140 Years Ago
Prize fight. Two young men of Virginia City, one named Wm. Harris, who is Cornish, and the other Wm. Lynn, who is an Irish, have agreed to contest their skill and endurance in the prize ring.
130 Years Ago
Telegraphic. An Ohio editor was tarred and feathered for publishing obscene local items.
110 Years Ago
All sorts. A big stampede is on to discoveries at White Horse. R. E. L. Windle, formerly one of the publishers of the Winnemucca Silver State, is reported to have cleaned up $20,000 as one of the publishers of the Goldfield News.
70 Years Ago
Shower. Mrs. Frank Berger was the honored guest at a tea and shower given by Mrs. Frank Gregory, C. C. Boyer and George Egan. Those invited to participate were Mesdames Roy Whitacre, Elwood Rose, William Holcomb, Hugh Shamberger, Harold Berger, Joe Berger.
50 Years Ago
Graduation at Carson High School (in part) — Rae Jean Davis, Steven Darren Davis, Susan Jeanne Dolan, Linda Kay Doty, Andrae Jo Dube. (The class of 1965 will be having its 50th reunion Aug. 7 and 8 in Carson City)!
15 Years Ago
Scott Waters designed Carson High School’s first graduating class diploma of the millennium — to celebrate the new century.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.