Past Pages Oct. 30
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Whiskey: A Virginia City photographer takes the most smiling-looking countenances to be found anywhere. The sitter is told to gaze at a bottle of whiskey and is promised a drink after it is over.
120 YEARS AGO
The Chinese lottery is booming. White people in Nevada cannot run lotteries.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Look what the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve offer you, free training worth $1500, good pay with regular increases, earnings up to $126 a month, generous vacation period with full pay, good food and a complete outfit of clothing when you first enlist (over $100 worth), free medical care, travel, adventure.”
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘Ben-Hur’ – Winner of 11 Academy Awards – From the pages of the world’s all-time best selling novel comes a motion picture of towering love and overpowering adventure.”
30 YEARS AGO
Goblins are welcome: Governor List and his wife Kathy pass out bags of popcorn to trick-or-treaters at the Governor’s Mansion.
10 YEARS AGO
Anthrax: Anthrax claimed the life of a New York woman. She is the fourth person to perish in a spreading wave of bioterrorism. (The anthrax incident followed the 9-11 attack.)
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.