Past Pages July 30
130 YEARS AGO
Medical predictions: The shooting of President (Garfield) – Every paper has contained a communication on the subject of the President’s wound. His death has been predicted every day.
Good for Frank Bell: Bell retired as superintendent of the Western Union office, and it was immediately proposed to raise a contribution and present Mr. Bell with a testimonial, the money raised from the telegraph operators of Nevada. Mr. Bell on hearing of the scheme notified the originators of the scheme that he did not desire any such contributions. No man holding a lucrative position should receive gifts from employees.
120 YEARS AGO
Ho! for Steamboat: The following is the program for Sunday’s sport at Steamboat – running and trotting races, and a third game of baseball between the Emporiums of Carson and Comstocks of Virginia. The train leaves Carson at 9:45 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. … round trip ticket $1.
70 YEARS AGO
Robert Laxalt led the Carson softball league in batting with a percentage of .650. Other hitters in the league were Nelson Glover with .611 and Robert Shriver with .600.
50 YEARS AGO
Best Sellers: Nonfiction – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, A Nation of Sheep, Ring of Bright Water. – Fiction – The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Edge of Sadness, The Carpetbaggers, The Winter of Our Discontent.
20 YEARS AGO
Top record hits: “She’s in Love with the Boy,” Trisha Yearwood; “Here’s a Quarter,” Travis Tritt; “Here We Are,” Alabama.
10 YEARS AGO
The Silver Dollar Car Classic will be held in Mills Park with proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.