140 Years Ago
Strawberry Festival at St. Peters Episcopal Church. Rev. Allen has informed us that there will be a cloth spread over the hall floor to keep the dust in check; there will be no supper, but there will be ice cream and strawberries for sale, also flowers, likewise an excellent quadrille band and the same to be assisted by the blind fiddler. Tickets are 50 cents — bring your sweetheart or wife.
130 Years Ago
Ball match. The Ozarks and Zephyrs engaged in a baseball match on the old Overland grounds. The captains, Tom Alley of the Ozarks and Peter Musgrove from the Zephyrs, got into a fight. It appears that Seymour Pixley, Jr., of the Zephyrs, hit a swiper to left field and started for first base. The shortstop jumped several feet in the air and tried to muzzle it, but failed. Someone yelled to Pixley to run the other way, and a Zephyr who was coming in made a 12-foot leap for home base. He landed on the catcher’s toes, and a foul was claimed. (Continued on Tuesday).
110 Years Ago
An ancient relic. One of the old U.S. mail stages which did service under Cluggage between Placerville and Virginia City could be seen in Benton’s stable. At one time there were 12 stages on route, six going and six coming every day. They were drawn by six horses. Relay stations were every 10 miles. When a smoking six-in-hand pulled up in front of a station reeking with perspiration and plastered with mud, they were unhooked like a house afire. (Continued on Tuesday).
70 Years Ago
War story. The end of the war with Germany drew near as the collapse of resistance spread from the borders of Denmark to Czechoslovakia and Southern Austria.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, fireplace, family room, dining room, living room, all built-ins, 2 car garage, carpeted, cedar shake roof, Total price $30,000, low down. Brokers, Ltd.”
15 Years Ago
Second term. Dawn Gibbons filed for her second full term in the Nevada Assembly. Gibbons will continue to focus on providing children with quality education and access to affordable health care ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.