140 years ago
Pitched battle in Chinatown (continued from Sunday). Eager to learn how many heathen were killed, two or three that made best time to the field came very near catching some stray bullets, which were flying round promiscuously. About 60 shots were fired by the excited combatants in every direction, in and out of range, at any and everybody. The bullet holes on the tops of shanties, in the ground, windows, and doors, shows it to be the worst shooting on record. (Continued on Wednesday.)
130 years ago
A monstrous heifer. On the hooks at Simon Bray’s shop hangs the remains of a 3-year-old heifer which weighed 810 pounds Mr. Bray says he’s never seen such a beef in his life. The animal was fed on grass from Nevada.
100 years ago
At the Majestic Theater in Reno Miss Ann Martin, president of the Nevada Equal Suffrage League opened the meeting with a lengthy talk for woman’s suffrage arguing women should not be classed with the lesser classes. Miss Adams talk was a treat and equally enjoyed by those for and against women’s suffrage.
70 years ago
The CGC of St. Theresa’s Parish, Sodality of the Blessed Mary held it’s formal installation at the Governor’s Mansion. Elected to office was Patty Lynch, president; Gloria Grenade, vice president; Barbara Humphreys, secretary-treasurer; Sylvia Ranney, marshall; Suzanne Lane, flag bearer; and Rose Lee Owens, sentinel.
60 years ago
At the Sky-Vue Drive-In Theatre this weekend: Gregory Peck in his greatest role in Earnest Hemingway’s “Great White Hunter” with a second great hit, Randolph Scott and Charles Laughton in “Captain Kidd.”
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.