150 Years Ago
Justice at Washington. Mrs. Surratt kept a rebel post office and her house was a rendezvous for rebel spies throughout the war. She cherished a fierce hatred of its pure and generous chief. Her son was a leading actor in the assassination conspiracy ... Consider what manner of man Abraham Lincoln was and try to get up some sympathy for a woman who could deliberately plot his slaughter. (Sacramento Union)
130 Years Ago
Miss Martin’s Benefit. The benefit to be given at the Carson Opera House for Miss Annie Martin ought to meet with a most liberal response. Miss Martin in the past has been at the beck and call of everybody who wanted her time and talents. She has acted for churches, charities and her services entirely gratuitous. Since the affliction has visited a family of which she is a member, the benefit tendered her is in full keeping with the circumstances. She has grown up among the citizens of Carson and is beloved and respected on every side.
110 Years Ago
All sorts. Experts claim that the formation at Steamboat is favorable for the discovery of diamonds. The Sentinel reports a sensational ore strike in the Eureka tunnel on Prospect mountain.
70 Years Ago
“Sagebrush Troubadour:” With his famous horses, Tony and Lucky, Jimmy Doss will be one of the outstanding features at the rodeo at Carson Hot Springs. Jimmy has a touch of Texas in his talk, he plays the guitar and sings.
50 Years Ago
10th Anniversary. Walt Disney celebrated the 10th anniversary of Disneyland. In order to celebrate a life-like Lincoln, an electric marvel, was created by Disney’s wizards. This Lincoln stands, gestures with 48 movements and delivers a compilation of the 10th President’s utterances on liberty ...
15 Years Ago
Transformer. Sierra Pacific Power Company’s Brunswick substation shut down and left 75 percent of Carson City without electricity. Traffic was backed up for miles when traffic lights were out for longer than an hour.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.