140 Years Ago
Montgomery Queen’s Circus. It has a giraffe! It has a baby elephant! It is an awfully good show! And it is coming soon.
130 Years Ago
Ball and chain. Justice Gaige sentenced a tramp to 30 days in the county jail. When sentenced by the judge, he turned round and remarked: “The Court can go to hell.” Sheriff Crisler considering him a hard lot decided to make him do a little light street work for the municipality.
110 Years Ago
Jumbo the monster buffalo. It was kept on the Alamo ranch by Gov. Sparks, and now has been presented to the Arlington hotel in Carson. Valued at many hundreds of dollars ... weighs 300 pounds.
70 Years Ago
The Rambler by Wes Davis/ G.I. guide to U.S.A. — After you get out of uniform (and back in civies), be careful how you whistle at the “fems.” Those wire contraptions hanging in clothes closets are to be used for holding your clothing. Watch your grammar around the house. That little kid running around the house will require a little time to get used to you. Sleeping in bed might be difficult at first. Try sleeping in a hole in the back yard for a while ... then move into the house. The same God you may have found “out there” is equally present back here, though you’d probably never guess it.
50 Years Ago
TV — Nevada Appeal. Rocky and Friends, Beaver, Outer Limits, Addams Family, Candid Camera, Jack Benny, Jack Parr ...
15 Years Ago
Sante Kimes. Mother and son grifters were convicted of murdering an 82-year old millionaire widow. She was known as Sandy Chambers when she graduated from Carson High School in 1952 where her adoptive family lived.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.