Past Pages for Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
150 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Wright & Grant, North side of Plaza, Carson City, Nev. Undertakers and contractors have removed to the old shop formerly occupied by Smith & Wright, on the north side of the Plaza. They have charge of the city cemetery, lately located on the north extension of Carson Street; also of Lone Mountain Cemetery, and will attend to all orders promptly. Coffins, sash doors and windows, constantly on hand. They are prepared to do all kinds of work in their line in the very best style and at the most reasonable rates.”
130 Years Ago
All sorts. The other day Superintendent Clarke of Voltaire swapped horses with a stranger. He has discovered that the last horse he got was stolen. He and the sheriff of Amador are looking for the thief.
110 Years Ago
Out again. George Meyers was able to be on the street again. He has a hard wrestle with rheumatism. George looks a little the worse for wear and tear, but his many friends hope that he will have his walking stick over the fence in a day or so and join in the tug of war.
70 Years Ago
Schools open. Schools open with a total of 551 students. First grade — Miss Ruby White and Mrs. Lucile White, 50 children; second grade — Miss Dorothy Savage and Mrs. Grace Nauman, 50 children; third grade, Miss Mabel Horan, 45 children; fourth grade — Mrs. Anna Hersey, 55; fifth grade — Miss Virginia Swift, 55; sixth grade — Mrs. Mary Alice West, 42; seventh grade — Mrs. Margaret Dilts, 34; eighth grade — Miss Martha Gleason, 36.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Alpha Rho Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, held a hillbilly party for sorority. Guests were entertained by a program of skits and the active members told a story about themselves. Served in true hillbilly style, refreshments were mountain dew, grits, possum fat and sow belly. Pictured here are Louise Millard, Ireta Green, Bonnie Wright, Linda Gass …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.