Past Pages March 20
130 YEARS AGO
A Carson man’s invention – letter writer’s companion: This is a pen that contains ink in the handle … the writer, by pressing a rubber bulb, can squirt three tablespoons full of ink into a man’s face who looks over his shoulder. The ink marks a man for life. Copyrights for the above valuable invention will be sold at the Appeal office to live responsible agents.
120 YEARS AGO
La Grippe: The grip has been fatal among the Indian tribes of the West. Among the Shawnees nearly all of the children under six years of age died in one week.
70 YEARS AGO
The Carson City school board has taken favorable action on petitions for establishment of a kindergarten in Carson and is making arrangement for the fall term.
50 YEARS AGO
Carson Junior High School basketball teams celebrated their first undefeated season with an ice cream party. Attending from the lightweight team were: Chuck Leonard, Robert Sargent, Richard Sharp, Robert Shriver, Rickey Squires, John Kvam, Leonard Pierini and Mark Bowers. Members of the heavyweight team were Dan Koffler, John Felesina, Terry Graham, Bill Hoffman, Howard Ingersoll.
20 YEARS AGO
Kit Carson Rendezvous may move to Reno if they can’t use the city’s Mills Park for the annual June event. The Parks and Recreation Commission is considering establishing new rules for the park that would restrict the types of park use.
10 YEARS AGO
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: A daughter to Sheri and Todd Hess of Carson City, named Calli Stephanie.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.