Past Pages for Sunday, March 29, 2015

140 years ago

(A legal notice) Ordinance No. 4., an ordinance for the preservation of the peace, morals, comfort and health of the citizens of Carson City.

Section I. It shall not be lawful for any person to lie or sleep on any of the sidewalks, streets — alleys or in public places within the city, or to appear there in such a state of intoxication or drunkenness as to be unable to take proper care of himself or herself ...

Section 2. It shall not be lawful for any person to race, run, ride or drive any animal or animals in or on any of the streets or alleys within the city, or at a rate exceeding eight miles an hour (aren’t you glad you weren’t sheriff when this was first being enforced?)

130 years ago

Taxation of dogs. An act authorizing the taxation of dogs was passed by the late Legislature. It provides that every person shall pay annual a tax on each dog of one dollar.

100 years ago

Mrs. Lillian Stone, wife of J.B. Stone, a Southern Pacific engineer of Sparks, was the first woman in the state to cast a vote. She reached the polling place at 8 a.m. Saturday, accompanied by her husband, who left a few minutes later on an eastbound train. “It was exciting,” said Mrs. Stone. “I was not in the least flustered and didn’t have a bit of trouble.”

70 years ago

Golden Gloves Turnament (sic) in Reno. By Ty Cobb. Promised a chance for the national championship tournament in Boston, 100 Nevada mitt men start slugging it out here tomorrow as the 1945 State Golden Gloves, AAU tourney gets underway.

60 years ago

Chairman Robert A. Allen announced today the Public Service Commission has set April 23 as deadline for conversion of Southern Nevada Telephone Company’s facilities to dial service. After that date, the utility will be fined $300 per day until the switch over is complete.

50 years ago

In a modern revival of the time-honored “town hall” meeting, citizens of Carson City last evening gathered in the civic auditorium and heard the pros and cons of the establishment of a Jobs Corps camp at Clear Creek in Ormsby County.

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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