Past Pages March 13
130 YEARS AGO
From D. Banks McKenzie: Every church should be a temperance society and the pastors should be earnestly interested in this.
For pleasure or pain, for weal or for woe,
‘Tis the law of our being, we reap what we sow.
We may try to evade them, may do what we will.
But out acts, like our shadows, will follow us still.
We reap what we sow – oh! What wonderful truth –
A truth hard to learn in the days of our youth.
But it shines out at last, as the hand on the wall,
For the world has its debit and credit for all.
120 YEARS AGO
Mr. Barnum is nothing if not original. He proposes as a feature of the World’s Fair of 1898, the securing from Khedive of the mummy of Rameses II, the Pharaoh who persecuted the Ismelites, and the exhibition of the relic under a guard of Egyptian soldiers.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Theater – “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck, with Henry Fonda. Honestly, fearlessly on the screen!
50 YEARS AGO
W. Otis Wright, who started with the highway department 36 years ago, has been named state highway engineer.
20 YEARS AGO
Editorial: Wishing Carson City’s Mainstreet a happy first birthday. The concept – to provide an umbrella group for many projects to help downtown and to make it a special place for local residents and visitors.
10 YEARS AGO
Western Nevada Community College offers students $1,200 scholarships to pursue a bachelor’s degree – scholarships were received from the Hites Scholarship Foundation in St. Louis.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.