Past Pages Sept. 28
130 YEARS AGO
Old Theater Saloon – John Quincy Adams Moore’s Hall is now the headquarters of the Republicans of Ormsby county. He still maintains the old price, one bit a drink.
120 YEARS AGO
Who is Governor? Some hold that Frank Bell, being Lieutenant Governor, should become acting Governor by reason of Governor Stevenson’s death, but owing to a Constitutional provision, cannot draw his salary. (Frank Bell was born in Canada.)
70 YEARS AGO
Kings Canyon development – Ernest Sweetland, Carson City native with extensive property interests, announced the purchase of the remaining 49 lots of King’s Canyon for development.
50 YEARS AGO
New Safeway Store on North Carson Street will officially open according to manager Ted Ellis, marking a major step forward in 30 years of local Safeway marketing. Old timers place the beginning of Safeway in the old adobe building at the corner of Telegraph and Carson streets sometime after 1927.
20 YEARS AGO
The State Museum’s textile department features a fundraiser called “Costumes of the American West: 1850-1975” narrative by museum Curator of Clothing Jan Loverin – featuring clothing from the museum’s collection ranging from the bustle to the bell bottom.
10 YEARS AGO
Gov. Kenny Guinn says “Nevada should prohibit the use of water for any nuclear waste storage site in the state.” The comments followed a federal court ruling that the department’s request for ground water permits for Yucca Mountain be handled in a state court.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.