Past Pages for Tuesday, March 22, 2016
150 Years Ago
Legislature. An Act —The salary of the Governor of the State of Nevada from and after the first day of January 1867, shall be six thousand dollars per annum, payable quarterly. The salary of the Lieutenant Governor shall be three thousand dollars, payable monthly, as compensation as Warden of the State Prison.
130 Years Ago
All sorts. Old Bigler, the roving printer, was in town for an extensive drunk. He says that the walk is good between here and Stockton.
110 Years Ago
Manhattan. Property that was offered a few months ago for a mere trifle now commands thousands of dollars. Will Johnson, previously from Genoa, sold four claims for $30,000 each — only a portion of his holdings. It’s the gold fever, and it is as contagious as the worst disease.
80 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — Ursula Parrott’s, ‘Next Time We Love,’ with Margaret Sullivan, James Stewart and Ray Milland.
50 Years Ago
Minimum wage raise. The House Labor Committee approved a bill that would raise the minimum wage stages from $1.25 an hour to $1.60 and extend coverage to 7 million more workers.
20 Years Ago
Sales tax surge. According to the Nevada Department of Taxation, sales surged 17.5 percent in January because of car and home-furnishing purchases.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.