Past pages for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
September 13, 2013
140 Years Ago
Born in Carson City: To the wife of Charles W. Friend, a pair of boy twins. For the happy and timely addition to the Society of Friends, let us all feel grateful.
130 Years Ago
Piper’s Theater closing: Manager Preddy does not believe the closing of Piper’s at Virginia will prevent theatrical companies from visiting Carson. Instead of one night, Carson can now be made a two-night town by running excursion trains from Virginia.
He intends to exert himself more than ever to secure good talent for the Opera House here …
120 Years Ago
Suicide: Doc Mason committed suicide by lying face down in a pool of water hardly a foot deep. The cause of the suicide as some dispute over property with Brann, his stepson …
70 Years Ago
Miss Sally Thom: Six year of daughter of Doctor and Mrs. James Thom was the honored guest at a party given by her mother. Games were enjoyed and she received many lovely birthday gifts. Present were: Valerie Hartung, Carol Hawkins, Carol Meder, Robert Berger …
50 Years Ago
Beauty contest: Miss Carson City, 1964 will be held at the local movie theater. Contestants must be between 18 and 28 according to Mrs. Shirley Buckhiester, president of the Soroptimist Club. The candidate must be a high school graduate, and never married …
30 Years Ago
Video junkies: Health issues plague video junkies. “Space Invaders,” “Pac-Man fever” and “Donkey King daze” are a few video games that doctors associate with various maladies …
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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