Past Pages for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
140 Years Ago
Early reward: A young lady lost a canary bird and advertised its loss. She was rewarded for her kind thoughtfulness by the bird flying right into the cage, the minute the carrier started around with the papers next day. She paid for the advertisement in advance. This accounts for her early reward …
130 Years Ago
Milkman: A poor — but honest — milkman went into business carrying milk vessels in his hands and his business grew. He eventually had to buy a horse. The horse had previously been in the service of the fire department. The milkman continued to do well with his old horse doing him good service. One day he stopped in front of the house of one of his customers and the fire alarm struck. The old horse started down the street as fast as he could go. Away went the milk cans, wagon and all. The horse had heard the call.
120 Years Ago
All sorts: Chickens and ice cream at the Ormsby House today, 25 cents. Sprigtail duck dinner today, 25 cents at the Capitol Restaurant. It would be a good idea for the watering cart to water Second Street from Main to the entrance of the racetrack.
70 Years Ago
Carson High School: George Franks defeated Larry Jeppson by a ballot of 63-58 for the coveted office of president of the Carson High School Student Association. Other officers elected were Bob Williams, vice president; Robert Punches, faculty member, and senior representative Duane Berning.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Stewart Indian dancers go through ceremonies for the dedication of the new academic building. Featured speakers were Dr. Walter Wilson who represented the governor and W. Wade, area director, Bureau of Indian Affairs …
30 Years Ago
Whistle-off at the Legislative Mall: The World’s Sixth International Whistle-off brought overall winner Ralph Weiering, a fireman, and his family from Australia. He was made an honorary member of the Warren Engine Co. No. 1 Carson City.