140 Years Ago
Blind fiddler. He sat on one of the prominent corners and drew the horsehair of supplication across the catgut of mendicaney. His claim to charity is better than his music.
130 Years Ago
Local notes. Don’t forget to attend the Presbyterian social at Mrs. Swift’s tonight. John Winsow, the live agent of Cushing’s Overland Circus, came in to visit the Appeal. The show will come to Carson in August.
110 Years Ago
Circus day in Reno. Two homes were burglarized while families were attending the circus. At the home of V. B. Apperson ... a gold watch chain and nickel watch were taken. At the home of Alexander Dromiack, a $7 gold neck chain and a 22-calibre revolver. (Journal)
70 Years Ago
Photo caption. Mrs. Harry S. Truman, wife of the 33rd president of the United States and the first lady of the land, has been active in war relief work and states that she is not and will not be active or interested in politics.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. This is the way it’s done ... advises Roger Murdock, “Win ... or don’t come back,” with preliminary briefings from one of the sponsors of the women’s air race. Ora Destry and Edna Mae Pritchard, crew of “Murdocts Meadow Rambler,” continue to polish up techniques for a big win.
15 Years Ago
Nugget computerized ventilation. The Nugget Casinos has saved the company thousands of dollars in energy bills as a new system was finished in June 1998. “Our customers suggested to us, ‘What are you going to do about second-hand smoke?” With the new system air quality levels can be checked. If the air filters are working properly, it filters out second-hand smoke.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
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