Past Pages April 24
130 YEARS AGO
A young lady from Austin is about to make her debut in Italy at the opera. She is called Mademoiselle Nevada and is expected to be a great success. Madame Porteous, of Virginia City, who also has a remarkable voice, is now studying in London. When called on by a leading music teacher, she was taken aback and astonished when told he could not take her until someone had put her through normal vocal exercise because her last teacher had put her in an exceedingly bad way. It is believed that she will come out all right in the end.
100 YEARS AGO
Emma Goldman, the famous anarchist and lecturer, addressed the people at the Eagle Hall in Reno on the subject of “Free Love.” She paid compliments to the divorce colony at Reno and questioned the statement as to the reason women come to Reno to be free. She said they come here so that they can be free of one man to give themselves to another. “No policemen were on guard,” reported the Gazette.
70 YEARS AGO
Entitled “Neighbor Nevada,” an article in the California publication Motor Land illustrates the scenic views of the Silver State to the 98,000 motoring families in the state. One picture in the publication shows Clear Creek Canyon. Another shows St. Mary’s of the Mountains in Virginia City.
50 YEARS AGO
Tomorrow through May 1, a “hole-in-one” contest will be held at Mills Park Golf course with net proceeds going to the Carson High School band uniform fund, director Al Saliman announced.
20 YEARS AGO
Nevada gaming revenues soar 22 percent over the same month last year (1989).
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).