Past Pages July 10
130 YEARS AGO
Swift Springs – healing waters: Ex-Sheriff Swift is constantly making improvements to his warm springs. Everybody knows how the hot water comes boiling up out of the foot of the hill and is impregnated with iron, magnesia and borax. The big spring is where the water when mixed with a little salt and pepper, tastes like chicken soup.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Matt Brannan has a dray horse that is said to be a full-fledged Democrat. It is necessary to tie his legs to keep him from kicking.
70 YEARS AGO
Bing Crosby served notice on inventors that he has nothing to do with a concern called Crosby Aircraft Corporation. He prefers his horses – which are unquestionably slower than airplanes.
50 YEARS AGO
George Meyers has a small reputation as a practical joker. He acquired a mine car and the door mysteriously became welded closed – by pranksters. After hours of unwelding the mine car door, George is now oiling up his six shooter.
20 YEARS AGO
Funding for the V&T Railroad project could be in jeopardy after the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau agreed to reconsider the motion. Supervisors have vowed to challenge the CCVB’s recent motion to allocate $1.2 million toward the railroad.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: University of Nevada, Reno, archeology students along with volunteers, anxiously await the removal of the blacktop behind the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City to uncover the remnants of the Boston Saloon, an African American business that thrived in 1864.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.