150 Years Ago
Slippery rascal: When Sheriff Tim Smith goes after a rascal, he might as well toss up the sponge at once. A. W. Hall, the scoundrel, being entrusted with wagons and 40 yoke of work cattle, that belonged to the Ione Mill company, sold the cattle and wagons to any such purchasers he could find, selling some on time and some on cash. The mill company found out, and they sent out a warrant for the scamp. A successful “still hunt,” kept up under the sheriff’s directions, terminated in the apprehension of the knave at the California House. He was then safely lodged in the Ormsby County Jail.
130 Years Ago
Lieutenant Governor’s son injured: Ray Laughton, the only son of Lieutenant Governor Laughton, was climbing a tree in Senator Stewart’s yard when the limb broke and struck the picket fence. The sharp end of the fence was driven into the boy’s stomach just below the breastbone. The boy is 12 years old and fainted from the pain. Dr. Lee was called. The wound is very severe and may prove fatal.
110 Years Ago
Notes: The locust pest has invaded Washoe County and a howl has gone up from ranchers for relief. John Glanzmann, for some time a bookkeeper at the Walsh store, has resigned, and has gone to work for the Virginia City Water Co.
70 Years Ago
University of Nevada Vet Units: Construction will begin on 112 units. The University of Nevada is importing homes to house veterans and their families wishing to attend school. The eight two-story, 14-apartment buildings are being erected through a contract between the university and the Federal Public Housing Authority.
50 Years Ago
Donrey photo award: Joan Byerly, photographer and reporter for the Nevada Appeal, received a $10 check from Donrey Media Group for the best news picture entered in the quarterly photo contest. The picture was an action shot of Carson High School student Noel Waters breaking the school’s high jump record.
20 Years Ago
Air museum: Property at the Carson City Airport could become a museum displaying historic wartime aircraft. International Birds of Prey Director John Hill said he working to establish a nonprofit organization to pay for and build a museum that would feature historic aircraft as well as restored machines that fly.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.