140 Years Ago
Hens: Mr. Corbleigh bought three hens and put them under a box until he could build a coop. The next morning he saw one of them on the street and took 15 minutes to try to drive the hen into the yard. He cornered it, but it flew straight over his head and filled his eyes with dust. It was Sunday morning, the bells were ringing and people on their way to church were staring at him. He had no coat or hat on and slippers on his feet. Children stopped and laughed. The hen started down the street at a wonderful speed. He chased the hen into the yard next door when the owner of the premises came out and asked what he means by getting drunk and kicking up such a hullabaloo in a peaceful neighborhood and that the hen didn’t belong to him. After much duress, Corbleigh went home, looked under the box and found his three hens.
130 Years Ago
Mrs. Bowers, the Seeress, is located at No. 7 Stockton Street, San Francisco and is doing well. Nevada prophets always do well abroad.
120 Years Ago
Advertisement: “W. H. and T. H. Chedic have assumed the management of the Ormsby House. Every department will be thoroughly overhauled ... the bar will be stocked with the choicest of cigars and liquors. Meals and rooms will be reduced to 25 cents ... we also have 14 of the best suites of rooms to be found in the State.”
70 Years Ago
Mrs. M. Riise of San Francisco announced the engagement of her daughter, Margie Riise, to Lester H. Groth of the United States Navy ... Groth, who holds the rating of seaman first class, is widely known here having graduated from the Carson City high school. He served a two-year apprenticeship with the Daily Appeal.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Official starter — Gabby Hayes, famous star of western movies, visited children at Sunny Acres children’s home. Gabby is in Carson to act as official starter for the first annual Nugget Scholarship Invitational Golf Tournament. A $2,000 scholarship will be given a youth at Sunny Acres by the Nugget.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.