Past Pages July 10
130 Years Ago
Hot water: Henrietta Schwartz of Bodie was knocked down in front of her millinery store on the Fourth of July by a man whose face she mopped with the business end of a broom…
120 Years Ago
The Mayor treats: Mayor Hofer waved his hand a trifle too far – When the Presidio Band serenaded him he made a neat speech and told everyone to go over to the brewery kept by his friend, Jake Klein – “and to drink your fill at his expense.” The bill presented to Mayor Hofer the next day by Klein was $100…
70 Years Ago
Rubber matting on floor and stairways of hotels and public buildings are disappearing… “We sure as hell can walk on bare floors when we consider what our boys are taking these days.”
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Buy of the week – 3 bedroom 1 1⁄2 baths, corner lot, fireplace, carpets, laundry room, build-ins, dishwasher, perimeter hot water heat, $25,000… Jack D. Lawry & Associates…”
30 Years Ago
The Department of Motor Vehicles reminded Nevadans that the cost of renewing a driver’s license has jumped from $7 to $10, and for those 70-years of age and older, will rise from $3 to $5…
10 Years Ago
The new Walmart store across the Douglas County line is finished… to be open in four or five weeks… (replacing the Carson City store).
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.