150 Years Ago
Controller Nightingill has gone to the Lake for his health. He is still feeble from his recent attack of pneumonia. He went to the Glenbrook House to try the virtues of a change of climate and annoyances of his office ...
130 Years Ago
More days for God: Some years ago one of the most devout members of the congregation got up and said: “Brethren, we are only having these prayer meetings every Sunday ... It seems to me that one day for God is very small. Let us give God two days ...” After some discussion the proposition was adopted, but at the next Friday night meeting the man who wanted to give two days to God was found at a neighboring saloon playing whiskey cinch with the boys.
110 Years Ago
Dog tag found: The disappearance of a canine was explained when a metal license tag is discovered in a tin can of packing house meat. The tag says, “No. 13,506, Chicago — R.F.C.”
70 Years Ago
Bob “Frenchy” Laxalt: Plans for the boxing show involving Carson City, Stewart, Nixon and Schurz have been completed. Bob “Frenchy” Laxalt of Carson City and one of the town’s most promising mitt slingers would be seen in action, against a worthy Stewart opponent. He is working here during summer vacation and is one of the mainstays of the powerful University of Nevada boxing squad.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Michael Collins, practicing in weightless conditions, is entwined in his cord as he rehearses his scheduled walk in space during preparations of the Gemini 10 flight, due to launch at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Pilot John Young watches from the hatch of a spacecraft replica during a flightless session aboard a KC135 plane at the Kennedy space Center.
20 Years Ago
Nevada State Museum: Speaker Dr. Douglas Owsley, a forensic anthropologist spoke at the Nevada State Museum. He is curator and division head for physical anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He highlighted some of the techniques for locating and recovering buried remains, establishing positive identification and interpretation of trauma.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.