Past Pages March 13
130 YEARS AGO
Wells Fargo runaway: The horse which pulls the Wells Fargo express wagon ran away. Boys seeing the horse with no one in the seat, started up yelling, and the horse broke into a gallop towards the Ormsby House corner running four times around the block. The wagon contained the U.S. mail and $20,000 and four bullion bricks. The rumor spread along the street that $20,000 in gold coin had been shaken out of the wagon and a number of men with lanterns were scrutinizing the street for coins.
120 YEARS AGO
Medium and psychic: The world’s greatest test medium and psychic has arrived in Carson City and will hold Two Grand “test” seances at the Odd Fellows Hall. Mr. Slater invites the public to attend his meetings and witness the peculiar power of second sight. An opportunity of a lifetime. Admission 50 cents.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Theatre – “Kit Carson” – Never before has Hollywood crowded one picture with so many spectacular thrills, with Jon Hall and Lynn Bari.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Carson City Senators co-captains Mike Griffin and Kirk Kinne receive the state AA runner-up trophy from superintendent of Ormsby county schools Al Seeliger, who is also president of the Nevada Interscholastic League. Trophies were awarded shortly after the Senators lost to Rancho 50-51 in the state AA championship playoff. (Dolan photo)
20 YEARS AGO
Kimberly Orlanda, Carson High School senior, won the honor to represent the school in the 54th Annual Lions Club Student Speaker contest. The theme – “Peer Pressure – Can You Say No?” Runner-up was Kristy Crabtree.
10 YEARS AGO
Nevada census shows explosion – Increase from 1990 to 2000 – Carson City 29.71 percent, Clark County 85 percent, Washoe County 33 percent.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.