Past Pages for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
140 Years Ago
Curry Engine Company Ball: The grand ball which is to take place under the auspices of the Curry Engine Company intends to dance the old year out and the new year in. It is as fixed and as the rising of the moon or the position of the polar star that there will be immeasurable scope and volume of mirth and revelry. Thus the departing year will make its final exit to the tune of a hearty and hopeful goodbye and the new one welcomed with the music of fullness of goodness and jocund mirth — all for $2 at Moore and Parks’ Hall …
130 Years Ago
Bicycle contrivance: An English gentleman has patented an ingenious device by means of which the front wheel of two bicycles may be joined and driven tandem by two riders. A greatly increased pace is attainable and enables ascents and descents to be taken which previously caused dismounts to be made …
120 Years Ago
All sorts: Aluminum paint is now being spoken of. A Carson man wants to know if it can be secured in red shades for town painting.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater — ‘First Comes Courage’ with Merle Oberon and Brian Aherne. The story of a Norwegian girl who pretends to be a quisling, but who supplies information which leads to a commando raid … Community Sing, Cartoon, News.”
50 Years Ago
Fuji Adamson Stephens Woon died at St. Mary’s Hospital after a long illness. “Fudge” Woon came to Nevada first in 1947 and had homes on North Carson Street, Ash Canyon Drive and North Division Street. In 1961 she was married in Paris, France, to Mr. Basil Woon, the author …
30 Years Ago
Top 10: Nancy Reagan and nine actresses, entertainers and singers were named as the Top 10 Female Style Makers. Mrs. Reagan made the list for her fourth year in a row for her “style and stature.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.