Past Pages for Friday, July 17, 2015
150 Years Ago
Pedestrianism extraordinary. M. Auguste Cheval, a Frenchman, came into Carson from Jordan Creek, Idaho Territory, with 60 pounds packed on his back. He came by Shank’s mare in 29 days. Cheval is a horse, metaphorically, literally and Frenchly …
130 Years Ago
Struck by a rock. Dick Thomas was working on his mine on the shores of Washoe Lake when he was struck by a falling rock. One of the men heard a strange noise and went down and found Mr. Thomas laughing heartily but covered with blood. The rock had fallen on his head inflicting serious injury on the base of the skull, and rendered him crazy. At last accounts he was unconscious.
110 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Walleys Hot Springs Hotel, under new management, rooms and baths renovated throughout. Cottages for those who wish more quiet quarters. The waters are noted for their medicinal properties and are celebrated all over the coast for their cure of dropsy, rheumatism and other kindred afflictions. Telephone communications direct with Carson City and other long distance points … H. F. Mann, formerly of the Grand Hotel, San Francisco, Manager.”
70 Years Ago
Chicago. Chicago Times Correspondent Vincent De Pascal has reported from Montevideo that Adolf Hitler and his sweetheart, Eva Braun, are in hiding in a German-owned estate in Argentina. The pair reportedly landed on a lonely shore and came from a German submarine.
50 Years Ago
Prison educators. The Ormsby County School District entered into an agreement with the Nevada State Prison to provide contracts for teachers employed at the prison and with a newly-established curriculum.
15 Years Ago
Jackpot. A man named Herb Robbins is using his jackpot to bring Gold Point, a ghost town, to life by buying buildings in the ghost town and sprucing them up. He is now the sheriff, mayor, bartender and town historian …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.