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Past Pages for Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Celebration: The Good Templar’s forming a procession, proceeded by the Carson Brass Band, marched from their hall in Wagner’s building on King Street, to the Presbyterian Church. They were in their finest appearance, wearing handsome regalia, and among their number were 20 ladies. Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Stump. Mr. Clayton was called for and walking to the platform, spoke briefly and earnestly of the Order of Good Templars and the cause of temperance. He related some personal reminiscences and anecdotes of the baleful effects of intemperance.

130 Years Ago

St. Charles Hotel Arrivals: Ben Fisher, Dangberg’s ranch; M. Moriarty, Empire; M. Hanifan, Empire; R. Howard, Empire; R. Brashier, Empire, Frank Fettic, Genoa.

110 Years Ago

Soap mine: A soap story — A few miles north of Reno we have discovered a deposit of soap and other elements that seemed mixed in other proportions to give to the world a pure supply of natural washing product. Samples of the material when held under a stream of water, give off lather like the real article.

100 Years Ago

The Red Cross Needs you: The American National Red cross is the only volunteer society authorized by this government to render aid to the land and naval forces in time of war. The Red Cross needs money. There are six classes of membership: Annual $1 a year; subscribing $2; contributing, $5, sustaining $10; life $25; patron $100. Do your “bit” for your country.

50 Years Ago

New state cars: Power steering and power brakes will be available on new cars used by state workers. Governor Laxalt says, “Safety far outweighs the cost.”

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