Past Pages March 17
130 YEARS AGO
Jules Verne: A French paper says that Jules Verne will visit Nevada during the coming summer to gather material for several new books.
Genoa: It is said Genoa is so dull that whenever a dog barks in the village the population turns out in the street to see if there is a stranger coming to town.
St. Patrick’s Day: Today will be consecrated by all patriotic Irishman to the commemoration of the great St. Patrick. The green flag will be given to the free air and the memory of the never-to-be forgotten Saint washed down with the best wine that can be uncorked.
120 YEARS AGO
Sons of Erin: The Sons of Erin celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in a quiet manner. There was no over-indulgence in intoxicating beverages and Ed Sweeney’s green flag was unfurled alongside the stars and stripes. Everyone wore a green ribbon.
70 YEARS AGO
The Ormsby county draft board sent questionnaires to the holders of order numbers 80 to 100. They are: Thomas Furlong, John Chartz, Ralph Blanchard, William Gibson, Robert Shriver.
50 YEARS AGO
Carson High School’s 110 member Festival Chorus will present the music of the VIII Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley at a special program open to the public under the direction of Al Saliman.
20 YEARS AGO
Market: Gold $363.25 an ounce, silver $3.95.
10 YEARS AGO
Thousands flock to Virginia City for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. John Tyson was announcer for the event, Grand Marshals, Hugh and Lola Gallagher.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.