Past Pages March 10 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages March 10

Sue Ballew
For the Nevada Appeal

130 YEARS AGO

Reckless boys: Carson probably contains more reckless boys than any place on earth. Yesterday afternoon some heavy freight wagons were going along Carson street when a boy rushed out and stretched himself on the wheel of one of the wagons in the shape of a letter X, allowing his body to turn round with each revolution … other boys followed. The teamster looked back and saw how the boys were fixed on the wagon and thought of a scheme. He stopped the wagon with most of the youngsters with their heads down over the mud puddle – and that’s where the youngsters fell off … head first.

120 YEARS AGO

The O.N.O. party was a very pleasant affair. Nearly 80 people were present and had a good time. The feature of the evening was the quadrille for gentlemen only. This phenomenon was due to the scarcity of young ladies.

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Carson Theater – Joel McCrea, Brenda Marshall in “Espionage Agent,” Follow the unknown heroes of Uncle Sam’s foreign service.

50 YEARS AGO

Al Saliman: Director of Carson High School band has announced a schedule for mid-winter high school concerts in the civic auditorium… “The Student Prince Overture” by Romberg precedes the high school majorettes – Patty Maxsom, Sharon Gold, Barbara Roventini, Connie Buoanamici, Linda Haffey, Mary Cole and Christie Peters.

20 YEARS AGO

Top prime-television: Compiled by A.C. Nielsen Co. for Feb. 26-March 4 – Roseanne, The Cosby Show, Cheers, 60 Minutes, America’s Funniest Home Videos, A Different World.

10 YEARS AGO

“Cowboy Jubilee” The Sixth Annual Cowboy Jubilee and Poetry featured rodeoer Pat Richardson who told tall tales. The Jubilee is a fund-raising event for the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Auxiliary for the hospital’s pediatric unit.

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