140 Years Ago
Blockade. The driver of Benton’s stage was coming down from the mountain when a man on horseback coming from Swift’s Station told him the road was blockaded by trees which had blown across a point beyond Swift’s Station. A force of hands was sent up to clear it away.
130 Years Ago
Need wives. There is a scarcity of young women in Apache County. Deputies were selected to come east to secure wives for subscription. Photographs and recommendations from township officers were provided. Their expenses to Apache County will be paid immediately.
110 Years Ago
Front bench row. The front benches in the Opera House have been occupied by a number of ladies — first made by the mayor and his wife and Mr. and Miss Vanderleith. Others came into line and the row filled up fast. It is considered as the locality where the real hollaprodida can be found when the curtain raises. The advantage claimed for the locality is that you don’t have a lot of heads obstructing the view, and you get a convenient place to rest your feet. You can hear the caustic comments of the boys behind you and can also eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor.
70 Years Ago
Scholarship list, elementary school, first quarter: second grade (in part) — Joanne Berger, Bonnie Boice, Helene Dilts, Barbara Estes, Julie Furlong, Valerie Hartung, Sally Thom, Dave Wise, Barbara Vaughan, Bobby Cahill, Harlan Elges, Donald Rochon, Raymond Wright, Larry Wright, Jimmy Swanson.
50 Years Ago
Nugget offers free dinner to any local resident unable to afford the traditional Thanksgiving dinner ... especially extended to those families with small children and those adults who live alone.
15 Years Ago
Advertisement. “‘Annie Get Your Gun’” presented by the Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company — with show-stopping classics by Irving Berlin, including ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business,’ ‘Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,’ ‘They Say it’s Wonderful’ and more. Carson City Community Center — General $12, Students/Seniors $10 ...”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.