150 Years Ago
From the Gold Hill News: Four shiploads of Mormons have arrived in New York and five more vessels with similar loads are now on the way to the United States.
130 Years Ago
Mediumistic: Miss Winnie, the noted medium, is stopping at Mrs. Swift’s for a couple weeks and giving very satisfactory settings. She is also a healing medium and astonishing stories are told of her powers.
110 Years Ago
Bike race: The San Jose relay team challenged the Reno team for a bike race. Challenge was accepted. Any time the Prune Pickers want a race from Nevada, they can have it.
70 Years Ago
Children’s home: An outing at scenic Lake Tahoe occupied youngsters from the children’s home, R. van der Smissen, superintendent reported. The children enjoyed swimming, picnicking and sun bathing on the beach at Zephyr Cove. Those vacationing were Bonnie Jean Boice, Earl Boice, Ella Mae Boice, George Campbell, Arthur Carlson, Maxia Carson, Patsy Ann Carson, Richard Carlyle, Virginia Carroll, Robert Christensen, George Chown ...
50 Years Ago
UFO group: Slightly disappointed that a fleet of flying saucers didn’t congregate over Reno, members of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of American departed following a three-day convention. Club President said, “On the night of my arrival I sighted a circular slow-moving object in the sky.” Thirty minutes later a group sighted a similar object over the Reno Airport.
20 Years Ago
By-pass: Forty-nine people called the Nevada Appeal’s “Your Two Cents Line” to say a highway bypass is the only way to go. Forty callers were heavily in favor of the bypass. The new freeway is estimated at $57 million.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.