Past Pages for Wednesday, May 28, 2014 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

That slanderous Bohemian, Dan DeQuille, trifles with the feelings of the wranglers of Jack’s Valley. A debating society down at Jack’s Valley has been agitated over the questions: “Do owls lay eggs and hatch their young, or do they jist [sic] owl?” Great acrimony distinguishes the arguments, and there have already been half a dozen fights over the question …

130 Years Ago

George Frederick Parsons relates his experience with séances. “A light was called for … and a form was at the aperture to the cabinet. Distinct and complete materializations followed with spirits coming into the room. A small table was placed and immediately my daughter appeared behind the table … and floated upward … her form elongated until she appeared to stretch within a foot of a ceiling … and she glided from the table. She slid gracefully and easily forward into the air and alighted on the floor. Instantly she ran forward and came up to us, expressing her delight at the success of her experiment.” (Continued on Thursday.)

110 Years Ago

George Brown of Gardnerville is commencing operation on a brickyard near Gardner’s place. The first kiln will contain 100,000 bricks.

70 Years Ago

Gov. Carville has issued two proclamations — June 11 to 18 as Flag Week and June 18 as Fathers Day.

50 Years Ago

Lester Growth, an unpaid volunteer Chief of Warren Engine Company No. 1, was officially appointed by the Ormsby County commissioners to the soon-to-be-created post of full-time paid county fire chief.

30 Years Ago

The price of gasoline at a nationwide average of $1.378 a gallon for all grades in March 1981 has fallen 12 percent. The current nationwide average price of gasoline is $1.213 a gallon …

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