140 Years Ago
Decoration Day. The committee of Union soldiers are making arrangements for the observance of Decoration Day, to celebrate on the 30th. There will be no other exercises than the usual services of decoration — no oration or poem. A programme will be agreed upon at a meeting to be held at Judge Witherell’s office. Citizens other than discharged soldiers and sailors are invited to join in the procession Sunday morning. (In 1968 Memorial Day was moved to last Monday of May).
130 Years Ago
Milk punches. Milk has gotten to be a popular beverage at the bars in San Francisco. It is believed that milk drinkers stand more of a chance escaping cholera. H. Rosenbrock is introducing anti-cholera milk punches and sells iced milk over the bar.
110 Years Ago
All sorts. A telephone line is said to be under construction between Las Vegas and Goldfield. Mrs. T. R. Hofer, Jr., returned from Walley’s where she had been assisting Mrs. Stewart in caring for her little daughter who is very ill with typhoid.
70 Years Ago
Whereever they may sleep
In earth or tideless deep.
Our country’s starry pall
In tribute covers all,
Forgetting not that land
Where like strange lilies tall
White crosses stand.
To the men of Ormsby County who
gave their lives for the cause of freedom.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Memorial Day is set aside for the purpose of paying honor and homage to our war dead, symbolized here by Chipper, a Cub Scout, and Betsy, a Brownie, standing before the statue honoring the Union soldiers who fell in the War between the states. Chipper and Betsy are the children of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Block of Carson City.
15 Years Ago
Carson City observes Memorial Day at Lone Mountain and Stewart cemeteries. Veterans of Foreign Wars with John Nulty, past VFW state commander and Boy Scouts, Troop No. 145 will place more than 500 flags on veterans’ graves.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.