140 Years Ago
Crack of doom at Gold Hill. There is a mysterious earth crack extending from the vicinity of Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, that runs about three quarters of a mile. It has greatly widened and lengthened within the last three months. This crack marks the east wall of the Comstock. Several stone monuments erected by the United States government in the immediate vicinity of the crack have shifted position to such an extent that they are no longer reliable for surveying purposes.
130 Years Ago
A dead beat. Publishers are warned against a little red headed printer from Sacramento. He has a small moustache and small foxy eyes. He was advanced money in this office to do some work and skipped out.
110 Years Ago
Mrs. Jane Lothrop Stanford died at the Moana Hotel in Honolulu. She was taken ill at 11 p.m. and said:“I have been poisoned.” Her last words were: “This is a horrible death to die.” She was going to take bicarbonate of soda, but it is said the bottle contained strychnine ...
70 Years Ago
Box social. Ladies attending the box social in the parish house of the Episcopal church will each bring a decorated box containing lunch for two persons. The boxes will be auctioned to the highest bidders and in this way supper partners will be chosen ...
50 Years Ago
Returns. Donald J. Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Young of Carson, will be home on a 15-day leave after completion of a 24-week course at the Naval Radio School in San Diego. Then he will report to San Francisco to be stationed aboard the USS Hornet, a carrier.
15 Years Ago
Senior center. Janice McIntosh has been named as director of the Carson City Senior Center. McIntosh has a degree in social work and holds a real estate license. She was also an officer in the U.S. Navy and started family assistance programs for the U.S. Army.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.