Past Pages May 8
130 YEARS AGO
Chicken house burned: Last evening an alarm of fire caused by a small conflagration started in a hen house belonging to the Boston Bakery. During the fire, the atmosphere was filled with the odors of roast chicken which drew large numbers of tramps to the spot. The remaining chickens were taken in by the employees of the neighboring Chinese wash houses.
120 YEARS AGO
Dickey turns up: Two years ago A.S. Dickey was reported as drowned in Lake Tahoe. He left a wife and child. A few days ago, Budd Bliss ran against him in Reno and recognized him. Dickey at first pretended he was someone else. He said he “faked” the drowning because of gambling debts and wanted to go away and hide his disgrace. He had never communicated with his wife, who moved to the East, and she supposed him dead.
70 YEARS AGO
The University of Nevada Press Club dedicated a plaque in honor of Robert “Bob” Davis, world-famous journalist who started his newspaper career as a compositor on the Carson City Daily Appeal. Mrs. Lucy D. Crowell, the only member of the Davis family present, thanked the university group for honoring her uncle.
50 YEARS AGO
Carson approves business permits: Jack E. Randall, Randall’s photography studio, Dr. Eugene M. Scrivner, chiropractor; John Supera and Everett Chapin, Chapin & Supera, general contractor, Carson City.
20 YEARS AGO
U.S. student achievement is in decline, while Nevada’s graduation rate improves to 75.8 percent.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Denny Howard of Carson City catches air during a skateboard contest at Mills Park. The sponsors were the 702 Skateboard Shop and the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department.
• 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).