Past Pages for Sunday, July 12, 2015 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

The new Methodist Church. The stone walls of the new church are going up under the direct supervision of the Pastor Rev. Warren Nims. He may be seen driving a two-horse team hitched to a lumber wagon on which the rock is hauled for the church building. He is made of the right kind of stuff for a pioneer preacher.

130 Years Ago

Card of thanks. I desire to tender my heartfelt thanks to the ladies who so materially assisted me in my affliction at the death of my wife. Their kindness will ever be remembered. William Lynch. (An African American gentleman who Abe Curry brought from Washington, D.C., to work at the Mint).

110 Years Ago

Las Vegas, doing it right. The settlers in the desert organized a Board of Trade. They knew they wanted a new and progressive town, and the people are reaping the harvest. Las Vegas takes no chances and shows its virtues, and lets the outside world know it’s on the map.

70 Years Ago

‘Bud’ Miller. Edwin H. (‘Bud’) Miller has become a partner in his father’s real estate and insurance business. The concern will now be known as E. W. Miller and Son. The young officer is resting at Lake Tahoe after five years in the Army Air Corps.

50 Years Ago

Silver. Keeping silver in coins is what westerners in Congress plan to do. Rep. Walter S. Baring, Compton I. White, Jr., D-Idaho and Wayne N. Aspinali, D-Colorado have been assured of help from other mining state representatives. The three will head up efforts to amend the bill that calls for coins without silver and try to restore silver to half dollars first …

15 Years Ago

Millennium Scholarship. 6,500 Nevada students have qualified for the millennium scholarship. Gov. Kenny Guinn said that beginning with the class of 2000 scholarships will pay up to $10,000 for tuition costs for students attending one of Nevada’s universities or community colleges. Scholarships for students — Carson City: 229; Douglas: 211; and Lyon: 139.

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