Past Pages Nov. 20
130 YEARS AGO
A bear in town: The young grizzly bear is in the city fresh from his success on the Comstock. It is proposed to match him with Miss Clapp’s big bull dog (at a bear/dog fight at Moore’s Theater in Carson). Miss Clapp was asked if the dog could be borrowed for a few days to fight bears with. “Why, certainly,” was the reply. “Just unchain him and take him down.” The man attempted to unchain the monster. Without success, the man departed quickly having to stop at Bosko’s merchant tailor shop to ask how much they would charge to put a patch in his pants about two feet square.
120 YEARS AGO
Jolly wedding: Mr. P. Lauzon of Virginia and Miss A. Chouinard were married at Circe’s Hotel by Rev. Father Sheridan, the Catholic priest. The occasion brought together the French Four Hundred and the western part of the state. Wedding gifts … silver castor from D. Circle; a gold cast cream pitcher, Mrs. Spooner; a gold thimble, Willie Circe.
70 YEARS AGO
Seen, Heard or Thought: The Lions of Carson with cooperation from city and county authorities have carried on as an annual project an ice pond that gave pleasure to skaters of all ages.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Last Chance Joe Sez: We’re rollin’ back prices to 1939 – Spaghetti with Italian sauce 39 cents, old fashion beef stew 49 cents, Swiss steak 59 cents and coming soon – our famous Fish Fry Buffet – Carson City Nugget.
20 YEARS AGO
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: To Cindy and Mariano Sanchez of Carson City, a son, Derek Jim.
10 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Wallace Theaters – “The Grinch,” “Men of Honor,” “Meet the Parents”
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.