150 Years Ago
The Indian expedition. Gen. Connor of the War Department is preparing to move against the Indians. The dispatch from Fort Laramie tells us that the Indians have not succeeded in inflicting damage upon anything but the mail and the telegraph! They twist that indispensable conveyance out of its course every few days and have demoralized its operators to the extent that their memory of facts and truths is paralyzed.
130 Years Ago
False Economy. Cutting down of the Mint employees and their salaries is a specimen of the Democratic economy. Employees are left with just five watchmen and paid $3 a day to guard $6 million. Secretary Manning’s idea appears to be to close up all of the Mints, except the one at Philadelphia and return to a basis of paper currency.
110 Years Ago
Fish with legs. Telegraphs from Reno to the Examiner say that some state officials have caught a fish with legs in the Carson River. There is little need in making such a fuss as these fish have been common in the Carson River for years. They have six legs instead of eight and are a cross between a fish and a lizard.
70 Years Ago
Classified ads. “Wanted — By permanent resident: House or apartment, two rooms upward. Anything with a roof and bathroom. J. M. Taylor.”
50 Years Ago
Photo. Queen Sheryl Landing, newly-crowned reigning beauty of the Babe Ruth Baseball League, cradles an armful of roses and smilingly awaits a kiss from her proud father Del Landing.
15 Years Ago
Washington. Federal authorities say talking on a cellular phone while driving is a growing issue. Drivers are doing lots of things besides paying attention to the road. The proliferation of cell phones and mapping systems has become a problem.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.