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by Sue Ballew

130 Years Ago

Episcopal Church: Full services at St. Peter’s Church. Subject for evening sermon “Temptation” Geo. R. Davis, Rector.

110 Years Ago

Christmas Window Dressing It would seem as if Joe Platt had caught the real Christmas spirit more effectively then anyone else His window is fitted up with a grand organ with its gilded pipes showing through the evergreens. Abe Cohn has gone into the Christmas landscape ideas with a window taken up with a mirrored lake nestling in the snow bound hills with an old mill alongside the lake. John G. Fox’s window is filled with an attractive display of Christmas novelties and dolls and Steinmetz Drug Store shows many novelties in perfumes, glassware and toilet articles.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Carson Theater FREE Matinee (Tomorrow) for Grammar school and Orphans ” “Pride of the West” with William Boyd and Russell Hayden Hopalong acts as investigator in a land grabbing scheme and captures the crooks who are also guilty of a stage coach robbery.”

50 Years Ago

Past Presidents of Leisure Hour present program In charge of the program were past presidents of the club with Mrs. Art Bernard as chairman and Mrs. Burton Ladd as mistress of ceremonies. Mrs. Ida Cavell introduced Mrs. Eileen Bianchi who sang, “My sweetheart is the Man in the Moon.”

20 Years Ago

President-elect Bush appointed Elizabeth Dole as the secretary of labor ” first woman named to the incoming cabinet.

10 Years Ago

Governor-elect Kenny Guinn will have to wait until renovations are done at the Governor’s Mansion before he can move in. The 1909 southern style mansion is getting a $5 million renovation that is being funded with private funds.

– Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.