Past Pages for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
140 Years Ago
Mystery: A man was found in a weak and exhausted condition and seriously hurt about the head. He was under one of the sheds of Davis’ Mill north of the railroad depot. He said he was from Maryland and came in from Reno when he fell off the cars. He crawled to the mill and laid down under one of the sheds. He was taken to the hospital. It is doubtful whether he will recover …
130 Years Ago
Indian weather prophet. Capt. Zach, a Paiute who has cavorted over the alkali plains of Nevada for 80 summers, when questioned about the weather of the coming winter said, “This winter may be one way of two. If he takes the warm road, it will be warm as any winter in a long time. If he takes the cold road, it will be the worse winter you ever damn see.”
110 Years Ago
To California. Mrs. John Rosser left for California and her future home. She disposed of her handsome home and many of friends regret to learn of her departure where she has spent many years …
70 Years Ago
The Honor Society of the high school will be the host to a dance to be given at the high school auditorium. Members on the committee are as follows: Glo Ann Coleman, Helen Little, Miss Grace Bordewich is advisor of the Honor Society.
50 Years Ago
Carson City ushered in its 100 years of statehood with three days of activities, culminating Oct. 31 with the traditional Admission Day parade. Police Chief Robert Humphrey estimated the crowd at between 75,000 and 100,000 people.
15 Years Ago
People harmed by radiation from above-ground nuclear tests or uranium mining could get compensation from the federal government. The bill would expand the list of cancers and other diseases that would make uranium workers eligible for $100,000 government payments. For “downwinders” in Nevada, Utah and Arizona most affected by fallout from nuclear tests, the measure adds to the list of illnesses which make them eligible for payments …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.