120 Years Ago
Dr. Harmon, a Russian optician, has been at the Ormsby House with a wonderful optical instrument, which is as true in measuring the eyesight as a pair of assayer's scales is sure in weighing gold. It contains 144 lenses - and is the Doctor's own invention - the only one in existence.
100 Years Ago
J. H. Hill of Oroville, Calif., has arrived in this state and will immediately take steps toward dredging for gold in Dayton Ð will soon have dredgers at work in the Carson River.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: "Carson Theatre Ð "Something to Sing About," with James Cagney and Evelyn Daw. They told this Hollywood actor how to act Ð but he rebelled when they told him who to love!"
Births: A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Felesina. Both mother and child are reported doing fine.
50 Years Ago
Mrs. Margaret Wheat will be speaker at the January meeting of the Republican women. She has been doing extensive research for the Nevada state museum, under a Fleischmann Foundation grant, including filming of Indian lore.
20 Years Ago
The Pyramid Lake cui-ui who long ago staked claim to precious northwestern Nevada water supply, are now being forced to change their daily habits. They are the subject of the latest chapter in the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's struggle for its native property rights for land and water.
10 Years Ago
A mystery tombstone appeared after demolition at the site of the old Desert Air Motel in Carson. The marble headstone is inscribed with the name "Kurt A. Kolos," born in 1958 and died in 1987. A call to Nevada State Office of Records and Statistics produced no information.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.