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Past Pages July 17

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

The Turners’ Picnic: The Germans know how to enjoy themselves more than any other nationality on earth. The entire Tutonic [sic] population of the Comstock and Carson will have a picnic tomorrow at Treadway’s Park.

120 YEARS AGO

New face: Warren Dipple, clerk at the Arlington, assures us that he is using all of his influence to secure another face with a new smile; the one he is now wearing is entirely out of date.

70 YEARS AGO

Showing their appreciation for excellent service rendered and 100 percent cooperation given by the local telephone exchange operators, the Warren Engine Company No. 1 gave a fine banquet to the girls at the Arlington Hotel … (the telephone exchange operators sounded the fire alarms in Carson’s early days).

50 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: By your requests – we have extended our hamburger special through today. Dairy Queen, hamburger special 4 for $1.00.

20 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: The historic Bliss Mansion stands proudly on the corner of Robinson and Mountain streets. Many of the fine interior designs still remain and will be protected … the ornate wooden staircase, the original ceiling medallion … irreplaceable leaded glass in one of the room’s window frames and seven marble fireplaces from throughout the home.

10 YEARS AGO

Herb Robbins at the Gold Point saloon is a full-time resident who lives in the ghost town. He has spent $150,000 buying buildings and fixing them up.

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