140 years ago
Trenches for the stone wall in front of Capitol Square and excavations for the water pipes for the grounds were being dug yesterday. The old stage platform in front of the Ormsby House was taken up to allow the lowering of the street grade.
130 years ago
Lucky Baldwin seems to be constantly getting into some trouble with the fair sex. About a year ago he was shot at on the street by a woman whom he had trifled with, and now Lou Perkins, daughter of a former tenant of E.J. Baldwin, has instituted a breach-of-promise suit for $500,000 against him.
100 years ago
Mrs. Joe Dietrich of this school district has announced she is a candidate for one of the positions of deputy superintendents of schools and has the support of every resident of this district (Enterprise).
70 years ago
The Rambler, by Wes Davis. Someone popularized “the little man that wasn’t there,” and now Hitler is proving the words prophetic.
60 years ago
Ormsby Sportsman’s association last night set May 22 as the date for the annual kids fish derby at the county hospital ponds.
50 years ago
The Ormsby County Easter Seal drive more than reached the $2,000 goal set by drive chairman Mrs. Dan Vidovich, she announced today.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.