Past Pages July 29
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
A Sickly Young Man: The editor of the Appeal … rusticating at the Lake, ate fourteen pounds of trout at breakfast and two hours later another five pounds disappeared. When he left Carson, he told the writer about his ill health. What must his appetite be when in the enjoyment of good health?
Brief mention: Lawyer Coffin’s new brick office has been completed. It is a cozy place where all kinds of secrets may be poured into the ear of the man of the majestic law.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Clayton Belnap and Alf Doten were in Carson yesterday.
The latest street phrase in Carson is, “Meet me at 12 sharp, town clock time.” (Laxalt Building)
70 YEARS AGO
Nevada leads: The Pacific branch office of the American Red Cross states that Nevada leads the area by contributing 122.5 percent of the state’s assigned quota in the War Relief Campaign. Next in order were Arizona, Utah, California.
50 YEARS AGO
Dick Graves’ golden rooster (206 troy ounces) may end up on Alcatraz Island. The government frowns on that much processed gold in one chunk in anyone’s possession without a special permit issued by the Secretary of Treasury … federal judge John R. Ross issued an order to have the rooster taken into custody until a hearing into the matter is conducted … (violation of Gold Reserve Act of 1934).
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Carnival worker Andy Wall’s of San Bernardino, Calif., sets up the Ferris Wheel at Fuji Park for the Capital City Fair.
10 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Wallace Theater Corporation – $4.50 bargain matinees daily – “Pokemon 2000,” “Gladiator,” “Dinosaur,” “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.