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Past Pages for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Carson Warm Springs. A street railway running from the V & T Depot to the Carson Warm Springs is proposed by Assemblyman Johnson of Douglas. It would take in and drop off passengers and baggage to and from the depot and afford a much desired regular and commodious train to the baths.

130 Years Ago

Laughing gas. The young lady closest to the gas was the most affected and she sided up to Major Dennis and checked him under the chin with a sly giggle. The gas then spread to old Nick, and he sent forth a savage laugh that shook the plaster off the ceiling. The two young ladies burst out laughing unmindful of the chaplain who gave a bewitching grimace. Then such a shout of laughter went up from the gathering that people on the street wondered what was the matter. (Continued on Thursday).

110 Years Ago

Page for the Assembly. Walter Picket, formerly of this city, is a candidate for Page of the Assembly. He is qualified to fill the duties. His father died some time ago leaving a family and widow to work for the little ones. Mrs. Picket, a former Carson girl, has met with misfortune and was compelled to place two of her children in a home where they can be cared for.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement. “Safeway — Free delivery on orders over $2. Rice, fancy southern, 5 pounds — 25 cents; butter — 34 cents per pound.; catsup, Heinz — 19 cents; Prince Albert tobacco, one pound — 79 cents; 49-pound sack flour — $2.14; 10-pound pail of honey — 69 cents.”

50 Years Ago

Gov. Grant Sawyer and his wife Bette plan to attend the inauguration ceremony for President Johnson in Washington, D.C.

15 Years Ago

Max Baer Jr. won the go-ahead from the city council to build Jethro’s flaming tower in Reno. The 240-foot derrick with a 70-foot flame is similar to the one in the “Beverly Hillbillies” television show …

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