140 Years Ago
Druids ball. The Appeal office acknowledges the receipt of a complimentary ticket to the First Grand Ball to be given by the Ancient Order of Druids in Virginia City. Tickets are $3.
New Post Office has floated from its moorings in the Rinckel block and anchored for the time being in Sweeny’s building on King Street. It is the most commodious one we have ever had. When will the government do itself the justice to build an adequate pubic building here?
130 Years Ago
Advertising. “Piper’s New Opera House. Grand Opening Ball, for the benefit of John Piper, on Friday, March 6, 1885. On the occasion of the opening of Player’s New Opera House John Piper will give a Magnificent Ball, and propose to make this entertainment one of the completest ever given in Virginia [City]. Tickets $2.”
110 Years Ago
Poisoning. Mrs. Jane Stanford has been poisoned in Honolulu. She was the founder of Stanford University, and a women who gave millions and the best part of her life to education.
70 Years Ago
First Aid Wagon. The wagon will be one of the pieces to answer alarms of fire received by the Warren Engine Company. Norman C. Brown, Fred Berning and Louis Nelson have been appointed member of the committee to organize the first aid crew. The First Aid Wagon will go to all fires where an alarm has been sounded and will respond to requests for ambulance service for patients.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Four-wheel Drive Warriors gathered on top of a hill 6 miles north of Williams, historic Pony Express station, where they drove to hunt relics and explore the Silver State. The “Warriors” plan a different expedition each week.
15 Years Ago
Millennium cash. Carson High School’s senior class will qualify for $10,000 if they maintain current grades. Of 448 Carson High seniors, 240 would qualify for the scholarships. In order to qualify, students must maintain a B average, pass proficiency exams and have been a Nevada resident for two years.
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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