Past Pages for Saturday, July 29, 2017
150 Years Ago
Carson Theater: Stone & Beatty’s Combination Star Company presents: Amy Stone in the “Female Gambler!” or plot and passion. The evening will conclude with the Laughable Face, entitled The Maid with the Milking Pail.
130 Years Ago
The Washoe Seeress Idea: Mrs. Bowers predicts a strong and healthy stock market in 1888. Some curious political events will take place that will astonish people. She predicts that Jim Fair will have more of an interest in the Comstock than anybody dreams of, that he will become reconciled by his family and die surrounded by his wife and children, while his two scapegrace sons will reform and become honored members of society.
110 Years Ago
Indians get money: The allotment at Walker River gives each Indian on the reservation $300 and 20 acres of ground.
100 Years Ago
High price for oil: A high price record for California oil was set. Howard Payne, receiver, auctioned to the General Petroleum company the production of 45,000 barrels from the Speckles and Annex companies in the Midway district at a premium of 30 to 36 cents per barrel.
50 Years Ago
Remember Me — The Lonely by Jane Atwater: Parents in Nevada can take their children into the high mountain valleys and show them marks on the white bark of the aspen. Sheepherder art began in the late 1800s when young Basque men first came from their homes in the Pyrenees to our western territories. (Reprinted from Frontier Times Magazine, in part).
20 Years Ago
Washoe Tribe: “A dream. A wish. A longing hope. Finally a reality.” The Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada and the U.S. Forest Service signed an agreement returning the use of more than 400 acres of land within the basin to the Washoe Tribe.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.