Past Pages for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
140 Years Ago
New law. The election passed off quietly. The arrangement was that the voters passed in one door, a long way from the polling place. They passed through a long dark alley to the ballot-box, voted and came out the other door. The 1,000-foot circle seemed to be sacred ground as there was no pulling or hoodlum conduct at the polls and no fights …
130 Years Ago
Wayside notes. The printers and editors are glad this election is over. They will all take a good sleep today.
110 Years Ago
Halloween. Two youngsters who were skylarking on Halloween came near being shot. They were taking off some of the gates when they were fired upon, the shot nearly missing their ears.
70 Years Ago
Lieutenant and Mrs. Quinter O. Gilbert are parents of a baby girl born at the Yerington hospital. Lieutenant Gilbert is in England awaiting transportation home after completing 35 missions as a bomber pilot.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Ranch entry — Steen Ranches of Washoe Valley entered its old-fashioned Spanish wedding carriage in the Nevada Day Parade. Riding in the carriage are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steen wearing authentic old-fashioned Spanish apparel.
15 Years Ago
Nevada State Museum officials are banking that the former First Interstate building will give them expanded office space and a home for the gift shop and relinquish back to the museum 1,000 square feet of exhibit space for a new exhibit called “Under One Sky.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.