Past Pages for Friday, May 17, 2014 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Friday, May 17, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

A Passion Flower plucked from Mrs. B. H. Meder’s conservatory was presented to us. It is surely one of the loveliest specimens of hot-bed culture ever produced. It is gorgeous, beautiful, unique … the hairless horse is coming to Virginia City. Will he favor Carson with a visit?

130 Years Ago

(Continued from Friday.) When the captives moved, they would brandish glittering axes over their heads. The rancher who lost the cattle returned with Bruner and judged the pair could not be the thieves. It was with great difficulty that they could be kept from assaulting Bruner. He thought he had captured two horse thieves and $100 for sure.

110 Years Ago

In a man who was operated on in New York City an assortment of hardware was found — keys, pins, nails, pocket knives, bits of iron, etc. The surgeons could hardly credit the testimony of their own eyes. The patient is said to have a fair chance for recovery. For a year he has been exhibiting himself for money as the “human ostrich.”

70 Years Ago

The fondest dream of the Dionne quintuplets came true when their father presented them with a pony on their birthday …

50 Years Ago

The United States Commerce Department says Nevadans had the highest average income in the nation. They made $3,372 per capita, or 38 percent above the national average …

30 Years Ago

TV listings: “Hawaii Five-0,” “Laverne & Shirley,”M*A*S*H,” movie “Convoy,” and “Trapper John, M.D.”

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