Past Pages May 24
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
The smallpox scare has hurt the Piutes in their fish selling. Captain Sam says if one old woman sees some spots on trout, she thinks they have small pox.
120 YEARS AGO
The Capital Band: At the opening of the ceremonies at the cemetery on Decoration Day, the Capital Band will render an overture of the Battle of Gettysburg, Home Sweet Home, Dixie’s Hail Columbia.
70 YEARS AGO
Carson Lions Club: Officers were nominated – President, Roy Kelly; Tailtwister, Archie Pozzi; Lion tamer, Ernest Gilbert. Lion Gray Mashburn gave a talk on Boulder dam and the $300,000 the states of Nevada and Arizona are each to receive annually from the earnings of the project.
50 YEARS AGO
Three lost girls: Three little girls reporting missing by their parents overnight were found locked in Carson’s Washoe Super Market.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Joe Conforte speaks in favor of a proposed “fun” tax in his first-ever appearance before the state Legislature.
10 YEARS AGO
Carson City’s Laxalt Building chimes to play cowboy songs “Home on the Range,” “Clementine, “Oh Susanna,” “Red River Valley.”
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.