Past Pages for Tuesday, July 7, 2015

150 Years Ago

Fish. Trout were never so numerous as they are at Walker River. A party of three or four going out for a short time one day this week caught 350 pounds of fish, each weighing about eight or nine pounds. (Aurora Union)

130 Years Ago

The morning after — desolate fire-swept streets in Carson City: The fire had cut everything down on the French Hotel block, except Kitzmeyer’s brick building and Coffin’s law offices, but the interiors were cleaned out. Chedic’s grocery store being adobe was still standing. The block across the street was a stretch of ashes.

110 Years Ago

New schoolhouse. The erection of the new school building is beginning to show. Masons are putting the concrete blocks in place and soon the new school building will begin to assume proportions of the plans.

70 Years Ago

Balloons. The Washington state patrol received 58 false alarms on Japanese balloons. The objects turned out to be weather balloons, navy blimps or low targets for planes.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption. Library plans — Bernard Cerocke, temporary chairman of the local “Friends of the Library” Association discusses plans for the future Ormsby County-Carson City Library with Mrs. Russel Thayer, library trustee, and Ormsby County Commission Bill Goni. The “Friends of the Library” plans to provide Carson City area residents with improved facilities for children.

15 Years Ago

Purple Heart. Sen. Richard Bryan presented Mike Wooding with his father’s Purple Heart. His B-24 Liberator was shot down over Toulon, France during World War II.

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.


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