140 years ago
The Warm Springs Ball. Arrayed in peg-top pants, spike-tail coat, and otherwise as the folly of fashion dictates, this reporter entered the Warm Springs ballroom Friday evening with the rest of the aristocracy. We were agreeably surprised at the large number present, as were guests and the accommodating masters of ceremonies. The music was furnished by Flanders’ Quadrille Band — led by the professor, assisted by a corps of artists. The general disposition seemed to be “on with the dance, let joy be unconfined,” and it was until after 2 o’clock.
130 years ago
Major Dennis of the Tonopah Times-Review played Shylock to the Shakespearian element of Tuscarora and the devil of the office gets off the following: The gentleman who played Shylock the other evening was hastily summoned from the Democratic primary at a rather late hour to dress for the part. Commencing on the stage he said, “See how a fawning Black Republican he looks.” The shouts of the audience awakened the tragedian to the consciousness he was not addressing a Democratic caucus.
100 years ago
After four years of suffering from a cancerous growth Mrs. H.J. Lauritzen passed away at the family home in this city. From Germany, she resided in this state for 28 years, where she raised ten children of which nine live to mourn her death.
70 years ago
The committee for the proposed recreation center met last night and was presided over by Oliver Pratt, chairman. Over 56 persons, representatives from over 23 organizations as well as the high school assured the public that a center will be acquired.
60 years ago
One of the largest turnouts in the history of Nevada Day is expected this year at the 1864 Ball Saturday night. Following the theme of Nevada United, all state, local and national candidates who appear in the morning parade are expected to attend the ball.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.