140 Years Ago
Mrs. Ann Eliza Young, divorced wife of Prophet Brigham, is lecturing in Virginia City on the horrors of Mormonism. Will she come to Carson?
130 Years Ago
Wayside notes. The Women’s Christian Temperance Union will meet at Miss Clapp’s school house. A few more candidates are wanted at the Appeal office to insert cards. Pungle your money at the door ...
110 Years Ago
Reno’s electric road. Spikes for the new electric road between Reno and Sparks have not arrived, but are expected every day. A force of men was put to work laying the ties (Journal).
70 Years Ago
Toys. Mrs. W. H. Cavell, chairman of the local AWVS, is staging a drive for discarded toys in good condition. These will be sent to the children of war-torn countries.
50 Years Ago
Habit change. The seven Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul have adopted a newly designed simplified habit. The old habit of blue and white is modeled after that of the Normandy peasant women of the 17th century called a “cornette.”Because of the work they engage in, the new habit must be trim simple and suitable for all-weather service.
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: Officials from seven Nevada counties were at the Nevada’s National Guard office in Carson City to stage a flood disaster drill. The mock emergency was designed to increase overall level of preparedness for flood disaster response and recovery.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.