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Past Pages March 3

Sue Ballew
For the Nevada Appeal

130 YEARS AGO

Washoe Seeress: When Mrs. Bowers’ name is mentioned people laugh derisively, but someone is sure to call in the fact that the old lady predicted the big fire, the Sierra Nevada boom and lots of other things. Whenever the Washoe Seeress of Storey sees good times ahead, we all have sneaking confidence in her ability to lighten dark caverns of futurity to the innermost recesses.

120 YEARS AGO

Wedding Bells at Winters Mansion: Nellie Winters and John M. Gregory were brought to the wilderness of Washoe Valley in sleigh and ushered into the spacious and beautiful parlors of the homestead of Hon. Theodore Winters. On the walls hung paintings of fruits, flowers and scenes: the work of the bride’s own hands. The west end of the house had a floral arch, constructed of vines and flowers of California. When it came time to give the bride away, the father of the bride Hon. Winters, broke down and sobbed.

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Get Ready for Spring – 1934 V8 Ford Sedan $295.00; 1938 V8 Ford Sedan $495. Pozzi Motor Company, Ford Corners, Phone 66.

50 YEARS AGO

Leap Year Baby: Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Schofield of Carson are parents of a boy born February 29 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

20 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Work in progress – Actual construction begins on the new Supreme Court and State Library and Archives buildings near the Capitol.

10 YEARS AGO

The Carson Senior Center names Janice McIntosh as their new director. She was selected from 45 applicants. “I am and I always have been extremely passionate about seniors.”

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