140 Years Ago
Chinese riot: A number of Celestials came rushing down Front Street in Truckee in a state of great excitement. Policeman Robinson found the cause of the row was a woman. She is a young Chinese woman, the belle of the Celestial portion of Truckee and under the care of Lem Sing. Other parties are endeavoring to obtain possession of the damsel.
130 Years Ago
Rules of the Leap Year Ball: Ladies will take gentlemen to and from the ballroom in carriages, no gentleman will dance unless asked by a lady, no gentleman will walk across the floor unless leaning upon the arm of a lady, any gentleman attempting to put on his own overcoat will be shown the error of his ways, and the overcoat will be forfeited to the Orphans’ Home, and the orchestra will be composed exclusively of lady musicians ...
120 Years Ago
All sorts: For sale — Sour grapes, apply at the Tribune office.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Helmet linings are made of paper — waste paper needed at once! A bundle a week could save some boy’s life. U.S. Victory Waste Paper Campaign.”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Centennial Birthday Cake – A Centennial year kick-off party at the Capitol Building in Carson City featured a 1,200 square foot Nevada-shaped cake. Hundreds filled the Capitol Building’s hall to watch monitors during an hour-long program entitled “Nevada is Your Heritage.”
30 Years Ago
Gov. Richard Bryan ended up living in a model home in Las Vegas rent free to save the state money. He’s on the road so much that his $22,500 in state travel budget would be overspent.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.