140 years ago
Justice Court. After a long cessation of hostilities, the Justice Court had an unusual amount of business yesterday. L.P. Cuno and David Lewis were arrested by Officer Stern Sunday morning, charged with disturbing the peace in giving an exhibition of their skill as pugilists in front of the Ormsby House to the lady residents of the hotel. They pleaded guilty and were fined $30 each. Cuno put up and went his way rejoicing. Lewis yet resides in the cool shades of the Swift Hotel.
130 years ago
“Where the beauty of the Lily (Langtry) fails is in the impression that it gives that behind the classic face there is not a flashing brain. And this thought is carried out in her walk and her words, committed though they be. Still there is a clear, fresh, winsome, almost childish look about Mrs. Langtry which is most charming, and she is entitled to the title of being a very beautiful woman.”
100 years ago
Occasionally a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, commonly known as the “I Won’t Work,” drops into this valley, but his or her sojourn here is usually limited to a few days. One secured a job on one of the valley’s largest ranches, and when the owner was away, took the opportunity to get up on a chair at dinner time and urge men to fight for an eight hour day on Carson Valley ranches. The boss happened along just in time to hear something about $4 a day and in a few moments the agitator was sent on his way rejoicing.
70 years ago
There has been a heavy loss to sheep flocks in the Winnemucca area in the last week due to coyote depredations.
50 years ago
Congressman Walter S. Baring announced his candidacy for a seventh term in the United States House of Representatives. Baring was born in Goldfield on Sept. 9, 1911, and is a graduate of the University of Nevada.
30 years ago
Fremont Elementary School principal Jim Parry treated graduating sixth graders to a water balloon free-for-all on the last day of school Thursday, with him as one of the targets.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.