Past Pages May 7
130 YEARS AGO
Pills: The last steamer from China brought an invoice of pills to San Francisco an inch in diameter. This circumstance causes great elation among the allopaths.
120 YEARS AGO
Shirt patent: Joe E. Haskel, known as the “Shirt Fiend” is in Carson and brings several new patents on shirts. One has a slit in the side, where a man can reach in and scratch himself when he is bitten by the Oakland flea.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “This Night Beware,” a mystery comedy in three acts, presented by the Senior Class of Carson City High School. Cast of Characters, Paul Laxalt, Addison Millard, Ed Haines, Ernest Rabe.
50 YEARS AGO
Births: Dr. and Ms. William Van Patten are the parents of their first boy, weighing 7 pounds 2 ounces, born at Carson-Tahoe hospital.
20 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Cabin In the Sky, Sunday Champagne Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Also serving Mother’s Day dinner specials, Gold Hill, NV.”
10 YEARS AGO
A bill to transfer 4.48 acres from the Bureau of Land Management to the Carson City Senior Citizens Center passed the U.S. Senate.
• 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).