150 Years Ago
Fatal mining accident, Crown Point mine: William Trescott, pump master of the Crown Point mine, was killed by falling down 400 feet in one of the compartments of the main shaft. He broke through the platform when stepping across a compartment to get onto a cage when he was hit by a cage that was coming up the shaft. He was an old miner and familiar with the mine. He was a native of Cornwall, England, 40 years of age with a wife and five children.
130 Years Ago
Spider: A superstitious subscriber who found a spider in his paper wants to know if it is an omen. It is nothing of the kind. The spider was looking over the columns of the paper to see who was not advertising, so that it could spin its web across the shop door and be free from disturbance.
110 Years Ago
Plan for the Governor’s Mansion: The State Board accepted the plans of architect M. J. Curtis of Reno for construction of the gubernatorial mansion. The building proper will be 70 by 80 feet, with the porches, 94 by 92 feet. It is modeled after the best pictures of gubernatorial mansions in other states in the union. There are seven large rooms on the first floor and nine chambers on the upper floor which includes a parlor and library which can be combined. It will be the finest residence in the State of Nevada when completed.
100 Years Ago (World War I)
President Grants Pardon to Ann Martin (of Nevada): The President signed a blanket pardon for the 16 suffragists sentenced to 60 days in the workhouse for picketing the White House. At the Woman’s party headquarters it was announced the suffragists would be happy to get out so they could continue their activities.
Refused: In later news the 16 suffragettes have refused to accept the President’s pardon.
50 Years Ago
Admission Day: Theme for the four-day celebration is “Youth and Patriotism.” Chairman Ed Lauck stated, “We want to honor the many outstanding young people of Nevada.”
20 Years Ago
Gliders: The 1997 National Soaring Championships got underway at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. The Soaring Championships are sanctioned by the Soaring Society of America. Pilots will be given a task or flight assignment to be complete each day.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.