140 Years Ago
St. Peter’s reconstruction: Master mechanic Mr. J. H. Parker kindly showed us through the building and explained its structure. The church as constructed is in the form of a perfect cross. The body of the church being the staff, the double “L”is formed by the Sabbath school projecting north and south, the arms and the rector’s study the top of the cross ...
130 Years Ago
Mahoney’s sentence: Mahoney, the wife murderer, was sentenced by Judge Rising to imprisonment for life. At noon a rockaway drove up to the courthouse and Mahoney was brought out handcuffed. His young daughters were crying. As he was about to leave, he said to the younger girl: “If you watch out, you will find out before long who murdered your poor mother.” Mahoney arrived at the state prison in the afternoon and was turned over to Warden Bell.
120 Years Ago
All sorts: While two of the Appeal compositors are learning to play the violin of George Lamy, Peter Jackson, the office cat, refuses to sleep in the building.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “For rent — Four-room furnished house. Also two-room house, newly decorated shower bath. $10.”
50 Years Ago
Plane disaster: Eighty-one lives were lost when a vacation-bound plane carrying Californians crashed into the summit of a Sierra peak. The Paradise Airlines Constellation crashed in a snowstorm while carrying passengers to ski resorts and Nevada’s casinos on a flight from San Jose.
30 Years Ago
The Douglas County Commissions learned that official cats prowl the corridors of several county buildings, the public library and the Parks Department. What do these fearsome felines do to earn their keep? At the Parks Department, they are mousers and at the library cats win awards in state cat shows ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.