November 10, 2012
130 Years AgoChanged hands: James Shaw has purchased Swift’s Springs… Mr. Shaw is one of those live men who will make the resort one of the most popular in the state.120 Years AgoKeno: Keno can be found at Livingston’s every night and the players go away with a satisfied smile. Each Sunday night the boys get a chance at the $15 pot… All you have to do is place your 25 cents in the pot, and the first thing you know a run of cards comes to you … and the dealer passes over a nice little handful of cash. 70 Years AgoSilk stockings: The general salvage office of the war production board will start collections of old silk and nylon stockings… These are essential in the production of certain war materials and present supplied are limited. Worn out silk stockings will be used exclusively in the manufacture of powder bags for men in the armed forces… 50 Years AgoDeath of Mrs. Roosevelt: The former first lady was an intimate of the near-great and had endeared herself as well to the common man here and abroad. President Kennedy issued a statement saying, “One of the great ladies in the history of this country has passed from the scene. Her loss will be deeply felt…”30 Years AgoSlowdown: The state Transportation Board order a slowdown in speed for motorist traveling on U.S. 395 south of Reno. The board decided the 55 mph speed limited will be lowered to 50 on the 10-mile stretch from the Mt. Rose intersection to the Winters Ranch in Washoe Valley… because of 462 traffic accidents in a three-year period.10 Years AgoThe Carson Nugget celebrates 45 years of business. Hop and Howard Adams opened the Carson Nugget in 1957. Owners still plan to add a hotel in the surrounding area. The casino continues to provide the warm, friendly and non-threatening atmosphere that attracts many locals…• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.