140 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Drugs and medicines. B. F. Foster, in the old Muncklon & Walker building, opposite the site of the Capitol, Carson City, Nevada. Dealer in drugs and medicine, chemicals and perfumery, soaps, combs, brushes, trusses, supporters, shoulder braces, toilet and fancy articles, kerosene oil, lamps and chimneys, grass and garden seeds, glass, putty, paints, varnishes and dry-stuffs, prescriptions and patent medicines, a complete drug store ...”
130 Years Ago
Harden hand grenade. Mr. Hume Yerington has been appointed the sole agent — the grenades are used by the leading business houses in California. They are the most effectual fire extinguisher.
110 Years Ago
Show business. The Nevada State Band has purchased a first class moving picture machine and will re-open the Vitigraph theatre — it will give two or three performances each week, some with illustrated songs and local talent ...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theatre — Double feature ‘Rosie the Riveter’ with Jane Franzee and Frank Albertson also western feature ‘Northwest Mounted.’”
50 Years Ago
Frank Settelmeyer dies unexpectedly. Survivors include his widow, May, and three sons. He was born July 12, 1892. He purchased his ranch from Henry Marquat, his wife’s father, in 1919. The ranch was then operated by Mr. and Mrs. Settelmeyer and three sons under the name of Frank Settelmeyer and Sons. Inc.
15 Years Ago
A new type of email virus able to destroy information on computers is out. The virus has been nicknamed “Bubbleboy” after an episode of the TV show “Seinfield.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.