Past Pages for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

140 years ago

Last evening at the theatre, the assembled hosts of Dolly Vardens held their promised “mass” Convention. B.H. Meder called the meeting to order with Bob Clarke called to the Chair. Mr. Brannan, sometimes called “Overland Pat,” came forward in a hilarious manner, and signed the roll.

He was the only person who did sign. The transparency of this of this trickery, as a flimsy dodge of the democracy to catch political gudgeons with, is only too apparent.

130 years ago

Mrs. Walch, who resides in Kings Canyon, has sued the city for the water used by it for sever years past. She claims $2,000.

100 years ago

Chief’s photo taken. Old We-vo-ka, the Mason Valley Indian who is the originator of the ghost dance, had his picture taken recently, after some difficulty.

The task was accomplished only after Major W. D. Ingalls of Reno, former special Indian agent, consented to stand next to the chief.

70 years ago

At the Carson Theatre: Betty Grable, John Harvey and Joe E. Brown in “Pin Up Girl” in Technicolor plus a musical comedy everyone will like plus a cartoon and the news. Tuesday only, bargain night stars Sonja Henie and Jack Oakie in a return showing of “Wintertime.”

60 years ago

Carson City Trustees last night agreed to press for traffic signals at the busy crossing at the northeast corner of the capitol.

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.


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