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December 7, 2007
120 Years Ago
Roll of Honor Ð Miss Martin’s class. Ray Furlong, Selig Olcovich, Ernest Sweetland, Kate Schulz, Kate Atherton.
100 Years Ago
Convicts digging a sewer at the State Prison unearthed three Indian skeletons buried by their tribe many years ago. They were found together with arrow heads and spear points. The peculiar feature of the skeletons was the size of the bones and the extreme thickness of the skulls. To be sent to the Smithsonian Institute as relics of the fast disappearing race of aborigines.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre ‘It’s Love I’m After’ with Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia DeHavilland and Eric Blore.”
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50 Years Ago
The historical background of Stewart Indian school was told by Mrs. Nelie Harner at the Leisure Hour Club. In 1869 the Indians requested Governor Nye to start a school because they refused to send their children to Carson City. As a result of an act of the 1887 Nevada legislature, the Indian boarding school in Ormsby county was created through the “Indian School Commission.” In 1890 the federal government purchased the newly-built school buildings and 240 acres of land. Originally known as Stewart Institute (it received its name from the late Senator Stewart), the school later was known as Industrial Training School and later Carson Indian school.
20 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Nevada’s Oldest Hotel, the Gold Hill Hotel, est. 1859 located in Gold Hill, the heart of the Comstock invites you to their Grand Opening. Events include: Daily historic lecture and slide show of the Comstock, dancing each evening to Jake and Annie.”
10 Years Ago
Photo caption: Emily Chample plays Presley Penguin and Christa Dixon plays Pinkie Penguin in Seeliger Elementary’s fourth-grade holiday musical. The play is directed by Seeliger music teacher Mary Law.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
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