Past Pages May 19
130 YEARS AGO
Vandalism: Mr. Van Winkle, keeper of the cemetery, complains that the sacred spot is visited nightly by boys who steal the rose bushes near graves. A policeman has been detailed to watch the place.
120 YEARS AGO
Game law: John Sides (Piute interpreter), appeared in Justice Court in Reno, pleading for two Indians who were being tried for catching trout with grab hooks. “The Indians never knew anything about catching fish with a grab-hook until taught by white men who are right now catching fish with a grab. What in h–l is the reason no catchum white man?”
70 YEARS AGO
Deanna Durbin, pretty young movie singer, consuls to send 500 recordings of her songs to soldiers at the front.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Now playing at Tahoe Harrah’s – George Burns and his all new revue with the Chordettes, Molly Bee and the Steiner Brothers.
20 YEARS AGO
Genoa will celebrate its third annual Snowshoe Thompson Day. John “Snowshoe” Thompson skiing frontiersman, was known for his ability to carry mail to distant mining camps.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Doug Service of the Legislative Council Bureau empties water from within the time capsule after its unearthing. The capsule was buried in 1990.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).