150 Years Ago
Methodist Episcopal Church pews: The pews will be drawn for this evening. All parties interested are invited as well as all others. Most of the pews having been taken, persons desiring one should apply at once — the price being $2.50 per month.
135 Years Ago
All sorts: The wife of Lucky Baldwin died in San Francisco of quick consumption. Lucky is a free man again. Water pipes and hydrants all over town were frozen yesterday, giving rise to language that will never open the gates of Paradise.
120 Years Ago
Albert Kneeland, a bigamist, who has twelve living wives, was sentenced at St. Joseph, Missouri to three years and six months in prison. It is his second offense.
110 Years Ago
Polygamy: Dr. Way Tong, a Chinese physician, and resident of Sumas, Washington married Chun Kow Gum, a local Chinese woman. A year later they went to China on a visit to see his wife in China. When he returned he was refused entry at Sumas, Washington on the grounds that he was a polygamist. His claim is that he has only married one wife.
70 Years Ago
Struck by auto: Two eight-year old girls both who reside at the State Children’s Home received minor injuries after being struck by an automobile and knocked to the pavement on South Carson street. Kathleen Johnson and Linda Pierini are both resting comfortably at the home.
20 Years Ago
Painters: The Historic Fourth Ward School is having its first paint job in a decade. “About half the exterior of the building has been painted,” said Fourth Ward Director Mark Preiss… “I think the wood is breathing a sigh of relief.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.