140 Years Ago
Down to China. For the last month workmen have been engaged in prospecting west of the Savage works for a solid foundation to put the monster engine for the new hoisting works. The engine will be placed across the railroad track sufficiently high to clear the smokestacks of the locomotive. The company is making preparations to sink down 4,000 to 6,000 feet (Virginia Daily Independent).
130 Years Ago
New sheriff. William Crisley is the newly-elected sheriff of Ormsby County. He has resumed his position as conductor on the V&T Railroad until January.
110 Years Ago
Counterfeit tools have been unearthed in Reno. The men who owned and used them have disappeared ...
70 Years Ago
Louis Sweetwood, 18, of Elko, a U.S. Forest Service employee, was found frozen to death near the Warm Creek ranch in Clover Valley. He left a group of stalled cars with Jimmy Wright to seek aid and wandered off the road ...
50 Years Ago
At the forefront of the Nevada’s centennial parade were Lorne Green, Michael Landon, and Dan Blocker of TV’s “Bonanza” series ...
15 Years Ago
Newly-discovered American Indian artifacts have been discovered during the construction of a 3.5 mile Hoover Dam bypass and will delay construction by five months. If the land is “traditional cultural property” of one of the 13 Colorado River area tribes, further steps may need to be taken to minimize damage that will result from construction.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.