150 Years Ago
Cure for cholera: Naples — an infallible remedy for the cholera according to a Catholic paper is to “apply to the abdomen a picture of St. Joachim, the glorious father of the Holy Virgin.”
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Reno is claiming all the stray earthquake shocks that come along.
Sensible people examine a man’s head and not his feet when they make an estimate of his politics.
110 Years Ago
Future theatrical attractions: Manager Meder has several attractions booked for the winter season. Those known thus far are “Josh Perkins,” “My Friends Family,” Convicts Daughter,” “Ole Oleson,” “Bell of Japan,”and “Patton and Perry.”
70 Years Ago
Virginia (City) Theater fire: According to Carson Fire Chief George Meyers, one of the worst fires occurred at the Virginia City Theater. On their way to the fire were Carson City firefighters: Chief Meyers, Stanley Peyton, Abie Riehl, Lester Groth, George Parker and George Gibson. The historic Odd Fellows building housed the theater on the main floor. Through the efforts of the Carson City, Virginia City and Dayton fire fighters, the theater was spared excessive damage. Some film was saved for the expensive projection equipment but theater seats, curtains and booths were destroyed.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Richard Boone, Star of television and movies, was a guest at Carson College where he has been appointed to the board of directors. He visited classes, inspected the facilities and conferred with the college management on the coming fund drive ...
20 Years Ago
New park: Plans for a new park by Landmark Development on the north side of Northridge Drive are in the works.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.