Past Pages for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
130 Years Ago
Suppression of camels and dromedaries. A bill has been introduced into the Assembly by Mrs. Carling of Lyon county providing an Act to prohibit the employment of camels and dromedaries on the public highways in this state. Sylvester Mowry, a member of the corps of U.S. Engineers, recommended to the government that the camel could be used profitably as an auxiliary in traversing our neighboring wasteland. The camels were assigned to duty in Nevada and sold to parties in Lyon County. They became the property of Savillier Gaul, who resides on the old Burch Ranch in Dayton, and were employed in hauling salt. Now they have multiplied in Lyon County with additions to their humpy family and are now 30 …
120 Years Ago
Drowned. While F. H. Macdonald, manager of the Western Union telegraph office, his wife, and Miss Etta Smith were skating on the water company’s reservoir, the ice broke and all three went into the water. Long before they had gotten out Mrs. Macdonald had disappeared. She was a lady of lovely character and most highly esteemed by all …
110 Years Ago
Advertisement. “For sale — six room house, completely furnished, fruit and shade trees, cellar and the best of location. Apply at Mrs. Sharkey’s, opposite Central School building.
70 Years Ago
Federated church. “Christ — Who is Our Light” will be the sermon theme by the minister, the Rev. Harry Pressfield. Sunday School, Miss Bonnie Reid, Supt. If you have the desire to work with boys and girls, we enlist your co-operation in the greatest of all character making enterprises …
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Las Chance Joe Sez — It’s the Nugget for Fun — Now appearing in the new Stage Bar — ‘The Ink Spots’ — Carson City Nugget.”
15 Years Ago
Café Del Rio. Demolition of the former Café Del Rio will be done in the next couple week and in its place will be a small park. The Café had significant damage after a fire in the vacant garage next door. Previous tenants were Mia’s Swiss Restaurant and Hunter’s Lodge …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.