150 Years Ago
Murder of Jule Bouleite (sic): Last evening one Millen (sic), a Frenchman now in Virginia City for her murder, has been identified as the man who sold a dress pattern and diamond jewelry that were hers. The evidence is very strong. (Note: The editor suspects that Boulette (sic) is not the correct spelling. She took her name from John Brouillette, a bartender and “knight of the road.”
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Bliss’ new boat will be ready in a few days for the waters of Lake Tahoe. It will be called “The Emerald.”
The Pioneer Society has passed a vote of thanks to Alf Doten for his compiling the report of the Pioneer banquet.
100 Years Ago
Proclamation by Gov. Boyle: “Our country is engaged in the mightiest effort of its history for the vindication of its rights and for the establishment of security and peace in the world ... I, Emmet D. Boyle, Governor of the state of Nevada ... do hereby further proclaim Wednesday, June 5, 1917 to be not alone a day for obedience to the proclamation of the president, but one of opportunity for the display of that eager patriotism which glorified the entire free democratic people of our state and nation.
110 Years Ago
Alive with Air Ships: Chicago is having an air ship fair, pedestrians in the downtown district will be treated to the unique spectacle of seeing the crafts floating over the city. Airship men from all over the country will enter dirigible balloons and aero-planes. A motor-propelled airship or an aero-plane with demonstrated sailing ability will receive $3,000. Kite flying will also be a feature of the fair.
70 Years Ago
Lions view paintings: Painting of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by talented Ileta Grellman were shown to Lions Club members. The paintings were displayed by Roland van der Smissen of the Orphans home. They are now in the children’s playroom at the orphans home.
20 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Meadowdale 3 theatres in Minden — “The Lost World, Jurassic Park,” and “The Fifth Element” with Bruce Willis.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.