140 Years Ago
Arson. In Virginia City while the fire was gaining headway, some fiend in human shape attempted to fire the building on the corner of B and Union, opposite the International. There is a passage way under the sidewalk on B street and the fiend incarnate went in and fired the rubbish collected there ... (Enterprise)
130 Years Ago
Footpads. The Bobby McGinley troupe were waylaid by road agents near Candelaria. As soon as the members sang to the footpads, they ran off.
110 Years Ago
Reno burglaries. The thieves entered the residence of E. G. Hall and secured $1, at the home of Mrs. Shockly they got 30 cents and at the house of Bide Noyes, two watch chains and a watch.
70 Years Ago
Carson High School Chatters. Francis Butti will be queen of the annual Junior-Senior Prom. Her auburn hair, creamy white complexion and genial and pleasing personality distinguishes her in any group.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Sonny King and George Arnold’s singers and dancers, Bertha and Tina, the amazing elephants, are appearing nightly at the Circus Room Theater Restaurant — John Ascuaga’s Nugget.”
15 Years Ago
Draft. Nearly one in five young men are failing to register for the military draft. They risk fines, jail, ineligibility for student loans and government jobs.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.