Past Pages for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Sue Ballew
Buildings along the north side of Taylor Street between B and A streets in Virginia City.
Comstock Historic District photo |

140 Years Ago

Advertisements: “Wagons, Wagons, Wagons!: The best eastern wagons ever brought to this coast, made to order expressly for this market, Iron Axles, all sizes, wide tread, and of the proper track … offered by W. D. Torreyson, corner Carson and Third streets, opposite the St. Charles Hotel …”

130 Years Ago

Carp: Isaiah Smelser, cattle rancher at Summit Springs, built a reservoir which covers 14 acres of land. He procured five dozen carp from California and planted them in his lake. He says there are millions of young fish that weigh from a pound and a half to two…

110 Years Ago

Goldfield: The wonder of the sandstorm strike near Goldfield is increasing. An assay nearly doubles the former that was considered the greatest in history. The stampede from this place to the new discoveries is reaching gigantic proportions. The people are simply wild … they are coming by stages, by wagons, on horseback and on foot …

70 Years Ago

Gay gadgets by Nancy Pepper: Ankle lure — giddy girls are tying a band of ribbon, decorated with little felt petals or artificial flowers around one ankle. Ribbon romance — For Southern charm, tie narrow velvet ribbons around your wrists — one ribbon to match your sweater; the other to match your skirt. Or a narrow piece of ribbon around your neck with a bow in front …

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “House for sale. 5 years old, 2 bedroom, fenced home. East side, large lot. $16,500 …”

30 Years Ago

Balloons fly: One hundred balloons take to the skies at Rancho San Rafael in Reno for the Great Reno Balloon Race.

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