150 Years Ago
Three-winged chicken. A man in Dartford, Wisc., has a chicken with three pair of wings — one pair of normal wings, second pair attached to its legs at the joints (as large as the first) and the third where Mercury wore his — attached to his feet. He looks funny when running, but otherwise is strong and active.
130 Years Ago
All sorts. Miss Lotta Meder could dance in the fresh snow and not leave an imprint. John Neidy was married in Aurora to Miss Lonnie Sprague of this city. A son of Charles Gruber, proprietor of the Union Hotel at Dayton, had the calf of his left leg torn off by the accidental discharge of a shotgun — the boy, only 11.
110 Years Ago
Shakespeare Rock. D. L. Bliss would like to rehabilitate the old landmark, the striking natural picture of Shakespeare that appears on the wall of rocks which rise like a natural citadel back of the little Alpine appearing town of Glenbrook. Lately, the moss which forms the poets beard has succumbed to the gnawing tooth of time and the likeness has shown signs of fading out. D. L. Bliss has said that the likeness of the great playwright should not die and has sent men up there, hung on rope scaffolding, with paint pot and brush and “retouched” the old Bard of Avon.
70 Years Ago
Virginia City. A movement to preserve Virginia City as a historic landmark was launched when Virginia City business people appointed a committee to act as a preliminary advisory and planning board. Members are Phil Dorst, chairman, members are V. L. McBride, John Terkla, Jack Greenhalgh and Mrs. Wes Davis.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Carson City’s own Kathy Blaikie, lines up with 49 other beauties from the nation’s fairest, gathered in Atlantic City to signal the start of the Miss America pageant which will end with the crowning of the new Miss America.
20 Years Ago
Photo caption. Gov. Miller and his daughter Megan had a wild visitor when Princess Sierra, an 8-week-old lioness, came to visit the governor’s office. The lion cub belongs to Sierra Safari Zoo that is located 10 mile north of Reno. It is a non-profit organization and has 40 different species and more than 200 animals, and offers an adopt-an-animal program.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.