Past Pages for Tuesday, May 7
140 Y ears Ago
Alex LePort says that the late batch of immigrants are composed of 20 Swiss who came directly from Switzerland to Carson … Some of their countrymen had settled previously at Franktown. They are stout and hardy but generally unprepossessing fellows in appearance and have no higher motive than to chop wood.
130 Years Ago
Several young men and young ladies of our town were seen coming out of a house in Chinatown where they were smoking opium … There are evil effects both upon the system and the moral nature … It seems that it is the duty of the night watchman to put a stop to this … (Austin Democrat)
100 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Grand Theatre, W. S. Ballard, Manager. ‘From the Manger to the Cross’ a reverent moving picture, life story of Jesus of Nazareth — children under 12, 15 cents, adults 25 cents …”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Two Carson high school students will attend a five-week session at Universidad InterAmericana in Saltillo, Mexico. They are Paul McKnight, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Sterling McKnight and James Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin, both are sophomore students …
30 Years Ago
Andrea Dilbeck of Carson City has been selected as the 1983 Intercollegiate Rodeo Queen at California State University. She will represent the University at the annual rodeo at the National Finals in Bozeman, Mont.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.