Past Pages for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
150 Years Ago
New map of Nevada. A copy of “Warren Holt’s New Map of Nevada” was exhibited at the Appeal yesterday. The map is dated 1866 and is most reliable chart of the state embracing more details, locating towns, counties, rivers and mountains.
130 Years Ago
Horse kills a lion. Charles Ferguson camped on the banks of a tributary of the Wind River with his fine Black Hawk stallion. He was aroused from sleep by a neigh from the horse that sounded like an alarm of rage. Ferguson got out of tent and looked in the direction of the horse that was standing in the full light of the moon watching an object in the branches of a tree. Suddenly a wild object hurled itself through the air landing on the horse. The horse sprang madly in the air and rolled on the ground. Realizing his danger he sprang straight into the thick tangle of boughs. The lion was torn from the horses back, the heels of the powerful steed crushing the mountain lion’s skull (Hawthorne Bulletin).
110 Years Ago
Mrs. Alfred French. A former resident of Carson City passed away in Reno where she has resided with her husband. Mrs. French was well known in this city where she and her daughters entertained many of the younger set. She was a native of New Orleans, age 59 years. A husband and children survive her.
80 Years Ago
Baby bonus. A trucking company whose executive believes in large families offered a “baby bonus” of $100 to any employee of his firm having a child in 1936. J. Nelson Kagarise, vice president and general manager of the Keystone Express Company, said if the 1936 results were satisfactory, the plan would be permanently retained.
50 Years Ago
Fight looming. Notice of trespass has been filed on Manuel McCloud, a Paiute Indian resident of New Empire. Mr. McCloud has been engaged in leveling some land near Carson City which he filed for under the Indian Allotment Act of 1887.
20 Years Ago
Museum lecture. Katie Pollock’s Chinese name is “Lun-Laap-duk” and means “virtue of exactitude.” She will give a lecture at the Nevada Railroad State Museum about the state’s early Chinese.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.