153 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Ho! For the Diggings! Pioneer Stage Line from Carson City to the New Diggings. The undersigned, proprietors of the ‘Pioneer Stage Line’ will on and after the first of April next, commence running two Six Horse Coaches daily. One to leave Carson City at 7 o’clock … The Pioneer Line carries daily Wells, Fargo & Co.’s Express through the Virginia Office — in Geo Lewis Saloon next door to Carson City Hotel, Lewis & Rice Proprietors. Wm. McKay, Agent.” (Territorial Enterprise)
140 Years Ago
Editor of the Appeal: Mr. Mighels was among the passengers on the evening train of the V & T … He goes to San Francisco and will be absent in California for several weeks. Mr. Mighels is accompanied by his wife and two of his children. Illness necessitated his cessation of editorial work.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: It is reported that one of the handsome schoolmarms will be married before the current year is out. Which one?
120 Years Ago
Rebate: Reno printer has evolved a novel scheme to lessen the enormity of the dram shop habit while increasing the consumption of liquor. His scheme is the rebate saloon. Drinks are to be sold at 20 cents. Every customer is credited by an expert account with one cent. Twice a year a dividend is declared. The projector of the scheme thinks it will be so popular that all of the accountants thrown out of employment by the collapsing banks will work again.
70 Years Ago
Gov. Carville will pitch the first ball in the baseball match between the Las Vegas Air Field and the Reno Town Team for the 1943 championship of Nevada at Idlewild Park in Reno.
50 Years Ago
Whoa Car: A Carson teenager drove a car into a gas station for a few gallons of gas and pulled up to stop … When he pushed on his brakes to stop, there were no brakes. The car smashed into the front of the gas station at Carson and William streets.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.