Past Pages for Wednesday, July 27, 2016
150 Years Ago
Carson Minstrels: Three eminent artists who have already won high encomiums at the hands of a Carson audience, but who never before hid their blushing faces behind the friendly shade of burnt cork, will be performing. There has already been a grand rush to secure seats …
130 Years Ago
A sad case: The wife of ex-Sheriff Swift had become insane. The feeling of the family hoped that it was temporary. She showed signs of dementia about 10 days ago and she gradually became worse … and claimed that she had received communication from the spirits. She then became possessed of the idea that she was “Queen of the Earth” and sacrifices must be made in her honor. It is claimed her troubles grew out of religious excitement and spiritual manifestations and so it has been decided to send her to Stockton under the care of Dr. Clarke, a friend and schoolmate of hers.
110 Years Ago
All sorts: One of the prettiest sights in this pretty valley is a field of wheat on either side of the prison road. A doctor in Goldfield has been thrown out of his buggy the third time by the same runaway horse and has suffered a broken ankle each time.
70 Years Ago
USS Nevada silver service: The commander of the Puget Sound Navy said that the silver service off the battleship USS Nevada was packed and ready for shipment. Commodore Thompson listed 68 items that have been wrapped pending shipment to the Nevada museum with the ornate punch bowl, 24 punch cups, sugar and cream set, water pitcher, candelabra, teapot, coffee pot, ladle, sandwich and serving dishes …
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Tahoe Drive-in Theater — ‘Lost Command’ with Anthony Quinn and Claudia Cardinale and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ with Ann Margaret and Dick Van Dyke.”
20 Years Ago
Lucky Spur: The Lucky Spur owner is attempting to sell the property for $1.8 million. The city is moving forward with plans to condemn the Spur as blighted and sell the property to someone who will fix it. “We have $100,000 (in redevelopment funds) set aside to help somebody restore that building,” Mary Walker said. “And that includes Mr. Halyak (the owner) if he can come up with a decent plan.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.