Past Pages for Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 |

Past Pages for Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

The Episcopal Church: Work on this building is progressing rapidly. The prospect is that it will be ready for dedication at Christmas.

135 Years Ago

All sorts: Ice is now being cut on the Carson river.

There was a large assemblage of skaters at Washoe Lake. All had a good time and no accidents occurred.

Sectarianism: The management of the Orphan Asylum (in Virginia City) propose to offer evidence to show that theirs is not a sectarian institution and therefore is entitled to aid from the State in caring for the orphans under its charge.

120 Years Ago

All sorts: The big meteoric display is due this week. According to the astronomers the air will be alive with fireworks but to date no such startling manifestation has taken place.

Telephones for Carson: There is talk of having a complete telephone system for Carson. If forty or more subscribers are secured, Carson will have a telephone system.

110 Years Ago

Confinement: Several younger members of the Monroe family residing in the western part of the city are confined to the house with chicken pox.

70 Years Ago

Photo caption: To assault sonic barriers — This is an artist’s drawing of how the Skyrocket, the Navy’s new jet-and-rocket plane will look in a steep climb after it takes to the air. Designed to approach considerably close to the speed of sound, the skyrocket has been completed by the Douglas Aircraft Company in El Segundo, Calif.

20 Years Ago

New employees needed: Bentley Nevada Corporation, Douglas County’s largest private employer mailed 40,000 announcements in search of people “happy in your current job” in the hope of recruiting some to Bentley’s Minden or Houston facilities — 100 openings.

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