Past Pages for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Sue Ballew

130 Years Ago

Flooding flume. Sam Wright woke up to the dismal cries of two Chinese servants who were lying in the kitchen part of his house. He jumped out of bed to find out the cause of distress and stepped into water ankle deep. The big flume which turns the corner by Hub Parker’s house had been lifted up by the water and discharged its contents and flooded his house. The Chinese men were pretty nearly drowned when by the time he got to them …

120 Years Ago

Sea serpent. The eminent scientist, Mr. Proctor, believes in the sea serpent as a living thing. It has been refused a place in science. The testimonies are quite as good and convincing as the evidence that the plesiosaurus ever existed. Proctor would be just the man to back up the romances which from time to time are given to the world by the Carson Appeal, a Nevada newspaper, which for ingenious lying has no peer in America (Baltimore Sun).

110 Years Ago

State Orphans Home completed. The State Board in charge of the Orphan’s Home made an inspection of the building and has accepted the building and the keys were turned over to Superintendent Josephs. The contract price was $36,950 — builders were Holesworth and Fowler of Reno. It is made of stone which the state furnished and consists of two stories 12 feet high and a basement. It is surmounted by a handsome tower whose flag pole is 125 feet from the ground. (Continued on Wednesday.)

70 Years Ago

Advertisement. “Carson Theater, Zane Grey’s, ‘Wagon Wheels.’ The epic of the Oregon Trail! Wagon wheels blazing a trail through trackless wilds? Frontier busters and their loyal women, opening the Golden West to achieve the great American dream! With Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick and Monte Blue.”

50 Years Ago

Salvatore Pierini, an Ormsby County resident has passed away. He was born in Lucca, Italy, in 1888, and operated a ranch located on the River Road near Carson City. He leaves two sons, Dominic of Washoe Valley, and Pete of Carson City and daughter, Angelina …

15 Years Ago

Children and parents gathered around at the Children’s Museum to sing “Happy Birthday” to Martin Luther King. “If we’re going to celebrate his birthday, let’s celebrate it kid-style,” said Gale Thomssen, education coordinator.

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