Past Pages March 21
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Springtime: Farmer Treadway’s opinion of the weather … in a poem:
There’s nutriment in the song I sing,
Beats are on the increase,
The game of life is a shiftless thing,
And calamities never cease.
He then drifted from his inspiratorial mood and asked the scribe to dump a schooner of mountain beer in his direction … the schooner drifted across the bar and sailed into open port. The old man then went to Thaxter’s drug for a supply of spring seeds.
120 YEARS AGO
Gibson for superintendent: W.D.C. Gibson will be appointed Superintendent of the Nevada Indian School. The Indians have confidence in him and will not hesitate to send their children to a school that has Bill-a-Gip-son, as they call him.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Theatre – “Four Wives” – It’s a cause for celebration throughout a happy nation! with Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lona Lane, Gale Page, Claude Raines and Eddie Albert.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Harrah’s at Tahoe – now appearing Nat King Cole, plus Bob Lewis, South Shore, Highway 50, Nev.
20 YEARS AGO
Gold: selected world gold price $393, silver $5.07 per ounce.
10 YEARS AGO
Senator Richard Bryan introduces a bill to protect 600,000 acres of historic trails, canyons and dry lake beds in the Black Rock Desert in order to create a National Conservation Area where bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope roam.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.