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100 Years ago in Nevada County: September, 1916

The Union photo/John Hart
John R. Hart | The Union

The Nevada County Bank will build a handsome new building on Mill and Banks Streets. It will feature classic Greek architecture.

The old-fashion dreamy waltz is making a comeback said an official of the American Dancemasters. The tango and other acrobatic dances have seen their day, he said.

Warm with a good rain around the 22nd.



Three Nights of Vaudeville will play the Auditorium.

Meek Mercantile of Camptonville is the agent for Buick and Dodge cars.




Railroad strike is canceled by Unions as Senate votes 8-hour work day law.

The 7th annual Pendleton rodeo begins in Oregon with cowboys, cowgirls, Indians and bucking horses.

A profit of more than $1,000,000 a week is made by the Ford motor company last year.

Ed Smith, working on the Lake Spaulding dam, was killed there in a fifty-foot fall.

There will be a high-diving exhibition at Olympia Park.

Vigilantes in Keeler, Inyo County, rid the county of undesirable citizens — two were strung up until almost dead, then chased out of camp.

Grass Valley Band ties Davis for first prize at the State fair.

Vernon Castle, foremost exponent of modern dance, was killed while serving with the Canadian army.

Lillian Gish at the Audiotorium in The Lily and the Rose.

Old fashioned families of a dozen children are rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

Mine rescue and first aid team from Empire take first place in rescue work. Second in first aid at State fair.

Mrs. Henry Anderson, formerly of Nevada County, is preparing to fly from Redwood City to Reno in her husband’s new tractor aeroplane.

Handcock and Huy, agents at 121 Mill Street, have the new 75B Overland auto for $635.

William S. Hart stars in Hells Hinges at the Auditorium.

The second attempt to bridge the St. Lawrence River in Quebec failed as a section fell, killing 11 men.

The McLoed home in Lowell Hill burned — new fire ranging along Greenhorn.

Sir Earnest Shackleton rescued the marooned crew of his lost ship in Antarctica, stranded since April.

Mrs. Ford and her daughter were frightened by a half-naked man near the Gold Hill mine.

The steamer, Congress, burns off the coast of Oregon — 428 souls narrowly saved.

Professor Josiah Royce, born here in 1855 and a professor at Harvard since 1882, died in Massachusetts.

In Tennessee, an elephant that killed her trainer was hung by the neck from a railroad derrick as punishment.

Local mines announce new wages — $3.25 a day for miners, Carmen, $2.75.

Miss Mildred Peard placed 4th out of 60 students testing at Chico State.

Fire line is now 12 miles long.

Fourteen European nations are now at war — only six are at peace.

Speeders will find themselves in a peck of trouble if they continue to race through Nevada County — Marshall Northway bags someone almost everyday.

In Berlin, convicted murderer Johanna Ullman was beheaded with a headman’s axe. His partner in crime, a woman, faces the same penalty.

Domingo Mastai, banished from the county a year ago, returned and burned down his wife’s farmhouse and stabbed a worker on Blue Tent road.

There are no plans to equip the U. S. Army with caterpillar armored cars — called tanks — as have the British and French.

Mastai captured — denies terrible crime.

Three mile war front aflame in France. Germans repulsed — bayonets used.

Fires have been extinguished by recent rains.

William James, cousin of Jesse James and a Lieutenant under Quantrell during the Civil War, took the oath of allegiance to the U. S. at Fort Worth, Texas. He had been a technical outlaw against the Government for over 50 years.

A modern concrete bridge will replace the old wood bridge over Deer Creek near Sacramento Street.

In Los Angeles, woman can be arrested and fined for smoking cigarettes in eating establishments.

George Eicher, riding his horse to the Bucher ranch for help with the fire, became surrounded by fire and arrived with his clothes aflame. Both man and horse are badly burned.

The Navy Department calls for the construction of a huge dirigible.

William Smith, who hit a young boy over the head with a poker in Floristan, is in custody in Truckee. The boy is in serious condition.

Carl Penrose, J. M. Jepson, Burt McKinney and Frank Brucks were hunting near Snow Tent when their auto struck a rock, turning over. The auto was heavily damaged but the men are all right.

Norman Prince, an American flying for the French, downed to Fokkers and a balloon.

Two Swedes — brothers, named Johnson — set up a wood camp on Banner Mountain. Now they are missing for a week, leaving behind a horse tied to a tree.

John Creighton, Confederate veteran of the war, was fishing the Sacramento River near Colusa, when a young woman fell from a boat into the water. She could not swim so Creighton threw her his leg — it was made of cork. He lost his real one in the war. The woman grabbed it and made it to shore.


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