Past Pages for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
130 Years Ago
Sen. Nye. There is a rumor that he is dying of softening of the brain. According to the Pittsburg Dispatch, “A few months ago Sen. Nye was struck with vertigo … it was noticed that soon afterward his mind was astray. Two or three days ago, he imagined himself dead and waiting for his coffin …”
120 Years Ago
Sarah Winnemucca. The Winnemucca Silver State and Reno Journal deny Sarah Winnemucca’s story of the wrongs and sufferings of the Paiute Indians. According to the Silver State, they are a “better-fed, better-clad, independent and happier people …”
110 Years Ago
Luning. A rich and important strike has been made east of Pactolus and 50 miles northwest of Tonopah on the Luning and Berlin stage road.
70 Years Ago
Berkeley, Calif. A youthful electrical wizard, D. Reginal Tibbets, who equipped Berkeley’s “scientific” police department with radio, says that it won’t be long until automobile radiophones are commonplace.
50 Years Ago
Pay raise for state employees. A pay hike would give state workers a general 8.4 per cent increase as proposed by the personnel division — to bring salaries in line with those in private business and other states …
15 Years Ago
Prices jumped more than three cents per gallon. Pump prices averaged $1.36 per gallon according to the Lundberg Survey of 10,000 stations nationwide.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.