Past Pages Sept. 18
130 YEARS AGO
The History of Nevada: Messrs. Thompson and West are just getting things in shape for the publication of their History of Nevada. They have just succeeded in getting the services of Col. H. G. Shaw of San Francisco, to write the biographical sketches.
A Pumpkin in Court – Jury on the ground – Part V: The jurors pawed over the ground and found that a vine belonging to Sweeney had twisted in with the Metzler vines. They got into such a dispute that it looked at one time a fight might be counted on. Some language used toward a brother juryman was well calculated to provoke a breach of peace. The jury came back and stood six to six. The case will be tried again and each man vows to take the pumpkin to the Supreme Court.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Mr. Ed Stevenson informed the Appeal that his father, the Governor, is very sick and in a precarious condition.
70 YEARS AGO
Hollywood attended the opening of the Will Rogers ranch for the benefit of the American Red Cross. It was the first time since the cowboy actor’s death that the public has been permitted in the rambling house.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Radiological meter operation, sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Reclamation is being conducted for federal agencies’ personnel. Civil Defense director Claude Shipley, “Swede” Russell of Selective Service, Earl Crawford of the Bureau of Reclamation and Everett Randall of Indian Services participate in the spring training. The source is designed to detect the amount of radioactive material in the area during atomic attack.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Jimmy Cox and Marty Coverwell of Reno Iron connect iron beams on the new parking garage under construction on Stewart Street next to the planned Supreme Court building.
10 YEARS AGO
Supply One with stores in Reno-Carson and Lake Tahoe is closing.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.