140 Years Ago
Sailing: That musical, military and nautical genius, Mr. Maish, has built and taken his row and sail boats to Lake Tahoe … The boats will be kept for the use of pleasure parties.
130 Years Ago
Rattlesnake: Phil Mighels was out at Lake View hunting when he was surprised by a rattlesnake … He sent a charge of shot into the reptile cutting him clean in two. The snake measured three feet long and had seven rattles …
100 Years Ago
Illness: The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Walsh was taken suddenly ill and has had another severe attack. Dr. Krebs will accompany the child and her family to San Francisco for treatment.
70 Years Ago
Hollywood roundup: Captain Clark Gable’s air training film, “Wings Up,” was announced by the war activities committee … The actor is now stationed abroad and helped produce the film for the army air corps.
50 Years Ago
Bonanza Days: Virginia City will be home for the “parade of parades” when the Bonanza Days come. Hollywood movie and TV actor Alan Hale will serve as parade marshal.
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: While addressing the White House News Photographers Association, President Reagan said, “I’ve been told this is all off the record … ” The president then stuck his thumbs in his ears, wiggled his fingers and waved clown-fashion at the photographers …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.