Past Pages for May 5
130 YEARS AGO
Bed Bug Fight: Gentlemen arriving from “Pizen Switch,” Mason Valley, noted that that point is the hot bed of gambling. About 30 men were interested in a bed bug race. The bugs were placed on a bar-room counter where they were subjected to the rules of the American Turf Society … $1,500 changed hands … and there were half a dozen free fights.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Four tramps hit the town yesterday, and it wasn’t a very good day for tramps, either.
Joe Tognini of Ruby Valley has a cow that a month ago gave birth to a calf with two heads. Sentinel.
70 YEARS AGO
Carson Hi Lights: The Honor Society of Carson High School met with Miss Bordewich. One hundred ten points are required for senior students to belong. Dan Priest, Velia Samproni and Robert Laxalt are the only students of the graduation class who can qualify.
50 YEARS AGO
Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Bird of Carson City are parents of a boy born at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.
20 YEARS AGO
President George Bush returned to work at the White House after doctors stabilized his heartbeat. “It’s good to be back,” Bush told cheering aides in the Rose Garden.
10 YEARS AGO
Nevada Landmarks Society member Edna Henner will speak on antique lace at the Roberts House Museum. The 90-year old Henner made her living as an interior designer. She graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles and taught interior design, fashion design and illustration and the art of dress there for 26 years.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.