150 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Thanksgiving Party at the Warm Springs Hotel (the Prison) — A social good time for Thanksgiving — The undersigned proprietors of the Warms Springs Hotel, cordially extend an invitation to their friends to attend what is intended to be ‘A Social and Pleasant Reunion’ on Thanksgiving Night! November 29th, 1866. Tickets (including carriage and supper) $5. Orders for carriage to be left at the St. Charles Hotel and Ormsby House. Lance Nightingill.”
130 Years Ago
Smothered with Sand: The gasoline stove in the assay office of Eugene Knapp exploded and set the interior of the building on fire. The alarm brought neighbors to the scene and a convenient barrel of water and a street full of sand, subdued the flames before serious damage was done.
110 Years Ago
Winnemucca Round House Burned: At the time of the fire there were no engines in the stalls of the round house. The cause of the fire is unknown. The inability to use the round house will be felt by the railroad company as traffic is unusually heavy, and seven stalls have been constantly in use for the housing engines.
70 Years Ago
Carson Indian Agency: The annual school carnival presented by the Carson Indian agency will be held at Stewart. There will be every type of game: fish pond, darts, mystery table, bingo, dancing and many others. Proceeds to go to the student activity fund.
50 Years Ago
Murdocks “Date Setter:” Kathy Thrower, a 17-year-old brown-eyed brunette, became the 1966 Date Setter over a field of 10 other youthful beauties in Murdock’s annual contest.
20 Years Ago
Ernst final week: Ernst Home Center will close the day before Thanksgiving. They first opened in March 1995. At least seven of Ernst employees will work at the new Office Depot in the Silver City Mall.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.