Past Pages for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
150 Years Ago
Bitten by rattlesnake: A man was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake at Fish Creek, 50 miles north of Austin. The man was sensible and took out whisky. He drank it copiously, then cut out with his knife the wounded and poisoned flesh. There was no further injury. Twenty-seven rattlesnakes have been killed on his ranch this season. (Reese River Reveille)
130 Years Ago
Advertisements: “Acme Vapor Baths with electric treatment. People with Rheumatism, lumbago, neuralgia, vertigo, paralysis, lead-poisons blood are especially recommended to these baths. Single bath … $1, six tickets … $5. Mrs. M. L Buckingham, Turk Street San Francisco.”
“Huckleberry Tonic. This tonic is a genuine, pure article made wholly from the berry. It more than takes the place of Blackberry Brandy. It is a better nerve tonic, it is a better appetizer, it is a pleasant mild stimulant, it is a pleasant beverage. P.S. By adding a little whiskey to this tonic it makes the finest cocktails. F. A. Fargo & Co., 315 Front St., San Francisco.”
110 Years Ago
Here’s a tip: Siskiyou County has lost 47 good teachers by marriage. Forty of them were women. It is difficult to get teachers and many districts are not yet supplied. (A female teacher could not teach once she was married).
70 Years Ago
Gold Hill: Virginia and Truckee railway officials will turn over the deed to Gold Hill Station to Storey County as part of the Oct. 31 Nevada Day celebration, by G.A. Sampson vice president and general manager. The station was one of the stopping points for ore shipments during bonanza days on the Comstock.
50 Years Ago
Miss Carson City: Pamela Jo Cogorno is the first entry in the Miss Carson City Contest for 1967. She plans to attend the University of Nevada. Singing is her talent.
20 Years Ago
Turn back to 1890s day: A “Turn of the Century Experience” will be held in the downtown redevelopment district with picnics on the Capitol lawn, music from Capitol City Band, a “High Tea” at the Carlson House, and a mile-long pedestrian walking race in 1890 costumes.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.