Past Pages for Thursday, May 26, 2016

150 Years Ago

Orphans of soldier funds: Miss Lizzie Bell collected a fund last fall to aid in establishing a “National Home” for the orphan children of soldiers killed in the late war. It has been transferred to the Ladies Protestant and Relief Society. The fund amounts to $7,451,50. (San Francisco Bulletin)

130 Years Ago

Coyotes: John Bath reports many coyotes around his chicken yard. A little essence of peppermint strewed about the coops keeps the animals away.

110 Years Ago

Sage tick: It roams around the human anatomy and is an awful bore at times. They lovingly embrace their friends and keep them scratching. The scientists have a Latin name for them, which is, “theybitelikehell.” (Bulletin)

70 Years Ago

Classified ads: For rent by appointment, saddle horses, at Sunset Auto Court. Phone 389-W.

50 Years Ago

Where’s Fuji Park? It was designated as a recreation area for picnicking, barbecues and a place to take the children. The only trouble is you can’t find Fuji Park. There is a fine ornate gateway sign that adjoins the County Farm or the Job Corps Camp, the road passes by the gateway and no informative sign exists at the turnoff. Money for the establishment of the park was left to Ormsby County by the late Fuji (Mrs. Basil) Woon, and was a wish expressed in her will.

20 Years Ago

Charlie Buck: The Virginia City writer is providing her gift of writing to Carson City School children as part of “Project Challenge.” According to her, “It’s truly wonderful feeling when one of the children writes something that’s beautiful.”

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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