Past Pages for Wednesday, May 21, 2014 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

An unpleasantness of the celestial sort took place at Sam Sing’s place, near Muller’s saloon. The lusty old ham-colored ironer of the establishment jerked the tail off the pale and jabbering Chinese man that he was fighting with. There was no arrest … it was all over the pulling of a queue.

130 Years Ago

The goldfinch is said to be the earliest riser of all the feathered tribe. He tumbles out at 1 a.m. and starts the fire for the other birds.

70 Years Ago

Major General Stephen G. Henry, director of army’s new developments, revealed that the newest military ration is the 10-to-1 ration which supplies 10 men with one day’s food …

50 Years Ago

Miss Grace Maude Atherton, an 86-year-old native of Carson City and original employees of the Nevada Industrial Commission, has passed away. She was born in Carson City on September 29, 1877 and resided her entire life at 722 E. Caroline in Carson. She taught at Huffaker School and the Stewart School. A niece, G. Patricia Browell, Sausalito, Calif., is her only surviving relative.

30 Years Ago

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