Past Pages for Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
150 Years Ago
The Mint: The ceremonies of laying the cornerstone of the Mint will be performed on Monday, Sept. 24, and will be participated in by the Master of the Grand Lodge of Masons of this state.
130 Years Ago
Horse hair: The way the hairs of hors tails spread apart all over town indicates a great deal of electricity in the air, and is looked upon as a weather breeder of some sort.
110 Years Ago
County physician: Dr. A. E. Merkle was appointed to fill the vacancy of Dr. van Radesky as county physician. The monthly salary is $50 per month.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Virginia City Theatre, Virginia City, Nevada — The most lavish picture ever on the screen — Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains in Bernard Shaw’s ‘Caesar and Cleopatra’ by arrangement with David O. Selznick. Vivien Leigh in her first great role since ‘Scarlett’ in ‘Gone with the Wind’ — Technicolor.”
50 Years Ago
Vital statistics, Births: Berning — To Mr. and Mrs. William Berning, a girl, Rhonda Aleta, 6 pounds, 8 ounces.
20 Years Ago
Photo caption: Then and now: Even before there were cars running up and down Carson St., there was an Ormsby House. The old Ormsby House was located at the intersection of Carson and 2nd Street and was a popular spot in 1863, a year prior to Nevada’s statehood.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.