130 YEARS AGO
Shooter: John Anderson, while in a highly invigorated state from inordinate use of the "rosey," fired a pistol shot through the door of a house of ill fame. Judge Cary fined the culprit $50.
Legislature: There is talk of getting up a bill to protect the public against baggage smashers on railroads, making it a felony for a man to smash the top of a trunk by throwing bars of lead or bullion on it.
120 YEARS AGO
Keno: Nudge Mara's keno game is still giving away money at the Monarch:
With four chances out of a dollar,
A pot you will surely collar;
Get four in a line
And get 'em on time,
Then Keno! is what you must holler.
70 YEARS AGO
Sweepstakes: Capt. Tom P. Emerich, an economic professor, proposed a "sweepstakes blitzkrieg to give Adolf Hitler a kick in the pants." Emerich proposes a series of national lotteries. Holders of lucky numbers would be exempt from federal taxes.
50 YEARS AGO
Governor Grant Sawyer and his wife will head Nevada's representation at John F. Kennedy's inauguration as President ... and will fly to Washington from Reno.
20 YEARS AGO
Twenty-four new legislators will receive an overview of how the system works when they arrive for a two-day orientation. The 1991 session will begin January 21.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Taylor Mirich and Mark Furlong set logs for steps leading from the Carson River to the new Morgan Mill river access area. They were among 45 volunteers who turned out to help in the Carson River work day.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.