Past Pages July 30 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages July 30

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Fishing trophy: William Daugherty has just filed application for a patent on an affair which is the “Fisherman’s Companion” which consists of a string of trout, bull heads and carp, made of rubber and fixed on a string … when carried along the street it has every appearance of a big catch of fine fish. He blew up his fish string in Benton’s stable and putting a fish pole on his shoulder walked along Carson street to receive the plaudits of the people.

120 YEARS AGO

All sorts: Now is the time to get refrigerators, ice cream freezers and water coolers. E. B. Rail is selling them very low.

A party of 17 young people left for Lake Tahoe. John Bath drove them up with a six-horse team … they will spend a month at the Lake.

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘A Woman’s Face’ with Joan Crawford, Melvin Douglas, Marjorie Main. The theater is air conditioned for your convenience.”

50 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Down come of walls of Carson City’s famed Eagle Market for the new Security National Bank building. This building is one of Nevada’s oldest structures, dating back to Civil War times.

20 YEARS AGO

State agencies must bite the bullet as Nevada’s hiring freeze is hitting many state agencies hard and most departments will have to “share the pain” until the economy rebounds.

10 YEARS AGO

Top Video Sales – “Bring it On,” “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “Charlie’s Angels,” Disney’s the Kid,” “Gone in 60 Seconds.”

• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.