Past Pages May 28
130 YEARS AGO
Reminiscences of “Dutch Nick:” From the recollections published by Dan DeQuille – Nick was a joker and lived in Empire City. He had a large map on the wall of his saloon showing Empire City with a fine plaza and streets. When asked, he would take visitors to the plaza and point out the courthouse, post office, big stores … only to be found in his imagination. It was the big pine forest at “Dutch Nick’s” that Mark Twain located his celebrated “Hopkins Murder,” a man named Hopkins, living in a little cabin in the big pine forest, nearer Dutch Nick’s cut the throat of his wife and nine or ten sons and daughters and rode to Carson … where he fell dead in front of the Magnolia saloon.
120 YEARS AGO
The Empire post office: The postmaster replies to his accusers: “I received your paper this pm. … I have permitted ladies visiting my sister to sit behind the counter with her, and in the cold winter months have invited ladies to take seats by the fire while we sorted the mail; but never has a single person been allowed to handle any mail matter … It seems strange that so many complaints are made to you while I have heard nothing. Respectfully, Jno. Barrett. P. M.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Theater – “Rough Riders Round-up” with Roy Rogers and Mary Hart, Coming attractions – “Gone With the Wind.” Call for reservations.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Sky-vue Drive-in Theatre, buck nite, “Distant Drums” and “Dallas” with Gary Cooper.
20 YEARS AGO
Carson City Jaycees presented their most prestigious awards to five people named as Most Outstanding Young Citizens for 1989-90. Donny J. Works, outstanding young religious leader; Sheryl Seaman for outstanding young educator; Steve Schuette for outstanding young law enforcement officer; and Matthew J. Barulich III, M.D. for outstanding young medical professional.
10 YEARS AGO
Carson City will observe Memorial Day with events at Lone Mountain and Stewart cemeteries according to John Nulty, past VFW state commander.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.