140 Years Ago
Sewer issues: Jake Klein complains of an inundation of washhouse and stable water that flows down past the rear of the old Mason & Hoff store and back of Sam Wright’s coffin shop ... the water flows from the carriage washings and general slops of Winnie David’s stable and from the Chinese washing establishment ... Jacob is of opinion that the town daddies take authority over the matter and dig a ditch down Carson Street to alleviate the problem.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Julia Beals has at last been landed in the insane asylum. John Piper fell 12 feet at the Rhode Island Mill, and it is feared that he is injured internally. The Austin Reveille, edited by old John Booth, has closed its 42nd volume. The Reveille is a credit to Austin ...
120 Years Ago
Annexation: When Congress meets, there may be a bill to annex Utah to Nevada. The spectacle of the small population of the state and its depressed industries appear to inflict a sense of injury on the Atlantic strip. That less than 50,000 people should have the same representation in the Senate as New York and Pennsylvania’s is considered an outrage. They forget that had the small states not been assured equal representation with the large ones in the Senate, there would have been no Constitution and no union ...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre, ‘Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour.’ With Jimmy Lydon and Charles Smith. This is positively a scream. Forget the war, and laugh your blues away. Companion feature, ‘Riders of the Timberline,’ with Hopalong Cassidy.”
50 Years Ago
Survey: A national survey on the problem of alcoholism has given Nevada an image that may change the state motto from “Battle Born” to “Bottle Bearing.” A survey completed by Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies shows that Nevada has the highest percentage of alcoholics and alcohol consumption of any of the 50 states.
30 Years Ago
Computers: Western Nevada Community College’s data processing students had a chance to see how computers in their classroom are designed and manufactured. IMS International system was installed in the fall, increasing the terminals available to 17 and offering a primary programming in BASIC language course to 100 students and WordStar to students next semester. The on-site system can also accommodate COBOL ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.