150 Years Ago
Jule Boulette (Julia Bulette): Millean, the Frenchman who murdered Jule Boulette, has been sentenced to be hanged on Aug. 23rd, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Enterprise)
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Fish Commissioner Cary has placed 16 mud turtles on the banks of the Carson River near Genoa. They are of the large variety.
110 Years Ago
Eagles Carnival program: Miss Mattie Roberts and Escorts will arrive in the morning, and she will be crowned Queen Martha I at night. At 10 o’clock, the carnival will open by the firing of rifles, then roping contest and throwing of steer with his teeth by Maganalgill’s traveling assistant. Then other events will follow — the blue rock pigeon shoot, first league game of the carnival between Reno and Carson, the coronation parade that will wend its way to the throne situated among dusk myriads of electric lights in front of the State Capitol. The keys of the city will be presented to Queen Martha I, and the coronation ball will be held in the dancing pavilion in the Capitol grounds.
100 Years Ago
Physical standards for the national army: Height, between five feet, one inch and six feet, six inches; weight, between 118 and 211; a whispering test to determine eye and ear conditions; lung or heart disease disqualifies; four serviceable molars, jump straight up, kick heels behind, hop on one foot, then the other, 31-38 chests and a normal pulse ...
50 Years Ago
Jayne Mansfield: One week after she was killed in a highway collision, her three children were picked up by their father, Mickey Hargity, along with two Chihuahua puppies, also in the accident. Mickey Jr., 8, was in a wheelchair with a cast of his arm and leg; the two younger children, Zolton, 6, and Maria, 3, walked beside their father. Maria underwent plastic surgery and wore a large bandage around her head.
20 Years Ago
Photo caption: Members of Reno’s Point Man Ministries march in Virginia City’s Fourth of July parade. Amber Burrows waves her flag from the Cinderella Youth Development Program float during the Comstock’s annual Independence Day celebration.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.