Past Pages for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
140 Years Ago
Matt Rinkel’s new building. It is a fine large brick building two stories high. Mr. Judd is moving his stock of hardwares into his new store on N. Carson Street and will have a very extensive and choice stock of everything. The upper story is divided into hard finished rooms and rented to James Hunt as sleeping apartments to be used in connection with his restaurant and lodging house …
130 Years Ago
Misfortune. J. D. Kersey’s little child, born only a few days ago, has become totally blind. The eyes seemed inflamed at birth, but nothing serious was anticipated.
110 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Opera House — First appearance of the champion of the world — Jas. J. Jeffries, in the idyl [sic] backwoods drama ‘Davy Crockett’ by Frank Mayo and company of players. Note: for the edification of lovers of athletic sports, immediately after the performance, a physical culture demonstration will be given by James J. Jeffries and Joseph Kennedy practically illustrating in three rounds the theory of scientific boxing. Prices: Dress circle $1.00; Balcony 75 cents; Benches 50 cents. Seats on sale at Steinmetz’ drug store.”
70 Years Ago
Advertising. “For sale — a five room cottage partially furnished, washing machine included, bath, etc. land faces three streets, 170 x 250. Price $3,500.”
50 Years Ago
Candy dance: The dance that dates back more than a half-century in Western Nevada has been preserved for another year. It originally started to raise money for street lights in the state’s oldest settlement. The event was almost voted out of existence this year …
30 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Luxury Theatres — ‘Ninja III — the Domination;’ ‘The Evil That Men Do’ with Charles Bronson; ‘Tightrope’ with Clint Eastwood — A cop on the edge. $2 adult, $1 child.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.