140 Years Ago
Tomb. Timber is being buried in the Consolidated Virginia mine at six million per annum. The Comstock Lode may be said to be the tomb of the rest of the Sierra (Enterprise).
130 Years Ago
All sorts. Mr. Kitzmeyer has started a roller skating rink over his furniture store — just for his family. Perch fishing is said to be something wonderful at Washoe Lake. It’s a cold day when a man doesn’t catch 40 or 50.
110 Years Ago
Matinee. The management of Kintescope will give a matinee about St. Louis, and pictures will be shown as well as the moving picture of the “Strike” and the “Trials” of an automobilist.
80 Years Ago
Bounties were paid for the eradication of 3,404 gophers by the irrigation district for damaging irrigating canals.
50 Years Ago
Spacemen Virgil Grissom and John Young flew the world’s first maneuverable manned space ship three times around the earth. They reported by radio that they were in good shape after the Atlantic Ocean landing.
15 Years Ago
The four Vansickle children — Joshua, Jimmie, Jennifer and Jeanette — Nevada’s first quadruplets, celebrate their seventh birthday at the Children’s Museum.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.