130 Years Ago
Hank Monk's family: H. S. Mason received a letter from Hank's brother of Park City, Utah, making inquires regarding the deposition of his remains. Monk has a sister in Hartford and his mother lives in Lawrence County, New York.
120 Years Ago
Capitol side walk: The bill to complete the sidewalk was fought by the old fossils if the Legislature ... Senator Foley stood to save the bill. Improvement in Ormsby County, and his work is always appreciated.
70 Years Ago
Eggs: The office of price administration has fixed the maximum retail price for grade 'A' eggs in California and Nevada at 52 cents ...
50 Years Ago
A record-setting $81.5 million in highway construction contracts were awarded in the past five years, the Nevada Highway Department reported ... The figure is greater than that spent on road projects by the department in its first 30 years of operation (1917-1938).
30 Years Ago
Opposition is formidable in a drive to kill the 55 mile per hour speed limit especially in western states ... "I don't see any reason for a 55 mph speed limit between ... Hawthorne and Tonopah or between Tonopah and Ely," said Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nevada.
10 Years Ago
Carrie Townley Porter portrays the "First Lady of Las Vegas," Helen J. Stewart at St. Peter's Episcopal Church ... Porter is President of the Nevada Women's History Project.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.