Past Pages for Saturday, May 24, 2014
140 Years Ago
Warren Wasson’s invention is a contrivance to protect the young trees around the square on which they live against the rubbing of itchy bovines. Each tree is armed with pointed spikes just high enough to strike a cow in the belly and just sharp enough to lift her hide …
130 Years Ago
The trout have begun to bite ravenously at the lake. It is as hungry as a Comstock editor and will snap at anything in site.
110 Years Ago
(Floto Shows continued.) Diavolo is the prince of dare devils, who flirts with death by looping the gap on an ordinary bicycle and leaping across an open space at the top of a 50-foot loop while upside down. There is a grand street parade every morning at 10 o’clock that is free. The performances are at 2 and 8 p.m. Children 25 cents and adults 50 cents.
70 Years Ago
The local Western Union office participated in the world-wide observance of the 100th anniversary of the transmission of the first message ever sent. Every circuit is cut off for a short time with the first message, “What God hath wrought.” The first message was transmitted around the world by Samuel F. B. Morse, May 24, 1844 …
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Little Misty Bostwich, 3, chosen 1964 Poppy Day Girl for the Carson City area, made her first sale to World War I veteran Joe Boitano.
30 Years Ago
Film crews were in Virginia City for the filming of a segment of “Ripley’s’ Believe It or Not.” The film stars Jack Palance and was shot at the Delta Saloon in Virginia City. The card game being played is faro and allows players to keep track of cards through an abacus…
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.