150 Years Ago
New flagstaff. So that the emblem of our legislators’ loyalty may be seen from a far off, a new and taller flagstaff has been erected on the Capitol. The star spangled banner is in triumph and shall wave o’er the land of the free and the gold grabbers’ grave.
130 Years Ago
Advertisement. Just arrived at E. B. Rail’s store, a new assortment of crockery — Minton, Wedgwood, Carlsbad, Copeland, Royal Worcester, Crown Derby. Also, fancy lamps and chandeliers, punch bowls, cups and saucers, decanters, water sets, lemonade sets, toilet sets, and silver plated mugs.
110 Years Ago
Weather causes trouble. A heavy percentage of moisture causes flue ores and concentrates to freeze into solid masses in cars after loading. When the ores reach the samplers, it is necessary to use pick to loosen up the mass ... blasting has been resorted to also. Concentrates shipped from the Buckhorn property at Ophir have measured at 24 degrees below zero.
80 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theatre, ‘The Littlest Rebel,’ with Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt — See Shirley dance the minuet, shoot a slingshot at enemy soldiers, perform as a street-singer ...”
50 Years Ago
Viet raids. U.S. jet pilots are reporting excellent results from massive raids on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Three hundred planes, packing nearly 1,000 tons of bombs and rockets, are hitting at strategic junctions and southbound Communist convoys.
10 Years Ago
Bordewich Bray and Seeliger schools. The schools suffered flooding or ceiling damage estimated at $10,000. At Bordewich Bray, water was running down King Street and spilled over the curb enabling water to enter through the doors.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.