140 Years Ago
Green turtle soup: Frisbie has an ancient turtle in the pot with the barnacles of the deep blue sea on its back like coral reefs which weigh 80 pounds. What your epicurean palate may crave after soup, you may order from his outside show window. If you crave a hundred pound pumpkin, he has that for you too.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: People on the Comstock who want to leave town are raffling off their houses at one dollar per chance. A man won a house on G Street, and he traded it off to a Paiute for two ponies. Five years ago that same house could not have been bought for $2,000.
120 Years Ago
Horse tales: Miss Emma Trapp’s gray horse got the reins under his tail and started to kick. He placed his hind leg over the dashboard, kicking Miss Trapp and her sister Mrs. Leonhard in the shins. The horse started for the lake but was stopped near Gardners by the plucky driver.
70 Years Ago
Christmas lighting: The war production board is asking all Americans to confine lighting decorations to Christmas trees inside the home in order to save power and electric light bulbs.
50 Years Ago
Births at Carson Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wedge are parents of a girl; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Clayton of Tahoe Valley, Calif., are parents of a boy.
30 Years Ago
Parking problems: Supervisor Bill Burnaugh told the Board of Supervisors that previous city councils have been talking about additional downtown parking since 1960. The intention of the parking meters was to use the excess revenues to develop additional or “off-street” parking.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.