150 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Bank Exchange Saloon, the undersigned has recently fitted up and just opened a First Class Saloon, which has been duly christened as above, on Carson Street between Second and King. Through assiduous attention to the tastes of our patrons, we hope to receive a share of public patronage. Magee & Dealy, Proprietors.”
130 Years Ago
All sorts. A young man named Langaman shot himself in the hand yesterday at the Arlington House. Dr. Robinson extracted the bullet.
110 Years Ago
Birth. A daughter was born in Berkeley, Calif., to Mrs. Warren C. Noteware, formerly of this city.
80 Years Ago
Bridge shower. Miss Gladys Wittenberg was hostess at a bridge shower in honor of Miss Jean Mashburn who will become the bride of Mr. Thomas May. Miss Mashburn was the recipient of many beautiful gifts. Honored guests were Mary Uhart, Alice Quinlan, Thyra Hatton, Bernice White, Alma Gottschalk, Lucille Bath and Sylvia Crowell. Miss Mashburn holds a position in the Nevada highway department.
50 Years Ago
Acapulco vacation winner. Margaret Flander was the eighth weekly winner of an Acapulco vacation promotion sponsored by the Nevada Appeal and the Downtown Merchants.
20 Years Ago
Douglas County. Douglas County was named one of the 50 hottest boom towns in America by “Money Magazine.” The Minden-Gardnerville area scored 14th and is one of four Nevada towns to make the national financial magazine’s list of 50 of the most inviting places where you earn big money in small-town comfort. Elko placed fourth, Winnemucca was eighth and Fallon was 31st.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.