Past Pages for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Roll of honor of the Carson Public School, fourth grade and fifth grade: Virginia Chedic, Annie Martin, Mary Ferris, Lettie Cary, Emma Chedic …

130 Years Ago

Séances: Phenomena have been witnessed in this city by a score of intelligent persons in attending the séances of the Roberts boy (Richard Roberts of the Foreman-Roberts House in Carson City). The forms he has produced have been seen and touched … they were endowed with warmth, solidity of form and locomotion. They seemed recognizable by those present and disappearing as mysteriously as they came.

120 Years Ago

Empire notes: Neil Maher will ship a whole petrified nut pine tree to the fair. The tree is about 8-inches through at the large end and 12-feet-long.

70 Years Ago

Gypsum: The first carload of gypsum, needed by the war effort, is to be shipped from Mound House. It left on the Virginia and Truckee railroad for an undisclosed destination in California. James Regan is sole owner of the deposit which is said to be a large one.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Stamp cancelling machines — throughout the state, one of the first sounds to announce the opening of Nevada’s centennial year will be the thumping of stamp canceling machines as they imprint the message of the centennial die hubs they will use all through 1964 …

30 Years Ago

Baptists meeting in state conventions in the south passed resolution condemning gambling. In Georgia, the state Southern Baptist Convention condemned cable television for lewd and profane programs …

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