150 Years Ago
100 babies in a stable (English paper): An old stable has 100 little babies nestling in the horse troughs and is a spectacle seen daily in the locality of Union street, in London. Rev. George Alding, at his own expense, secured an old stable to form a nursery and fitted it up for taking care of babies of women obliged to go to char or work. The hay cribs remain and serve as cradles.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: The Washoe Mugwumps are now anxious to compromise. The slogan all along the line is “no compromise.”
110 Years Ago
The storm: Jack Frost got in his work and gave us a cold freeze this morning.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Young women — Take a job you can be proud of as a ‘Telephone Operator.’ Beginners earn $36.40 for a 48-hour week, and with three months’ experience, as much as $43.40 per week. Additional pay increases at frequent intervals. Apply at 322 N. Carson St., Carson City, Nevada. Bell Telephone of Nevada.”
50 Years Ago
Balloon ascent for the Yule season: Hot air ballooning will kick off the 1966 Christmas shopping season with Santa Claus himself. The colorful balloon called “Libra” will rise to the heavens with Santa Claus on board.
20 Years Ago
Robber: The Wells Fargo Bank branch was robbed at gunpoint. FBI agents and the Carson City sheriff’s deputies are looking for a thin, Caucasian man, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, in his late 20s to early 30s with light-colored shoulder-length hair.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.