140 Years Ago
Missionary work. The benevolent ladies of Carson are doing good work among the heathen and are at work teaching the Chinese men and boys to read and write. They are assisted in their Christian enterprise by an intelligent Chinese man, Ah For, who converted to the Protestant faith. The ladies cooperating with him built a chapel in Chinatown dedicated to the worship of the white man’s God.
130 Years Ago
Terrible night at Cave Rock. By the time Reik had gone about a hundred yards, the bear relinquished the dead horse. Reik’s only hope was to climb Cave Rock before the bear, and he clambered up the precipitous pathway with the bear 20 yards behind him. To is horror he saw no available path up the steep face of the rock. As a last resort he found a large stone and flung it at the face of the grizzly. (Continued on Wednesday.)
110 Years Ago
Old time minstrels. The original Georgia Minstrels are appearing at the Carson Opera House. It is the oldest and best-known minstrel company in the United States and as dealers in wholesome blackface comedy. This season they present a genuine revival of old-time songs, strange melodies and quaint and picturesque dances peculiar to the antebellum days.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theatre — Warner Bros. Royal Blush! The most fantastic lover the world has ever known lives again in Warner Bros. sumptuous dramatization of history’s guiltiest secret. Dolores Del Rio and cast of hundreds in ‘Madame DuBarry.’”
50 Years Ago
The Top Ten records: “Come See About Me,” The Supremes; “I Feel Fine,” The Beatles; “She’s Not There,” Zombies; “Goin’ Out of My Head,” Anthony & Imperials; “Ringo,” Greene; “The Jerk,” Larks; “Amen,” Impressions; “Any Way You Want It,” Dave Clark Five; and “Mountain of Love,” Rivers.
15 Years Ago
Photo caption. A Delta 2 rocket blasts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Station carrying the Mars Polar Lander, part of a 470 million-mile quest to uncover frozen water near the planet’s South Pole.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.