Past Pages for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
140 Years Ago
Tallac Point House: A new handbill printed in the Appeal job office says that there will be a dedication ball at the new Tallac Point House (Yank’s) on the night of Sept. 30. The best procurable music has been engaged, a spring floor on a brand new principle has been built in the hall. Everybody who ever saw Lake Valley knows that Mrs. Yank Clement can beat the wide world in getting up a supper …
130 Years Ago
Wasps: A nest of wasps hatched outside the composing room of the Appeal office. It was discovered the wasps were not disposed to quarrel with the compositors and now they buzz about the heads of the typos and crawl over the cases unmolested. There is one who alights on the case every morning and crawls about from one box to another trying to learn the alphabet …
120 Years Ago
Visitors: Races and attractions at the pavilion, mineral exhibit in the Capitol Building, a bath at Shaw’s Hot Springs, a trip to the State Prison to view the prehistoric foot-print tracks and a visit to the U.S. Mint will prove interesting. To the astronomically inclined, Charles Friend’s observatory is a good place for the enthusiast on astronomy. The young ladies should see through his telescope the celebrated “Man in the Moon.”
70 Years Ago
Ration points: Butter will cost 16 ration points per pound, the total allotment of red stamps for one person for one week. Margarine, four points, two to four points on canned green, wax beans and corn.
50 Years Ago
Miss Carson City: Chairman Mrs. Charles Leonard has announced the first entry in the pageant. She is 19-year-old Linda June Colgrove, daughter of Melvin Colgrove. Miss Colgrove was born in Reno and comes from pioneer Nevada ancestors …
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: A valiant life. The world’s oldest survivor of untreated severe combined immune deficiency disease was 10 years old and celebrated inside the sterile plastic tent he has endured since birth. David still manages to play with a pet bird with the aid of sterile gloves …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.