Past Pages for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
140 Years Ago
The Mint: The Hon. James Crawford, the new superintendent of the Mint, was in town looking as if he was perfectly at home. He will assume charge of the Mint in a few days and remain permanently.
130 Years Ago
The nose: A surgical operation was performed in New York. Thomas Colt lost his nose. A professor connected with the hospital removed a portion of Colt’s middle finger and grafted it onto his face in lieu of a nose. The operation was successful.
110 Years Ago
Chopped off toes: Old Bodus, an Indian, had his foot badly mangled by a train at Truckee. He submitted to a surgical operation performed by his brother and sister. She is called Medicine Maggie. No anesthetic were administered. The old man did not flinch during the operation and denied that it hurt.
70 Years Ago
Carson City schools opened under the direction of Superintendent Don Robertson. The elementary school has a total enrollment of 375 students. The total enrollment in the high school has reached the 115 mark. The freshmen class is the largest class in high school with 35 students.
50 Years Ago
Appeals’ TV guide: Tuesday evening — Rocky & Friends, Jim Backus, True Adventure, Wonderful World, Adventure Search, Bold Journey, Roaring 20’s, News, Groucho …
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: New Housing 10.98 percent interest … Offering brand new quality homes. Many floor plans to choose from — 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage — starting at $65,000.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.