150 Years Ago
Controller Parkinson: He made his appearance after having undergone a profitable recruiting season in the salubrious valleys near the coast. He’s gained 40 pounds and looks well. We are truly glad to see Mr. Parkinson looking so hearty — a marked and gratifying change in an invalid.
130 Years Ago
Cutting affray: A man named Pike and James Murry had an altercation in Robert’s Saloon. Pike, drawing a knife, cut Murry in four places. Both men were placed under arrest.
110 Years Ago
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70 Years Ago
Salary increase for state health officer: The first measure calls for a $7,000 a year scale for the state health officer. His salary is now $6,000.
50 Years Ago
Carson Mall’s first anniversary: The Carson Mall Shopping Center opened its doors one year ago. Four days of activities are planned to celebrate the event that will be of “unparalleled grandeur.” Stores are awarding prizes — Swensen’s Ice Cream, the Drug Center, the Chicken Box, Pellegrino’s Shoe Repair, Heidi’s Pancake House and the Captain’s Catin, Country Club Shoes, Sprouse Reitz, Marge’s Yarn and Fabric, Gerbers Cameras and Art Supplies, Barber Smart-Set beauty salon, and Grey Reids. Stake your claim at all 35 mall shops.
20 Years Ago
Thefts at Lone Mountain Cemetery: Three ornamental gates dating back to the late 1800s were stolen from Lone Mountain Cemetery. One of the gates led to the sentinel statue for the Grand Army of the Republic, erected in 1891.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.