Past Pages for Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Notice, Colored School House: “We, the trustees of the colored school house property, now known as the “Literary and Religious Association of Colored Citizens,” wish to inform the citizens of Carson that said school house is now finished and paid for … We earnestly tender our grateful thanks to the numerous friends and citizens of Carson who have so kindly aided in so excellent an enterprise, and, as you see by this we value our Black habitants … We truly hope that the School Commissioners will help us pay a teacher for the colored school … Your obedient servants, J. W. Jackson, J. R. Brown, John Anderson, Jacob Johnson.

135 Years Ago

All sorts: Chinese wood sawyers are a scarce commodity now.

120 Years Ago

Lucky numbers: A large crowd gathered at the Emporium for the drawing of the Thanksgiving turkeys. A Chinese man did the drawing at the box and picked out numbers — he held one of the winning numbers. Dr. Leonard was in the house and in looking over his tickets found he had won the cord of wood given away a couple weeks ago by the Emporium.

110 Years Ago

Goldfield fight: Joe Gans and Battling Nelson agreed on all the details of their proposed fight except the weight. Nelson insists that Gans shall fight at 133 pounds in his fighting garb. The men agree that the winner shall receive 75 percent of the receipts and the loser 25 percent.

70 Years Ago

Santa Claus selects Mel Woodgate: Mel is vested with all the privileges and duties of the job. Even the accouterments of Santa Claus — the big bag to store the presents, a fur cap, also fur-trimming and specially designed set of whiskers …

20 Years Ago

Live help: Consumers who call credit bureaus are supposed to be getting real people on the phone, but are reaching some — thing! Banks are causing phone frustration. Dozens of banks have begun charging a premium for human contact.

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