Past Pages for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 |

Past Pages for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Curing dyspepsia: Ladies who complain of dyspepsia can be cured by a weak dose of washboard. Young men can be cured of dyspepsia by a strong preparation of wood saw.

130 Years Ago

Lost in a snowstorm: Superintendent Eugene Howell went to the Sweetwater Company’s mine at Treasure Hill, White Pine County, to examine the company’s property. He left the Wheeler Tunnel to go to Hamilton with 10 pounds of ore, and ran into a blinding snowstorm. He did not return. His friends became alarmed and found him lying on his back and unable to speak. He was rubbed for three hours without visible sign of restoring the circulation. Dr. Williams was sent for. Howell may not recover. (Sentinel)

110 Years Ago

Funny country is Nevada: A view from an Easterner: “You can’t tell anything about a man’s station in life out here in this country. While I was eating breakfast this morning I overheard my waiter directing a broker to buy 5,000 shares of a certain high-priced stock. A few minutes later a newsboy sold me a morning paper, and later I learned that the boy owned 1,000 shares of Mohawk …” (Goldfield Chronicle)

70 Years Ago

Unemployment benefits: Extension of the benefits of the Employment Security Act to a new group of persons and increased benefits was provided in bills introduced to the Assembly. Maximum benefits for unemployed worker would be increased to $20 from the present allowance of $18 weekly.

50 Years Ago

Nugget celebrates 13th anniversary: In 1954 when Carson City’s population was about 3,500, the railroad tracks crossed the main street near the Carson Theater and friends gathered at the Old Corner Bar on Robinson Street. Then there was the Broderick building on the corner of Carson and Robinson streets that on March 5, 1954, Dick Graves opened the doors of his idea, the Carson City Nugget. Dud Dillingham was the general manager. There were 30 slot machines, roulette and 21. Every nook and cranny was “humming with enthusiasm.”

20 Years Ago

Rico’s Pizza closes: After 20 years in business, Rico’s is closing on the day of the restaurant’s 20-year lease. Supervisor Greg Smith cited the departures of Kmart, Albertsons, Ernst and others at the Silver City Mall (where Office Depot is now) for not renewing his lease.

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