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Past Pages Nov. 11

Sue Ballew
For the Nevada Appeal

120 YEARS AGO

The lecture: Mr. Orlendo Jones’ lecture on the “Delights of Drunkenness” was a new and original treatment of the theme. The Appeal commends the lecturer to the public as a man who can give them a temperance talk that will not bore anybody and instruct a good many.

70 YEARS AGO

Jalopy Party: Mrs. L.W. Little introduced her Carson friends to a “Jalopy” party which was a grand surprise. Her guests did not know in advance that when the hostess called for them they must go to the home of the hostess just as they were regardless of attire. Some guests were called from their beds and wore their night attire, hair curlers, bedroom slippers. Lack of hose were much in evidence.

50 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: “Last Chance Joe says it’s (Carson City) Nugget Buffet time again. Fried Chicken buffet $1.50, Prime Ribs of Beef au jus with salad, garlic bread, baked potato, beverage $1.95, Famous Fish Fry buffet $1.50. Now playing! The Noyelords.”

30 YEARS AGO

Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Kerry and Jesse Robison of Carson City, a son.

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Carson City Senior Citizens Center Gift Shop Manager Dorothy Crosby and volunteer Billie Mackey arrange some of the many handmade decoration made by the seniors that will be available at the center’s 11th Annual Santa’s Village Christmas Bazaar.

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

130 YEARS AGO

J. R. Bigler left in a wagon drawn with hour horses for California where he will take up his permanent residence. (Lake Tahoe was originally named Lake Bigler in honor of California’s third Gov. J. R. Bigler.)