140 Years Ago
Carson water works. Rice and Helms water works reservoir is capable of holding 200,000 gallons. The reservoir is on Porter Warren’s place — old Camp Nye. The supply of water to fill this receptacle will be taken from Taylor’s Spring. A conduit has been constructed to Middle Spring. Quill Spring is available to yield in the dry season. The main that conducts the water from the reservoir is 1-16 inch, tested, wrought iron, 974 feet in length and 12 inches in diameter. The supply of water from these works is clear, cold and pure — right from the heart of the Sierra. The main pipe will come down to Robinson Street — the street this side of the mint.
130 Years Ago
Wayside notes. A rich strike is reported near the Mount Davidson summit. Kerman’s diving-rod-man has reached the ledge he was after.
110 Years Ago
Goldfield and Columbia will be lighted on with electricity. Manager Condit is arranging for electric power to operate the mills there.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. For sale — A 1936 Oldsmobile in excellent condition, good tires, $400. Will make allowance for cash. E. 4th Street.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Attends Grand ball — Miss Sade Grant of Carson City and her brother, Jim A. Grant of Minnesota, pose for a picture prior to leaving for the Centennial Grand Ball at the National Guard Armory. Grant was a former Nevada Appeal carrier boy. He and his sister placed third in the Best Sustained Characters division in the Nevada Day Parade.
15 Years Ago
Osama Bin Laden will remain in Afghanistan. The United States rejected an offer by the terrorist to leave for a secret destination. Washington is demanding Bin Laden be handed over to the United States or a third country for trial on charges that he masterminded the twin bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.