Past Pages for Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
140 Years Ago
Ball at Warm Springs. This is the night when Terpsichore will reign supreme over the destines and ceremonies of the Warm Springs Hotel — a brilliant, hilarious and decorous party there. It will be characterized by total freedom from things, events and objectionable persons. It will be patronized by the most desirable people of Carson, Empire and have the best music. Messrs. Kersey and Bowdon will set out a sumptuousness supper. A carriage will run from principal hotels.
130 Years Ago
Carson craze. The leaf album craze has broken out in Carson. Young ladies gather autumn leaves and produce beautiful engravings by a printing process — then bind the prints in books.
110 Years Ago
Haunted. Jim Jefferies was in town playing Davy Crockett and was visited by the ghost of Frank Mayo as Davy Crockett. He was told to always remember the press and pay his bills. The actor paid no heed to the warning, and it is now alleged that he is haunted nightly … and urged to settle the account.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theatre: ‘Happy Go Lucky,’ in Technicolor with Mary Martin, Dick Powell, Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton — bargain night, 12 cents-36 cents.”
50 Years Ago
New editor. E. G. “Covy” Covington has been named managing editor of the Nevada Appeal by Edwin B. Brown, general manager.
15 Years Ago
The average price for self-serve regular gas in Carson City was $1.39. In Reno it was $1.42.
The only city with an increase was Las Vegas at $1.42, a one-cent increase.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.