150 Years Ago
Advertisement: “New Goods at great bargains!! Kitzmeyer Bros. Saddlers have just received a large supply of the best style of saddles now in use. All kinds of Concord and Pennsylvania Team Harnesses, single and double, a large assortment of whips, (leather which will be sold as low as the lowest, and still a little lower ...) You are respectfully invited to call at Kitzmeyers Bros. opposite the Penrod House and opposite Wells, Fargo & Co.’s Express Office, Carson City.”
130 Years Ago
Bicycle races: J.P. Sweeney has offered to put his race rack in condition for the October bicycle races. Our boys should practice daily and keep the prize in Ormsby County.
110 Years Ago
Celebration: Champagne corks popped in Cherry Creek when the arrival of the Nevada Northern railroad was celebrated with a banquet given in honor of the officials of the line.
100 Years Ago
Red cross dogs: The American dog is going to do his bit in the war. Red Cross canines are in big demand — wearing gas masks, they go out between the trenches and locate unconscious, wounded men. Plans are under way to have Uncle Sam’s bow-wows take their places on the fighting line.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Century 21, Reno, get your reserved seat tickets for Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s ‘Grand Prix’ — winner of three Academy Awards.”
20 Years Ago
Incline Village: The “Ponderosa” is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It began as the Incline Horse Stables 30 years ago and became the Ponderosa Ranch, a set for the television show, Bonanza.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.