Past Pages March 15
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Jottings: There will be a free temperance lecture at the Opera House. No collection.
Mr. Charles W. Friend has been appointed to the office of State Meteorologist. He is thoroughly familiar with meteorological and astronomical matters as any other gentleman of the State.
The cupola of the Capitol building is assuming a seedy appearance, so far as color is concerned. The national colors which were put upon it for a joke are again seeking the light of day in a most sickly style. Give it another daub of paint, for decency’s sake, if for nothing else.
120 YEARS AGO
Buffalo Bill: Buffalo Bill’s oldest daughter, Miss Arta Cody, is a chip off the old block. She is described as a magnificent queenly looking young woman with as much courage as her father.
70 YEARS AGO
Income tax: Many Americans are putting their minds to the subject of individual and business income tax returns with the March 15 deadline nearing.
50 YEARS AGO
Irish Shenanigans: Irish luck will smile on some fortunate person at St. Theresa’s Irish Shenanigans. The fun festival, sponsored by St. Theresa’s parish for the support of St. Theresa’s school gets under way with a Basque dinner. Special Basque refreshments will be served by Johnny Borda and Dominic Oxoby.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Anthem sung – Matt Davis, and Danny Hinton hold up the American Flag as the students, teachers and friends sing the Star Spangled Banner during Bordewich Day. Grace Bordewich and her lifelong friend, Betty Blaikie, sing along.
10 YEARS AGO
Nevada has record growth of nearly 800,000 new residents (1990-2000), a 66 percent gain according to U.S. Census Bureau results.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.