Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

The charming actress, Miss Nielson, was enthusiastically received in San Francisco and has announced her return to this country from Ireland. She is as pretty as a new barber’s pole.

130 Years Ago

Wayside notes. The businessman of the Virginia Chronicle, George Briggs, is reported dying.

110 Years Ago

A society novitiate writes us to enquire if it is proper or good form for a young man to go out walking with a married woman. In answer to the young man’s query we believe social etiquette sanctions such proceedings, provided they keep on walking (Record-Courier).

70 Years Ago

The Germans used potato bugs as a forerunner of the secret weapon flying bombs. The German planes dropped Colorado beetles in an effort to damage the 7 million ton British potato crops.

50 Years Ago

Ormsby County pioneers were honored at a tree planting ceremony on the grounds of the State Printing Office directly east of the Capitol. Ed Peterson represented Ormsby pioneers. He was born April 29, 1874, and was an employee of the Virginia-Truckee Railroad. His wife attended the tree planting with him and is an Ormsby native. She was born on a ranch, which was located where the State Prison now stands. John D. Winters, chairman of the Nevada Centennial Early Nevada Families Committee, acted as master of ceremonies.

30 Years Ago

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