140 Years Ago
Escape from death: Early this morning three men met with a miraculous escape from death. They had barely stepped on the cage at the top of the shaft when they were precipitated with great rapidity to the water in the pump at the bottom. Mr. Ford, the foreman of the mine, had sufficient presence of mind to throw up one side of the bonnet of the cage preventing the men from being buried under twelve hundred feet of cable, weighing a ton. (Gold Hill News)
130 Years Ago
Sweeney talks turkey: He will continue to give turkey away with the keno pots. This is the most liberal offer ever made and the idea prevails that Sweeney steals his birds somewhere ...
120 Years Ago
Fire: A fire started in Chinatown, and the alarm was sounded. The house companies and the V&T switch engine arrived. The Warrens got on first water, and after an hour, the fire was extinguished. Several small houses in Chinatown were ruined ... no insurance.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — ‘Presenting Lily Mars’ with Judy Garland and Van Heflin — love, music, dancing, comedy ...”
50 Years Ago
Mrs. Kennedy: According to press secretary Pierre Salinger, Jackie Kennedy must seek a new way of life for herself and her two children. How long she will stay at the White House, where she will make her new home, or what will become of the White House school she set up for daughter Caroline and 20 other children will have to be decided.
30 Years Ago
Polio: Dr. Albert Sabin, who has spent his life finding cures for polio and paralysis, now is unable to move because of a mysterious nerve disorder he developed following operation for a spinal cord injury.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.