Past Pages July 7
130 YEARS AGO
People without resources: Fashionable New York women at a loss as to how to pass away the time spend their days indulging in pleasure that will relieve the monotony … A set of these wretched creatures hit upon the exciting pastime of blowing soap bubbles…
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Direct from the East at E. B. Rails – the celebrated Studebaker steel and iron axle wagons. Many of the detestable cottonwood trees have been cleared out and Lombard poplars have taken their place. World’s Fair Commissioner Haines is regarded in Chicago as a being a pretty good single-handed kicker for his own state – Nevada.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Boys 14 to 18 join the Ford Good Driver’s Contest, $30,000 in prizes consisting of 96 free trips to New York World’s Fair, 48 University Scholarships … Pozzi Motor Co., Phone 66.
50 YEARS AGO
District Judge Richard Hanna lashed out at Nevada welfare department for its attempt to kill off the state children’s home in Carson City … the department would rather place small children in foster homes.
20 YEARS AGO
Winners in the Fourth of July parade are – Comedy, Ronnie Johnson’s Family of clowns; Commercial/industrial – Round Table Pizza with Merlin, the Wizard.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: More than 1,000 people came to Mills Park in Carson City to see the fireworks. The fireworks capped off a long weekend of events through the weekend including a carnival at Mills Park.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.