Past Pages Feb. 26
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Myster Edytr: I see the Appeal is friendly to us boys, and that’s why I wryite to you. All the boys is fond of theatyr plays, and I lyke em too. I Lyke plays wit lots of inguns, iguana blood, red fire and wileans in em. We’ve had enough out of the froo froo of the Union Square rot, and behaf of da boys, I ask for sometin more thrillin. Signed, A Boy.
100 YEARS AGO
Penniless and with four of her children in the Orphan’s Home, a former resident of this city has given up her youngest child to a representative of the California Children’s Society. To earn a living, she has been forced to take a job cooking at a mining camp and does not have the means to support the child. Mrs. George Wingfield, wife of Nevada’s richest mine owner, has offered to pay for the child’s expenses until a home is found for it.
70 YEARS AGO
The grand opening of Tommy Pardini’s Victory Club is Saturday, February 24. It’s the newest, smartest and most modern club in the state. Special lighting effects include fluorescent tubing. A special swing band will be on hand for dancing well into Sunday.
50 YEARS AGO
(Photo caption) “Please Pose,” said a tourist to Nevada’s “Badwater Bill” of the Comstock in front of the Squaw Valley Olympic Stage. (Dolan Photo)
20 YEARS AGO
A storm has delayed collection of signatures in an effort to stop demolition of the V&T Roundhouse. Organizers are pleading with the landlord to stop the action to tear down the historic structure.
10 YEARS AGO
Barry Bonds figures if he hits 20 homers per season for the next seven seasons, he can catch his godfather, Willy Mays.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.