150 Years Ago
Hank Monk. While on the summit with his stage, Hank Monk was the unfortunate subject of a chapter of accidents. His horses got stalled in a bad place in the road, and both he and his passengers were kept hard at work straightening things out all night. The journey was finally resumed.
130 Years Ago
Forty-mile-an-hour winds. Carson was visited by the heaviest storm it has seen in many years. Clouds were banked up behind the Sierra range and then a strong wild, rain and gale increased until 3 a.m. The Armory had a ball in progress and many people left believing the building would not withstand the wind. The wind register at Friend’s Observatory showed that the gale traveled at 44 miles an hour. (Continued on Wednesday.)
110 Years Ago
Cabin blown down. Two Italian woodchoppers working at the Anderson camp had their small cabin blown down. One man was pinned down by timbers, and his partner was able to dig him out. The two came into town, and the wounded man was patched up, but looked like he had been in the ring with Jeffries, as both eyes were black.
70 Years Ago
Does. Trapping of 50 does in the Glenbrook area is planned by the State Fish and Game Commission. The traps consist of a wooden box about 10 feet long, four feet wide and five feet high with swinging doors. Deer are lured inside by an apple. Once a deer is inside the box, the doors swing shut. The captured does will be transplanted to Douglas County and other sites throughout the state.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Nevada Statehood Telegram — Nevada Senator Howard W. Cannon and J. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress, examines the original telegram that transmitted the Nevada Constitution from Territorial Governor James W. Nye to President Abraham Lincoln. The telegram as transmitted on Oct. 26, 1864 was at a cost of $4,303.27. The telegram is one of many documents obtained by the Library of Congress from the National Archives for a special statehood exhibit.
20 Years Ago
Electronic truant officer. A state of the art phone system installed at the Kingsbury Middle School will force kids to be more honest with their parents. They have purchased a PhoneMaster system from Joplin, Mo. The system allows schools to automatically dial and deliver voice messages to parents at home.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.