Past pages for Sept. 23
120 YEARS AGO
Miss Kate Eddy will make her spiritualistic manifestations in this city at the Opera House. All reports agree that her séance is extraordinary, to a degree remarkable, unexcelled by any séance of the kind before the public. Miss Eddy leaves her audience free to draw its own inference as to the motive force of her manifestations, neither claiming as some do, to have the aid of supernatural powers, nor confessing that she is alone dependent on her own expertness and dexterity. [Mark Twain referred to Spiritualism as the “wild cat religion.”]
100 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Sallie Fall Rodgers, half-sister of the late Mrs. Kinkead arrived in this city to confer with attorneys over the missing will of the deceased lady which disappeared the day after her death. Several people of this city are familiar with the contents of the missing will and the attorneys in the case are of the opinion that they can settle the estate on the oral testimony of these people.
70 YEARS AGO
Officers and members of the Parent Teachers Association of Dayton and Mr. and Mrs. E.C.D. Marriage of Carson were guests of Miss Clara Crisler. The guests found the collection of books, relics, etc., that Miss Crisler had arranged for their inspection of great interest.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘Bernardine’ Pat Boone’s latest movie, in cinemascope with Terry Moore.”
20 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “The Movies l4 – ‘Easy’ and ‘The Lost Boys’ – Tickets are $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children”
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Ray Walmsley and Grace Ricci visit the Dayton Museum. The museum had been a schoolhouse which Walmsley and Ricci’s husband, Joe, attended during the 1920s. The building had been closed for the past year for renovation thanks to a $30,000 grand awarded to the local historic society by the Legislative Cultural Affairs Committee.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.