140 Years Ago
Advertisement. “A Grand Picnic will be given by several tribes of the Improved, Order of Red Men of the State of Nevada, at Bowers’ Mansion, on Saturday, June 5, 1875. Price of tickets — to and from the grounds — by rail $2. Children under 12 years of age free; 12 and upwards, half fare. A general invitation is extended, as this will be the First and Grandest Picnic of the Season; but no disreputable person will be admitted on the grounds ...”
130 Years Ago
Comstock hoodlums. Virginia City contains a more aggressive band of hoodlums. They rob Chinese men, destroy property, stone policemen and editors. Next thing you know, they will be kidnapping children and running for the Legislature.
110 Years Ago
Burlington shoe store. In stock are the finest line of men’s Russian tan and patent calf oxfords. Priced at $3.50.
70 Years Ago
Girls’ Friendly Society. The meeting was held at the Episcopal Church with 13 members attending. Marlene Cope and Mayvonne Eldridge were admitted to membership. The work on the USO scrapbooks was continued.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. On display is an artist’s concept of the $300,000 Carson City church to be built below “C” Hill by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
15 Years Ago
Music teacher, Squeek LaVake, directs the Comstock Children’s Chorus during a recent show at Gallagher Elementary in Virginia City.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.