150 Years Ago
Barn burned: A large barn belonging to L. H. Dyer of the Lake House, Washoe City (near the northern end of the lake), was entirely destroyed by fire.
130 Years Ago
A hot day: Sunday was phenomenally hot. The dogs crawled under the house with the cats, both on good terms, for the time, and the cow’s tongues flapped around their fore legs as they walked. The shingles turned up on the roofs. The solder on the tin roofs melted and ran down into the gutters like rainwater. Doc Benton’s ice wagon was running as a street sprinkler ...
110 Years Ago
Regan’s whiskey: A chicken bit a policeman in Salt Lake, and he is about to lose his arm from blood poisoning. It is a cinch he never drank Regan’s whiskey or his system would have been in better shape.
70 Years Ago
Buckaroo Court: “Buckaroo court” fines and donations during the Reno rodeo via the Junior Chamber of Commerce has deposited $1,000 in a special fund for the children of the state orphans’ home.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Sadie Grant, shown in early-day costume with her brother during the Nevada Centennial celebration was honored at a retirement party, shared with August Glanzmann, both veteran employees of the Department of Motor Vehicles registration division.
20 Years Ago
Legislative building work starts: Q & D Construction, the contractor, took over the foundation job. The remodel of the existing building was on schedule and should be completed by the start of session in January. Work on the buildings’ new façade is already in progress.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.