Past Pages for Friday, July 11, 2014
140 Years Ago
It is a pleasant thing … to rise early in the morning and walk out of town to the Orphan’s Home. You will find a large family circle of juveniles well provided for and happy. Under the guidance of Farmer Webb, the superintendent, the farm has succeeded in getting a fine “set” of alfalfa. Six acres of wheat are flourishing. The alfalfa will be the source of important revenue to the Orphan’s Home — four tons to the acre. Four acres of potatoes are doing fine. The supply of vegetables produced is large and more than enough to supply the home. Mr. Webb had a cart load of lettuce cut and sent to the state prison, the cows are fat and four belonging to the home yield an abundance of milk. Monday was washing day and the larger boys were laundry men. There are 39 children at the home, 11 girls and 28 boys.
130 Years Ago
Mr. Robinson is the new landlord at the Lake Shore House at Glenbook. He is making his hotel popular with tourists — connections are made with boats and stages both ways and travelers will find good meals at the Lake Shore …
110 Years Ago
All sorts: Ed Walsh arrived from Sacramento on a Victor bicycle. Mary Belle Whistler and Annie Louise Trewells of Carson High School have been granted diplomas …
70 Years Ago
The war production board urges that waste paper be salvaged. It is the nation’s No. 1 critical war material. Donald M. Nelson, chairman of the war production board, appeals to every man, woman and child to redouble efforts in the U.S. victory waste paper campaign …
50 Years Ago
“Advertisement: Carson Theater — ‘The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone’ starring Vivien Leigh and Warren Beatty. Tennessee Williams’ only novel, the bizarre story of modern Rome in Technicolor.”
30 Years Ago
A steam engine is being moved from Stockton, Calif., to Virginia City. The engine’s new home is courtesy of Robert Gray who purchased the engine for just more than $3,000. Transporting it cost between $6,000 and $7,000. The engine will be renovated by Gray and will be the alternate engine for Gray’s tourist route through the mining region between Gold Hill and Virginia City.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.