Past pages for Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
140 Years Ago
Bells: A drove of milch [sic] cows were driven down Carson Street … about 30 of them. They were the most effectually belled herd of cows, pretty much all bells. They were going to grass.
130 Years Ago
Indian War claims: In 1860 there was an Indian war in Nevada. This was over 20 years ago and yet notwithstanding continual promises on the part of the government to pay these claims, there has been no settlement. Many poor men now reside in the state and in Carson to whom the money would be a godsend. They don’t know how to go about the task of recovering the money …
120 Years Ago
Fight: Billy Armstrong, local lightweight, has decided to put on the gloves again. An agreement has been signed for a finish fight between Armstrong and Sam Barber. The fight will be for $250 a side and will take place Sept. 22 in Carson City. Billy Armstrong will take with him the punching bag used by Jim Corbett while training for the Sullivan fight.
70 Years Ago
Ralph Barrett: Has been chosen to enroll in the newest class to begin an advanced course in aerial navigation at the Army Air Forces school in Texas. Upon graduation he will receive the navigator’s silver wings and commissioned as a second lieutenant …
50 Years Ago
Elvis: MGM has completed filming of scenes for their Elvis Presley-Ann Margret movie, “Viva Las Vegas” with Morris Lansburgh’s fabulous Flamingo Hotel as the film location.
30 Years Ago
Record slot cheating: Sophisticated cheaters that “electronically manipulate” progress slot machines will see regulations tightened by the Gaming Control Board. The state hopes to get new electronic gear that can check the programming and detect tampering of electronic slot machines used by Nevada casinos.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.