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Past Pages for Sept. 5-7, 2018

Sue Ballew

Wednesday

150 Years Ago

Departures for Washoe: The following professionals, who awaited the adjournment of the Democratic Convention, took the stage for Washoe — Butterfly Hayahtakee, Wizard Youvashangero, Oriental Dyosh, Topspinning Ushematz, Old Snarleyow and Little All Right.

140 Years Ago

Home gossip: The hot air chicken factory has proven a failure, and the concern gone into liquidation.

130 Years Ago

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A touching scene: Mrs. Wheatson, the evangelist, conducted services at the State Prison. The lady, a religious enthusiast, made an appeal to the prisoners. When she gave her address over a hundred faces were turned to hers and she drew a touching picture of their childhood days. Suddenly she stopped and sang: "Jesus lover of my soul let me to thy bosom fly." The prisoner's voices melted into the strain and the combined strength as clear as the stroke of a bell. When the hymn was finished every prisoner cried like a child. She walked behind the iron gate and went down among the men, shaking hands and speaking some kind word to each. Those who witnessed the scene say that they will not forget it in a lifetime.

100 Years Ago

Orphans Home picnic: The boys and girls of the State Orphans' Home left on the morning motor for Bowers Mansion for a day of frolicking before settling down to school. Mrs. Eason, assistant matron, promised that all should be given an opportunity to splash in the tank or go in for any kind of health recreation.

50 Years Ago

Photographic caption: Martha Gleason School opened the school year with seven sets of twins out of a total of 170 students. Twins are Joseph and Jean Drown, second grade; Veronica and Thomas Moline, first grade; Mark and Michael Bailey, kindergarten; Lisa and Shellie Shannon, first grade; Tina and Lisa Wilson, and Stacy and Tracy Legarza, kindergarten; and A'Laina and A'Lisa Bagley, second grade. Mrs. Brigette Bartl is the teacher.

20 Years Ago

Advertisement: "Northgate movies 10 — "Saving Private Ryan," "Dead Man on Campus," "Blade," "Knock Off," "Snake Eyes," "Ever After," "There's Something About Mary," "54," "Dance With Me."

Thursday

150 Years Ago

Wood drive: Sol Waugenheim, of San Francisco, has just finished his drive from the upper Carson and has landed in the boom at this place about 15,000 cords of choice pine wood — the largest drive of wood ever brought down the Carson.

140 Years Ago

Yellow fever collections: Mr. Pantlind, of the yellow fever relief committee of the First Ward, has collected $376.50, the Second Ward $300, the Vivian Mill force $50 and Judge Hawley $75. Dr. Fox will deliver one or two lectures in this city from the benefit of the yellow fever sufferers in the South. (The epidemic was from entire Mississippi River Valley from St. Louis south. An estimated 120,000 cases of yellow fever resulted in some 20,000 deaths.)

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Sleepy Dick, a Nevada horse, won a big race at Oakland. The good news comes from the Yellowstone National Park that there are still a few hundred buffalo and several thousand elk, deer and mountain sheep left there, and with proper protection, there is no fear that any of these animals will become extinct. They were slaughtered a few years ago, and nothing short of a National Park could have saved them from extermination.

100 Years Ago

Strict Economy (World War I): "Nevada's allotment of sugar for September being but 350,000 pounds, the strictest economy is necessary, so that canning requirements may be met …" Cases are known where households have purchased sugar for preserving and then have used this sugar for table use and cooking. All such cases will be investigated and rules strictly enforced.

50 Years Ago

Television schedule, Channel 5: Eye Witness News, Marshal Dillon, Lassie, Gentle Ben, Lombardi, Barbra Streisand, Mission Impossible …

20 Years Ago

Advertisement: "Carson City Kit Carson Trail, Historic Homes Tour — Saturday Walk. Tour starts at 10 a.m. from the historic Nevada State Museum. Open House-Rinckel Mansion. Mathias Rinckel, a butcher, built this home in 1875-76. Rinckel purchased the most modern labor saving devices for this home from the 1876 Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia … Adults $3, $2 Seniors, Children under 5 Free."

Friday

150 Years Ago

Our state prison: No convicts in the world are more comfortable or safe from outside interference than ours in the new, commodious and substantial stone building erected under the present management. The cells are roomy and well ventilated, the storeroom, kitchen, dining hall, laundry are kept as neat as a parlor.

140 Years Ago

The White House in Carson City: The old-fashioned inn and a new-fashioned boarding house have been made particularly acceptable to the resident and visitor. John T. Pantlind has recently opened it after many vicissitudes. Under his management, the White House will be a sort of supplement to the Ormsby. The cuisine will be under the general supervision of Gettys, the chef of the Ormsby. The building is to be overhauled and rejuvenated. During the session of the Legislature, the White House will be the scene of many a pleasant reunion and abiding place of comfort and social enjoyment.

130 Years Ago

"A Dark Secret" at the Carson Opera House: There was a crowded house to see "A Dark Secret," where the main attraction was the tank scene. When it came into view, it revealed a river of real water and a steam launch plying, puffing steam and blowing its whistle. Rowboats and shells moved in the water and several wild geese made a realistic scene. When the woman was rescued from the watery depths, the house quaked with applause.

100 Years Ago

Military Registration Day (World War I): Proclamation: For the purpose of bringing the war to a victorious conclusion … and with the smallest possible loss of blood and treasure, the President of the United States, acting under authority of law, has called upon all male persons within the United States who have attained their 18th birthday … to appear before registration boards … for the purpose of being registered and giving such information as may be required or requested.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: "A Winner, Luncheon $1.50 Buffet — All You Can Eat — Sierra Room, Carson City Nugget."

20 Years Ago

History revealed: The home at 710 E. Telegraph St. in Carson City was used as a birth hospital by Mae Noonan in the early 1900s. She purchased most all of block No. 48 of the Musser Subdivision from A. G. Meyer in 1928 for $485. The current homeowner, Lincoln Covington, said he found an old hospital bed in the attic when he purchased the house in 1975.

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