150 Year Ago
St. Peters Episcopal services: A sermon by Rev. Mr. Lathrop will take place at the Court Room, County Building, this Friday at 8 o’clock.
130 Years Ago
Sidewalk: The “Model Cigar Store” at the northeast corner of the Mint block is big enough for one ordinary-sized man to stay in, along with a small cigar box.
110 Years Ago
Another desert tragedy: James Benton found the skeleton of a man and a horse in Death Valley. The bones were scattered over the bed of the wash. There were remnants of a Mexican saddle with a high horn and further down the wash were a boot and pieces of khaki cloth. (Crackerjack News)
100 Years Ago
Chinese proverbs: “Hurried men lack wisdom,” “Man proposes, heaven disposes,” “Do not be afraid of going slowly, but of standing still.”
70 Years Ago
Dionne quints: The Dionne quintuplets passed their 13th birthdays. The chances are 95 percent that all five girls will reach their majority.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.