140 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Lottery! Following is a list of prizes to be awarded in the Bowers gift entertainment! 300 gifts in all! The Grand Gift will include the celebrated Bower’s Mansion, furniture and grounds including 148 acres of the choicest land in the state! Under the highest state of cultivation, hot springs, meadows, farming utensils, and all appurtenances. Wm. Thompson, Manager, John D. Kersey, Agent at Carson ... ”
130 Years Ago
Fish: The whistling sucker is a fish that is sometimes caught in Walker Lake. When caught, it emits a plaintive whistle which will almost persuade an angler to throw it back into the water. Charley Kimball has one he caught in a net, keeps in a tank and has taught it to know him — and whistle when it is hungry. Kimball thinks that in time he can teach it to whistle part of some simple tune (Walker Lake Bulletin).
70 Years Ago
If you are the owner and operator of an automobile, you must have a tag informing all who see if that you have paid your federal use tax of five dollars for the fiscal year. Violators are subject to a fine as high as $50.
50 Years Ago
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. William Miles of Tahoe Valley are parents of a boy; Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett of Carson City are parents of a girl.
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Luxury Theatres — ‘Star wars, Return of the Jedi,’ ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ ‘Superman III’ ... Adults $2, children $1.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.