Past Pages for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

140 Years Ago

New law. The election passed off quietly. The arrangement was that the voters passed in one door, a long way from the polling place. They passed through a long dark alley to the ballot-box, voted and came out the other door. The 1,000-foot circle seemed to be sacred ground as there was no pulling or hoodlum conduct at the polls and no fights ...

130 Years Ago

Wayside notes. The printers and editors are glad this election is over. They will all take a good sleep today.

110 Years Ago

Halloween. Two youngsters who were skylarking on Halloween came near being shot. They were taking off some of the gates when they were fired upon, the shot nearly missing their ears.

70 Years Ago

Lieutenant and Mrs. Quinter O. Gilbert are parents of a baby girl born at the Yerington hospital. Lieutenant Gilbert is in England awaiting transportation home after completing 35 missions as a bomber pilot.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption. Ranch entry — Steen Ranches of Washoe Valley entered its old-fashioned Spanish wedding carriage in the Nevada Day Parade. Riding in the carriage are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steen wearing authentic old-fashioned Spanish apparel.

15 Years Ago

Nevada State Museum officials are banking that the former First Interstate building will give them expanded office space and a home for the gift shop and relinquish back to the museum 1,000 square feet of exhibit space for a new exhibit called “Under One Sky.”

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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