140 Years Ago
Lost. General Edward’s horse carriage ran away and capsized his horse. He lost the breast collar, martingale and traces. Anyone finding them will return to Winnie & David’s stable for a reward.
130 Years Ago
Orphans’ Home trouble. Mr. Mills had a disagreement with the Board of Commissioners and sent in his resignation. The disagreement was alleged to be over cruelty to children as well as home products such and vegetables and cream being sent to members of the Board.
110 Years Ago
The boxing law. Jeffries was unable to obtain a license from the county authorities without putting up $1,000 according to the Livingston law. He explained this to the audience. Sheriff Kinney refused to issue and was guided solely by the law. It would be an excellent idea to modify the law and make a sliding scale of licenses for boxing matches and glove contests. It would bring a lot of business and revenue.
70 Years Ago
Silver dollars. Crew members of the USS Nevada will receive one silver dollar. Delivery of the solid magnesium box with its load of 2,000 big coins will be sent Oct. 4. The USS Nevada is anchored at an eastern port after playing an important role in the Normandy invasion ...
50 Years Ago
Grand ball. Headed by Governor and Mrs. Grant Sawyer, the Centennial Costume Grand Ball will be held on Oct. 30, the evening before the date that Nevada became the 36th state. It will feature “the Ball of the Century” and is to be held at the Carson City armory. Blue and silver are the colors of Nevada and will dominate the decorations. Other complementing symbols will be the sagebrush, official state flower; the official state tree is the pinion pine; the Nevada State seal and the Nevada Territorial seal as well as the Centennial seal; the American and the 36-star flag, the state and Centennial flags, and those of Nevada’s 17 counties.
30 Years Ago
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Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.