150 Years Ago
Washoe City affray: Ned Curren and Jonathan Yates, well known in Virginia City, went on a drunken spree in Washoe City and commenced fighting in one of the saloons. They left the saloon by the back door and a report of a pistol was heard. When the door was opened, Curren staggered in exclaiming: “My God I’m killed,” and he died. Yates tried to escape and is now lodged in jail.
130 Years Ago
Politics: Since the boss of the Storey County mud machine has left for California, the novice mud throwers find the thing too heavy for them to work. They only take little gobs of mud off the chute and throw them by hand.
110 Years Ago
Frank Bell: Once Governor of Nevada in 1890, he was appointed Justice of the Peace when the position was made vacant by death of the incumbent. The Township in Reno is Democratic, but Mr. Bell, who is a Republican, got twice as many votes as his Democrat, Socialist and Independent opponents. Bell was once Manager of the Western Union Telegraph and in charge of the Bell telephone system. He is well known by all the old telegraphers ...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — ‘A Stolen Life’ with Betty Davis and Glenn Ford — One of Bette’s best pictures.”
60 Years Ago
Birth: Announcing the arrival of Lowery Trent Dolan weighing 7 pounds 8 1/2 ounces to Mr. and Mrs. William M. Dolan at 3:21 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, Reno, Nevada.
50 Years Ago
Carson High Honor Roll Straight A’s: Ann Beck, Anne Christenson, Susan Hill, Patrick Moore, Charlotte Morse, Richard Van Zee, Linda Felt, Coleen Gallagher, David Gamble, Larry Anderson, Sheryl Landing, Craig Metzger, Gary Suenage, Gail Whitcome, Dean Fialka, Catherine Stornetta, Christine Whitcome and Dianna Woolverton.
20 Years Ago
Topaz casino: Ed’s Topaz Casino reopened after building was renovated. Chuck and Ed Bauer hope a chance to watch sports, eat good food and play slot machines with Topaz Lake in the background will lure patrons to the casino.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.