140 years ago
The Dolly Varden Show Last Night. Messrs. Moore & Parker afford rare facilities for speaking, with their two halls — the Theatre and The Skating Rink. The latter gave ample scope to Adolph Sutro and his Phatasmagoricon; the former supplied a rostrum for the outpouring of a diarrhea of words from that artesian well of rhodomontade and florid rhetoric. Mr. Charles Sumner, Sutro’s scribe — and Pharisee. The meeting last night was a large one. The Theatre was crowded.
130 years ago
T.B. Rickey, of this city, has received a complimentary invitation to attend the First National Convention of cattlemen to be held at St. Louis. The invitations are steel engravings and an astonishingly elaborate character. All who attend the convention are expected to carry their branding irons red hot in case a favorable opportunity for an artistic display of their use presents itself.
100 years ago
The spacious Grand Theatre was comfortably filled last evening with voters, men and women, attracted by the announcement that a number of Socialist candidates would speak. Following the pictures, the political meeting opened with an address by Rev. Lloyd B. Thomas, the Socialists candidate for regent of the university. Hon. A. Grant Miller, candidate for the United States senator told his hearers of the benefits of Socialism.
70 years ago
Twelve were killed today when two C-64 transport planes collided in the air above the Reno air base and came down in flames. It was the first fatality here in more than 85,000 flying hours. Five are dead and four hospitalized as a result of an air crash last night of a four-motored bomber a half mile from the Tonopah air field.
60 years ago
Always featured in the Nevada Day Parade (photo caption) here is Sade J. Grant whose lively dancing in an old fashioned costume during the entire march draws heavy applause from thousands of spectators.
50 years ago
“It is easier to admit Nevada than to raise another million soldiers.” That was President Abraham Lincoln talking, as quoted by his Assistant Secretary of War, Charles A. Dana. So, 100 years ago Saturday, after a good deal of political maneuvering, Nevada became the 36th state of the union, the “Battle Born” state.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.