150 Years Ago
Local affairs. Presbyterian service by Rev. A. F. White at the Brick Church; Methodist preaching at the Stone School House, Rev. Warren Nims. Episcopal services at the Court House, Rev. Reilly.
130 Years Ago
All sorts. The flume from Marlette Lake is shut down for the winter. Dick Roberts (Roberts House) has been quite low with fever and is on his feet again.
110 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Opera House — Miss Georgia Harper — And her own excellent company of 19 players in metropolitan successes. Opening play Frou-Frou. To be followed by the ‘Magda,’ ‘Wage of Sin,’ ‘Power of Love,’ etc. All special scenery, most magnificent wardrobe, and change of play nightly. Dress circle, 50 cents; balcony, 50 cents, children, 25 cents.”
70 Years Ago
Gold quotation. Price of $35 per ounce is 11 cents higher than in London.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — Walt Disney’s ‘The Monkeys Uncle’ — You’ll go ape over this teenage blast. Stanley says, ‘Let’s do the Monkey!’”
20 Years Ago
Ormsby House. Ormsby House owner appears before the Nevada Gaming Control Board to obtain an unlimited gaming license. Following a bankruptcy over two years ago, the resort reopened. The lack of a gaming license appears to have hurt the Ormsby House. It has been unable to make its full room tax or quarterly tax payments.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.