140 Years Ago
St. Peters Episcopal Church: Reverend Allen, rector of St. Peters, was thrown from his horse and will not be able to officiate today.
130 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Stone Market, opposite Arlington House. The undersigned conducts a first-class meat market, where the choicest cuts of beef, pork, mutton, veal, lamb, sausage, etc. All orders filled with dispatch. Otto T. Schulz.”
Wayside notes: Comstockers go to Shaw’s springs to soak the rheumatism out of their legs ...
110 Years Ago
Sandstorm strike: An assay taken from a claimed owned by Oddie, Nixon, Ramsey and Wingfield gave results of over ten thousand dollars on the ton. The strike was also made 160 miles south of Goldfield near Pagrump [sic] in Death Valley whose samples assay over $1,000 a ton. People are coming by stages, wagons, horseback and on foot. There are scarcely many kinds of provision and food-stuffs come high ...
70 Years Ago
“Carson Theatre — ‘Lifeboat’ by John Steinbeck and starring Tallulah Bankhead and William Bendix. Six men and two women adrift in a lifeboat with no law but the wild sea.”
50 Years Ago
Speed limit: The 50-mile per hour speed limit has been set for the 3.5 miles from Spooner’s Summit to Cave Rock on U.S. 50. Signs have been erected and the speed is effective immediately according to state highway engineer W. O. Wright ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.