Past Pages Nov. 15
130 YEARS AGO
Nine of them: The married man who was seen talking love to another man’s wife over the back fence will send us a box of good cigars “mum’s the word.” The next morning nine boxes arrived. Why were nine boxes sent when only one was mentioned.
120 YEARS AGO
Electricity: Thomas A. Edison is as busily engaged in the matter of an electrical invention and can take the Pennsylvania railroad between Jersey City and Philadelphia and by putting one electric train on it, gradually replace steam by electricity. Edison says you can go any speed you want to with electric trains.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater: ‘Topper Returns” with Joan Blondell and Roland Young – Topper’s back in a chiller-diller!”
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Now playing in our theater-bar ‘The Newton Brothers’ (Wayne Newton and his brother Jerry) – Carson City Nugget.”
30 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Luxury Theaters-Carson Tri-Cinema, Winnie Lane- “Paternity” with Burt Reynolds; ‘Only When I Laugh’ with Marsha Mason.”
10 YEARS AGO
Top Video Rentals: ‘Dr. Doolittle 2,’ ‘Cat & Dogs,’ ‘The Mummy Returns,’ ‘Final Fantasy: The Spirits,’ ‘Along Came A Spider’.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.