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Past Pages for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Sue Ballew

130 Years Ago

Spiritualism. Mrs. Chamberlain continues to edify and enchant the Carson public. The nature of her discourse is metaphysical and brims with the cream of a high and ennobling philosophy. The séances are fascinating and mysterious …

120 Years Ago

Accident. While taking a sabbath stroll in his garden, Mr. Pixley dropped his silver dollar. It rolled and dropped through a crack in the boarded walk. He looked closely to the aperture in which the dollar disappeared and saw his shining coin below. He attempted to get up to search for a tarred stick and found his nose had hooked to the underside of the plank, and he couldn’t remove it. Screams brought assistance from one of the Pope’s Irish employed in Mr. Pixley’s kitchen and set him free with a crowbar.

110 Years Ago

County seat. Tonopah asked to be the county seat of Nye County because the town of Belmont is so far away and inaccessible. Tonopah is the early railroad point and the only highway between the great interior of Nye County.

70 Years Ago

Birth registration campaign. “Baby” will benefit from registration in Nevada’s “Register Your Baby” campaign and the application mailed to Washington. Now a child will know their name, date and place of birth, parent’s name, etc., and will be on record at Washington, D.C., and Carson City.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption. Appeal employee, Jim Weaver, 16, who was injured while working as a carrier boy, receives an insurance check from Robert Marion, circulation manager. Weaver suffered a broken hip when struck by a truck while delivering papers on a motor scooter …

15 Years Ago

Who owns the name “Twain”? CMG Worldwide, which represents families and estates of celebrities, wants the Carson City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to stop using Twain’s name or image in any materials …

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