Past Pages Jan. 14

130 YEARS AGO

Jottings: Despite the inclemency of the weather, a large number of strangers visited the Mint to witness how the "root of all evil" is manufactured.

Indian Census Taker: Chief Numana (Captain Dave) has been appointed by Major Powell of the Indian Department as a Census Supervisor and has sent five enumerators all over the State. One was in Carson and exhibited his census returns to a reporter in Mr. Frank Gilbert's office (compilers of Thompson & West). On a sheet of blank paper, he makes a circle - representing a wikiup or camp with the circle. The sexes are designated in the circle so that none can mistake them, the squaws being adorned with lines representing gowns, while the lower extremities of the bucks are left naked. The figures are of various sizes to represent grown persons, youth and children.

120 YEARS AGO

All sorts: Don't fail to examine that patent velocipede-power lathe at Cagwin & Noteware ... constructed to work wood and iron.

70 YEARS AGO

Eddie Cantor was invited by President Roosevelt at the White House for the inauguration. Cantor is one of his favorites.

50 YEARS AGO

Legislators are arriving in Carson to start the session. The Senate which was dominated by a 10-7 Republican majority appeared ready to name veteran Walter Whitacre, R-Lyon, as majority leader again.

20 YEARS AGO

Thirty-five percent of of the state's hotel-casinos lost money in the last fiscal year. Key legislators are still considering a gaming tax increase.

10 YEARS AGO

Carson City has the cheapest gas at $1.53, a penny less than Sparks and 12 cents less than Las Vegas.

• 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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