Past Pages for Thursday, May 22, 2014 |

Past Pages for Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

The inside of the Methodist Church is a mass of scaffolds. It will be very handsome when renovation is completed.

130 Years Ago

Jewett W. Adams, a man who holds the highest office of the state, is also a poker player. One of his latest dodges is to give all those who go with him a letter of recommendation to one of the superintendents of the mines in Virginia (City). The laborers with these letters are rarely given work. The laborer ponders over the matter and concludes that it is not Mr. Adams’ fault because he took the trouble to write a letter of recommendation for him which he knows will be of no account (Lyon County Times).

110 Years Ago

Carson will enjoy one of the big tented circuses — the Great Floto show. The Carson boy has the reputation of being able to absorb more pure joy than any other boy in this country. It is doubtful whether the Carson City lad can possibly see everything that is new and wonderful in the big show without crying enough. (Continued on Friday.)

70 Years Ago

Miss Elizabeth Dayton of Reno has been appointed curator of the Nevada State Museum to succeed Mrs. John M. Janssen. Miss Dayton worked in the state museum for three months one summer and has since graduated from the University of California with a degree in anthropology.

50 Years Ago

Achievement awards were presented to Ormsby County students for their art exhibition. Those receiving awards were — Abbie Cordain, Geri Fitzgerald, Karen Prudenciado, Bob Strong, Margaret Edmundson, Vivian Rupert, Annette Hayes, Keith Colgrove, Candy Hawkins …

30 Years Ago

“The Natural,” a film about baseball starring Robert Redford, took the top money-maker spot. “Breakin’,” a celebration of break-dancing, held No. 2 and “Romancing the Stone” took third.

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