Past Pages for Thursday, May 9
140 Years Ago
Mint: There was 3,630 pounds of crude bullion received at the Mint. Nine Crown Point bars went to London by W. F. & Co. There were 1,522 ounces of mixed bullion for coinage.
130 Years Ago
Hotel arrivals St. Charles Hotel — Geo. Tufly, Proprietor: H. Muller, D. Kinkade, K. Rice, W. H. Winters, E. G. Lord, J. D. Hammond.
100 Years Ago
If the Tonopah Bonanza gives a correct account of the lecture of Miss Anne Martin, we would suggest that if the ladies of Nevada desire to vote, they request Miss Martin to cease lecturing … The militant idea is not a winner in Nevada. (Wells Commonwealth)
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Safeway — Nob Hill Coffee (1 pound), 21 cents (ration stamp required); kitchen craft flour (10 pounds) 49 cents; tomato catsup, 2 for 23 cents; windmill butter, 54 cents for one pound …”
50 Years Ago
New Hampshire is the only U.S. sweepstake state in the union with a legal sweepstakes. There has not been a lottery since the Louisiana lottery went out of business in 1894 …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.