140 Years Ago
Glass eye. A marriage was broken up in Duluth by the young man making an unexpected call. He found the poodle dog playing with his true love’s glass eye.
130 Years Ago
Bone shipment. A good many bones are being shipped from Virginia City to San Francisco to be used at the sugar refinery. We protest against taking bones away from Nevada whose owners when buried supposed they would rest undisturbed until the sound of Gabriel’s silver corner. This has been the way greedy Californians have — they appropriate our brains, our sweat, our blood and make themselves rich ...
110 Years Ago
Alamo Farm. Joe Josephs, superintendent of the Orphans’ Home, has a Hereford bull for sale. The animal was raised at the Orphan’s Home and sired by of the prize winners of Gov. Sparks’ celebrated herd at Alamo Farm.
50 Years Ago
Vet’s housing. A motion to put the new jail facility on the Vet’s Housing property was made by Councilman Robert Rigler.
15 Years Ago
Advertising. “Wallace Theaters — ‘Mission to Mars,’ ‘Cider House Rules,’ ‘Erin Brockovich,’ ‘My Dog Skip.’”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.