150 Years Ago
Earthquake. A severe shock of an earthquake was felt at Blind Springs Mining District, 45 miles southeast of Aurora. It started at 11 o’clock at night and continued for one minute. It was severe and woke up those asleep with shaking of beds and buildings.
130 Years Ago
All sorts. There are rumors of a 10-foot ledge of gold rock in the North Carson Mine. Forty-five children will take part in the coming operetta given at Mr. John P. Meder’s testimonial.
110 Years Ago
Born. In Carson City, Nev., Aug. 29, 1905, to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Kitzmeyer, a daughter.
70 Years Ago
Classified ads. “WANTED — Husband and Wife as Superintendent and Matron of Ormsby County Poor Farm. Elderly couple desired. Make application in writing to Ormsby County Clerk, Carson City, Nevada. Marietta Legate ...”
50 Years Ago
Dick Graves. A prominent Northern Nevada gambler, Richard L. (Dick) Graves of Carson City, has applied to the Nevada Gaming Commission for a license to distribute paper dollar slot machines.
15 Years Ago
The Nevada desert was filled with 28,000 people who came to Burning Man in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.