Past Pages for Friday, May 8, 2015
140 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Don’t Make Any Mistake, Wait for the Boss! Giant Among the Dwarfs! Saturday, June 12, 1875 — Queen’s — aggregated wonders of the prolific earth, menagerie of ferocious wild beasts, Only Living Giraffe! The Great Hogapotamus [sic] from the Nile, the Tawny Lionesses Africa, Asiatic Lioness, Montgomery Queen’s Caravan, Circus and Menagerie …”
130 Years Ago
Graveyard. Miners in Smith Valley have jumped a graveyard, claiming it as mineral land. Some stage robbers are buried there with several thousands of dollars on their bodies. If anybody ever got buried with gold in their clothes, there would be a different race of coroners at large then …
110 Years Ago
Roll of honor. The following is the roll of honor for the Orphan’s Home School for April 1900. (They had their own school on the grounds until 1911. The school was converted into the old gym — still standing at the original location. Children were later sent to public schools.) Myrtle Archer, Emma Lopez, Albert and Wilfred Buffington, Allan Archer, Eugene Hildebrand, John Schmidt, Ethel Laughlin, Rosebud Duffy, Amber Archer, Adeline Howard, Jessie Foote. Louise Rinckel, teacher.
70 Years Ago
Rambler by Wes Davis. Curfew was lifted and gasoline may be allowed in double the amount now rationed. Many lines of appliances will be on the market.
15 Years Ago
Sarah Stadler, who volunteers for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was one of 2,000 young people worldwide to be presented the Millennium Dreamer award. She won a trip to Disney World in Florida to accept her award.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.