Past Pages for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
140 Years Ago
Penmanship. Miss Lottie Brown, teacher of Spenserian or Semi-angular penmanship, announces that she will hold a meeting at the Sierra Seminary for the purpose of organizing a class in penmanship — $3 for 15 lessons …
130 Years Ago
Mad dog. A passenger on the Genoa stage was severely bitten by a dog supposed to be mad. The dog had a fit on the stage and when his master was trying to quiet him, the dog turned and grasped the man’s hand in is mouth.
110 Years Ago
Raving maniac: An aged woman started for Goldfield penniless and was later found roaming about the desert a raving maniac. Before she was captured, she attempted to kill two children and hid away in a lumber pile. She had wandered about the desert until she was almost exhausted. When captured, she was taken to Hawthorne where she will be examined for insanity.
70 Years Ago
Promotion. Lieutenant Sylvia Crowell Blackburn of Carson City has been promoted to captaincy in the WACS. She is the daughter of Mrs. Lucy Crowell.
50 Years Ago
Rodeo. Len Thurman of the Carson City Nugget is co-sponsor of the First Annual Nevada Day Rodeo and Centennial Stampede. Thurman said, “The introduction of a rodeo presentation to the Carson City area as a yearly event is welcomed by many of the citizens. With the construction of the Tahoe Carson Speedway, the community now has an arena suited for rodeo programs.”
30 Years Ago
Scholarships. Three Carson City High Schools students and a Douglas High School student are National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists — Linus Adler, Sandra Utley and Jack Fralinger. Rochelle Webster was the only qualifier from Douglas County …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.