150 Years Ago
Public school rules: There shall be two terms of 22 weeks each, school will commence at 9 1/2 o’clock a.m., Primary closing at 3 o’clock and Grammar at 4 o’clock, one or more of the teachers to be present during recess, the principal shall have general charge of the school and immediate charge of the Grammar Department. Teachers will require punctual attendance of pupils, no pupil shall be admitted to the school under the age of six years or over 21. The reacher shall require pupils’ proper attention to cleanliness of person and clothing ...
130 Years Ago
Mugwumps: The air is thick with rumors of more arrests. The Mugwumps propose to arrest every man who voted the Republican ticket.
110 Years Ago
Voter instructions: Obtain your ballot from clerk, you have 10 minutes to vote, stamp the cross “X” after the name for which you wish to vote, cross must be made in black ink. If there is other writing or marking, it will invalidate your ballot. Then fold your ballot before leaving the booth, see that the number is on the outside and then deliver your ballot, folded — with the stamp, ink and ink-pad to the Inspector and give your name.
70 Years Ago
Birth at St. Mary’s hospital in Reno: A son to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kelley of Carson City. Weight, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Named Jerry Eldon.
50 Years Ago
Gemini astronauts: The 12 astronauts are in rehearsal for their 14-day rendezvous and space walk that is to conclude the Gemini program.
20 Years Ago
Comstock revival: Virginia City locals would like to see the town with more 19th century touches — such as Victorian gaslights, a no power poles and utility wires, the return of the International Hotel and “C” Street without cars parked on both sides of the street. All of the projects hope to revive the town’s nightlife and encourage tourists to spend the night.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.