Past Pages for Saturday, July 12, 2014
140 Years Ago
On the 11th of July at the residence of Mr. N. J. Roff in Reno, after a short but severe illness, Persia Bowers, age 12 years, only daughter of Mrs. Bowers of Bowers’ Mansion, died. A few days ago Persia was well and happy. She returned from her home near Franktown to Mr. Roff’s where she was attending school. Nothing serious was apprehended until a few days later, when she suddenly grew worse and notwithstanding all the efforts of skill and affection, continued to sink, suffering intense pain. It was then that her spirit returned to him who gave it. Her mother has to deplore the present loss of one of the most affectionate and obedient of daughters. Her schoolmates have lost one of the most kind, congenial and generous companions. The Earth has been robbed of a rare flower, but only that it may bloom in a more congenial clime …
130 Years Ago
Mrs. Langtry is bringing east with her a Chinese boy of 13 years. He is the son of a merchant of the Pacific Coast and has entrusted his heir to the actress to be educated.
110 Years Ago
All sorts: A very refreshing and welcome thundershower visited Carson yesterday afternoon.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “For a meal out try … Kenneth F. ‘Ken’ Johnson’s Senator Coffee Shop — opposite capitol grounds.”
50 Years Ago
One million copies of the Nevada Centennial commission’s new calendar were launched on a worldwide distribution. It features a variety of western art figures. Among them are an old prospector, an Indian, the famous St. Mary’s in the Mountains, a Civil War cavalryman, a horse drawn covered wagon, and the six shooter that brought law and order to the early west …
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Tri Theatre — They’re here to save the world ‘Ghostbusters,’ supernatural comedy; ‘The Karate Kid,’ it’s time for the moment of truth, and ‘Conan, the Destroyer.’”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.