Past Pages July 16
130 YEARS AGO
Zamloch: This famous wizard will open at the Opera House with specialties of legerdemain and he gives a performance through diablesque. A few years ago he came this way a poor struggling wizard, and now stands at the top of his profession.
“He might have been a sailor,
A writer or a tailor,
Or perhaps a Congressman,
But in spite of all temptations,
From other avocations,
He follows slight of hand.”
120 YEARS AGO
Washoe Zephyr: The deadly cyclone does its destructive work in the East … while the balmy Nevada Zephyr fans the Paiute and Washoe Indian to sleep without rippling their hair.
70 YEARS AGO
The annual report of Mrs. Mary Williams, public health nurse says … the district’s unemployment problem is not bad and the indigent problem quite small. One of the district’s greatest needs … is for a first class hospital equipped to care for all types of cases.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Theater – “Porgy and Bess” with Sidney Portier, Pearl Bailey, Sammy Davis, Jr. and double feature – Walt Disney presents Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’ with Peter Finch and Bernard Lee.
20 YEARS AGO
Nevada comes in 5th in the nation in spending on justice systems.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Freeway Construction continues in north Carson as trucks haul dirt from the north end of town to a spot along College Parkway. Misty Fracker, a flagger for Frehner Construction, controls traffic along Arrowhead.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.ᰠ