Past Pages: Looking back from March 21, 2013
130 Years Ago
Indignant woman: A lady called at the Appeal office and ordered 100 visiting cards … They were new style of Carpenter script and looked like a rapid style of free and easy hand writing. When she was handed the cards, she said I am paying for printed cards … I can tell printing from writing, and you got Jim Chesley to write them. The foreman was obliged to put the form on the press and print a dozen before she would believe they had been printed on the press.
120 Years Ago
Mackey’s condition: John W. Mackey who was shot by W. C. Rippy is a very sick man. The bullet wound has healed but other internal complications have arisen. Later: Mackey’s physicians announce that his condition is rapidly improving and no operation will be necessary.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — ‘Desperate Journey’ with Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan — One of the outstanding pictures of the year. A 5-man commando raid shattering heaven and earth to Berlin…”
50 Years Ago
Easter seals: Ormsby County joins the national Easter Parade to raise funds for physically handicapped children and adults. There are more than 40 volunteers under the direction of county Chairman Mrs. Richard Ham …
30 Years Ago
Alfred Angelo of the 45-year-old bridal fashion house says that women are marrying at a later age, averaging 23.7 years. Designers think such brides will want gowns with a more updated look, still romantic, but much simpler …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.