Past Pages May 29
130 YEARS AGO
Movable houses: W. H. Corbett is making some small houses, built in sections that can be moved from place to place and hold four people. They are intended for use of men working on the railroad … they are low in price and made from light material, easily carried by men.
Temperance work: Gilhooly put a rubber frog in the drawer of George Bryson … when he opened the drawer, the frog expanded suddenly and leaped out … The young man nearly fainted … and discovered he had the premonitory symptoms of “delirium tremors.” He now stands conspicuously on the roll of the Reform Club …
120 YEARS AGO
Special election: Let everyone who has the comfort and safety of our school children at heart, vote for the necessary repairs to make the Central School building what it should be … (it didn’t pass).
70 YEARS AGO
Seen, Heard or Thought by E.T.C.: A thousand warplanes a day … staggers the imagination, and to give pause to any conquest-mad dictator who might consider the United States of America as a country with an abundance of rich prizes to attract invasion … The Fords say they can turn out that number (of planes). And historians of the future will date the airplane industry’s big development from May 1940, when one Adolf Hitler away over in Europe – across the Atlantic ocean – frightened the people of the U.S. into air mindedness on a colossal scale.
50 YEARS AGO
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20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Brandon Nelson presented a poem, “A Rose is a Rose Forever” to teacher Grace Bordewich at Grace Bordewich Elementary School while students Ann Marie Hurt and Dustin Miller hold the portrait of Bordewich.
10 YEARS AGO
Dairy Queen opens with franchise owners Steve and Kathy Boeche. “… the whole range of DQ treats can be had without crossing county lines …”
• 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).