Past Pages March 17
130 YEARS AGO
A Carson Edison – the pew mirror patent: A revolving adjustable mirror can be fastened onto the side of the post of a church pew and set to enable the pew holder, whether he has paid his pew rent or not, to see anybody coming into the church without turning the head – every woman should have one.
120 YEARS AGO
Roll of honor: Miss Wasson’s class – Beth Meyers, Arthur Meyers, Frank Durant, Laura Wasson, Emma David, Edgar Sweetland, Guy Gulon, Lena Glanzmann.
70 YEARS AGO
A birthday luncheon was given by the ladies working in the highway department in honor of Miss Bonnie O. Reid. Present were Virginia Lytle, Mary Rochon, Elda Fricke, Rose Aberasturi, Zita D. Meder, Katherine Dunfield.
50 YEARS AGO
Governor Grant Sawyer is opposed to movement of the main state office from the Capital City. “The idea of dispersing government is not workable, and all main offices should be in the state capital.”
20 YEARS AGO
Carson City should fund its own bypass if the federal government won’t fund it. According to Mike Conners of JHK & Associations, a transportation and traffic planning firm, the city’s population will nearly double by the year 2010 from 30,000 to 70,000 with an average of 29,000 to 40,000 cars per day.
10 YEARS AGO
Senator Bryan urges the president to release some U.S. petroleum reserves while Rep. Jim Gibbons blamed the administration for the high gas prices Nevadans are paying.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.