150 Years Ago
Nearly broke his neck. A “Constitutional Democrat” returning from Carson in a buggy almost broke his neck in front of the Gold Hill Exchange. His head was swelled by reasons of numerous potation of Democratic whiskey. He attempted to get out of his buggy and the laws of gravitation took his head toward the earth, and he came down upon the gravel stones with his bald pate. Being full of whisky, he was righted and uninjured (News).
130 Years Ago
Classified ads. “Lost — A gold scarf-pin with an ice skate attached. The finder will be suitably rewarded.” “Found — A valuable thoroughbred dog. The loser can have him by proving property and paying for the ad.”
110 Years Ago
Episcopal picnic. The Episcopal Sunday School picnic will be at Bowers Mansion and sure to be a success. The weather is simply ideal for such an outing and grounds will be in special service. Take the local train and put in a day of pleasure.
70 Years Ago
All sorts. Sgt. Harold Wright is spending a furlough visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wright.
50 Years Ago
Candy Dance. Mrs. Ruth Duryee has been named chairman of the Genoa Candy Dance to be held Oct. 2 and will include a buffet and free candy made by the women of Genoa.
20 Years Ago
Photo caption. A male camel, resting comfortably before the annual Virginia City Camel Races, chews his cud contentedly. Male camels spit only when they want to mate or feel threatened, said camel expert Diane Hamlin of Virginia City.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.