Past Pages May 1
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
All sorts: The survivors of the Donner Lake party are getting up a reunion on the spot where the famous starvation tragedy occurred.
Advertisement: “Wanted – A Carriage Painter. Apply immediately at Doc Benton’s Livery Stable.”
120 YEARS AGO
Baseball challenge: The Stars challenge any ball club in Carson to a match game, nothing but home runs counting, for $1,000 or a 10-gallon keg of beer if the money can’t be raised. The beer is now on deposit at Klein’s brewery.
70 YEARS AGO
Free showings: “Our Army” an official documentary film depicting national defense methods of the Swiss army, one of Europe’s very few armed forces that has not been attacked by Germany, will be shown. Under the sponsorship of the Carson City Lions.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: A tree was planted at Carson High School in commemoration of Arbor Day. Carson high students shown in the actual planting process are Wayne Hillygus, student body president; John Borda, instructor; Keith Lee, student body vice president and Carol Butler, student body treasurer.
20 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Meadowdale Theaters – ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Shipwrecked.’
10 YEARS AGO
The first space tourist millionaire Dennis Tito checked into the international space station for a six-day stay. “We are going to prepare everything for you,” according to one of the Russian cosmonauts.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.