150 Years Ago
Resuscitation: New York — The child of William Wells died suddenly from an attack of diarrhea. From all appearances the child was dead, and he was laid in the coffin which was placed in the front room. The family retired early in the evening to prepare for the funeral. During the night Mr. Wells heard a noise in the front room and went to drive it out. Imagine his surprise to find the body of the child turned in the coffin. When he raised up the lid, the young boy opened his eyes, looked up and started to cry. The father’s heart leaped with joy. The child was fed and is doing well.
130 Years Ago
Scarlet fever: Every house where someone has scarlet fever should display a red flag. Every person coming from a sick chamber should wear a strip of red cloth on the arm. The City Trustees should pass an ordinance compelling these precautions to be taken. Scarlet fever will run riot in this city during the winter if something is not done immediately.
110 Years Ago
In brief: Miss Jo Roberts is in Reno under the care of Dr. T. P. MacDonald. She is suffering with nervous dyspepsia but is slowly improving. (Miss Josephine Roberts of the Foreman/Roberts House.)
70 Years Ago
The American Legion dance committee will hold an Armistice Day Dance and drawing. The lucky ticket holder will win a 1946 Ford sedan. Organizing the affair were F. N. Dondero, Mrs. W. H. Dickson, A. (Dutch) Berning, Earl Laird, Amos Bucker ...
50 Years Ago
Classified ads: “Women laundry workers wanted. Towel folders, etc. $1.40 per hour and bonus. Female experienced presser $1.50 an hour, apply Mission Linen.”
30 Years Ago
Carson kids set food drive record: Students from Carson and Eagle Valley Middle School are being called heroes after a record-setting canned food drive. “To say that they did well is an understatement,” according to Monte Fast, spokesman for Friends in Service Helping.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.