140 Years Ago
Hank Monk. Hank came and banged at the Appeal office door bawling for admittance. He was loaded down to the guards with a brace of bottles of “Krug” and a tray full of iced glasses. “Me and Mr. Lewis sends our compliments,” says Monk. “We made that champagne to duty in moistening a toast to the health, prosperous journey ... and safe return of our much beliked fellow townsman, Mr. H. R. Mighels. Good luck to ye, old fellow!”
130 Years Ago
An Adamless Eden. The troupe will perform at the Opera House. Composed of a collection of women with pretty faces and voluptuous figures, it is a leg show just as the handbills show. Pretty women in flesh-colored tights have proven an attraction for the past hundred years and will continue as long as there are calcium lights, pretty women and pink silk hosiery. C. W. Friend has an assortment of opera glasses to let, and there is no extra charge for bald headed men.
110 Years Ago
The Camp by Phillip Verrill Mighels published in Harper’s Weekly March 11, 1905 (in part):
Then have ye seen the mining-camp
They’re building over yon!
T’was suddenly created there
Between the night and dawn ...
Yet when you see that mining-camp,
(You cannot miss the trail;
It’s blazed with empty bottles and
With signs of fierce travail).
Regard the homes — the garden sports —
That on the desert press
Where men of strength, with woman’s aid
Subdue the wilderness!
(Goldfield, Nev., September 1904.)
70 Years Ago
George H. Meyers. Well known Carson merchant is reported seriously ill at his home on King Street.
50 Years Ago
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lightfoot of Carson City are parents of a boy, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Majors are parents of a girl.
15 Years Ago
Nevada Day. U. S. Senator Richard Bryan has been selected as Nevada Day Grand Marshal with the first official three-day Nevada Day celebration. This year’s theme will be “Pioneering into the Millennium.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.