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Past Pages for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Carson by night: When the mantle of night has enveloped the earth and hands have finished their labors, each saloon and store is full of chatting, happy people. Carson presents a lively appearance. Later the iron doors of the business houses are closed, the noisy tread of hurried feet no longer is heard. The city is hushed and quiet and the twinkling stars shine out and the silvery moon appears in the east. It is then in the “wee hours” of the morning that the steam press of the Appeal impresses upon the paper the news of the day and the thoughts of the writer.

130 Years Ago

Wayside notes: John Cuhna is bathing everybody for 25 cents a bath. Here is a chance for the unwashed democracy that they have not had for years.

110 Years Ago

The lively side: There was plenty of rough and tumble work on Labor Day. A half-dozen fights without license, mostly for blood, helped keep the boys busy. Black eyes, sore heads and minor details did not mar the fun. One of the girls from Carson’s red light district is suffering with a broken jaw as a result of a challenge …

70 Years Ago

Pioneer newswoman: Mrs. Sylvia Mighels Davis came to Nevada two years after statehood and has lived here ever since. She celebrated her 100th birthday. She is the widow of the late H. R. Mighels who established the Carson City Daily Appeal a year before their marriage in 1866. Mrs. Davis is a pioneer newspaper woman not only in Nevada but one of the first women in the nation to undertake such work …

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Explains new device — Dr. William King lectured the nursing staff of Carson-Tahoe Hospital on the use of the Bennett Valve, a breathing device, donated recently by the Women’s Auxiliary. The machine was the most recent of a number of pieces of equipment the Auxiliary donated this year including an incubator, a microtome, an isotope laboratory and an anesthesia machine and stand.

30 Years Ago

Nuclear plant shutdown: Rancho Seco nuclear power plant is out of action because of a higher-than-normal level of radioactive iodine in the reactor coolant system …

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