Past Pages Nov. 6
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Experiments: The man who tried to explain away his chicken-stealing experiments and felt it his duty to thin out the over-crowded hen-coops – for the sake of giving them better ventiliation – had his board paid for 90 days by an appreciative community.
120 YEARS AGO
Elephants and oranges: A gentleman from California proposes to start an elephant farm and says the article of food, the elephant, is superior to the horse; African explorers are all profuse in the praises of elephant steak. He expects to supply the market with elephant meat and also to train the animals to pick oranges. An elephant would pick more oranges than 10 men, never strike for higher wages or flirt with the hired girl.
70 YEARS AGO
Nevada Courts: The Nevada supreme court issued an order admitting to the practice of law the following applications: Richard L. Waters of Carson City, Robert Emmet Berry of Virginia City and Harvey D. Dickerson of Reno.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Nevada’s problems were outlined by Senator Alan Bible at a Democratic luncheon at Hot Springs. Bible praised Governor Grant Sawyer’s leadership and for his work in spreading the story of Nevada to Industry.
30 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Saturday brunch at the Ormsby House featuring baked ham, 8 hot entrees (crepes, biscuits and country gravy, scrambled eggs, pastry, etc.) $3.95 in the Supper Club”
10 YEARS AGO
Matt Williams: 1983 Carson High School graduate Matt Williams became a World Series champion. Williams and the Arizona Diamondbacks dethroned the New York Yankees 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series. No one could have been prouder than his father Arthur Williams and his former coach, Ron McNutt.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.