150 Years Ago
Snow. The snow lay at about a depth of 18 inches on the level. Sleighing will be excellent, and both young and old folks will enjoy some delightful rides. Notice: Our regular carrier got his feet frost-bitten and is unable to make his rounds and has employed a substitute. If he misses some of our regular subscribers, notice can be left at this office.
130 Years Ago
Poor farm. George Bath’s ranch was purchased for a poor farm for $2,000 and will save Ormsby County several thousand dollars a year. The Commissioners visited the Poor Farm in Reno and saw the plan at work. Washoe County has saved more than $500 a month. Under the new system those who receive county charity will be obliged to live at the Poor Farm and no longer receive aid quietly.
110 Years Ago
Tonopah holdup at the Bank Saloon. P. H. Sandlin, the bartender, and the roulette attendant were in the bar at the time the highwayman with a red handkerchief tied over his face came in the door with a revolver. Sandlin was sitting in the cardroom when the highwayman covered him with his gun and demanded the bankroll. Sandlin ducked behind the bar to get a revolver. After several shots the highwayman, having exhausted his ammunition, backed out into and fled down St. Patrick Street. Four arrests were made, but none of the suspects identified the robber (Miner).
80 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theatre, ‘Marx Brothers — Groucho, Chico, Harpo,’ The Mammoth Laugh Show! It cost $1,000,000 (not including damage to the studio) to bring you this ... side-splitting Marx madness.”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Keeping physically fit are these Carson High School students shown perched on the exercise bars. Stacey and Alison Kies, Celia Carter, Lenore Hufstetter, Julie Whitney, Janet Broyles, Cathy Wills, Roberta Sharp and Georgiana Redican.
10 Years Ago
The national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., has suspended design work due to problems reported by whistle-blowers.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.