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by Sue Ballew

130 Years Ago

Official list of registered voters for the year 1878 (in part)…Coleman C. Atherton, Jewett W. Adams, David A. Bender, Oscar T. Barber. Duane L. Bliss, Hamden A. Cagwin, George W. G. Ferris, John W. Fox, Theodore A. Hofer, Thomas P. Hawley, Samuel C. Kincaid, Daniel G. Kitzmeyer, John P. Meder, Henry R. Mighels, Hank Monk, Samuel D. Platt. (there were no women voters)

110 Years Ago

Chalk talkers Ð Miss Louise Henderson and Miss Maud Green, two noted workers and lecturers from the eastern states will be in Carson at the Presbyterian Church Miss Green is a chalk talker and will illustrate her lecture by free hand drawing as she talks. Judging from the eastern papers, the people of Carson will enjoy a treat in going to hear her.

70 Years Ago

Advertisements: “Elect Joe Rochon Jr. Democratic Candidate for County Clerk and Treasurer of Ormsby County; Re-Elect W. H. (Hub) Austin Republican for Sheriff; Elect Frank E. Meder, Assessor of Ormsby County.”

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Harrah’s Club, South Shore, Highway 50, Lake Tahoe, featuring Ernie Kovacks and Edie Adams”

20 Years Ago

Carson City’s Nevada Day festivities are the oldest in the Silver State Ð this year is its golden anniversary. Governor Fred Balzar issued a proclamation in 1929 declaring Admission Day a legal holiday and called all concerned Nevadans “if possible to join in the official celebration to be held in the City of Reno.” Through the efforts of Carson City Rotary, Lion’s Club, 20-30, Thomas C. Wilson and Judge Clark Guild, the Nevada Day parade found a permanent home in Carson City in 1938.

• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.