Past Pages for Friday, July 25, 2014
140 Years Ago
All sorts: Winston’s Saloon is in full blast again, looking as sweet as a new paint job can make it. The usual big crowds are present nightly.
130 Years Ago
Part V: Seizing my revolver I rushed to the door and peered into the gloom and heard a shriek of demoniacal laughter and sent a thrill of horror to my heart. I returned to my fire and replenished it. The horrible apparition had driven sleep from me and after long hours I had a feverish wakefulness. At dawn I left the accursed spot, where I am convinced a terrible crime had been enacted. (continued on Saturday)
110 Years Ago
All sorts: Professor Scrugham, head of the mechanical department of the University of Nevada was married to Miss McCann. The first excursion train that will arrive in Tonopah on Railroad day will be brought in with coal from the mines of the Nevada Fuel and Manufacturing Company, owning a tract of coal land at Coaldale.
70 Years Ago
The war department has ordered a one-hour increase in working schedule of all war industries that have an order backlog. They have issued a similar edict to military and civilian personnel… The work-week has been increased from 48 to 54 hours.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Now showing ‘The World of Henry Orient,’ with Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss and Angela Lansbury —‘one of the most joyous movies we’ve had in a long time!’”
30 Years Ago
A major nuclear weapons test was detonated at the secret Nevada Test Site. The test, code-named Kappeli, “went off without a hitch,” according to Chris West, Department of Energy.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006