140 Years Ago
Earthquake: Those who were indoors where pendant objects like lamps and gas fixtures were hanging felt a shock of an earthquake. The Dashaways backed the assertion that it was a shrug of Mother Earth’s broad shoulders and that there might have been a slight squirm. It was not altogether an attack of the jim-jams that suggested the idea.
130 Years Ago
Big egg: Mrs. Hinton, a widow lady, laid an egg on our table measuring 11-inches in circumference (Genoa Courier).
120 Years Ago
Sad accident: Mr. and Mrs. H. Springmeyer were absent from their ranch for a while and their 7-year-old son got hold of a shotgun and put in a shell. While playing with his 9-year-old sister, the gun discharged and the little girl’s under jaw was shot away. Her name is Edna, and she will be buried in Genoa.
70 Years Ago
Air raid: In less than 13 minutes, the entire state of Nevada was notified. The trial was made without warning to anyone and results indicate the civilian defense emergency setup will function in the event an air raid is sounded. Hugh Shamberger contends that the danger exists on the western coast ...
50 Years Ago
The very best: Warren Engine Company No. 1 is a fire fighting team with many valiant deeds to talk about. They rarely complain when they battle a fire any time of day or night. They are all-volunteer and answer the call without complaint. They work efficiently and get no pay. Once a year the fire company needs money to finance new equipment and pay for repairs, so please try and do your part in keeping our firemen the best. Please donate.
30 Years Ago
Illegal fungi: $250,00 worth of hallucinogenic mushrooms were seized by Douglas County investigators in a Kingsbury Grade home. One thousand Mason jars were discovered in the basement of the house. The drug seizure is one of the largest in the state’s history.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.