Past Pages Jan. 24
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Spiritualist: A number of skeptical people believe that Dr. Slade prepares his slates chemically and brought their own slates to be written on. However, the slates were written on by the spirits as easily as the ones Dr. Slade had done. Slate communications from dead friends were taken home by several parties and framed as souvenirs.
120 YEARS AGO
The Priest and the Doctor: Jim Raycraft drove Dr. Lee and Father Walsh to Wellington, and the sleigh tipped over five times … sometimes the Doctor would land on top and sometimes the Priest – the Priest was praying and the Doctor swearing.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘Judge Hardy and Son’ with Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker and Fay Holden – ‘Kissing’s good clean fun … but oh boy? What fun! Andy’s got four girls now … and the howls and heart-throbs are terrific!'”
50 YEARS AGO
Gov. Sawyer insists his government cannot be “bought” by nationally-organized gangsters. According to an article in Life magazine “…a fantastic scheme to take over Nevada was high on the agenda…”
20 YEARS AGO
Parking garage: A $3.1 million parking garage may relieve the capital city’s downtown parking problem if the Redevelopment Authority takes on a bond issue to the area’s 80 property owners.
10 YEARS AGO
Home Depot opens doors … The 117,000-square-foot home improvement store, joins a Target Store that opened Oct. 10 … 165 employees will be hired.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.