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130 Years Ago

Strange events at Episcopal sociable: At the Arlington House host Sherman threw his parlors and dining hall open to all guests and arranged the hall for dancing and refreshments, and the cozy parlors for whist parties… Before the church members began to arrive he placed a pack of cards on tables and allowed events to take place. Some graceless wag came early and decided to have a little sport at the expense of the church… taking three aces and a couple of jacks from one pack exchanging them with three queens and two kings from the other. (Continued on Friday)

120 Years Ago

All sorts: The signal flags predict fair weather. Dr. P. T. Phillips is quite sick with typhoid fever at the residence of his brother in Reno.

70 Years Ago

High school pupils fill kit bags: Twenty-four kit bags for soldiers going overseas were made last week by pupils of the Carson City high school. In each bag: 8 small books, two packages of envelopes, 30 packages of cigarettes, two packages of playing cards, two bars of soap, four packages of razor blades, 34 packages of candy, 30 packages of gum, 5 packages of matches, four pairs of shoe laces, one box of tooth paste, and $4.28 in cash…

50 Years Ago

Ormsby income: Ormsby County has taken in $13,219.66 more during July, August and September than in the corresponding period last year, according to the county assessor. $53,556.45 was taken in this year for automobile assessments…

30 Years Ago

Mapes shutdown: Charles Mapes has averted attempts to shut down his Mapes Hotel and Money Tree Casino in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Bank attorney Richard Horton said the bank would hold off any moves to foreclose until Nov. 15…

10 Years Ago

City approves new signs for downtown… The green multi-armed tree sign will allow a group of Telegraph Square businesses to attract people to those stores that are off the beaten path and not easily located. “This may not be the magic pill, but it’s pretty close,” according to Doreen Mack owner of Lofty Expressions.

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