150 Years Ago
Big turnip: A turnip the size of a small boy’s head was made a present to the Appeal ... grown in the garden of Mr. Fox. We find it particularly crisp and edible.
130 Years Ago
Sulfur shower explained: The same phenomenon was witnessed in Truckee. Instead of the material being sulfur, it is the pollen from the pine trees. The frogs that came down must have been tree toads. Prison authorities still insist that the shower contained sulfur. (Truckee Republican)
110 Years Ago
Ramsey, Nevada: Members of the Ramsey town site were in Dayton filing plats and completing incorporation and other work to the location of a new mining camp. Two new stores were opened there, a big blacksmith shop and a water plant. The panning from almost every gulch return from $20 to $200 to the ton.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater, ‘The Bride Wore Boots,’ with Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Cummings. You’ll howl at the bride that liked her husband but loved her horse. Sport-Cartoon and News.”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: The Rinckel Mansion, Curry and King streets, is the only one of more than a dozen historic residences in Carson City which is open to the public. It is on a “Mansion Tour” publicized by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and attracts many visitors during the summer months. It is owned by Ann Lindstrom, and a caretaker is on hand to show visitors through.
20 Years Ago
Smuggling: A 28-year-old woman was detained at the Northern Nevada Correctional center when she was caught allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana into the prison in her bra. Bail set at $20,000.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.