Past Pages for Sunday, May 25, 2014 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

The Presbyterian Church Society has received an offer of a certain sum of money for its present edifice, the old brick church. Considerable sums of money will be contributed by members toward purchasing a site for a new church. We hope that the arrangement may be perfected for the present building is not a successful architectural gem …

130 Years Ago

The North Carson mine, once thought to be a second Comstock, is now in decay and there is nothing left but the old shaft that is half filled with water. The remains are now showing signs of claim jumping activity. The sheriff will go out to serve notice to the jumpers …

110 Years Ago

Sheriff Quirk received a telephone message that two men employed on the irrigation canal engaged in a fight. One struck the other with a bottle and broke his jaw. The jawbreaker was taken to Wadsworth and put in jail.

70 Years Ago

The case of U.S. Court vs. John H. Foster of Reno was held in Reno with Judge Norcross on the bench. Foster, who is located at the Signal Service station at seventh and North Virginia streets in Reno, has been charged with having counterfeit gas ration tickets …

50 Years Ago

Virginia City celebrates the Centennial Year on the Comstock with Wagon Train Days. Grand parade marshal will be Rex Bell Jr. Three other Hollywood personalities will take part … they are Bill Hawks, Coop and Duke of the “Wagon Train” TV series.

30 Years Ago

President Reagan wants a lower wage for teenagers. He urged Congress to support legislation authorizing employers to pay teenagers $2.50 an hour, 85 cents below the legal minimum wage for summer work.

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