Past Pages for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
140 Years Ago
The attack upon the candidate for District Judge, Hon. S. H. Wright, is untrue. After the expiration of his term, he did go to work, travel and seek earnest means to support is wife and 10 children. It is falsehood that he has ever voted anything but a straight Republican ticket. He will be elected — Sutro’s Virginia vehicle to the contrary notwithstanding.
130 Years Ago
Wayside notes. Peterson is exhibiting very good photographs of Indians with their babies.
110 Years Ago
Jess Newnham, worker for George Meyers for the past 17 years, will leave for Columbia, a new mining camp south of Goldfield. Many of his old acquaintances will miss his genial phiz …
70 Years Ago
Born. In Reno at Washoe hospital, Sept. 28, 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Muller of Carson City, a son, Kenneth. The child is a second son and the paternal grandmother is Mrs. Honora Muller of Carson.
50 Years Ago
The site of the new Union Federal Savings and Loan Association building now stands where a historic old mansion once stood. It was the J. Neely Johnson House. Johnson was the ex-California of Governor. Mark Twain once described the house as “having thick carpets, expensive upholstered furniture, and a roaring fire in the fireplace.” Union Federal Savings and Loan Association had to remove the house in August of 1963 in order to build their new office building. Dr. James Thom purchased the home in 1930 and established his office there.
30 Years Ago
Half of Sierra Pacific customers in northern Nevada were without electricity for a few seconds up to an hour. It may have been part of a power outage that affected much of the northwestern United States …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.