Past Pages for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 |

Past Pages for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Water in Virginia: Water was rather scarce owing to there being a break in the flume between the big reservoir and the outlet of the pipe. The water is conducted across Washoe Valley to Virginia City …

130 Years Ago

U.S. Government pensions granted in Ormsby County: Printed in the Appeal and intended to so advertise all pensioners that if persons not entitled to draw pension and are getting benefits, the fact may be known — Willis G. Clarke, wound right hip — $18; Kitty Taylor, widow — $6; J. W. Carpenter, varicose veins — $6; Wm. H. Scott, gunshot wound to head $4 …

120 Years Ago

A bicycle railroad: A little railroad extends from Burt’s Lime Kiln to Tres Pinos in San Benito County, Calif. The grade climbs the Gabilan range for 14 miles. The track consists of one rail, deeply grooved. It costs little to construct. Many localities in this state might be helped by such a line.

70 Years Ago

Victory gardens: The meeting to outline the victory garden campaign for 1944 took place in the Heroes Memorial building under the direction of Hugh Shamberger. Nevada boasted of more than 15,000 gardens in 1943. One out of every two homes in the state maintained plots for raising vegetables.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Winter sports — Dean Heller, age 3, gives it the old college try when he offers to give his sister, Tammie, 4, and brother Mac, 2, a ride on a toy “Flying Saucer” through their snow-filled yard. Their dog, Blackie, appears to watch the event with mixed emotions.

30 Years Ago

Earthquake: Californian’s were awakened to an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale. It lasted 20 seconds, shaking furniture and rattling windows, but causing no major damage.

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