Past Pages for Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 |

Past Pages for Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Acknowledgement: We acknowledge the receipt of complimentary tickets to the Ball of the Zouaves, which is to come off on Tuesday evening next. We will endeavor to be there, and recommend all of our friends who wish to see the plain quadrille illustrated by the celebrated X step to be present. We hope the boys will have a crowded house.

130 years ago

No one realizes the troubles of being an editor. Being called an “alleged journalist” by a $15-a-week writer is only one of the terrible setbacks a man has to endure when running a newspaper in Nevada.

100 years ago

Miss Maude E. McCrate and Herman W. Albert of Tonopah were married last Sunday morning, shortly after midnight. The ceremony was solemnized on Montana hill. Miss McCrate, who served as secretary of the Montana-Tonopah Mines company for several years, has the distinction of being one of the few women in this country in charge of a big mine.

70 years ago

Sierra Wine and Liquor Company of Reno has the distinction of paying the highest excise liquor tax ever collected in the state of Nevada for one month. The payment amounted to $11,937.53 in February.

50 years ago

Marion E. Pennington, 64, familiarly known to many residents as “Penny,” the popular Nugget bartender, died last night in Carson-Tahoe Hospital. He lived for several years at Sand Point, Idaho, before coming to Carson City.

30 years ago

(Photo caption) Ryan Shane, 6, and his brother, Evan, 8, right, both of Dayton, watch with interest how pilot Dave Packwood of the Carson City Sheriff’s Air Squad prepares to fly. The demonstration was part of a Special Olympics fundraiser at the Carson Airport.

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.