140 Years Ago
Reverend Edward Arthur McArthur, an African-American clergyman, sent out as a missionary to the Central and South American States by the Established Church of England, preached at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. We hear his discourse highly spoken of.
130 Years Ago
Advertisement: “The Pacific Incubator is used in the artificial hatching of chickens. Incubators are successful in operation and hatch 90 percent of the eggs, if properly handled.”
110 Years Ago
Professor H.H. Howe has recommended appointments which was approved by the Board of Trustees — new teachers are Miss Clara Watson, May Gillooly, Lillian Swift, Mary Roberts (of the Foreman-Roberts House), Josie Kelly, Mabel French, Minnie Mills, Mattie Friedrich, Ella Foley, Adeline Morton, Mariette Curry and Miss Marion L. Brumsey. Miss Wasson was chosen Vice Principle at a salary of $100 per month ...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — ‘The Desert Song’ in Technicolor with Dennis Morgan, Irene Manning, Lynn Overman and Gene Lockhart — singing those wonderful songs, ‘One Alone,’ ‘Desert Song,’ and ‘Riff Song.’”
50 Years Ago
Nevada’s Centennial Commemorative five-cent stamps will be sold on the first day of issue — July 22, 1964. Dr. Effie Mona Mack, chairwoman, describes it as “worthy of a Rembrandt ...” The lovely Virginia City scene of St. Mary’s in the Mountains dominates the design ...
30 Years Ago
Hosted by Virginia City’s Liberty Engine Company No. 1, the streets of Virginia City will be filled with pumpers, hose wagons and brigades as competition in the Comstock 1984 Fireman’s Muster.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.