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Past Pages Nov. 6

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Lecture: Mrs. P. W. Stephens will lecture in a trance state at the Court House. The subject will be chosen by the audience and all persons desirous of testing the truth of spiritualism are invited to be present. (Courthouse was next to the Magnolia Saloon.)

120 YEARS AGO

All sorts: A good many people of both parties tried to drink all the whiskey in town Tuesday evening. There is still some left however!

Roll of honor: Lucy Davis (daughter of Appeal editor, Sam Davis), Hazel Hofer, Dottie Gray, Rita Castle, Joy Millard. Annie Martin, Teacher.

70 YEARS AGO

Drafted: Order in which 150 Ormsby County Men will be called before local draft board … (in part): Louis Koontz, Joe Rochon, Jr., Frank Fettic, Sture Svensson, Leslie Elwin Bohall, Eugene Pieretti, Victor Bar Dee Haines, Kenneth Fred Johnson, William Joseph Goni, Robert Stanley Fletcher.

50 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Carson Theater – “Hannibal” with Victor Mature with Rita Gam – Not in all time such a spectacle as Hannibal and his crazed elephant army!

20 YEARS AGO

Mustang Ranch is to be auctioned off. Everything from practical household items to relics from by-gone days are for sale. “The IRS expects 300-500 people to attend the bankruptcy auction at the brothel …” according to Dierdre Payni.

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Margie Groth, 10-year volunteer at the Carson Senior Citizens Center works in preparation for Santa’s Village, a fundraiser for the Meals on Wheels program.

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