Past Pages Sept. 5
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Footpads: The stage on the Belleville and Candelaria road was attacked by two men near Eval’s Station, and they ordered the driver to throw down the box. It was then that a shot was fired which passed between the driver and passenger – and the horse broke into a gallop leaving the footpads far behind.
Advertisement: National Republican Ticket. For President, James A. Garfield and Vice-President, Chester A. Arthur.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Silver touched $1.20 an ounce.
There is talk of building a road from Reno to Lake Tahoe.
70 YEARS AGO
Higher enrollment for Carson schools on opening day, 313 students in the elementary grades and 153 in high school.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Living homes in Kings Manor (opposite Carson Jr. High on King St.) now available for immediate occupancy, 3 bedrooms, built-in kitchens, colored bathroom fixtures – 2 basins, his and her medicine cabinets, wood kitchen cabinets, hardwood floors, covered linoleum kitchen and bath – $16,290 with $950 down, Consolidated Construction Co.”
20 YEARS AGO
Nevada’s war on drugs was outlined with a $32.3 million spending plan that includes education and prevention, enforcement and prosecution efforts.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: President of the Youth Sports Association Pete Livermore cuts the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony of the new section of the Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City. The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department, the Carson City Youth Sports Association, and the American Youth Soccer Organization hosted the ceremony.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.