Past Pages May 23
130 YEARS AGO
All sorts: The parties who bought collars and cuffs of the celluloid man, would like to see him again … what kind of jack plane is best to remove the dirt from cuffs?
How to be fat: A good many ladies who consider themselves too thin are feeding on hypophosphites to enable them to assume those rounded proportions of face and figure which all women so much desire.
Important to school teachers: Applicants for first grade certificates shall be required to stand an examination in the following branches … principles of natural philosophy, of chemistry, of physiology and hygiene, of algebra and bookkeeping.
120 YEARS AGO
New lake steamer: Baldwin’s new Lake Tahoe steamer will arrive in this city. The boat is sixty feet long and weighs 16,000 pounds. It will take at least 4,000 pounds of lumber to make the racks for hauling it for a total weight of ten tons, and will require twenty horses and seven men to get it over the mountain.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Memorial day flowers – daisies, 15 cents; glads, $1.50 dozen, callas, dozen $1.00 – You always get the best at Carson Flower Shop, E. H. Douglas, proprietor, near Hunters’ Lodge.
50 YEARS AGO
George Criteser was elected president of Carson City Lions. Other officers are J. V. Stoddard, second vice-president; Bill Dunfield, third vice-president; William M. (Bill) Dolan, secretary-treasurer; Mel Woodgate, Lion tamer.
20 YEARS AGO
Thanks to a $110 million surplus, more than 20,000 state employees, public school teachers and professors will get a 5 percent pay hike according to Governor Bob Miller.
• 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).