140 Years Ago
Scarlet fever. Josephine, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Platt, died. She was a bright and beautiful four year old. A second child, Jessie, a sweet little girl of 2 or 3, died 48 hours after the disease appeared. Eddie, only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Kitzmeyer, age 3 years and 21 days; scarlet fever was the cause of little Eddie’s death.
130 Years Ago
Lake Tahoe caves. Mr. Robinson at the Lake Shore House has discovered caves in the northern part of Lake Tahoe. They appear to be craters of extinct volcanoes. A current sets into these craters, and he claims this is why the bodies of the drowned never rise to the surface ...
110 Years Ago
Green dragon. Barney Oldfield with his man-eating Green Dragon will attempt to break some automobile records in Reno.
70 Years Ago
New farm facts. DDT, the new, powerful insecticide, promises to be one of the greatest gifts to farmers of the century. Supply will be limited as long as the armed forces need is so great.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Margaret Edmundson of Carson City, a 17-year-old student at Carson High School, is the 1964 winner of the Nevada 4-H Nutrition Award ...
15 Years Ago
Telegraph Square, new shoppers in old town. Holiday shoppers can search at the corner of Telegraph and Curry streets where more women entrepreneurs opened their own shops. Shops of Telegraph Square are: Beauty and the Beads, Fashion Statement, A Treasure Basket, Scandia Plus, Lofty Expressions Interiors, The Bristlecone, Sasha’s City Boutique, and Jewelry Bench ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.