Past Pages for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016
150 Years Ago
Magnolia Saloon: This favored resort has been refitted and rearranged into a better and more convenient arrangement of bar and cigar stand. The smoking and chewing public will be glad to know that Jack Steiner will keep the cigar stand (the saloon was in the Courthouse block). A beacon lantern has been erected by George Lewis in front of the saloon. It will be ornamental and prove to be a valuable guide to many a wandering benighted legislator this winter.
130 Years Ago
The lottery: About $1,500 a month goes out from the city of Carson to purchase New Orleans lottery tickets with an additional $2,000 from Virginia City, $1,000 from Reno and similar amounts from smaller towns in Nevada. It is estimated that at least $100,000 a year is drawn from this state to go to New Orleans, while California sends about a million dollars yearly to the New Orleans lottery. The heaviest purchasers are women who send their small boys down with a dollar or five dollars to purchase a whole ticket or a fifth. Something ought to be done to stop the steady drain of money from Nevada.
110 Years Ago
Gray, Reid, Wright: J. L. Mench, manager of Gray, Reid, Wright (in the Arlington block), has tendered his resignation. He will open an office in this city to take charge of the Nevada Collection and Adjustment Association. Mr. Penry with Hale Brothers in Sacramento will succeed him.
70 Years Ago
University of Nevada enrollment: Thirty-seven Ormsby (now Carson) county students are among the 1728 that set an all-time enrollment record. Following is a list of Ormsby county students at the University (in part): Lowell C. Bernard, Everett W. Curless, William M. Dolan, Alan G. Dondero, George P. Gibson, Pershing J. Gold, George R. Groth, John Maurice Laxalt, John R. Miller, Luther W. Miller, Grant Davis, Robert G. Whittemore Jr., Robert Peter Laxalt, Duane E. Berning, Alfred M. Woodgate …
50 Years Ago
Nuclear test off: The Atomic Energy Commission postponed indefinitely the large underground nuclear test at the Nevada test site due to technical difficulties. The shot was expected to be one of the largest conducted in the 14-year history.
20 Years Ago
New theater: Wallace Theatres will open a new 10-screen theater at Carson City’s north end. They will move all the screens showing new movies into a single complex four miles from the commercial center of the city. The films scheduled for that weekend include: “Ransom,” “The Mirror Has Two Faces, “Star Trek: The First Contact” and “10.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.