Past Pages for Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
140 Years Ago
Miss Sarah Winnemucca has been commissioned by her father, the old Paiute war chief, to lay some important matters before the Legislature …
130 Years Ago
Terrible night at Cave Rock. As it turned darker, hundreds of gulls came into the cave for refuge, flapping their wings. When they were shaken off, they filled the air with shrill cries and for a few hours, there was pandemonium. Each time a bird was beaten off Reik’s face, the bear would rise and growl savagely, and the birds would fly about the cave. (Continued on Saturday).
110 Years Ago
Death. Mrs. Robert Dickson of Brunswick died after a few days of illness. She leaves one of the largest families in the county, consisting of 10 children, the youngest an infant. She also leaves a husband, father and mother. Deceased was 49 years of age. After raising her family, it seems she should have been spared to enjoy the days of gold age and peace.
70 Years Ago
The story of Fort Churchill written by Mrs. Ellen Priest was printed in a Reno paper and attracted wide attention. It was reprinted in a recent issue of the San Francisco Argonaut.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Wallace Theaters — ‘You’ve Got Mail,’ ‘Stepmom,’ ‘A Civil Action,’ ‘Patch Adams,’ ‘Mighty Joe Young.’”
15 Years Ago
A 130-year old home at Sutro went up in flames. The one-story residence was occupied by sculptor Greg Milton. Beyond the loss of the wooden home, dating from 1868, are historical artifacts, tapes, books and antiques Milton collected. Some items, such as a bust of Mark Twain, were saved …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.