140 Years Ago
Game. Pyramid Lake abounds with game, and sportsmen only await settled weather to visit that locality (Reno Journal).
130 Years Ago
All sorts. Emma Nevada’s second appearance in opera was a triumph as her first. The Enterprise gives the governor a lively scoring for vetoing the bill, allowing Professor Friend a compensation of $12.50 a month for making meteorological reports.
110 Years Ago
Clergy takes a hand at Legislature. Dr. Unsworth maintained that any measure permitting gambling to spread, be conducted on the ground floor, without screens so parents could watch their boys. The nickel in the slot machine allowed the cradle of the city to gamble and fostered a generation of parasites and gamblers. “A lobby,” he said, “stood for inspiration poured out of a bottle or a sack.”
80 Years Ago
End of streetcars. The electric streetcar will be a thing of the past, and in five years, nobody will travel long distances except by plane.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — ‘Sex and the Single Girl’ with Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall ... Coming soon — ‘The Ceremony’ with Lawrence Harvey, Robert Walker and Sarah Miles.”
15 Years Ago
Sante Kimes. A Las Vegas casino worker says that she signed and stamped a blank documents that prosecutors say Sante and Kenneth Kimes used as part of a murder scheme. One of those affidavits was introduced at the Kimes’ trial that had the purported signature of Irene Silverman, an 82-year old woman the Kimeses are accused of killing ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.