140 Years Ago
The circus. Many were deterred after hearing there was no performance due to the Washoe Zephyr (high wind). But there was a performance in spite of the wind and a full tent. The riding, tumbling and acrobats are first class. We recommend this circus to our friends. There will be a matinee to which the Orphan children are invited.
130 Years Ago
Nature. An ordinary woman’s waist is 30 inches around and an ordinary man’s arm is about 30 inches long. How admirable are thy works, oh, Nature! — Hawthorne Bulletin.
110 Years Ago
All sorts. John Sweeny is grafting peaches and apples into the sagebrush. He says the fruit from this is unsurpassed in flavor and hardiness and the frosts do not affect it.
70 Years Ago
Honorary degrees. Honorary degree of doctor of laws were conferred upon Maj. Max C. Fleischmann, philanthropist; Ann Henrietta Martin, educator and civic leader; Brewster Adams, Reno clergyman, and Patrick A. McCarran, senior United States senator from Nevada.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “The Nevada Appeal will publish an Historical 100th Anniversary Edition — reproducing many front pages dating back during the past 100 years — depicting events large and small as published by the Nevada Appeal. Publication limited, extra copies, 25 cents.”
15 Years Ago
Speaker Joe Dini of Yerington has filed for a 18th term in the Nevada Assembly and represents District 38.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.