Past Pages May 15 |

Past Pages May 15

Sue Ballew
For the Nevada Appeal

130 Years Ago

Chip off the old block: Jesse James son will become a man to whom Missouri can point with pride… A trustworthy policeman, sent to the house after the shooting of father Jesse James happened to pick up a sort of purse lying on the table where the corpse lay. The seven year old son picked up a large revolver, cocked it and said “That is my mamma’s, d- you, put it down.”

120 Years Ago

The poles for the incandescent system of electric lights will go up next week.

70 Years Ago

Miss Ann Martin is mildly chiding the women of Nevada for “not living up to their responsibilities and their opportunities…” and thinks that Nevada women should have maintained an organization with woman in public office as their goal. In 1918 and 1920, Miss Martin sought the office of United State Senator for Nevada…

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Governor Grant Sawyer examines one of the “K.O. Polio” leaflets… which contained information and registration for the Sabin Oral Vaccine Program… The first clinic in Carson will be May 27th.

30 Years Ago

The Historic District was created by resolution establishing the boundaries of a historic district on the west side of Carson City… There was no opposition.

10 Years Ago

The Brewery to house classes after toxic mold was discovered at Bordewich-Bray Elementary. Classes to be held in the basement of the Performance Hall at the old St. Teresa’s Church.

• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.