Past Pages for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
150 Years Ago
Appeal moved. Our office has been removed from the old stand on Curry Street to Boyd’s brick building on Second Street, south side of the Plaza. Our friends and patrons are invited to come and see us and inspect our new power presses. We now have all the necessary material of a first class newspaper, and are prepared to print anything from a pillbox label to a circus bill.
130 Years Ago
Shooting. The Honorable Thomas Wren received a dispatch from Eureka that J. W. Dean had been shot. He was the heaviest individual taxpayer in Eureka County. The trouble grew out of lawsuit over the ownership of Dean’s ranch.
110 Years Ago
Electric railway. Goldfield, the metropolis of southwestern Nevada, will have electric cars running in the next six months. A fare is to be made to Columbia of 10 cents and to Diamond field of 20 cents. Organized by James A. Pearce, the well known mining man, and New York capitalist …
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — ‘Private Worlds’ with Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Joan Bennett and Joel McCrea — They dealt in depressions! They helped others find the happiness that natural instincts craved! But deep within their own private worlds were hidden longings …”
50 Years Ago
Ringo Starr. Mrs. Ringo Starr gave birth to a son, and Ringo pronounced him “a little smasher.”
20 Years Ago
Boa constrictor. A six-foot boa constrictor was found at the Scolari’s parking lot “enjoying the dog days of summer.” The snake is being held at Carson Animal Control until it is claimed by its owner.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.