140 Years Ago
St. Peters Episcopal Church bell. A less crackulous [sic] sound than has hitherto emitted from the Epitholic bell were audible to the grateful ear. Must be that they’ve dug out the old crevice.
130 Years Ago
Local notes. The State Capitol is insured for $125,000. Professor Friend (state meteorologist, without pay) reports the barometer was lower yesterday than at any time for some weeks.
110 Years Ago
Empire Mill. The old mill in Six Mile Canyon is being dismantled. It has been a familiar landmark and during the early days of the Comstock handled $1,000 per ton ores for the Con Virginia and California mines.
70 Years Ago
Cigarettes. The war department said that fewer cigarettes would be needed for military distribution and that there will be a 50 percent increase of supplies to civilians. Phillip Morris and Company, Ltd. said it has scheduled deliveries to jobbers.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — ‘The Night Walker.’ Are you afraid of the things that can come out of your dreams. Lust ... murder. Secret desires? William Castles’s ‘The Night Walker’ with Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck.”
15 Years Ago
Community awards finalists. Academic of the Year: Tom Badillo, Kathy Bakst/Paula Davies and Nick Reinhardt. Artist of the Year: Stephanie Arrigotti, Karen Chandler and Carol Foldvry-Anderson.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.