Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

(Note: There is no Nevada Appeal for October 2-31, 1873, on file.)

130 years ago

A Farmer’s Scripture. (Continued from Tuesday). “If it’s true business, why of course,” said a grizzly-bearded farmer, “the laborer is worthy of his hire. I supplicated three days before I got the rain and I’m ready to take up a collection right here. You consider yourself responsible for the rain, do you?” “I do,” said the preacher. “It overflowed a dam up by my house and washed away the seller. It’ll cost $600 dollars to fix ‘er up. Just pass over that horse and saddle, and I’ll call your part of it square.” (Continued on Thursday.)

100 years ago

The New York Giants win the first game of the World Series 6-4 over the Athletics. John J. McGraw is a much better fortified with pitchers in Mathewson, Marquad, Demaree and Terreau than Connie Mack is with Bender, Plank, Houck, Brown and Shawkey.

70 years ago

Entertainment at the first Leisure Hour Club meeting of the season was held last night with entertainment provided by four young men from the Reno Army Air Base. The men provided a master of ceremonies, magician, piano selections and songs.

50 years ago

County Consolidation (continued from Tuesday). An act approved by the Territorial Legislature three days after Ormsby County was created ordered a special election throughout the territory for county townships and territorial offices. The election was to be held the second Tuesday in January, 1862. (Continued next week).

30 years ago

Sincerely Yours, by Chris Schaller. Dear Mom: Golly, it was great hearing from you last Sunday. I was pleased to learn that your business of selling candles and miniature houses is going well in Carmel. Do you need a business agent? (Chris Shaller was a well-known and well-loved columnist for the Appeal in the 1980s).

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