140 Years Ago
North Carson Mine. Carson has never enjoyed the luxury of silver mines. Now there is much rejoicing over developments made in the North Carson Mine that has provided a well defined and rich silver vein. According to L. D. Brown, president of the North Carson Mine, the ore from the surface to a depth of 104 feet gives a result that assays from $400 to $735 per ton, with a well defined ledge over 10 feet (San Francisco Chronicle).
130 Years Ago
President Arthur has 175 pairs of pants. Miss Frelinghuysen, his intended, little knows the undertaking it is to keep these clothes supplied with buttons.
110 Years Ago
Charles Wagner. Two wagons pulled by six horses and loaded with freight walked through the streets of Cherry Creek, White Pine County, and it stopped at the only livery stable in town. The driver, Charles Wagner, was sitting on the seat and did not get down or yell out. When the stableman climbed up on the wagon, they were horrified to find that Wagner was dead. He was 60 years of age and had engaged in teaming since 1868.
70 Years Ago
Ballot secrecy. When you enter the voting booth on Nov. 7, no one will know, or can ever know how you mark your ballot. You may vote as you choose without fear.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Senators on the move — Carson City High School fullback Hank Roske is about to elude the grasp of Hawthorne’s Frank Graham en route to a 16-yard gain in the first quarter of Nevada Day football game. Leading the way is Carson’s Howard Ingersoll. Kneeling behind Ingersoll is Carson tackle Pat Griffin.
15 Years Ago
Two coin dies from the former U.S. Mint in Carson City were found on ebay.com. After urging from the Attorney General’s Office, they were quickly returned. The dies were taken out of the ground when the lot between the museum and the First Interstate Bank was excavated ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.