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Past Pages Sept. 8

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

All sorts: One of the bootblacks convicted of petty larceny is now serving in the city chain gang … he was formerly a page in the Legislature. What a ruinous effect the associations had upon the poor boy!

Carson Guard reception: The victorious Carson Guard held a reception at their Armory … the men showed that they could go through their evolutions with as much precision as they could shoot. Capt. Moger with an elegantly waxed moustache and goatee was the center of attraction.

120 YEARS AGO

The water cure: A drunken man staggered in front of Jenny Forrest’s and laid down in front of her door. She expostulated with him on his conduct in a manner that no sober man could bare to understand. Then her prohibition blood rose to a boiling point, and she turned the hose on him. He staggered to his feet, and she drenched his clothes from head to foot … chasing him past the Appeal.

70 YEARS AGO

The marriage of Belle Greiner and Mr. Thurman Cross was solemnized in St. Theresa’s Church. Mr. and Mrs. Cross will make their home in Carson City, where Mr. Cross is superintendent of the Water Company, and Mrs. Cross is local manager for the Bell Telephone Company …

50 YEARS AGO

The first fall meeting of Carson City Business and Professional Women’s club was held at the Greeno hotel with Cora Austin presiding. Program coordinator Dorcas Wilson outlined the club program … September hostesses Helen Crabtree, Alice Murdock, Dora Bath; October, Evalyn Pollastro, Connie Duncan, Elsie Banbury.

20 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Ryan Haskins of Douglas is swarmed on by Carson’s Erron Springmeyer, Trini Navarro, Gabe Strause and Matt Grissen during the freshman game won by Senators, 41-8.

10 YEARS AGO

A California woman turned a $20 bill into $7,490,791 at the Wheel of Fortune dollars Mega Jackpot at the Nugget in Carson City.

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