May 20, 2012
Combat with a cow: Colonel Jerry Moore in Ruby Valley discovered one of the cows stuck in the mud and rushed to her rescue. He caught her by the tail tugging her away until he hauled her out. By this time the blood in the old cow’s veins had got to circulating again – and she turned upon her benefactor. His only salvation was in clinging to the tail. The old cow whizzed about and made a pass at him with her horns. (Eureka Sentinel)
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Botsford has begun to restock his jail and now has two drunks on his hands doing street work. Doc Benton’s ice wagon is going the rounds and is the only bulwark in this hot weather between Carson and Hades.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘It Started with Eve’ with Deanna Durbin and Charles Laughton – Learn how to get your Adam, Madam!”
50 YEARS AGO
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Photo caption: Virginia City’s Bonanza Days: Thousands of people who crowded Virginia City which featured the stars of “Bonanza” and Dan Blocker. Crowds were estimated at 25,000. (Dolan photo)
30 YEARS AGO
Nuke dump: Attorney General Richard Bryan said he would oppose any attempt to keep open the nuclear dump in Beatty. U.S. Ecology filed notice that it intends to appeal the decision of District Judge Mike Fondi that the three-year license issued by the state Health Board was invalid.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Photographer Ken Kufrin and Director Lee Madsen shoot the film, “Pledge of Allegiance.” Madsen along with others working on the film are originally from Carson.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.