Past Pages for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
140 Years Ago
Suburbs: In Carson the suburbs are growing with neat and commodious cottages. North of the Railroad Car Shops, new dwellings sprinkle the landscape. On each end of the Plaza on the plain north and south of the Acid Factory, they are thicker yet. Now there are well-watered and handsome lots that skirt Warm Springs Road. Messrs. Bradley and Johnson have completed improvements on that road and set out their double row of shade trees on each side …
130 Years Ago
Chinese funeral, lying in state (Part 2): The dead man was laid out in a black velvet coffin under a muslin canopy. An ordinary red brick with his name carved in Chinese lay at his side. At his feet was a table laden with odd delicacies — turnips carved in fantastic shapes painted red and blue, fried potatoes with the edges gilded, white and green sausages, goat and pig roasted whole.
120 Years Ago
Footpads: The number of footpads male and female is increasing. It is a case of rob or starve.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre: ‘Frankenstein Meets Wolf Man’ with Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi — A thriller you will enjoy.”
50 Years Ago
Prediction: A record 20,700,000 tourists are predicted to come to Nevada in 1964, according to Robert Warren, director of the state’s Department of Economic Development. Outsiders are drawn to the state by gambling and casino shows — to see Las Vegas and Reno — and to get married …
30 Years Ago
The top grossing films, based on “Variety’s” weekly survey: “Terms of Endearment,” “Sudden Impact,” “Scarface,” “Yentl,” “Silkwood.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.