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Past Pages for Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sue Ballew
This 1888 photo by C.E. Peterson catches a Carson River wood drive as it carries food and bedding for the crew. The men are working near Empire after having started the drive some 50 miles upstream in Alpine County.
Daun Bohall Collection / Nevada State Museum | Daun Bohall Collection / Nevada

140 Years Ago

Married in Carson City at the residence of the bride’s lover by the Rev. C. A. Witherell, Mr. Hip Ah Tim to Miss Ah Qui.

130 Years Ago

There has been a good deal of dissatisfaction because no arrangements have been made to properly celebrate the national day of American independence. The Appeal has prepared a programme, which if carried out will give the citizens of Carson all the celebration they actually need. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. with the head resting on King Street in front of Klein’s brewery, and the tail wound around the Capitol Building. It will then march in the following order: Grand Marshall — Aaron D. Treadway, mounted on his ranch horse, January. Calamity Club in full regalia and headed by calathumpian band; applicants for county offices in double file; the “Sam Wright Clique” headed by hearse, in full uniform; the Warren Engine Company throwing cold water at the spectators; George Tufly as the Goddess of Liberty, gauze costume, single file; Otto Greenhood in wire cage …

110 Years Ago

The Berlin police are permanently under instructions to repress whistling, whether recreative or utilitarian, with the utmost rigor, and display unrelaxing energy in carrying out their orders to the letter.

70 Years Ago

A. R. Bowen, theatre manager and member of the war finance committee for Ormsby County, announced $43,000 in war bonds were sold at the matinee on one day. The premiere of “His Butler’s Sister” with Deanna Durbin in the leading role was shown with a purchase of a bond as admission price.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Carson Theater — ‘The Longest Day’ with Richard Burton, Henry Fonda, and John Wayne.”

30 Years Ago

The Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week and will be observed on that day. It might mess up some workers’ plans to take off on the usual three-day weekend, but at least school children won’t forget the true dates in history. The parade will start at 11 a.m. from Curry to Carson Street and then north along Carson to Washington Street and end up in Mills Park.

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