Past Pages for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 |

Past Pages for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Rich discovery: Barn von Voigt discovered a quartz lode in the hills west of and 1 1/2 miles from Carson. The lode is from 6 to 6 1/2 feet wide and the quartz rich with gold and silver. It has created considerable excitement …

130 Years Ago

All sorts: John Kelly, the old he-bear, is investing heavily in the Comstock. The stock market is full of doubt, mystery and “no sabe.”

The proprietors of Steamboat Springs have rented Treadway’s Park for the year and will charge picnic parties $150 each — a cunning play.

110 Years Ago

Tiresome business: San Francisco is recovering from the visitations of fire and earthquake. There is no city where such high wages prevail and everyone who wants work can get it at the highest wages in the country. Then the telephone girls went on strike. They had lunch, went out, and simply got together and tied up the telephone service of the entire city.

Wonder camp miners: Wonder camp is without a minister. A miner died in the camp, and there was no preacher or Bible in the camp. Rev. Mears wired to Oakland has received word that Rev. Charles P. Brown is on his way.

100 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Good Studebaker seven-passenger automobile, $400. Better than the average low priced new car costing $750 to $900. Equipped with self-starter, electric lights, master carburetor, shock absorbers, Stewart vacuum task, and engine tire pump … call Raycraft Garage.

70 Years Ago

Mother’s Day tribute to Mary Peppin (in part):

There is a dear sweet lady who runs the Capitol Café,

Just down the middle of the street in Carson City gay.

For she gives dinners with a big and happy smile.

Yes, she is just a generous woman with eyes that always see,

The misery and sadness not plain to you and me.

And she know the joys of living, all that makes life worthwhile.

And I would like to be as minded as this woman behind the smile.

(One of her million friends, Jim Cahill — Carson City, Nov. 28, 1923.)

20 Years Ago

Dangberg ranch: A district court judge has been asked to stop an agreement between Douglas County and current owners of the property to terminate the county’s claim to the site on behalf of the State Division of Parks.

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