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Past Pages for Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Soiree. Mr. Thomas Brotherhood will have a dance party at Armory Hall, corner of Fourth and Curry streets. The soiree will be the last of the present term of Mr. Brotherhood’s school. Ladies wishing to join the school dance will please leave their names at J. G. Fox’s bookstore.

130 Years Ago

Birthday party. A birthday reception was given for Johnnie Nevers at his father’s ranch. All had a very jolly time. Mrs. Nevers spread a feast which consisted of several fat turkeys, eight kinds of fancy cake, ice cream and lemonade. All 20 hungry boys filled up and voted Johnny a perfect brick to successfully engineer such a big spread. This was Johnny’s 17th birthday.

110 Years Ago

Buildings wrecked. Henrichs’ house, a three-story wooden building on Howard street, north of Carson street, was lifted from the ground and fell against the McAuliffe residence. It injured Mrs. McAuliffe and her daughter Kate, who were taken to the hospital. The Fanning cottage was also wrecked (Chronicle).

70 Years Ago

Jobs. According to the Merit system supervisor, positions are open for the Employment Security department, the Department of Public Welfare and the State Health department. Positions are as follows: Clerk, $140; clerk-stenographer, $140; senior clerk, $150; claims examiner, $170; visitor, $170; bookkeeper, $170 and accountant, $220. Veterans who have honorably discharged from the armed services and widows of veterans are given five points advantage on the examination.

50 Years Ago

People eaters. There is a basketball team in Carson City called the “People-Eaters” and another team known as the “Vampires.” The names were carefully chosen by Carson elementary school youngsters playing on the teams for the City Recreation Department basketball program.

20 Years Ago

Geography bee. A fifth-grade student, Chandler Brown, at John C. Fremont Elementary School, has won the geography bee. Thousands of schools across the county participated in the event sponsored by the National Geographic World Association and the Chrysler Corporation. Chandler has a chance at a $25,000 scholarship.

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