150 Years Ago
Our streets. Our streets are in a scandalous condition. People persist in making them the receptacles of all sorts of rubbish, tin cans, old bottles, boots and shoes, and scraps of barrels. There is a puddle alongside the Ormsby House that is a great source of comfort to certain vagabond hogs who wallow in it at the peril of pile of pickle jars. This must be cleared before the Four of July. So, Carson, get out your brooms and shovels ...
130 Years Ago
Hot springs for man and horse. Shaw’s Hot Springs have curative qualities, but now Mr. Shaw is turning his attention to curing horses of diseases of the feet and skin. He has dug a pit and covered the bottom with sand. Horses are led in there and hitched to a post. They enjoy the warm water and nip the succulent grasses by the side of the pool. The only problem is that once the horse gets in, it doesn’t want to get out.
110 Years Ago
Post office in Tonopah. Those who called at the Tonopah post office were treated to a spectacle. Comfortably seated on a stool and enjoying the contents of a bottle of beer and a ham sandwich sat a man. He had been in the habit of waiting in line for hours until he had become leg weary. When he entered the post office he carried a stool and some lunch. He moved the stool a little at a time and when about half way to his turn, hunger overtook him, but he had come prepared to eat. (Tonopah Sun)
70 Years Ago
Boys bike from Reno. Two Reno boys, 12 years old, left Reno at 5:45 a.m. on their bicycles and arrived here at 9:45 a.m. The boys, Bob Sanford and Bill Kottinger, wanted to see the mineral collection of Bob Allen at the highway department. They were guest of Warden and Mrs. Sheehy at the state prison for lunch and returned home by train.
50 Years Ago
Cheerleaders. Carson City High School’s four cheerleaders are among several hundred cheerleaders and song leaders from the western states attending a week-long workshop at Squaw Valley, Calif., for the purpose of learning new cheer leading techniques. Included in the workshop from Carson City are Georgiana Redican, Lyn Pochop, Sandy Clore and Jeanne Trigero.
15 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Wallace Theater: ‘Patriot,’ ‘Me, Myself & Irene,’ ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle,’ ‘Fantasia 2000,’ ‘Perfect Storm.’
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.