Past Pages for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

140 Years Ago

Frost: The Pioneer Granger “Pat” says that frost has nipped everything in the vegetable line. At the Orphan’s Home the potato vines have been struck with blight.

130 Years Ago

Wayside notes: Mr. Henry Vansickle has raised more pounds of apples that any other rancher in the state.

Fight: Dr. Guion and Ed Biglow, the blacksmith, had a fight outside of the Morton House over a bill. Dr. Guion called Biglow a “lying son of a ­—” and punched him in the nose. Biglow drew a six-shooter and beat the doctor over the head. The two rolled over and Dr. Guion caught Biglow’s thumb between his teeth and lacerated it terribly. Dr. Guion swore out a warrant for the arrest of Biglow, and Biglow will institute a civil suit for damages to his thumb ...

110 Years Ago

Emporium: Abe Cohn has added a cinnamon bear cub to his zoo. The little fellow is a lively cuss and seems to enjoy the crowds ...

70 Years Ago

Rambler by Wes Davis: Two of Carson City’s outstanding youths were arrested upon criminal complaints for the heinous and dastardly crime of being upon a public street after 8 o’clock p.m. If this ordinance is to be enforced, it is suggested that instead of putting bells on the town’s cats, they be placed on all male youth under 18. Officers will be able to find them much easier ...

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Carson City Gridders — Pictured is the 32-man Carson City High School football team which will open an eight game schedule against Yerington (in part) — Butch Cattanach, Mike Shinn, Robert Slobodian, John Gamble, John Felesina, Mike Miller, Terry Graham, Bruce Glover, Terry Clore, Bruce Kos, Don Beck and Bill Maddox ...

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006. To read Past Pages from Sunday and Tuesday go to


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