150 Years Ago
Phenomena on Goose Lake. The morning of the earthquake at San Francisco, Goose Lake, situated this side of the summit of the Nevada range of mountains, was covered with a great number of water-spouts, rising at the same time and at short distances from each other ... as if it was an immense school of whales “blowing.”
130 Years Ago
Advertised letters. Ladies list — Rosie Rockwell, Thesa Goley. Gentlemen’s List — Chas. Laurent, Mike Link, Prof. J. M. Wood.
110 Years Ago
Four condemned men will be hanged by the neck until dead at the Nevada State Prison. The condemned men put in a restless night. They had hoped against all hope that the Board of Pardons would give them an additional chance. Mother Wheaton, the prison evangelist, arrived and spread the voice of the savior throughout their darkened lives.
70 Years Ago
Bird Lindsay. Mr. and Mrs. Bird Lindsey left for Oakland, where they will visit their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Blake.
50 Years Ago
Youth earns citations. John Fleckenstein of Carson City received a Navy Unit Citation medal and a Vietnamese Battle medal. Fleckenstein was in Chu Lai Vietnam with the Marines and working in the U.S. Naval Hospital.
20 Years Ago
Birds. Sierra Pacific Power Co. in Sparks said a magpie caused a short in a Spanish Spring substation and cut power to more than 15,000. Officials have used high-pitched signals and menacing owl statutes to keep the magpies away. Birds have been blamed for at least four other outages in the same area.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.