150 Years Ago
Fire: The Pavilion on the Plaza was discovered to be on fire, and the greater part of the inside was ablaze. The cause of the fire was malicious mischief, and there was evidence that kerosene was used.
130 Years Ago
Episcopal services: Rev. Geo. R. Davis will hold Episcopal services at the State Prison Sunday afternoon and Empire Sunday evening.
110 Years Ago
Miss Jo Roberts (of Roberts House in Carson): A private letter from Tonopah states that Miss Jo Roberts was dying, but she came out of her lifeless condition and rallied. Her physician says that she has an excellent chance of recovery.
100 Years Ago
Aerial forces: Orville Wright said, “If the Allied armies are equipped with such number of airplanes as to keep the enemy planes entirely back of the line, so that they are unable to direct gunfire or to observe the movement of Allied troops, it will be possible to end the war.”
50 Years Ago
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church bell ringing: Rev. Robert Pumphrey will conduct the ceremony of the Blessings of the Flags at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Churches where bells will be rung are Bethlehem Lutheran, Rev. Fred Rutkowsky; St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Father George Smith; First Methodist Church, Rev. John H. Emerson, pastor. Organizations participating — American Legion, Capitol Auxiliary, Kit Carson Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars ...
20 Years Ago
Photo caption: Rape victim Sharyn Peal talks to reporters in Gov. Bob Miller’s office. Miller signed AB97, which eliminates the statute of limitations in cases of rape.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.