Past Pages for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
140 Years Ago
Matt Rinckel: Johanna Hogan, an employee of Mr. Matt Rinckel, had lighted the kitchen fire and set off the fire in the sitting room. She found that the fire in the kitchen was not burning, so she took the oil can and poured some kerosene into the stove. An explosion followed, and she was enveloped in flames. Rinckel saw her and seized a blanket and rushed to her rescue. Doctor Waters came and said the girl’s back, hands and arms were burned …
130 Years Ago
Washoe Zephyrs: A Reno gentleman is writing a drama entitled “Washoe Zephyrs.” He is using some of the familiar names of many old settlers and the incidents and tribulations of their pioneer life vividly portrayed (Journal).
120 Years Ago
Raid: A Chinese opium den was raised by Constable Cowling and Deputy Patterson. One Indian and the Mongolian proprietor were captured.
70 Years Ago
Furlough: Private Howard Shriver, son of Reverend and Mrs. A. G. Shriver, is on a short furlough from Camp Barkley, Texas, with the Medical Corps of the United States Army.
50 Years Ago
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, will run for a U.S. senatorial post as an Ohio Democrat.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.