repair, the bell will ring from the steeple next Sunday.
120 YEARS AGO
The Bellevue hotel at Tahoe will be lighted by electricity.
George Meyers expects to purchase Geo. T. Davis’s grocery business. (now Secretary of State office)
70 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Joe Di Maggio, New York Yankee slugger, established a new major league record by hitting safely 56 consecutive games.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: The pause that refreshes is contemplated by a young swimmer who takes time out from a dip in the municipal pool to visit the recently opened Boy Scout Snack Bar. Boy Scouts Mike Leighton and Mike Shoolroy take their turns behind the counter.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: This old stone building (Wungnema House) in Mills Park, which was used as a haunted house on Halloween, will be torn down as part of Carson City’s plans to build the new events center in the park. (Update: This structure was eventually restored – thanks to the efforts of Fred Stanio.)
10 YEARS AGO
State fair officials may be thinking of a move to Carson City. According to City Manager John Berkich, talks are “very preliminary” as they were contacted with a “conceptual what if” idea.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.