150 Years Ago
First locomotive. Booth and Company of the San Francisco Union Iron Works have constructed the first California locomotive, and it is appropriately named “California.” It will be used by the San Jose Railroad Company.
130 Years Ago
All sorts. Since President Cleveland gave the New York Times’ funny man a foreign appointment, there is a clamor for him to get rid of others in a similar way.
110 Years Ago
Prize for high honor grades. The superintendents of the Comstock Lode have deposited $10 in the Bank of California. It will be payable to the young man who receives the high honor of the graduating class of 1906. (Enterprise)
70 Years Ago
“What’s Wrong with Carson City” by James Allen (continued). Money was sunk into a beautiful Civic Auditorium, but it just sits there. On the average every six weeks there is a function, but it is empty, except for the selective service in the basement. Next, the town needs some improvement, paving the streets and installing curbs, gutters and sidewalks. Carson has been in a “rut” long enough.”
50 Years Ago
Carson Theater. “Something wild and scandalous happens when ‘Bus Riley’s Back in Town’ with Ann-Margaret, Michael Parks, Janet Margolin, Brad Dexter, Larry Storch and Kim Darby.”
15 Years Ago
Photo caption. Parishioners join hands in prayer at a ground-breaking ceremony for a new St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Lompa Lane in Carson City.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.