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Past Pages for November 25 to 27, 2020

By Sue Ballew

Wednesday

145 Years Ago

Officer Butts: The war of the elements has been continued under the eye of Officer Butts. He has a force of hands guttering and draining and plugging up Minnesota street. As he says, the winter and not the summer time is the time to mend the streets.



140 Years Ago

State Library: A five-minute glance though the State Library informed us that there was nothing specially new or worthy of mention there. Under the current law the Lieutenant Governor is the ex-officio Librarian.



130 Years Ago

Arrested: Dick Roberts was arrested on complaint from his father, for kicking up a disturbance on the premises (of Foreman-Roberts House.)

100 Years Ago

Refuses to be dead: Captain Wirtz, an aerial mail carrier, came into Reno with his wife. He refuses to be classed with the dead as he was reported as killed by the Washington office. Wirtz is one of the new flyers on the route who has had no accident of any nature.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Wilbur’s Men’s Store, Make his an Arrow Christmas…Arrow ties from $1.00 to $2.50. Arrow dress shirts $3.65…”

20 Years Ago

Photo caption: Fred Stanio, President of the Foundation for Betterment of Carson City Parks, stands in front of the downstairs fireplace at the Wungnema House in Mills Park. A grand opening was held for the recently renovated house with attendance by the Wungnema family.

Thursday

145 Years Ago

Thanksgiving sermon: An interesting sermon was delivered in the Episcopal church on by Rev. S. P. Kelly with a sermon on “Thanksgiving is Thanks-doing.

140 Years Ago

Smallpox vaccine: Carson is so cleanly kept that there is little danger of smallpox ever gaining any foot hold as opposite to Virginia (City) which has a dense population. There is certainly no reason or alarm at present, and the probabilities are that there will not be a single case here.

130 Years Ago

Good riding: A horse with a buckboard attached ran away from Cagwin and Noteware’s corner. Chas. Green was passing by on horseback and started after the runaway. He overhauled the horse in about two blocks and leaning over secured the check rein. Everybody remarked that it was very good riding.

100 Years Ago

Can’t catch the Spanish flu twice: If you had the Spanish flu in 1918 and 1919, you can start the winter with a perfectly light heart. The time honored whisky and quinine cure is no longer integrally available. A paper by Professor C. Dopter of the Val-de-Grace Hospital at Paris has published the full statistics that demonstrates that one attack of the disease establishes immunity. The Spanish flu of 1918 and 1919 came in two waves. Those who had the disease during the first wave did not contract it during the second.

70 Years Ago

New state highway department building: A new state office is being built off the southeast corner of the Capitol grounds and will be ready in two months. The $800,000 structure is about 80 percent complete.

20 Years Ago

Christmas shopping: One thousand people lined up outside of Mervyn’s to get a jump start on Christmas. The top toys of past years were Furby, then Elmo, but in 2000, it is the two-wheeled human-powered scooter.

Friday

145 Years Ago

Thanksgiving Day: The churches were passably well attended. There were squads of play-goers and much domesticity, self-restraint, temperate demeanor and prevailing quiet. Everybody’s turkey and plum pudding and pumpkins pie got well digested.

140 Years Ago:

Ice skates: John G. Fox’s club skates are offered at a lower price this year than ever before. Washoe Lake is now in excellent condition for skating, and there is talk of getting up a party to try the ice next Saturday night.

130 Years Ago

Editor marries: Dell Williams, editor of the Genoa Courier, was married at the Catholic church to Lydia Adams the daughter of one of the ranchers of Douglas. The Appeal drinks to the health of the newly wedded and thanks the groom for his half dozen of wine.

100 Years Ago

Old, but appropriate (a poem):

The Devil sends the wicked wind

To raise the skirts knee high,

But Heav’n is just

And sends the dust

To close the bad man’s eye.

(Pitt Panther)

70 Years Ago

Tree sale: The 20-30 Club will have its annual Christmas tree sale President Robert Shriver announced. Club members went to Dog Valley north of Verdi and cut down 600 trees to sell.

20 Years Ago

Airline labor woes: Thanksgiving week is the heaviest travel period of the year, and the biggest U.S. airlines are in the midst of contract problems. Travelers are told to be wary. The Sunday after Thanksgiving will be the busiest day in U.S. airline history with 2.24 million passengers.

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