Past Pages Sept. 24
130 YEARS AGO
A curious runaway: The horse attached to a carriage ran away and crashed through Judge Harris’s yard circling around the house and running over his seven-year-old son … The boy was not seriously injured and the horse left the same way he entered.
120 YEARS AGO
The Governor’s condition: Dr. Lee informed an Appeal reporter that unless the Governor rallied, death would ensue before morning.
70 YEARS AGO
Nevada county population for 1940: Ormsby County (Carson County), 3,209. In 1930, it was 2,221.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Silver Spur (now Doppelgangers) Special 98-cent fried chicken with mashed potatoes, vegetables, hot roll and butter and coffee … and 5 lucky jackpot nickels with each adult plate (Len Thurman, Chef).
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Jim Franklin and the Dueling Wacos, otherwise known as wing walkers, do their tricks. Bi-planes make a race for the pylon at the 27th Annual Reno National Championship Races.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Wungnema House, built in 1948 by Burton Wungnema, is being renovated by the Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks and Recreation, Fred Stanio, President. The house is on the verge of being opened to the public for small group meetings. Its rock walls came from a Brunswick Canyon quarry.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.