Past Pages for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
150 Years Ago
Mark Twain: Delivered his Sandwich Island lecture at the Theater to a large and delighted audience. Regarding Mark Twain as the most natural and exhaustless humorist of the time, we can convey no better impression of the effect upon our feelings produced by this queer and altogether original lecture than to say it is the raciest and richest entertainment of the sort we ever enjoyed …
130 Years Ago
Ceiling holes: In a gambling saloon in Moscow, the walls and ceiling were covered with paper, with stars stamped on them. Among the stars the ceiling holes were cut. A man lying on the floor on the room above saw the hands of those playing cards and telegraphed them by means of wires connected with his shoes to his confederate …
110 Years Ago
Severs thumb: Will U. Mackey was chopping kindling wood when the instrument slipped and struck his left hand nearly severing the thumb. Doctor Lee was summoned, and he dressed the wound, taking four stitches. It is probable that Mr. Mackey will experience some trouble in playing “Simon says thumbs up” because this thumb will persist in staying down.
70 Years Ago
Three-Cornered Panty Post: A new nursery will be coming to Carson City as soon as suitable quarters can be found. It will be run as a kindergarten for children from two to about five years of age. Working mothers and those who would like to shop will be able to without the extra worry of watching an energetic youngster.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Dan Flammer Chevrolet-Pontiac (corner 7th & South Carson): 1966 Plymouth Sport Coupe, Air Cond. $2,499; 1963 Chevrolet Impala Automatic, $1,329; 1963 Ford Station Wagon Air Conditioning, $1,429; 1964 Pontiac Sport Coupe, $2,029.
20 Years Ago
Photo caption: Jesse Rivera shares an Indian taco with his great aunt Emma Swick during the Election Day Indian Taco Feed at the Cultural Center at Stewart in Carson City. The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California hosted the event to encourage Native Americans to get out and vote.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.