Past Pages March 10
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.