Past Pages May 6
130 YEARS AGO
The Mint Reopened: It was a pleasant sight to see the institution in full blast with a hustling, cheery appearance. The place resounded with the whirl and whirring of machinery with about 50 men at work. Superintendent Crawford received a dispatch from Washington ordering him to lay in supplies for one year, seeming to settle the question of permanency.
120 YEARS AGO
The Divining Ball: A.W. Chellis has invented an electrical mineral ball which indicates location of gold and silver coin when buried. Over 100 citizens witnessed two trials under test conditions. The inventor was blindfolded, and a large sum of money was concealed. By means of his ingenious apparatus, the hidden treasurer was found in 10 minutes.
70 YEARS AGO
Cal.-Tech Professor Interviews Carson Boy: Frederick Charles Lindvill, associate professor of electrical engineering for the California Institute of Technology at Pasadena, visited Carson City High School and spent time in personally interviewing Morris Richard Jeppson, senior, who has applied for admission to Cal.-Tech.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Men! The place to buy a Mother’s Day gift is in Geo. H. Meyers Hardware’s – Ladies Department! Featuring corningware 8-piece saucepan sets Reg. $14.95, now $12.88.”
20 YEARS AGO
Governor Bob Miller proclaims “Teacher Day.” Chris Giunchigliani, president of the 11,000 member NSEA, said Teacher Day is being recognized nationally as well as in Nevada.
10 YEARS AGO
Douglas High School prom goers have controversy over candy-filled wine glasses and brandy snifter that serve as mementos of the prom.
• 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).