Past Pages for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
150 Years Ago
Ball at Mill Station. Mr. Dyer, the mine host at Mill Station on the Washoe Road, will give a ball. Here is an inducement to gallant fellow-citizens and legislators to invite their gay and festive lady acquaintances to take a sleigh ride … and a bit of a dance to warm their toes …
130 Years Ago
A remarkable voice. Mrs. Crisler sang at the Dorsey Testimonial. She has by all odds the most remarkable voice in the city and most of all resembled Emma Nevada’s. The applause amounted to an ovation.
110 Years Ago
“Jolly Girl” played at the opera house and “made good.” It is a vaudeville performance and better than the average — it not only has jolly girls but a jolly combination. The radium dance is a new one and received the applause that was due.
80 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Safeway Stores — 7 tall cans milk 45 cents, cream of wheat large package 23 cents, macaroni-elbo cut 23 cents, peanut butter 2 pound jar 37 cents, toilet tissue 3 rolls 13 cents, coffee pound can 23 cents …”
50 Years Ago
“Peaceniks,” who called themselves Southern Nevada Committee for Peace in Viet Nam, appeared at the courthouse and carried signs saying, “Thou shalt not kill,” “Make love, not war,” interrupting a meeting in support of U.S. policy in Vietnam.
10 Years Ago
Stardust. NASA’s spacecraft is returning to Earth after a tour of the inner solar system and will pass over Nevada on its return to Earth. It is the first time materials from deep space will return to Earth since the Apollo moon landing.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.