140 Years Ago
Camp McDermitt and Chief Winnemucca: General McDowell has recommended the abandonment of Camp McDermitt, and Harney and troops stationed at those points at Carlin. It has caused alarm with both the whites and the Indians. The Paiutes, under Chief Winnemucca, are 500 strong. They would like to preserve their tribal organization. They object to being brought upon a reservation. Winnemucca and his sons Natchez and Tom and his daughter Sarah Winnemucca went to San Francisco to see General Schofield and protest against the removal of the troops from Camp McDermitt. (Continued on Tuesday).
130 Years Ago
Laughing gas. The newly arrived dentist in Carson has become very popular by having introduced “laughing gas” in his teeth pulling ... once under its influence, one dreams of home, pretty girls and big appropriations. The gas comes from the East in cylinders in a condensed form and each cylinder contains 100 gallons. Major Dennis, finding his grinders in bad condition, decided to have a half a dozen pulled and replaced with a false set so that he might bedazzle and bewitch the ladies in the Senate Chamber. (Continued on Tuesday).
110 Years Ago
All sorts. Mrs. A. Boyer killed a mountain lion measuring six feet from tip to tip at the Boyer Ranch in Churchill. The lion chased several dogs into the farmyard, and the plucky woman killed the cat with a shotgun.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — The preacher asked, ‘Will you take this man?’ She answered, ‘I will and how.’ Carole Lombard, Chester Morris in ‘The Gay Bride,’ a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture.”
50 Years Ago
Nuclear explosion. Scientists blew up a nuclear rocket engine and created a cloud of dust and a burst of light that dimmed the sun. Scientists saw the 12-foot-high 4,500 pound reactor fly apart amid a burst of energy millions of times greater than the output of nearby Hoover Dam.
15 Years Ago
A 77-year old Genoa woman suffered severe burns when her oxygen tank caught fire as she waited for a medical appointment. The cause may have been static electricity or malfunction of the oxygen tank meter.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.