Past Pages for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
140 years ago
The stage driver. There is magic in the calling of a stage driver, everybody knows, and aspires to know the stage driver. The little boys remember it a month if the stage driver speaks to them. The stage driver is a prince of a particular realm, and that realm consists of the yellow coach he drives and the high seat he occupies (continued Friday).
130 years ago
The Post is quite shocked that the Appeal received a present of a box of tea from a man from China who killed another in Bodie with a hatchet some years ago, and more shocked the Appeal should wish the man from China a prosperous career. On the Chinese New Year the man sent the tea to show he harbored no ill will. We believe he gives better value mending cane-bottomed chairs than the person who writes for the San Francisco Post.
100 years ago
Five photo plays are at The Grand tonight. Her Brave Rescuer (Pathe), Jerusalem and the Holy Land (Ed), Pumps (Via), Fashion’s Toy (Lubin) and Sandy Gets Shorty a Job (Vita). Also, the complete tally sheet of the contestants in the Auto Truck contest will be shown on the screen tonight.
70 years ago
A railroad car, estimated to contain more than 30 tons of salvage paper, left Carson City for recycling by the Pioneer Paper Stock Co. in Chicago. During the past two days the car was loaded by volunteer workers from the Nevada State Prison. Collection was by local Boy and Girl Scout Troops.
50 years ago
Carson City Council has hired Eleanor Bartels as dog catcher and pound master. Mrs. Bartels served as Carson City’s first dog catcher until she resigned recently.
30 years ago
Veteran phone man Doug delaVaux has opened his new phone store at 625 Fairview Drive.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.