140 Years Ago
Camp McDermott and Chief Winnemucca: “Carlin,” said the old war chief, “is too populous a white settlement. There will be too much intermixture of the whites and Indians.” He prayed that the camp where he and his warriors and women and children have drawn their rations and the blankets and calico might be continued. Sarah Winnemucca is in Carson and will seek an opportunity to be heard before Legislative committees on behalf of her father and her people.
130 Years Ago
Laughing gas. Nick Andrews of the Assembly also reached Dr. Southworth’s office about the same time. As luck would have it, he found four young ladies all waiting to have gas administered. The dentist had gone after mail and the curiosity of one of the young ladies was induced to monkey with the stop-cock of the doctor’s gas machine. In a few minutes a hundred gallon container of laughing gas was liberated in the room. (Continued on Wednesday.)
110 Years Ago
Strike near home. A strike of considerable importance has taken place in the mining south of this city. Kid Egan, Wm. Carr and another party have uncovered a very rich ledge about five miles from the Buckeye placer diggings. Assays taken went all the way from $30 to $100 in gold.
70 Years Ago
Amelia Earhart: Amelia Earhart has landed her red monoplane completing the first solo flight between Hawaii and the mainland ... 18 hours and 17 minutes.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater: ‘Behold a Pale Horse’ with Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and Omar Sharif. Also playing ‘Becket’ with Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole. One of the most exciting dramas of all time!”
15 Years Ago
The State of Union address is still on even though officials in Washington are tied up over Clinton’s impeachment trial.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.