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BILL DOLAN

120 YEARS AGO

Benton’s Livery Stable, corner of Carson and Third streets, advertises elegant private carriages and buggies and spirited teams, with attendants day and night. Money missing from the till of Stampley’s Saloon was solved when the head of a Chinaman appeared in the window of a rear room in the saloon. He was watched opening the money drawer.

Died at the Cliff Ranch in Washoe Valley, July 27, 1901, Mrs. H.B. Miller, a native of Ohio, aged 64 years. She is a former resident of this city and leaves a husband, totally blind, and one son.

With the last of the water going out of the Lahontan Reservoir and the power plant being closed down, for the first time since the reservoir was turned over to the farmers, it is empty. The season opened with the reservoir half filled.

Noteware Manor on South Minnesota Street, the home of one of Nevada’s oldest pioneer families, has become the location of a restaurant serving home cooked chicken dinners by Mr. and Mrs. Norman D. Noteware. The home dates back to the days prior to Nevada statehood and was first occupied by Judge Mott.

Miss Majorette..pictured, was Donna Blakeley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gery Blakley, who won two first prizes, and was a finalist in other events at the California National Warm-Up contest in Citrus Heights, Calif.

“It seems like a dream,” cheerleader captain Whitney Bauer said from Carson High School as her cheerleaders were chosen as one of four superior dance teams at Irvine, Calif. and qualified for the national competition in Florida.

Bill Dolan, a Carson City resident, has been writing this column for the Nevada Appeal since 1947.