Past Pages Sept. 16
130 YEARS AGO
St. Peter’s Bell – The bell of the Episcopal Church was cracked last winter by frost and is now being repaired at the V&T machine shops.
And after the hanging
Its regular clanging
Will bid the worshippers bend the knee.
In spire of St. Peter
‘Twill sound far sweeter
Than in the shops of the V and T.
A Pumpkin in Court – the other side – Part III: The defendant alleged that the pumpkin grew on his ground and the vine had come over there for the purpose of getting some sunlight, without which it never would have reached maturity. He asserted that the plaintiff had always been at liberty to pull the vine through the crack. (Continued on Friday)
120 Years Ago
Presbyterian Church: Morning sermon “The Promise of a New Heart,” and the evening sermon, “The School of Wisdom,” Rev. Geo. R. Bird, Pastor.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Announcing a new service for Carson homeowners. Our remodeling expert has been assigned to Carson under Mr. Gilbert’s direction to help out with FHA Title 1 improvement loans. Phone 382, Ernie Gilbert, Manager … Nevada Lumber.”
50 YEARS AGO
Fallout shelter: The first completed prototype fallout shelter to be built in Nevada was dedicated. The six-person above-ground shelter can be used as a bedroom or family room. The concrete block structure has stucco on the outside to match the house. This is only one of many ideas, said state Civil Defense Director Claude U. Shipley.
20 YEARS AGO
Births: To Sunny and Michael Martin of Gardnerville, a son; to Patrice and John Corbishley of Dayton, a daughter.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: St. Teresa of Avila hosts its annual Basque Festival at Fuji Park. The event is a fundraiser for St. Teresa School and parish youth programs.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.蒙