Past Pages for Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 |

Past Pages for Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Sagacious hens: A man out West moved so often during one year that whenever a covered wagon stopped at his gate, his chickens would fall on their backs and hold up their feet, in order to be tied and thrown in the wagon.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: There has been no attempt to break jail for several months at the State Prison. Not a single man has attempted to escape since George Hark got the contract for furnishing meat for the institution …

110 Years Ago

Ladies Endeavor Society: The society met at the Presbyterian lecture room and made plans for the ensuing year. The committee reported that the church was nearly out of debt and in a few minutes the necessary sum was raised by voluntary subscription.

70 Years Ago

Restoration of Genoa Fort: Restoration of the original log cabin and stockade built at Genoa for protection of early travelers against hostile Indians destroyed by fire 30 years ago will be rebuilt. It originally stood on the first regular route of travel over the Sierra from California into Nevada.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Winner of 6 Academy Awards, ‘Dr. Zhivago’ starring Geraldine Chaplin, Julie Christie, and Alec Guiness — Century 21, Reno.”

20 Years Ago

Coin show: The Nevada State Museum will continue its Third State Museum Coin Show. Thirty dealers have set up booths and tables and are offering Carson City silver dollars, rare domestic and foreign coins, paper notes, old checks …

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