Past Pages for Thursday, May 8, 2014
140 Years Ago
The State Orphan’s Home has 43 children. It is crowded, and the teacher has been obliged to share her room with some of the children. The infirmary is used as a dormitory, leaving no place for the sick. The influx of newcomers has rendered necessary the purchase of additional bed clothing.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: McEwen, in the San Franciscan, says that Mr. Phelan is losing his mind because some years ago he had a piece of his skull knocked out and the deficiency was supplied by a silver plate. The other day he tried to realize on the plate.
110 Years Ago
The balloting for the Queen of the Carson City Carnival and Street Fair has begun. The vote yesterday is registered as follows: Miss Eva Short, 20; Miss Hazel Crisler, 20; Miss Ida Brougher, 20; Miss Kate Schulz, 15; Miss Lena Mara, 15. Each vote is five cents.
70 Years Ago
The senior high school play, “Oh Promise Me,” was a huge success. A dance was enjoyed by the students and cast after the performance at the Leisure Hour Club, sponsored by the Esoteric Society of the school. The orchestra was composed of Evelyn Hazen, Trudy Felesina, Earl Richards and Fred Gatten.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Homes — Very large front room, beautiful, carpeted, three-years old, three bedroom home, $23,700; 1800 square foot home, three bedroom, 1 ¾ bath, fireplace, patio, fenced, large kitchen, dining room and family room, $35,000 …”
30 Years Ago
The State Health Division requests residents of Stagecoach to boil their water. The water pump serving the community’s main well broke, reducing the community water supply to 25 percent …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.