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Past Pages Sept. 1

Sue Ballew
For the Nevada Appeal

130 YEARS AGO

Mountain elephants: Three elephants that belonged to Cole’s circus escaped and took to the woods … now roaming about in the Sierras. We hope that the elephants will succeed in escaping and proceed to breed. The grizzlies in that section are getting so that they hardly afford sport for the hunter and the blood-thirsty nimrod signs for bigger game. A herd of elephants will fill the bill.

Gillis’ Excitement in Placerville, Part III: He hastened to Placerville and took out the necessary location papers. He took no pains to conceal his good luck and all the old topers in Placerville were in a state of excitement. “Whisky’ll be cheaper ‘n water…” Gillis went so far as to take contracts to furnish saloons with his spring whiskey at $10 a barrel. (continued on Friday)

120 YEARS AGO

All sorts: A millionaire in New York has purchased Theodore Winter’s stable for $85,000, with the exception of El Rio Rey. It makes no difference who owns the horses as long as they came from Nevada.

Dick Jose is making quite a hit in his song, “With all her faults I love her still.”

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Your support will be appreciated – Richard L. (Dick) Waters, non-partisan candidate for Justice of the Peace, Ormsby County.

50 YEARS AGO

Girl Scout Camp: Thirteen girls attended Camp Wasiu at Lake Tahoe – Marie Cardinal, Donna Crabtree, Cheryl Dyer, Anne Haglund, Kristine Long and Jeanne Stevens … which included swimming, crafts and hikes according to Noreen Humphreys, Carson City troop consultant.

20 YEARS AGO

Sue Wagner and state treasurer Bob Seale continue their campaigns for office despite injuries sustained in a small plane crash at the Fallon airport.

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Carol Read-Anderson, a family nurse practitioner, talks with Lois Gilbert, retired nurse, and Paula House, all members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Carson City. Read-Ander-sen and Gilbert volunteer at the FISH medical clinic.

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