Past Pages May 15
130 YEARS AGO
Treasure trove: After excavating the sewer between Second, Third, Ormsby and Nevada streets, the laborers found an eighty-pound letter press. Attached to it was a heavy log-chain and a primitive style iron safe. In 1863 a fire broke out in a heavy business house and a safe containing large sum of money, bonds, etc. was removed. During the excitement of the fire the safe was forgotten. Suspicion rested upon a kleptomaniac but no one saw him remove the missing property. Efforts to remove the safe now may be scarcely worth it.
120 YEARS AGO
Edison’s invention: Edison has completed an invention by which the production of a play can be sent by wire. You can sit one hundred miles away, and listen to the words of the actors and see every motion of their bodies.
70 YEARS AGO
Debt: The share of each man, woman and child of the state and local debt in Nevada is $96.15. The state ranks 29th in the nation in size of per capita state and local debt.
50 YEARS AGO
Gary Cooper: Tributes from all over the world arrived at the home of Gary Cooper who lost his four-month battle against cancer at the age of 60.
20 YEARS AGO
Jon Sasser of Carson City was honored for his work with the Committee to Aid Abused Women at its 10th Annual Humanitarian Award Presentation.
10 YEARS AGO
Doreen Mack, president of the Telegraph Square Merchants Association, is requesting the city Redevelopment to consider a two-hour parking only change for customers.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.