150 Years Ago
Meteoric warning: Arrangements have been made to have the bell ring as a warning to our sleeping citizens that the meteors are shooting according to appointment.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Mrs. H. H. Howe presented her husband with a bouncing girl. Mrs. Reker whose husband runs the Bismark Hall is also a happy mother.
110 Years Ago
Wild man near Tonopah: A prospector by the name of Smith says there is a wild man roaming the desert between Tonopah and old Belmont who is as weird and strange a creature as man could fall upon. He is covered with hair, over six feet in height and appended to him is a bushy tale that sweeps the ground. When he sees a human, he runs like a mad man to the hills like wild horses, and has been seen grazing on the desert bunch grass. Mr. Smith claims to have seen him during a recent prospecting trip and plans to trap him.
70 Years Ago
V & T accident: A broken rail was believed to be the cause of an accident that threw three cars off the track — a tanker, mail coach and passenger car. No one was hurt even though six passengers were riding in the car.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Look! All you can eat. Family Buffet 99 cents, Seafood Buffet $2.25, 2 for 1 fried chicken dinner $1.95 — Carson City Nugget.”
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: Salvation Army Lt. John R. Van Cleef stacks up donations from a recent toy drive by the Women’s Harley-Davidson Association. Salvation Army Outreach Director Ena Kacsmaryk, help an unidentified client with her application for assistance.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.