Past pages 11-7
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Tongue and Needle: A church sewing society met yesterday at the residence of Mrs. George R. Davis. The Appeal reporter who dropped in to look after his character found that he reached the scene too late. The room was strewn with the corpses of slain reputations. Peace be to the spirits of the dead.
The Comstock papers complain that the new fence designed after a lot of snakes coiling in all directions ought to be taken down. Since the fence went up, hundreds of citizens have rushed from “B” street (in Virginia City) to seek seclusion at a doctor’s office. They are under the impression that the jim jams had come at last.
120 YEARS AGO
Judge Edwards is anxious that the parties who removed his gate on Halloween bring it back or let him know where to find it.
Advertisement: “The St. Charles Hotel, Carson City, J. E. McDonald, Lessee, Lake Tahoe Stage Office – Lodging…25 cents, meals…25 cents, board and lodging per day $1.00… Rooms clean and meals all that a hungry man cares for.”
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Pine Cone Fountain, featuring Chism Ice Cream, New Sweetland Building”
50 YEARS AGO
Carson City Senator – Outstanding Player of 1959 Football Season – Ross deLipkau – Quarterback … held general for the 1959 Carson Senators, led his teammates to three wins against five losses during the season.
20 YEARS AGO
First family has new baby. Nevada’s first lady, Sandy Miller, gave birth to daughter, Megan LynnD. This is the first baby born to an active governor since 1909. The new baby was born on Governor and Mrs. Miller’s wedding anniversary.
10 YEARS AGO
Births: Amy and Jason Melanson of Gardnerville, twin daughters; Lisa and Patrick Hines, a daughter; Angela and Kenneth Potts, a son.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.