150 Years Ago
Trollops: It is shameful that some prostitutes who are housed near the public school so conducted themselves as to alarm and annoy some of the little girls who are pupils there. Either the school should be removed, or those trollops should be made to leave or behave themselves.
135 Years Ago
Stammering: A new cure for stammering has been found, that is to keep silent for a while. Silence might cure some other bad habits if it were tried.
120 Years Ago
Advertisement: “For rough skin, sore lipps [sic] and chapped hands try Lilac Cream, F. J. Steinmetz, Druggist, opposite post office.”
110 Years Ago
Coal famine: There is not a pound of coal in Sparks at the present time except in the bunkers of the Southern Pacific railroad, and the company is hanging on to that. Employees of the railroad will be allowed enough coal to last until another supply can be obtained.
70 Years Ago
Hudson dealers: The new Hudson has been received by the dealers in this town — American-made to give stability advantages found in low-built automobiles.
20 Years Ago
Star Trek: The Las Vegas Hilton’s $70 million Star Trek was unveiled at a sneak preview and includes a re-creation of the promenade from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.