Past Pages July 30
130 YEARS AGO
Shameless conduct: A gentlemen from Empire informed an Appeal reporter that it is not an infrequent occurrence for men and women driving from Virginia … to strip themselves perfectly nude and go bathing in the Carson River. A little bird shot scattered under the skin of a couple of such creatures may put an end to that kind of business.
Brief mention: The Vucanovich Brothers are in daily receipt of fruits and vegetables.
120 YEARS AGO
Robbed: Oscar Hilderbrant, the piano tuner was stopped on the R.R. bridge at Reno and robbed of his water, a silk handkerchief and $1.75. The men who stood him up threatened to throw him into the Truckee if he made any noise. He made no noise.
70 YEARS AGO
Razing landmark: Mr. and Mrs. William Brady are having the old historic Benton Stable razed.
50 YEARS AGO
Air conditioning: Nevada employees who must travel long hours in state motor vehicles in Las Vegas, may get air conditioners in their auto to help deal with the heat. The budget director will check with other states to see how the problem is dealt with.
20 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Nugget buffet – The Bonanza Buffet and Saturday breakfast buffet $4.50; Sunday champagne brunch $5.95.
10 YEARS AGO
The local Kmart is not among the 72 stores the retail giant will be closing.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.