130 YEARS AGO
Editor of the Appeal: The largest raft that was ever towed across the Lake contained 533,000 feet, and was towed by Capt. Todman's celebrated tug "Truckee" containing enough construct hanging posts for every lying stage driver and hotel sharp on the Sierras. - Tom Thumb
110 YEARS AGO
The second number of Nevada Magazine is out. On the frontispieces a very artistic pen sketch of Rollin Daggett by Nankaville. Alf Doten contributes a very readable paper on early journalist in Nevada, illustrated by half tone portraits of Mark Twain, Charlie Goodwin, Joe Goodman, Wells Drury. The article brings one back to the flush days of the past.
70 YEARS AGO
Der Fuerhrer Adolf Hitler put forth "lasting peace " as Germany's goal. He spoke to a throng at the market place while guns were being fired 15 miles away.
50 YEARS AGO
The state purchasing department is purchasing a gin mill - the Eli Whitney variety, for the University of Nevada agriculture experiment station ... 8-saw type.
20 YEARS AGO
Assemblyman Marvin Sedway was given authority by the Legislative Commission to negotiate for the purchase of a bank building ... offer of about $3.15 million - to be used as additional legislative offices.
10 YEARS AGO
Two old-timers put their cast-iron pots over a fire and baked beans, roast beef and baked biscuits as part of the Old West in Dayton Valley Days.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.