Past Pages for Saturday, July 5, 2014
140 Years Ago
A barber who delivered the oration at Vallejo on the Fourth took occasion to make an anti-coolie stump speech. He should have closed the day’s exercise by making an unsuccessful attempt to swim over to Mare Island …
130 Years Ago
Carson had very little on the Fourth of July. Captain Avery was the instigator of most of the hilarity with his ox-roast, and he made Rome howl in his precinct. He displayed fire works at night and attracted a big crowd. The Revolutionary guard composed of two officers and two men with flintlock muskets fired salutes in various parts of the city …
110 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Ice. I am now prepared to furnish a superior quality of ice frozen from pure artesian well water. Ice delivered to any part of the city at the lowest rates. Orders given to me personally or left at my residence at the north end of Minnesota will be promptly attended to. Fred Wilder.”
70 Years Ago
War in Brief: London — Churchill reveals German robot bombs hitting London at rate of 100 to 150 a day. Russia — Germans bring up fresh reserves as Soviet drive reaches within nearly 25 miles of Lithuanian border. Pacific — Americans capture second airdrome on Noemfoor Island. China — U. S. Army officer confirms Japanese use of poison gas against Chinese at Hengyang …
50 Years Ago
Lt. Governor Paul Laxalt filed for the United States Senate for the seat of Sen. Howard Cannon. The Nevada Republican was accompanied by many close friends, his wife and six children.
30 Years Ago
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Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.