May 2, 2013
140 Years Ago
Telegraph: Messers. Yerington, Bliss & Co. are putting a new telegraph line to replace the line at Lake Bigler grade. Those wires are being moved along the wood flume, up the Clear Creek road to the summit and on to Glenbrook …
130 Years Ago
The first of May was yesterday. It snowed a little and the regular May pole party was postponed because the pole was froze up [sic], or something of that sort.
100 Years Ago
The gumshoe men who have been looking over the post office affair left yesterday. Just what conclusions were reached in the muddle is a matter of government record …
70 Years Ago
Dr. R. A. Petty, Carson City physician and his family leave for Illinois where the doctor will visit his old home until he reports for active duty in the U.S. Navy … He has been commissioned a lieutenant, junior grade.
50 Years Ago
Television now hopes to take the viewer inside of the space capsule. Astronaut Gordon Cooper will have a television camera inside his craft and viewers will be able to watch him and see the earth from points 100 miles up in space …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
30 Years Ago
The Nevada Bell rates increase from $9.20 a month to $15.25. According to Consumer Advocate Jim Wellinghoff the basic flat rate for residential service in Reno-Carson will jump 65 percent and business, 44 percent. The cost of a pay phone will go from 15 cents to 25 cents.