150 Years Ago
Merrimac Mill: The meeting at the Mill was well attended. Speeches were made by Messrs.’ Meder, Edwards, Munckton, Horton, Clark ... The Merrimac Mill will turn out a sturdy band of “Union” voters on the day of election. The “Copperheads” are few and far between.
Biggest load of freight: Whitney & Co. have a freight wagon on the way laden with 24,000 pounds of freight. Most of the goods are for rail hardware merchant. It is the largest load ever sent over the mountains.
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
Brief paragraphs: Gans-Nelson fight moving pictures at the opera house. Goldfield street scenes also.
70 Years Ago
Indian Pioneers: Fifteen Territorial Pioneers both White and Indians will be presented certificates on Nevada Day. They are Mrs. Annie Frank, age unknown, but she can remember the coming of the first white man into Nevada, age is estimated by Indian officials as being about 100. The next oldest is Bob Kane, 96, and Bob Tom, 95. The others are Johnny Jones, 85; Annie Downington, 83; Gertie Toi, 85; Phoebe Winnemucca, 82; Ben Rowe and Sue Rowe, 86; Billie Biscuit, 86; Joe Morgan, 83; Ed Buffalo, 84 and Maggie Herman, 85.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Mall drivers line up: Ormsby County Commissioner Keith McDonald took first place in the special 10 lap merchants special Saturday night at the Tahoe-Carson Speedway. Thirteen drivers participated in the special event: Bub Lauck, Bob Steenis, John MacDonald, Larry Palmeri, Jim Kading, Jerry Mann, Ted Stokes, Bill Green, Francis Carrington, Ted Thorton, Thurston James, Bill Dolan, and Keith McDonald.
20 Years Ago
Mock election: A mock election took place at Carson High, and the consensus if left up to them, would be that Bill Clinton would be re-elected president and Ray Masayko would be Carson City’s new mayor — and that a new high school would be under construction in the city.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.