Past Pages for Thursday, July 3, 2014 |

Past Pages for Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Spring and summer dry goods, at the New York Dry Goods Store, the Emporium of Fashions at extraordinary low prices. There is no humbug in this. We mean business. Our stock consists of dress goods, piquet’s, alpacas, silks, embroideries, laces, calicos, carpets, oilcloths, etc. Calling Harris Brothers, Carson St., Theater Block.”

130 Years Ago

The Grass Valley Tidings reports on a crusade against nudity under the direction of a professional anti-nude reformer recently imported for the special purpose from New York City. Photographer Cobb was arrested and fined $10 for the beastly crime of having in his possession a photograph of his naked baby boy. Those people who owned pictures that showed an ankle had artists paint boots up higher and the proper drapery lower …

110 Years Ago

Carson has been transformed into a gay, dashing town with a jaunty air of frivolity and cheerful merry making. The Capitol, depot and business houses have decorated effectively, and if the strangers who are her guest are not pleased with her personal appearance, they are devoid of common sense.

70 Years Ago

Miss Vinnie Isabel Welch and Harry B. Burkett were married in the historical Rinckle home by Judge George B. Spradlin. The couple are residents of Oakland. They were married in the spacious front parlor with Mr. and Mrs. George F. Blakesly owners of the home acting as their attendants.

50 Years Ago

Nevada law calls for a “careful and prudent” speed limit on the open highway because there is no speed limit. Arizona and Montana are the only other places without a speed limit on the open highway. …

30 Years Ago

Advertisement: “The Curry Street Buffet” Champagne Brunch Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Roast Baron of Beef, Bake Bone-in Ham, Quiche Lorraine, Creamed Chipped Beef, Mousse-Pudding Ice Cream, $5.50 … Ormsby House Hotel/Casino.

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