Past Pages for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
140 Years Ago
All sorts: Mr. D. L. Bliss’ commodious dwelling has a new addition — a billiard room. Thaxter and Bicknell’s cottages on the upper end of Spear Street are almost complete … a nice addition to the city. Judge Witherall is building a snug house on Robinson Street, opposite Hawthorne’s dwelling.
130 Years Ago
Sagebrush singer. Miss Emma Nevada who arrived on the “Armenia” will appear, depending on her health. Her repertoire embraces “Lucia,” “Mignon,” the “Rose of Sharon.” Her father, Mr. Wilcox, accompanied her to America. Miss Nevada’s voice is sweet and has the quality of carrying so that the lowest note can be heard …
110 Years Ago
Goldfield. Jim Sweeney is back from Goldfield, and he says here are 8,000 people and more drifting in. There is a restaurant there called The Palms with wealth of decoration, costly bric-a-brac along with orchestra and operatic music. Waiters in dress suits flit about, and there are automobiles running between Tonopah and Goldfield for a fare of five dollars …
70 Years Ago
Good liquor. Henry Coleman, head of State Liquor Tax Division, said that during a recent inspection tour of the state, he made it a point to watch the type of whiskey served over the bar. He said many of the good bourbons were available and most of the better scotches …
50 Years Ago
Victor Kangas, Carson City High School student, was named Safe Teen Driver for the month of October by Carson City JayCees. Police Sgt. Robert Steenis, director of the program, presented Kangas with a special license plate …
15 Years Ago
Inaugural gowns. The “Silver Ladies in Golden Splendor” was previewed at the Joseph Anderson Gallery in the Nevada State Library and Archives. The first lady Dema Guinn said, “I just love Nevada history and now everyone will get a chance to see this.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.