Past Pages for Wednesday, May 29, 2013 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

The Yellow Jacket Mill at Empire: John Hansen, superintendent and A.J. Lockwood, foreman. The mill has 60 stamps and is capable of crushing 90 tons of rock per day.

130 Years Ago

Séances: The spiritual séances at the residence of Captain Roberts are the rage … The best people in the city attend them and are wonderstruck. (Foreman-Roberts House)

100 Years Ago

Old Mine: Angels Camp, Calif. — A date has been set for resumption of work on the old Lightner mine which was a producer of millions. A 60 stamp mill will begin crushing ore … Rumors are it will take its place among the great producers of the state.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: The historic Rinkel Mansion will celebrate its 22nd season of being open to the public. Mrs. A. Lindstrom and Mr. Ronald Machado cordially invite all residents of Carson City, Virginia City and Reno to come. Complimentary tours will be given.

30 Years Ago

Employment is increasing especially in the areas of computer and high technology … computer operators up 22-30 percent, computer service technicians, up 93-113 percent.

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