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Past pages for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

(John) Rosser block: Should be ready for occupation by October … It is a substantial building with six double rooms on the north side and seven single rooms on the south side. They are all handsomely furnished with cornices and centerpieces, and the walls are at least 11 feet high. Part of this will be occupied by Mr. Rinkle who will have his butcher shop. It will be the finest style of any market house in the State.

130 Years Ago

There is a Chinese man in California who tries to convert his brother heathens to the Christian faith. Fairs were held for the benefit of his church and when they had reached one thousand dollars, the Celestial skipped. His church is now occupied by Dr. Benton as a carriage paint shop.

120 Years Ago

All sorts: One pint of buttermilk in which a well beaten egg is stirred will break up a fever in half an hour … if the fever is not too long standing.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Volunteer fireman from Carson — Warren Engine Co. No. 1 helped battle the blaze that destroyed the Flying M-E Ranch in Washoe Valley. The plush dude ranch was a resting place for many prominent Americans who stayed obtaining residency for divorce in Nevada.

30 Years Ago

A visit to Carson City’s Chinatown by Thelma Calhoun: “In its ‘hey-day,’ Carson City’s Chinatown had a population of 800 to 2,000 people … There were several restaurants, a Joss House, a Chinese Masonic building, a number of laundries and many one-room shack residences in the segregated area bordered on the west by the V & T Railroad tracks … The police were very active in Chinatown … There were always dark mutterings of the presence of ‘opium dens’ and strange ‘goings on.’”

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006. 70 Years Ago

George W. Richard: A pioneer in Nevada’s history and resident of Carson City for many years died at the age of 91. He was born in California in 1852 and came to Carson when Nevada was still a territory. In 1864, Richard served as a page boy at Nevada’s constitutional convention …