Past Pages for Tuesday, July 1, 2014 |

Past Pages for Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

The patriots of Lamoille Valley will celebrate the gellorious in a picnic, “on the basket plan.” Also provided will be the pabulum of an oration.

130 Years Ago

Avery’s saloon is the largest establishment of the kind in the state. The barroom is 30-by-40 and game room 40-by-40. It is decorated with aesthetic wallpaper and Japanese bric-a-brac, lighted by Casperson’s electric lamp and communication from the bar to the rest of the house is by electric wires. The opening night will be signalized by a general whoop up of the bibulous and the anniversary of the birthday of the Republic.

110 Years Ago

All sorts: The Odd Fellow have kindly invited the Orphans’ Home children to attend the picnic. Superintendent Grimmon wishes to return his thanks to the I.O.O.F. people.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in “Madame Curie.” They moved into your heart in Mrs. Miniver, now they make their place secure in a new romance, a love that was greater than the promise of immortal fame.”

50 Years Ago

Les Groth will make a new chapter in the Carson City fire company, Warren Engine Co. No. 2. Les will begin as the first full-time fire chief of the 101-year old institution … Local volunteer fire department members unanimously recommended Groth to serve in the newly created position.

30 Years Ago

Perry Comeaux was named by Gov. Dick Bryan to run the state Taxation Department. He is currently assistant state prison director.

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