140 Years Ago
Stages: Wilson & Emery’s Stages run a line of Concord coaches, carrying passengers, express and mail. John D. Kersey is the agent in Carson and they now make through connections, at Aurora to Independence (Missouri), on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. For those desiring to visit, the stage lines also go to Genoa, Aurora, Lone Pine, Swansen or Silver Mountain ...
130 Years Ago
Capitol grass cutters: State officials think it is the correct thing to take a hand in mowing. Judge Leonard came out, threw off his coat and grasped the scythe He made two short strokes and nearly cut Wells Drury’s leg off. Charley Bicknell said he used to cut 10 acres a day, and then he made the clover fly. Hub Parker mowed and cut a swath four feet wide through the flowers and geraniums.
120 Years Ago
Tar and feathers: Fred Chapman was employed at different ranches in Yolo county and scandalized several single and married women. He returned to Yolo County and commenced his stories again. Last night he was forcibly taken from his hotel by a mob of masked men and given a coat of tar and feathers.
70 Years Ago
Cigarettes: The Nevada state highway department purchased 1,000 packages of Camel cigarettes from Neil F. Armbrecht, representative of R. J. Reynolds Co. The cigarettes will be sent to men in the services overseas ... Each package will have a sticker which reads “from headquarters highway department, Carson City, Nevada.”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Summer encampment — A group of Civil Air Patrol cadets attended a summer training program at Mather AFB, California, where they underwent basic training. Each cadet was sponsored by a local civic organization. Pictured are Gail Fitzgerald, Barbara Hampton, Rayetta Stoner, Dennis Murphy, and Bill Presswell ...
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Luxury Theater — $2.00 — ‘Return of the Jedi,’ ‘Risky Business,’ and ‘Hercules’ with Lou Ferrigno ...”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.