Past Pages for Tuesday, May 27, 2014
140 Years Ago
The Gold Hill News reports an earthquake. The shock lasted for two seconds. A party of gentlemen who were out target practicing announced that the earth on the side of Mount Davidson had opened a straight seam for more than a mile …
130 Years Ago
Ex-Gov. Stanford will draw up plans for a great institution of learning at Palo Alto. The work will divert the minds of himself and wife from the death of their only son, and its fruit will be dedicated to the memory of the dead and a monument to Leland Stanford.
110 Years Ago
Thomas Gill, businessman, was present in Churchill County when oil was discovered. The oil is of good quality and means great things for that portion of the state. Jumping of land supposed to contain oil is becoming a popular thing and every property owner in the town has to watch his holdings to keep the land grabbers away.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Arlington Coffee Shop … Saturday — Breaded Pork Chop, 45 cents; Monday — Pork and Beans, 45 cents. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dillon, Chefs …”
50 Years Ago
“Senator Carson,” the well built frog, captured the national grand championship award at the annual Calaveras County frog jumping championships in Angels Camp, Calif. The frog was entered by Ed Allison, Nevada Appeal editor …
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: Martha Laird of Carson City was among the 1,192 plaintiffs affected by a federal judge’s ruling linking U.S. atomic tests to cancer deaths in 10 of 24 cases. Laird’s son Martin died of leukemia at age 7. He lived with his family at a ranch east of Tonopah.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.