March 10, 2013
130 Years Ago
Sermon: Rev. G. R. Davis preached a sermon at the State Prison from the text, “Ye shall seek me early and shall not find me.” The prisoners expressed themselves as highly pleased and presented Mrs. Davis with a beautiful toilet box made of inlaid wood. When it was over, Warden Bell found that one of the trustees had escaped. That very morning that trustee, hearing that Mr. Davis was to preach, dropped a tin pan he was holding and lifting both hands exclaimed with delight, “I had rather hear that man preach an hour than have my liberty for a week” – yet he managed to slip off. Warden Bell thinks the language of the text was taken by the man as a hint to leave.
120 Years Ago
All sorts: Lyman Frisbie of Livington’s left to visit friends in Stockton, taking his steel gray glass eye with him… A telegram was sent to the Stockton police notifying them of Lyman’s intention to visit the windmill city …
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre ‘Panama Hattie’ with Red Skelton and Ann Sothern – Broadway’s famed musical on the screen. Smash song, gorgeous girls, hilarious comedy – Sat. Matinee, 11 cents, 29 cents.”
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30 Years Ago
Alan Glover, D-Carson City, introduced a bill to establish a separate Department of Personnel. It moves the Personnel Division from the Department of General Services …
10 Years Ago
The possible war with Iraq has drained the National Guard and reserve troops … The Persian Gulf mobilization along with demands of war on terrorism have left communities with fewer prison guards, fire-fighters, police …
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.