Past Pages for Tuesday, March 25, 2014
March 24, 2014
140 Years Ago
Mumble-the-Peg is a nice little game when played on the Plaza where the grass is luxuriant. It is entertaining to see small boys biting the dust and blowing it from their noses. How much more pleasing to see grown up young men and mature adults with beards sitting around on the ground absorbed in the distraction of said pastime.
130 Years Ago
This year each ancient maiden will
Ask some man to choose her,
And file a breach of promise bill
If he doth dare refuse her.
120 Years Ago
Musical cat: At the Holstein ranch, there is a cat that has a great ear for music. Its favorite Sunday school song is “Gates Ajar.” The minute the youngest daughter begins to sing, that cat comes to her, licks her hands and face and gives the evidence of being highly pleased and occasionally introduces a few treble notes to complete the harmony of the upper register …
70 Years Ago
Carson Chatters (high school paper): Senior sketches — Duane Berning, likeably boisterous Duane has been busy with social affairs and participated in three operettas. In two months Duane will be in the United States Navy.
50 Years Ago
Pages from the Past by Bill Dolan: In regard to the question from Reno as to whether or not Carson City’s fabulous Hank Monk was a man of fiction or whether he lived or not, Hank Monk was buried 81 years ago in the Lone Mountain Cemetery, and it still is decorated each Decoration Day. He drove a stagecoach for Doc Benton. His chief claim to fame was the historic ride he gave presidential candidate Horace Greeley to Placerville. He truly earned the name of the Paul Bunyan of stagecoach drivers …
30 Years Ago
The Nevada Appeal joins with Associated Press in an effort to bring a better news package to readers. It will be switching from United Press International. The announcement of the change was made by Appeal Editor Don Ham …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.