Past Pages May 22
130 YEARS AGO
Nicholas Ambrose gone: Nicholas Ambrose, known as “Dutch Nick,” died at Empire of consumption at age 53 years. He has been a sort of landmark in Empire and came to the country in 1855 with ex-Sheriff Swift. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn (buried at the Empire cemetery).
120 YEARS AGO
Spouting hot springs: crowds of people go to the spouting hot springs of Steamboat to see the regular geyser.
West Point examination: A competitive examination will be held at the Central School in Carson City on June 2nd for of applicant for admission to West Point. Bring pen, ink and paper.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – Kipling’s ‘The Light that Failed’ with Ronald Colman and Walter Huston – For its mighty story … for its magnificent performances … great motion picture of the year!”
50 YEARS AGO
TV Programs: Kate Smith, Rescue 5, Father Knows Best, Peter Gunn, M Squad, Hour of Great Mysteries, Bat Masterson, Jack Paar Show.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Swimming pool enthusiasts bundled up for dedication ceremonies for the new $1.4 million aquatic facility.
10 YEARS AGO
Mother and son grifters, Sante Kimes and Kenneth Kimes were convicted of murdering an 82-year-old millionaire. Kimes was known as Sandy Chambers when she graduated from Carson High School in 1952.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.