Past Pages for Wednesday, March 18, 2015
140 Years Ago
Infernal machine. Sheriff Nash was clearing away some rubbish in the rear of the court house and picked up a sheet iron box. He took it into the office. Curiosity induced Ed Rinkel to open it with a jack knife. The box contained gunpowder and three percussion caps. If placed on any hard substance, it would explode. One of the prisoners awaiting trial in jail explained that they are used on railroads as signals of danger when it is not convenient to keep a red flag or red light. It is a wonder the school children playing near the courthouse did not find the box and get their fingers burned (Silver State).
130 Years Ago
Rats. At the skating rink a mischievous boy yelled, “Rats!” and almost created a panic. It is impossible for a girl with roller skates on to stand up in a chair …
110 Years Ago
Grey, Reid, Wright. Mr. Brougher, the owner of the property, has made arrangement that confirm with the plans suggested by Mr. Wright. New floors are to be laid and better arrangement made for lights, show of stock and electrical displays (First section of Arlington Square on Carson Street).
70 Years Ago
The Alter Society of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church made a fine sum of money for its efforts at the St. Patrick’s dance held in the American Legion Hall …
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — ‘A Boy Ten Feet Tall’ with Edward G. Robinson …”
15 Years Ago
Drop-out rate down 50 percent. According to Superintendent Jim Parry, “I think Pioneer High, the alternative education program, is giving students who are credit deficient, who would normally drop out, a second chance to rebuild their high school career.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.