140 Years Ago
Death at Lake View: Herman Eike, a promising young man in the employee of the Gold Hill Water Works, was coming down from the Inlet where the water runs from the flume into the piping, a mile and a half from the Lake View House, on snow shoes, when one of his shoes slipped away. He went after it and in doing so loosened a bank of snow that slid down upon him and buried him. His companion was not within reach of the slide and escaped to the Toll House where he summoned help. He returned within an hour to find young Eike dead under three feet of snow. His body lies now at the Lake View Toll House awaiting the arrival of his mother from Oakland.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Mrs. Mackay will be sponsoring with Charles Gounod, composer, at the reception of Mademoiselle Emma Nevada, the American prima donna, into the Catholic Church.
120 Years Ago
Stood up: Jake Troll was passing in the vicinity of the S.P. water tanks in the eastern edge of town when he was commanded to throw up his hands by a couple of foot pads. He only had a nickel, but they relieved him of that. Safe cracking and “hung ups” are a frequent occurrence (Gazette). It is said the highwaymen who were strangers in Reno stood up two more men, securing a nickel from each and then invited Jake to have a beer with them ...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater — ‘Jitterbugs’ with Laurel and Hardy, a side splitting comedy; also scenic ‘Valley of Blossoms’ and ‘March of Time — Naval Log of Victory,’ every Saturday, 2:30 p.m. — 11 cents, 29 cents.”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Past and present will be the combination with a fashion show in the Nugget Sierra Room. Sade J. Grant, one of Carson’s favorite personalities, is shown modeling a gown nearly 100 years old, while Janice Young wears one of the latest creations ...
30 Years Ago
Rats and caffeine: A new federal study found that caffeine did not cause birth defects in rats unless the pregnant mother drank the equivalent 18 cups of coffee a day. The FDA recommends that pregnant women avoid the stimulant or use it sparingly.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
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