130 Years Ago
“Pony” King and his wife have lost their little son, Orrin, to scarlet fever. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Friend lost one of their twin babies by this dreadful malady. The little sufferer died yesterday, and the surviving twin is still seriously sick.
120 Years Ago
Advertisement. “S. Southworth. Dentist, Carson, Nevada. Graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Canada.”
110 Years Ago
Bugologist. Col. Fisher of Wells runs a famous bedbug incubator and comes here on official business to investigate the Manilla itch. It is alleged Sen. Gallagher brought it to the capital from Mason Valley. The insectivorous will pursue his microscopical investigations and report to the governor.
50 Years Ago
Oklahoma. A new language will be taught at Northeastern State College. Approval to teach the Cherokee Indian language was granted by state regents for higher education on a noncredit basis.
15 Years Ago
Golden Globes. “American Beauty” captured best drama; “Toy Story 2,” best comedy movie; Jim Carrey was named best movie comedy actor for “Man on the Moon;” best dramatic film actress was Hilary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.