150 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Writing school. Miss Maggie Ardery. Instruction in penmanship at the Public School House (Stone School House). On June 6, 1887 at 8 o’clock all are invited to attend and witness the peculiar manner of importing instruction. Tuition $6 for 15 lessons.”
130 Years Ago
Good day at the track: John Sweeny advertised Monday’s races — The first trotting race was won by Sweeny’s horse “Baldy.” The half-mile running dash was won by the pluck of young Edwards, the rider of “Lookout” the Genoa horse. Just as he reached the home stretch the girth of the saddle broke. The rider realized what happened and seizing the flyer’s mane, he allowed the saddle to slip from under him and won the race.
110 Years Ago
All sorts: The Goldfield Chronicle perpetrates the following: A lady walked into the store and said: “I want a nice white shirtwaist ...” “What bust, madam?” asked the clerk. “I don’t know,” she replied. “I didn’t hear anything.”
100 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Beasley-Talbert Amusement Company will exhibit in Carson City under the auspices of the Carson City Band for one solid week. Ten high-class attractions including Siret-famous dancer, Monster Ferris Wheel, The Austrian Giantess, Biggest man in the world, Electra: Palace of Wonder and others, all to please, nothing to offend. Fox Block, northeast of State Capitol.
70 Years Ago
Advertisements: “Horse shoeing, Cecil Reymers, Gardnerville; Electric Service Co., Installation & Service, Dan Kirby; Thelma’s Beauty Shop, machine wave, machine-less cold wave.”
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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